Truman Ranked No. 1 Public University in Midwest Region by U.S. News & World Report

For the 15th year in a row, Truman has been recognized as the No. 1 Public Regional University in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report’s 2012 edition of “Best Colleges.” They 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.

Truman received a No. 3 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 Undergraduate Research Program was also highlighted in the section titled “A Strong Focus on Student Success” which lists schools that are recognized for outstanding programs aimed at enriching the experience.

Truman was included as the No. 5 school in the Midwest Region on the list of “The 2012 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.

The University is listed at No. 7 in the Midwest Region on the list of “Great Schools, Great Prices.” This best value ranking takes into account a school’s academic quality based on its U.S. News ranking and the 2010-2011 net cost of attendance for a student who receives the average level of need-based financial aid.

U.S. News & World Report bases its regional rankings on peer assessment, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources and alumni giving. Complete listings are available at Truman was recently ranked by the Washington Monthly as the No. 3 school overall in the Master’s Universities category and is the only Missouri university listed in the top 50 of the category. Truman topped the list of the 14 public universities recognized by the magazine.