Facts About Truman

Exemplary Liberal Arts and Sciences

With a mission that includes a distinctive blend of the liberal arts and sciences paired with highly specialized programming, a Truman education is designed to develop rigorous thinkers and effective problem-solvers.

Meaningful Outcomes

We educate with a distinct purpose: our educational philosophy pushes students to chase their goals, build their futures, and make a difference in their communities and beyond — a fact that’s reflected in the successful outcomes of our graduates.


Our students graduate with high-reputation credentials. Truman is consistently recognized 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.


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

Rich History

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

Dynamic Campus

As a student-centered university, our supportive, energetic community provides the type of living and learning environment where intellectually curious students tend to thrive and grow.

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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