Kiplinger’s Names Truman a Best Value

Truman has again been named one of the nation’s best values in public education by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance.

Truman was ranked No. 23 on Kiplinger’s recently released list of “100 Best Values in Public Colleges.” Truman was the top-ranked Missouri school and was the only school from the state to be listed in the top 75.  

Kiplinger’s assesses quality and affordability according to a number of measurable standards. Truman moved up eight spots from last year’s listing because Kiplinger’s gave more weight to academic value, such as the percentage of students who return for the sophomore year and the four-year graduation rate.

“Kiplinger’s ranking reflects Truman’s value of providing affordable access to an exceptional education,” University President Troy Paino said. “We appreciate Kiplinger’s recognition of the value of offering degrees with integrity that provide opportunity instead of crippling debt.”

A comparison of all 100 public schools on Kiplinger’s list shows that Truman’s total costs are in the top ten percent on affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students.

The annual public school rankings appear in Kiplinger’s February 2012 issue, available now in print and online at