Truman State University

Truman has forged a national reputation for offering exceptionally high-quality undergraduate education at an affordable price. A commitment to student achievement and learning is at the core of everything Truman does. This commitment is evidenced by faculty and staff members who recognize the importance of providing students with the opportunity to interact with their professors both in and out of the classroom. With 97 percent of courses containing less than 39 students, and virtually all faculty teaching undergraduates, students find ample opportunity to ask questions of professors as well as interact with their multi-talented peers. Truman's academic environment is enhanced by a student body that achieves at remarkable levels. In addition, numerous opportunities exist for students to engage in experiential learning through study abroad, internships, service learning, and undergraduate research. Each year, over 1,000 students work side by side with professors on University research projects, gaining greater confidence, knowledge, and skill in their chosen disciplines. With more than 250 student organizations that include service, Greek, honorary, professional, religious, social, political, and recreational influences, Truman students have tremendous opportunities to become involved while enrolled at the University. Truman's Student Activities Board provides popular culture entertainment. Recent events include comic acts from Saturday Night Live, Kid President, plus musical artists like Lee Brice, Phillip Phillips, Matt & Kim, and Andy Grammer. Admission to all varsity athletic events and Lyceum Series events is free to Truman students. Recent main stage theater productions include Seussical the Musical, The Drowsy Chaperone, Hamlet, and Next to Normal. Truman is Missouri's premier liberal arts and sciences university and the only highly selective public institution in the state. The Liberal Studies Program is the heart of Truman's curriculum, intended as a foundation for all programs of study. The program is a blend of two intellectual traditions in higher education, one that emphasizes the traditional thought and learning of the culture as reflected in the classical works produced by it, and the other that emphasizes personal investigation and freedom of discovery. The philosophy behind the Liberal Studies Program is based upon a commitment that Truman has made to provide students with essential skills needed for lifelong learning, breadth across the traditional liberal arts and sciences through exposure to various discipline-based modes of inquiry, and interconnecting perspectives that stress interdisciplinary thinking and integration, as well as linkage to other cultures and experiences. Truman is providing the kind of education in the liberal arts and sciences that has historically been offered only at private colleges. Due to our liberal arts foundation, Truman is part of COPLAC (Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges). We are currently one of four COPLAC institutions in the Midwest. Truman also offers a challenging Honors Scholar Program, which is open to everyone at the University. This program provides students with the opportunity to select rigorous honors courses to satisfy the liberal arts component of their respective programs. Students who successfully complete this program benefit from a richer academic experience and receive special recognition at graduation.

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school_type year_founded religious_affiliation academic_calendar year_2016_endowment address telephone
Public, Coed 1867 N/A Semester $40.8 million + 100 E. Normal Street, Kirksville, MO 63501 (660) 785-4000
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82 100.0 Missouri Kirksville 203