Unique Mission

The Missouri Legislature
gave Truman a statewide
liberal arts and sciences mission
in 1985. Truman provides
an outstanding liberal arts
education to academically
talented students from across
the state of Missouri and the
nation at an affordable price.

Highly Selective

Truman is Missouri’s only highly selective public university
according to Missouri Department of Higher Education guidelines.

Assessment and Accountability

Truman is nationally known for its assessment program, which is
designed to measure student learning and outcomes. Truman’s
retention and graduation rates are consistently among the highest
in the state.

Affordability and Quality

Truman is consistently recognized in national publications such as
Consumers Digest, Washington Monthly, Kiplinger's Personal Finance,
U.S. News & World Report and Forbes for being a university that offers
a high-quality education at a price that is accessible and affordable.