Truman Earns Spot on National Ranking of Public Schools


In rankings recently released by Business First, the University comes in at No. 64 in the nation and No. 14 in the Midwest for schools that offer the best educational experiences to their students. 

The Business First list was limited to public schools because those institutions generally offer the least expensive path toward a college degree. In order to be considered, schools needed to grant bachelor’s degrees and have full-time enrollments larger than 1,000. A total of 505 schools were rated with the University of Michigan taking the top spot, followed by North Carolina, Virginia, California-Berkeley and UCLA rounding out the top five.

The annual rankings are based on a 22-part formula that analyzes the latest data from the National Center for Education Statistics and the U.S. Census Bureau. It gives the highest marks to schools with highly selective admissions processes, strong retention and graduation rates, impressive earnings by alumni, generous resources, affordable tuition and housing costs, diverse faculties and student bodies, and economically robust communities.

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