Facts About Truman

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.


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


At Truman, you excel at a university that consistently achieves national recognition for its high-quality academics and affordability. 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.

Personal Education

As a student-centered university, every step of your journey at Truman is tuned to your needs, potential, and impact. While expectations are high and coursework is intellectually stimulating, extensive support and encouragement are provided by people who genuinely care about your success.

Multidimensional Opportunities

The Truman experience encourages you to cultivate a broad range of talents and interests to fulfill every dimension of your unique potential. You learn how to use a liberal arts education to enrich your life, your future, and the lives of others.

Intentional Activity

The total Truman experience transcends academics with so many ways to get engaged with the campus community. You can explore the 230+  student clubs and professional organizations, student media, Bulldog athletics, intramural recreational sports, Greek Life, and more to find your fit.

Lifelong Preparation

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.

Rich History

Truman has been providing a rigorous education for versatile thinkers and proactive doers for more than 150 years. With a history dating back to 1867, cherished traditions are an important part of the college experience.

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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