Truman Earns High Honors in Multiple Publications

In the past few weeks, Truman has been recognized by several high-profile publications.

Washington Monthly recently listed Truman in the top 10 for its “2010 College Rankings,” rating the University as the No. 6 master’s university nationwide. Truman was the only Missouri school ranked in the top 50 and was the No. 1 public school on the list. Washington Monthly rates schools based on their contribution to the public good, with student service as one of  three criteria. The fact that Truman students have a reputation for community service was a large factor in this ranking. This past March, 1,800 Truman students volunteered their service for the Big Event.

Truman was once again listed as the No. 1 Public University in the Midwest Region by U.S. News & World Report’s 2011 edition of “Best Colleges.” Truman has received this No. 1 recognition for the past 14 years.

U.S. News & World Report also ranked Truman No. 8 overall in the “Best Regional Universities” category among both private and public institutions that provide a full range of undergraduate and master’s programs. In addition, Truman received a No. 2 ranking in the Midwest Region for “Strong Commitment to Teaching,” which is based on surveys that identify schools where the faculty have an unusually strong commitment to undergraduate teaching. 

The University’s Undergraduate Research Program was also highlighted by U.S. News & World Report in its “A Strong Focus on Student Success” section, which lists schools that are recognized for outstanding programs aimed at enriching the college experience.

Truman was included as the No. 2 school in the Midwest Region on the list of 68 “Top Up-and-Comers,” for making “the most promising and innovative changes in academics, faculty, students, campus or facilities.” Truman is the only Missouri school listed.

Truman comes in at No. 14 in the Midwest Region on the list of “Great Schools, Great Prices.” This best value ranking relates a school’s academic quality, as indicated by its 2011 U.S. News ranking, to the 2009-2010 academic year net cost of attendance for a student who receives the average level of need-based financial aid.

Forbes ranked Truman No. 70 on its national “Best Buy” list, while the Princeton Review profiled Truman in its book "The Best 373 Colleges: 2011 Edition."

The website Parents & Colleges selected Truman as one of America’s Best Colleges for 2010 in the category “Top 10 Best Value Public Colleges and Universities.” Truman was ranked No. 5.
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