Truman Named a College of Distinction

Truman has been recognized as a Missouri College of Distinction by Colleges of Distinction.
Truman is the only Missouri public university recognized among the six schools highlighted. The other five recognized are private universities. Colleges of Distinction looks at the following four distinctive areas when doing their evaluation: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities and successful outcomes.

Colleges and universities are nominated for participation in Colleges of Distinction by high school college counselors.

The Colleges of Distinction methodology is a mix of qualitative and quantitative information with the qualitative information being gleaned from college admission experts around the country. They interview staff and faculty at each accepted college and feedback is gathered from administrators at other colleges and high school counselors across the country. They also visit each of the colleges to get a feel for student engagement and quality of teaching. In addition they use a range of quantitative data such as graduation rates, classroom size, and other key stats that speak to the four distinctive areas.

Both prominent universities and “hidden gems” are highlighted, and according to their website all of the schools share excellent reputations among high school guidance counselors and education professionals, not to mention employers and graduate schools.

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