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