Truman Recognized as One of the Nation’s Best Values

Coming in at No. 19, Truman has been recognized again by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine as one of the 100 Best College Values in the nation for 2015.

The article features schools that combine outstanding academics with affordable cost. Truman is the highest-rated Missouri school on Kiplinger’s list and was the only university in the state to be included in the top 50. Truman is also ranked 12th in the nation for best out-of-state value and is highlighted as one of the 25 Best College Values in the Midwest.

Kiplinger’s assesses quality according to measurable standards, including the admission rate, the percentage of students who return for sophomore year, the student-faculty ratio and the four-year graduation rate. Cost criteria include sticker prices, financial aid and average debt at graduation.

The complete rankings are available online at The rankings also appear in the February 2015 issue of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, on sale now. Web visitors will find special features, including a tool that lets readers sort by admission rate, average debt at graduation and other criteria for all schools, plus by in-state and out-of-state cost for public universities and a FAQ about the ranking methodology.