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Truman State University Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Truman State University, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you’ll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Truman State University Ranked?

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2022 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Truman State University was awarded 1,242 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is health and physical education.

Overall Quality

Truman State landed the #285 spot in College Factual's 2022 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,576 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Truman State held the #374 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Truman State is also ranked #5 out of 55 schools in Missouri.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Truman State?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Truman State University is 72%. That's higher than the rate at many schools, but still low enough to be considered somewhat selective. If you want to get in, you'll need good grades and to be able to show that Truman State is a good fit for you.

Average Test Scores

About 9% of students accepted to Truman State submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 550 and 680. Math scores were between 530 and 650.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Truman State University  ( 550 to 680 )

SAT Math Scores for Truman State University  ( 530 to 650 )
Truman State received ACT scores from 95% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 24 and 30.

ACT Composite Scores for Truman State University  ( 24 to 30 )

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Truman State University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At Truman State University, this ratio is 14 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Truman State University is 89%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  89 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Truman State University

Freshmen Retention Rate

Truman State University has a freshmen retention rate of 88%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  88 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Truman State for first-time, full-time students is 56%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  56 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Truman State University.

Truman State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 4,389 undergraduates at Truman State with 3,687 being full-time and 702 being part-time.

How Much Does Truman State University Cost?

The overall average net price of Truman State is $12,462. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Truman State

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$7,564 $8,269 $12,031 $13,624 $16,176

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Truman State, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Truman State, approximately 39% of students took out student loans averaging $5,831 a year. That adds up to $23,324 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Truman State is 3.5%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Truman State Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Truman State make around $44,500 per year during the early years of their employment. That's great news for Truman State students since it is 12% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


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Location of Truman State University

Truman State University is a public institution situated in Kirksville, Missouri. The surrounding location of Kirksville is ideal for students who enjoy the charms of a college town.

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Contact details for Truman State are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 100 E Normal Avenue, Kirksville, MO 63501-4221
Phone: 660-785-4000

Truman State University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 38 majors graduated from Truman State University. Of these students, 1,198 received undergraduate degrees and 169 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 124 $45,052
Health & Physical Education 104 $32,711
General Biology 97 $26,187
General Psychology 93 $27,430
General English Literature 77 $23,906
Public Health 73 $32,382
Accounting 70 $48,849
Communication & Media Studies 50 $34,847
Nursing 50 $57,453
Computer Science 44 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Truman State University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Truman State

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2019-2020, 3,167 students took at least one online class at Truman State University. This is an increase from the 945 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 3,167 542
2018-2019 945 497
2017-2018 684 467
2016-2017 667 479
2015-2016 1,107 610

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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