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Truman State University
Truman State University 100 E Normal Kirksville, MO 63501 Phone: (660) 785-4000
  • General Information
    About Truman State University

    Truman State University is committed to the advancement of knowledge, to freedom of thought and inquiry, and to the personal, social, and intellectual growth of its students. The University strives to identify and maintain a recognized standard of excellence in all of its educational activities. The mission of Truman State University is to offer an exemplary undergraduate education to well-prepared students, grounded in the liberal arts and sciences, in the context of a public institution of higher education. To that end, the University offers affordable undergraduate studies in the traditional arts and sciences as well as selected pre-professional, professional, and master's level programs that grow naturally out of the philosophy, values, content, and desired outcomes of a liberal arts education. The University will achieve its mission through emphasizing and supporting excellence in teaching, in pure and applied research, and in public service consistent with the educational emphasis and goals of the University. In fulfilling this mission, Truman State University recognizes its duty to: maintain a student-centered and student learning-centered living and learning environment that will attract, nurture, and challenge diverse, outstanding students; prepare its students to succeed in rigorous professional and graduate programs; provide a physical environment and support services that will help members of the University achieve their educational goals and enhance their social and physical development, and that will further serve as a source of pride to the University, the alumni, the community, and the state; offer services to the community, the region, and the state in the areas of research and public service that are natural outgrowths of the academic mission of the University, and strive to ensure that the University serves as a cultural resource for the broader community of which it is an integral part; develop and maintain sources of public and private support, and merit such continued support through public accountability for the quality of its programs and the utilization of its resources; and provide appropriate encouragement and recognition of each member of the University community who contributes to the fulfillment of the University's goals.


    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 4-year, Public
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • ROTC (Army)
    • Teacher certification
    • Study abroad
    Student Services
    • Academic/career counseling service
    • Employment services for students
    • Placement services for completers
    Credit Accepted
    • Dual credit
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.Advanced placement (AP) credits
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Master's degree
    Campus Setting
    • Town: Remote
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants 4,608
    Percent Admitted 72%
    Men Admitted 70%
    Women Admitted 74%
    Full Time Retention Rate 84%
  • Submitted ACT & SAT Scores

    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Critical Reading 540 700
      Math 570 690
    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Composite 25 31
      English 25 33
      Math 24 30
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 6,664
    Native American 47.0
    Asian 134.0
    African American 265.0
    Hispanic 144.0
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 5,467
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates 274

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