Why Truman?

Students talking with their professor
Truman’s high-quality academics, affordable tuition and dynamic campus environment are why Truman is consistently recognized in publications such as U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” as well as other prominent rankings and recognition.

With our wide range of majors and minors, as well as several graduate programs and pre-professional areas of study, you can explore new ideas and gain a deeper understanding of the world and your place in it. And if you cannot find the exact path you are looking for, don’t worry — you can even design your own major.

Our rigorous academic programs are taught by dedicated and compelling faculty who are accomplished in their disciplines. With our small classes, learning is up close and personal. Professors know you by name and encourage you to do your best, and Truman offers plenty of student resources to help ensure your success.

And getting a top-notch education at Truman won’t cost you a fortune. We have one of the most generous scholarship programs of any college or university. A majority our  first-time freshmen receive a Truman merit scholarship or need-based financial aid, and about half of our seniors graduate without any federal student loan debt.

Majors & Programs

Pride Points

John Riti

I chose Truman because of the affordability and its academic reputation. I looked at other schools, both public and private, and discovered that Truman is on par academically with so many universities but for a fraction of the cost. I knew that I wanted a stellar education but didn’t want to graduate with thousands of dollars in debt, so Truman fit that mold perfectly.

John R., English Major, Communication & Film Studies Minor