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Truman State University
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  • 4 Year
  • KIRKSVILLE, MO

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

Truman State is proud to have safely and successfully navigated in-person learning since the Fall 2020 semester without interruptions. By following safe guidelines, maximizing our class spaces, and ensuring faculty are trained to deliver online coursework if necessary, we have worked hard to minimize impact on the student experience. Our Fall 2021 semester plans will be available by June 30th. Learn More

Report Card

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A minus
  2. Value
    grade A
  3. Diversity
    grade B+
  4. Campus
    grade C
  5. Athletics
    grade B minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade B
  7. Professors
    grade B
  8. Location
    grade D
  9. Dorms
    grade B+
  10. Campus Food
    grade C minus
  11. Student Life
    grade C+
  12. Safety
    grade B

About

100 E NORMAL AVENUE
KIRKSVILLE, MO 63501
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Great Lakes Valley Conference
From Truman State University

We believe a high-caliber college education should provide the varied opportunities our students want for their long-term personal and career success while still being affordable to in- and out-of-state students.

We’ve been the #1 Public University in the Midwest for the past 24 years running.

We are ranked the #2 best Undergraduate Teaching Program in the Midwest, ahead of Butler University, Elmhurst University, and Bradley University.

We're a Best Value College according Princeton Review and the #1 Best Value School in the Midwest according to U.S. News and World Report.

Considering Truman might be the best decision you've made (so far). Ready to make another great decision? Apply today.

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Truman State University Rankings

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Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
63%
SAT Range
1150-1350
ACT Range
24-31
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$12,912 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$8,501 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 72 responses
53%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 81 responses
36%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 81 responses

Majors

Business Administration

Our internationally accredited Business Administration program lets students focus on Marketing, Management, International Business, and Finance. You'll take courses in each area and choose one or two concentrations that are right for you. Whether you want to do more data crunching, project managing, or leading a team, you'll get skills in all areas to make you the pinch-hitter for your team.

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    8%
  • On Campus
    82%
  • Online
    9%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,269 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
670
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
22%
Varsity Athletes
9%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 46 responses
  • Hardworking
    70%
  • Interesting and "interesting"
    11%
  • Stressed
    7%
  • Weird
    7%
  • Average
    4%
  • Nerd
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
52%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 82 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 93 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 42 responses
  • Harvard of the Midwest
    36%
  • Great value for such a low price
    21%
  • The Midwest's Harvard, for the community college $
    14%
  • Not What You Were Expecting
    12%
  • Much Better than Expecting
    5%
  • Pretty much what I expected
    5%
  • Necessary self-construction
    2%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,500 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
75%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
95%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 37 responses

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