Truman Highlighted in Kiplinger's Magazine

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

Truman ranked No. 19, on Kiplinger’s recently released list of the 100 “Best Values in Public Colleges.”

Truman is highlighted further in the main article, available at, as a school that has traditionally landed in the top third of the rankings each year due to strong academics and an affordable price.

The new ranking places the University four spots higher than last year. In the past two years Truman has improved a combined 12 spots. Truman is the highest-rated Missouri school on Kiplinger’s list and was the only university in the state to be included in the top 65.

The annual public school rankings appear in Kiplinger’s February 2013 issue, available now online and in print. Web visitors will find special features, including information about how the public colleges are ranked and a tool that lets readers sort by in-state and out-of-state cost, average debt at graduation and admission rate.

Kiplinger’s ranks schools based upon measures of academic quality—including SAT or ACT scores, admission and retention rates, student-faculty ratios and four- and six-year graduation rates. They rank each school based on cost and financial aid with academic quality carrying more weight than costs.
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Earlier this academic year U.S. News & World Report ranked Truman as the No. 1 public university in the Midwest region for the 16th consecutive year and Washington Monthly recognized the school as the No. 6 master’s university in the nation.