#3 Best Value Colleges in Missouri

Truman State University

Kirksville, Missouri

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Truman State University overview
Location Kirksville, Missouri
Online truman.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Remote Town
Truman State University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Truman State University, situated in Kirksville, Missouri, approximately three hours from both St. Louis and Kansas City, is a public liberal arts and sciences institution notable for providing a high-quality, affordable education. Established in 1867, it has evolved into a university that is known for its rigorous academic programs and a higher degree of application selectivity. The campus, characterized by its red-brick buildings and classical collegiate architecture, spans over 140 acres and offers on-campus housing options to foster a close-knit educational experience. Truman State is recognized for its strong programs in education, health sciences, and business, attracting students seeking a balanced theoretical and practical education. While athletics are not a primary focus, the university competes in NCAA Division II sports as the Bulldogs.

In the most recent statistical year 4,912 prospective students applied, and 2,213 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 699 enrolled in the school.  3,066 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 894 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $8,690 plus fees of $324. Truman State is ranked 256 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Truman State is rated within the top 34% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 7 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Truman State University overview
SAT 1070/1330
ACT 23/29
GPA 3.81

Applications Accepted

Truman State University overview
Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Average
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend

Missouri Resident Tuition

In State Costs for Truman State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,100
Other Fees$324
Room and Board $9,936
Budget for Other Expenses$4,180
Total One Year Cost$24,230

Out of State Resident Tuition

Out of State Costs for Truman State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,100
Other Fees$324
Room and Board $9,936
Budget for Other Expenses$4,180
Total One Year Cost$32,252

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$49,800 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

69% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Truman State University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 15%
Biology 10%
Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 10%
English and Literature 10%
Psychology 9%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=178615 IPEDS survey data for Truman State University.

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