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How Well Is Truman State University Ranked?

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2020 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Truman State University was awarded 82 badges in the 2020 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is English language and literature.

Overall Quality

Truman State landed the #345 spot in College Factual's 2020 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,727 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

Out of the 48 colleges in Missouri, Truman State is ranked at #6.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Truman State?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to Truman State University you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 67%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

Average Test Scores

About 5% 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 605 and 705. Math scores were between 580 and 715.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Truman State University  ( 605 to 705 )

SAT Math Scores for Truman State University  ( 580 to 715 )
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 16 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

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Truman State University is 87%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  87 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Truman State University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 86% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Truman State University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  86 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 55%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  55 out of 100

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Average Overall Diversity at Truman State

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 5,898 undergraduates at Truman State with 5,134 being full-time and 764 being part-time.

Truman State Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

Truman State scored 40.08 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  40.08 out of 100
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How Much Does Truman State University Cost?

The overall average net price of Truman State is $12,537. 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 +
$7,561 $9,200 $12,229 $14,742 $15,602

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

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Truman State, approximately 48% of students took out student loans averaging $6,036 a year. That adds up to $24,144 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Truman State is 3.0%. 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. This is good news for future Truman State graduates since it is 9% more than the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 per year.


See which majors at Truman State University make the most money.

Location of Truman State University

Truman State University is a public institution situated in Kirksville, Missouri. The charming, small-town atmosphere of Kirksville draws many to the area.

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Location of Truman State University

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 35 majors graduated from Truman State University. Of these students, 1,246 received undergraduate degrees and 199 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 136 $38,800
General Biology 115 $26,500
General Psychology 107 $21,600
Health & Physical Education 84 $28,300
Public Health 77 NA
Communication & Media Studies 74 $32,800
General English Literature 68 $22,700
Accounting 61 NA
Nursing 51 $53,200
History 42 $23,400

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 courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 684 students took at least one online class at Truman State University. This is an increase from the 667 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 684 467
2016-2017 667 479
2015-2016 1,107 610
2014-2015 690 489
2013-2014 588 458

Learn more about online learning at Truman State University.

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