Truman Among Best Master’s Schools in the Nation According to Washington Monthly


Truman has again been recognized by Washington Monthly as one of the top master’s universities in the nation, coming in at No. 12 on the publication’s 2020 college rankings.

Of the 614 institutions included on the Master’s University rankings, Truman was the only Missouri school in the top 185 spots.

On the “Best Bang for the Buck” list included in Washington Monthly’s college rankings, Truman is No. 14 overall in the Midwest region, an improvement of 12 places compared to last year’s spot.

The Washington Monthly rankings are unique in that they place an importance on social mobility, research, and community and national service. Along with traditional benchmarks such as graduation rates and costs, schools are rewarded for criteria including the number of first-generation students enrolled and the percentage of students receiving Pell Grants or participating in ROTC. Of all the Show-Me State schools on the list, Truman received the highest marks, by far, for promoting social mobility and research.

The college guide and rankings appear in the magazine’s September/October issue and can be found online.
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