Truman Makes Short List of “Best Buy” Schools


Truman is one of only 10 public schools included in “Fiske Guide to Colleges Best Buys of 2019.”

“Fiske Guide to Colleges” has chosen a select group of schools, noted for quality academic offerings and affordable cost, for its annual best buy list. The 2019 guide includes 20 schools – 10 public and 10 private – it deems as best buys. Truman is the only Missouri institution to be included.

Truman has been included in the “Fiske Guide to Colleges” for four consecutive years and 10 times in total.

This year’s edition marks the 35th anniversary of the popular college guide, created by former New York Times education editor Edward B. Fiske. The best buy list includes colleges and universities in the United States, Canada and the U.K.

Nearly half of all Truman students graduate with no debt, and those that do have balances below the state and national averages. The University has one of the lowest student-loan default rates in the state of Missouri.

“Fiske Guide to Colleges Best Buys of 2019”
University of Arizona                                              
The Evergreen State College
University of Florida
University of Iowa
New College of Florida
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Purdue University
SUNY-Binghamton University
Texas A&M University
Truman State University

Birmingham–Southern College
Grinnell College
Houghton College
Kalamazoo College
Mount Holyoke College
Oglethorpe University
Olin College of Engineering
Rice University
Vanderbilt University
Warren Wilson College