Truman Recognized by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine has listed Truman as 20th on its exclusive survey list of 100 best values in public colleges that “combine outstanding economic value with top-notch education.”

The top 100 schools were selected from a pool of more than 500 public four-year colleges and universities and Truman is the only university in Missouri and the eight contiguous states listed in the top 40.  

In the December 2008 issue, Truman is also ranked as the fifth best educational value for out-of-state students.

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance based its rankings on several measures of academic quality, such as ACT or SAT test scores, admission rates, freshman retention rates, student-faculty ratios and four- and six-year graduation rates.

They also ranked each school based on cost and financial aid factors.

In addition to doing their own reporting, Kiplinger’s used data provided by more than 500 public four-year colleges and universities to Peterson’s/ Nelnet.

To view the entire list, go to
The December issue will appear on newsstands Nov. 11.
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