Facts About Truman

Character

Founded in 1867, Truman is recognized as a highly selective public institution by the Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education.

Enrollment

Approximately 5,500 undergraduates and 350 graduate students, including 370 international students from 50 countries.

Freshman Class

  • Over 94% had high school GPA’s of 3.25 or higher.
  • Roughly 80% earned 24 or higher ACT composite scores.
  • Over 80% of entering freshmen rank in the top 25% of their class.

Study Abroad

Around 350 students per year. Truman’s study abroad program ranks in the top 40 among the nation’s master’s-level schools as reported by Open Doors. Opportunities are available in 60 countries in more than 500 programs worldwide.

Faculty

  • 324 full-time faculty members; Nearly 100% of faculty teach
    undergraduate courses.
  • Virtually all freshman courses are taught by full-time faculty.
  • Student/faculty ratio is 16:1 and the average freshman-level class size is 25.

Activities and Athletics

  • Over 230 clubs and organizations
      • Fraternities: 21 percent of men
      • Sororities: 18 percent of women
  • NCAA Division II varsity athletics. Men’s teams include baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, indoor track, outdoor track, soccer, and swimming. Women’s teams include basketball, cross-country, golf, indoor track, outdoor track, soccer, softball, swimming, and volleyball.

Unique Mission

With a mission that includes providing an exemplary liberal arts and sciences education, Truman educates with a distinct purpose. You pursue relevant, specialized knowledge for your chosen career even as you build strong foundational skills in teamwork, writing, problem-solving, and critical thinking.

Accreditation

Truman has been accredited since 1914 by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Top-Ranked

Truman is mentioned in college rankings published in U.S. News and World ReportPrinceton Review, Consumers Digest, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, and Washington Monthly, just to name a few.

Successful Outcomes

At Truman, you join a community of  lifelong learners in a quest for knowledge and self-improvement. You graduate with high-reputation credentials and the versatility to supercharge your future no matter where your path leads — a fact that’s reflected in the successful outcomes of our graduates.

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Keilah Sullivan

Truman’s exceptional faculty and coursework will equip you with both the technical know-how and critical-thinking skills to excel wherever your career takes you.

Keilah Sullivan, Class of 2018