At a Glance


  • Location: Kirksville, Missouri | Maps and Directions
  • Year founded: 1867
  • Tree Campus USA School
  • Mascot: Spike the Bulldog
  • Residential campus: Housing options include traditional residence halls, suite- and apartment-style residence halls, and an on-campus apartment complex; pet-friendly housing also available

Student Body

  • Student population: 3,960
    • Undergraduate enrollment: 3,622
    • Graduate enrollment: 338
    • International students: 284 from 42 countries
  • Average ACT/First-year students: 26.03
  • Average High School GPA/First-year students: 3.80
  • First-year students retention rate: 80.7%
  • Student satisfaction rating: 82% of seniors rated their entire educational experience at Truman as “excellent” or “good” (Source: National Survey of Student Engagement)

Cost and Financial Aid

  • 50% of students graduate with no student loan debt
  • 97% of students receive scholarships
  • Flexible Payment Plan
  • Nationally recognized as a best buy for high-quality academics


  • Degrees/programs: Bachelor’s, Master’s, Undergraduate and Graduate Certificates
  • Online programs
  • First-year average class size: 25
  • Individualized academic advising and career exploration


  • Truman State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education

Hands-On Experiences

  • Many students complete internships
  • Research opportunities available beginning the first year
  • Approximately 350 students studying abroad annually


  • School of Arts and Letters
  • School of Business
  • School of Health Sciences and Education
  • School of Science and Mathematics
  • School of Social and Cultural Studies

Student Life

  • Student organizations: 230+
  • Athletics conference: NCAA Division II Great Lakes Valley Conference
  • Varsity athletics teams:
    • Men’s teams:  Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Soccer, Swimming, Track and Field
    • Women’s teams:  Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball


  • 64,000+ alumni living around the world
  • Alumni Chapter Locations:
    • Arizona
    • Chicago
    • Dallas
    • Iowa
    • Kansas City
    • Mid-Atlantic
    • Mid-Missouri
    • Northeast Missouri
    • St. Louis

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