Like you, we’re unique. We’re a different kind of public university with a different kind of liberal arts and sciences curriculum that is distinctly designed to uncover your passions and unlock your potential. We exist to challenge you to open your mind. To broaden your experiences and blaze your path forward.

You’ll find no one does it like Truman when it comes to providing a top-notch education and supporting students on a path to self-discovery that leads to a meaningful career and a fulfilling life.

Truman welcomes students from all over Missouri, across the nation, and internationally.

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student population
average first-year class size
of students graduate with no student loan debt
alumni living around the world

Our People

Welcome to a campus where your professors will know you by name, where faculty will guide you to accomplish your goals, and where your fellow students will broaden your perspectives and open your mind.
Meet Them

Our Campus

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Live and learn in the center of a life-changing student experience. From picturesque tree-lined sidewalks to modern classrooms equipped for hands-on, experiential learning, our beautiful campus is the perfect home away from home.

Recognition and Rankings

US News and World Report ranks Truman Number One Public University in Midwest Region

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Our Values

  • Focusing on students and their personal, social, and intellectual growth within a supportive and challenging environment;
  • Cultivating a diverse, engaged community of high-achieving students, faculty, and staff;
  • Providing affordable access to an exceptional education; and
  • Committing to continuous improvement through assessment to prepare citizens for the intellectual and ethical challenges of the global community.

“The best part about Truman is how small, intimate, and personal every aspect of the school is.”
Luke Gittemeier

class of 2020