Truman State University

Kirksville, MO

Truman State University

Kirksville, MO

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Undergrad

Tuition & Fees

$8,120

$15,314

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
21%
600-699
47%
500-599
25%
400-499
5%
700-800
13%
600-699
47%
500-599
32%
400-499
5%
300-399
1%
30-36
32%
24-29
49%
18-23
18%
12-17
0
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undergraduateRatios

41%

male

59%

female

15

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

62%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,877
Declined 1,718
Total Received 4,595
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Public

4,939

undergraduate students

292

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

Truman State University, founded in 1867, is a public liberal arts and sciences university. Its 140-acre campus is located near downtown Kirksville, MO.

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Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 5,231
Established in 1867
Coeducational Coeducational

140-acre campus in Kirksville (population: 17,536), approximately 200 miles from both Kansas City and St. Louis. Major airports serve Kansas City and St. Louis; smaller airports serve Kirksville and Columbia (90 miles); Amtrak service from LaPlata (10 miles). School operates transportation to train station at holiday breaks.

  • Campus Setting: Small town
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Kirksville Regional

Truman State University
100 East Normal Avenue
Kirksville, MO
63501

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
36.7%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through freshman year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Nursing Student Association
  • Alpha Sigma Gamma (service sorority)
  • Sigma Kappa (social sorority)
  • Delta Zeta (social sorority)
  • Sigma Sigma Sigma (social sorority)

Top Events

  • Homecoming
  • Final Blowout (spring carnival)
  • BIG Event (one-day community service event)

Fun Facts

  • Look closely at the weathervane atop Kirk Memorial building on the Truman State University campus: it doesn't move! In 1996, the school welded the weathervane in place so it always points northeast, as an homage to the school's former name, Northeast Missouri State.
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances
  • Other security measures
  • patrols by commissioned officers, perimeter access system, dual 911 call center for campus/community, emergency text messaging system

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
56%
Top 1/4
82%
Top 1/2
97%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
21%
600-699
47%
500-599
25%
400-499
5%
700-800
13%
600-699
47%
500-599
32%
400-499
5%
300-399
1%
30-36
32%
24-29
49%
18-23
18%
12-17
0

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.82

Moderately Selective

62%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,877
Declined 1,718
Total Received 4,595

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
class rank
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Important

application essay

Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
first generation
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
recommendation(s)
state residency
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

interview
religious affiliation/commitment

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 48
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language no
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

baseball, basketball, cheerleading, climbing, cycling, dance, dodgeball, equestrian sports, fishing, jujitsu, karate, lacrosse, paintball, power lifting, roller hockey, rugby, running, skiing, snowboarding, soccer, tae kwon do, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, weight lifting, youn wha ryu

Club Sports - Women's

basketball, cheerleading, climbing, dance, dodgeball, equestrian sports, fishing, power lifting, jujitsu, soccer, tae kwon do, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, weight lifting, youn wha ryu

Intramural Sports Men

Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Cross-country running, Football, Golf, Rugby, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Tennis, Track and field, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Weight lifting

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Cross-country running, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Rugby, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Tennis, Track and field, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Weight lifting

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division II

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Agriculture, General
Art/Art Studies, General
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemistry, General
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
History, General
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Linguistics
Mathematics, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music Performance, General
Music, General
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Statistics, General
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Programs Offered

  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC

5,231

total students

85%

in-state

15%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

94%

4,939
students

Female
59%
2,921

Male
41%
2,018

6%

292
students

Female
69%
202

Male
31%
90

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

86%

4,269
students

Female
60%
2,555

Male
40%
1,714

14%

670
students

Female
55%
366

Male
45%
304

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 84%
Student 4 year graduation rate 60%
Student 5 year graduation rate 14%
Student 6 year graduation rate 2%

Student Break-down

7%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
77%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

105

Transfer students enrolled

2%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

99%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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