After 17 years, Truman State University continues to hold its rank as the No. 1 public university in the Midwest Regional category by U.S. News & World Report. Truman was also ranked 10th this year in the Midwest Regional category among both public and private institutions that provide a broad field of both undergraduate and master’s programs.
“External validation such as this is always nice but never why we do what we do,” University President Troy Paino told Truman Today. “Our talented students, faculty and staff year in and year out demonstrate an unwavering commitment to academic excellence and civic responsibility in fulfillment of our vitally important public purpose.”
Truman also ranked 8th and was the only public institution in the Midwest region on U.S. News & World Report ‘s “Great School at Great Prices” list. Truman continues to improve and strengthen its motto as being “nationally ranked, affordable, [and] personal.”
This year, Truman State University was also ranked No. 3 in the Best Master’s University Category by the Washington Monthly. Rankings were judged by three criteria: “social mobility, which gives colleges credit for enrolling low-income students and helping them earn degrees; research production, with particular emphasis on schools where undergraduates eventually earn Ph. Ds.; and commitment to service.”
In the arena of research production, Truman’s research program has gained national recognition. Opportunities to conduct and support research are given to students at the undergraduate level, while most schools wait until students are in graduate school.
In addition to the Washington Monthly, The Princeton Review listed Truman as one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education. The education services company has again featured Truman in its annual college guide, “The Best 378 Colleges,” which puts Truman in the top 15 percent of four-year colleges in the United States.