Truman State University


Highest Degree Offered: Masters

College Type: Public

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Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Missouri


Since its founding in 1867, Truman State University has gone through a series of name changes. "Truman State" was adopted in 1996. As a public liberal arts college, Truman offers the rare combination of a small college experience with a state university price. The value is exceptional, even for out-of-state students. Truman State's strengths in the liberal arts and sciences earned the school a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. Academics are supported by a 16 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 24. Located in the small town of Kirksville, Missouri, Truman State isn't for the student looking for the bustle of an urban setting. Nevertheless, with 25% of students in the Greek system and about 240 student organizations, there's plenty to do on the weekends. In athletics, the Truman State Bulldogs compete in the NCAA Division II Mid-American Intercollegiate Athletic Association.

Most Popular Majors

Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, Communication Studies, English, Kinesiology and Exercise Science, Psychology

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 5880
Total Grad Students: 205
Undergraduate Students: 5675
Faculty: 357

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 16:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 16:1

Percent Male: 41%
Percent Female: 59%

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Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 47%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 71%

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Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

100 E Normal
Kirksville Missouri 63501


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Main Phone: 660-785-4000

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 25 30
English 25 32
Math 23 28
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 510 630
Math 530 650

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Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 75%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -75%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 1000

Other Expenses: 4000

Room and Board: 6990

Tuition and Fees: 12552

Total Cost: 24542

Tuition and Fees – In-State: 7008

Total Cost – In-State: 18998

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Costs Data From: 2011-12

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Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 5511

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 98%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 97%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 51%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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