Truman Listed Among Nation’s Best Colleges

Truman is included on a new list of America’s 75 best public colleges and universities.

A study by Business First puts Truman at No. 63 out of 499 four-year public institutions across the country, based on 22 indicators of academic excellence, affordability, diversity and economic strength. Truman was one of only two Missouri schools to be included in the top 75.

The Business First study is based on a wide array of the latest data from the National Center for Education Statistics and the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. Its formula was designed to identify the public universities and colleges that offer the best educational experiences to their students. It gives the highest marks to schools with highly selective admissions processes, strong retention and graduation rates, impressive earnings by alumni, generous resources, affordable tuitions and housing costs, diverse faculties and student bodies, and economically robust communities.

Rankings were limited to public schools because those institutions generally offer the least expensive path toward a college degree. The University of Michigan topped the list, with the University of North Carolina, the University of California-Berkeley, the University of Virginia and the University of California-Los Angeles rounding out the top five.

Business First is a Buffalo-based publication owned by American City Business Journals Inc. ACBJ, the nation’s largest publisher of local business news and information, is headquartered in Charlotte.

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