Chemistry Program Ranks Nationally as a Top Producer of ACS-Certified Graduates

The Truman Chemistry program recently tied for 20th place nationally for the amount of American Chemical Society (ACS)-certified degrees awarded in the 2008-2009 time frame.

Truman’s total of 32 certified degrees exceeds all but one of the Ivy League schools as well as a number of highly regarded liberal arts schools.  

Truman’s program alone awarded approximately the same number of accredited degrees than the entire rest of the MIAA conference (33) and just two less than the combined total (34) of all four University of Missouri campuses.

Since Truman was measured against larger schools, members of the University Chemistry Department conducted a comparison study based on the ratio of the number of certified degrees awarded to the undergraduate enrollment for each of the top 25 schools. When school size was taken into consideration, Truman’s program came in at No. 4 among the ranked schools, trailing only the U.S. Naval Academy, the University of Chicago and the University of Virginia.

The complete rankings can be found in the Aug. 23 issue of “Chemical and Engineering News.”

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