Truman State University

Kirksville, MO

Truman State University

Kirksville, MO

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Distinct by Design

Truman State University has been named the #1 public university in the Midwest for 23 years running. Located in Kirksville, Missouri, Truman provides a high-quality education, small class sizes, and many opportunities for hands-on learning. Our graduates leave ready to begin their careers or enter graduate school, fully prepared to tackle any situation, and full of curiosity for a lifetime of learning.

Take advantage of the liberal arts and sciences
Truman’s liberal arts and sciences education provides students with a strong foundation in a variety of disciplines. You’ll get to take classes in areas that are interesting to you! Here, you’ll grow your critical-thinking, problem-solving, and communication skills in a way that’ll make you highly sought after by future employers. Truman graduates are productive members of their communities and prepared to pursue their passions.

Involvement starts here
Did we mention you’ll have plenty to do at Truman? Our student community is active in so many ways. With over 230 student organizations, we have something for everyone. Student organizations include groups focused on academics, volunteerism, Greek life, identity-based communities, athletics, and more. You’ll find your people here, and those people will help you grow, develop leadership skills, and enjoy your time at Truman.


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#9 and only Missouri school in the top “50 Most Affordable In-State Public Universities” |

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One of the top 10 colleges named as a 2020 “best buy” for educational value | Fiske Guide to Colleges

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#1 on “Top Public Schools” in the Midwest list for 23 consecutive years | U.S. News & World Report

At A Glance

• 49 majors, 62 minors, and nine graduate programs available
• Average class size of 25 students
• 14:1 student-faculty ratio

Hands-On Experiences
• Many students completing internships
• Research opportunities available beginning freshman year
• Approximately 350 students studying abroad annually

Student Involvement
• 230+ student organizations
• 16 NCAA Division II varsity athletic teams

• 97% of admitted students receiving scholarships
• 50% of students graduating with no student loan debt
• 80% of graduates employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “The best part about Truman is how small, intimate, and personal every aspect of the school is. It’s rare to walk between classes and not wave to at least one or two people or have your professor not know your name.”

    • Luke G. ’20
  • “I chose Truman because I felt the University valued the same things I value: a quality education as well as a community in which I can develop the best version of myself.”

    • Melanie J. ’20
  • “Truman has a very welcoming and friendly atmosphere. I like how all the staff and professors were excited to talk to me and seemed to really want me there.”

    • Krista G. ’21
  • “I really enjoy the [social] climate at Truman. It’s always focused around cooperation and integrating people of all backgrounds so we may all succeed together.”

    • Jackson E. ’22