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Truman State University Data & Information Overview

444 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
61% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is Truman State University Ranked?

#602 Best Colleges in Nation
#13 Best Colleges in MO
Accounting Highest Ranked Major

2024 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 444 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is accounting.

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Overall Quality

Truman State is ranked #602 out of 2,217 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2024 Best Colleges list.

Truman State is also ranked #13 out of 48 schools in Missouri.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Truman State?

61% Acceptance Rate
60% Of Accepted Are Women
7% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to Truman State University you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 61%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

Average Test Scores

About 7% 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 553 and 650. Math scores were between 540 and 640.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Truman State University  ( 553 to 650 )

SAT Math Scores for Truman State University  ( 540 to 640 )
Truman State received ACT scores from 86% 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

13 to 1 Student to Faculty
90% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Truman State University is about average at 13 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

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 90%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  90 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Truman State University

84% Freshmen Retention
60% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 84% 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  84 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 60%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  60 out of 100

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Truman State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,687 Full-Time Undergraduates
13.5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
59.4% Percent Women

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?

$12,301 Net Price
41% Take Out Loans
$22,784 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Truman State is $12,301. 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 +
$7,208 $8,898 $12,654 $14,302 $15,966

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 41% of students took out student loans averaging $5,696 a year. That adds up to $22,784 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Truman State is 2.6%. 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?

$50,719 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Truman State with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $50,719 in their early years. That's great news for Truman State students since it is 19% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


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

Location of Truman State University

Missouri State
3,687 Full-Time Undergraduates
Town Campus Setting
Located in Kirksville, Missouri, Truman State University is a public institution. 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

38 Majors With Completions
1,095 Undergraduate Degrees
170 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 38 majors graduated from Truman State University. Of these students, 1,095 received undergraduate degrees and 170 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 109 $44,260
General Biology 94 $28,553
General Psychology 90 $24,074
Accounting 63 NA
Public Health 61 $33,030
Computer Science 60 NA
Nursing 55 $58,016
General English Literature 54 $21,335
Communication & Media Studies 44 $33,336
Communication Sciences 41 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

63% Take At Least One Class Online
14% Take All Classes Online

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 2020-2021, 2,655 students took at least one online class at Truman State University. This is a decrease from the 3,167 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 2,655 609
2019-2020 3,167 542
2018-2019 945 497
2017-2018 684 467
2016-2017 667 479

Learn more about online learning at Truman State University.

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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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