Truman Earns Another Top 10 Ranking

Truman’s reputation for research opportunities, affordability and its strong presence in the job market have earned the University a spot among the “best value colleges” in the nation. rated Truman at No. 10 on its list of the “Top 50 Best Value Colleges for 2017.” Schools were ranked based on return on investment, cost and reputation. Truman was the only Missouri school to be included, and came in ahead of such nationally known institutions as Stanford, Vanderbilt, Michigan, Virginia and Princeton. Editors of the list said that Truman “is one of the best educational investments in the Midwest.”
To set parameters for the rankings, used College Scorecard, the database of information gathered from the Department of Education federal student loan program. Filters were set for colleges at or below the national average cost, with a high graduation rate (better than 50 percent) and graduate salaries above the national average. From that initial list, Truman was picked from more than 250 colleges and universities based on: ROI (according to Scorecard data); cost (according to IPEDS); and reputation (according to U.S. News & World Report).

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