Truman Receives Multiple No. 1 Rankings From US News & World Report

For the 16th year in a row, Truman State University has been recognized as the No. 1 Public Regional University in the Midwest. This recognition comes from the newly released U.S. News & World Report’s 2013 edition of “Best Colleges.” Truman is also ranked as No. 8 overall in the region among both private and public institutions that provide a full range of undergraduate and master’s programs.

Truman was also given a No. 1 ranking in the “A Strong Commitment to Teaching” section and was one of only four schools in the Midwest region to be listed in this section. The University was also recognized at the No. 4 spot in the region in the “Great Schools at Great Prices” section. Truman is the only public school on this list and the only Missouri school among the 15 listed colleges.

This year’s guidebook highlights other aspects of Truman that make the University unique. In the “A Focus on Student Success” section, Truman was recognized in both “Study Abroad” and “Undergraduate Research/Creative Projects.” Truman is continuously recognized as being one of the top master’s universities with a high population of students studying abroad. Truman’s undergraduate research program is well known for the fact large numbers of students are able to participate in research at the undergraduate level as opposed to waiting until graduate school. Inclusion in this section is based on nominations from college presidents, chief academic officers and deans of admissions. The schools with the most nominations were listed alphabetically.

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

The U.S. News & World Report ranking is the latest recognition for Truman. In the Washington Monthly September/October 2012 magazine, Truman was recognized as the No. 6 master’s university in the nation. Truman is the only Missouri school listed in the top 50 and the only public Missouri school on the entire Top 100 Master’s Universities list.