Truman State University

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Founded in 1867 as the First Missouri Normal School and Commercial College, Truman State University today a public liberal arts and sciences university located in Kirksville, Missouri. Its current name honors Harry Truman, the only Missouri-born president.

Truman State's 6,000 students study in the school's 48 undergraduate and nine graduate programs. In 2012, U.S. News & World Report ranked Truman eighth in the Midwest amongst regional universities, outranking all other Missouri schools in this category.

Academics

Truman State has five designated schools:

  • The School of Arts and Letters, which houses the departments of Art, Classical & Modern Languages, English & Linguistics, Music and Theatre. The school has 17 undergraduate majors and six graduate programs.
  • The School of Business, which offers degrees in business administration with emphases in finance, management, marketing and international business. The business school also offers bachelors and masters degrees in accounting.
  • The School of Health Sciences & Education, which offers degrees in communication disorders, nursing, health science, exercise science and education.
  • The School of Science and Mathematics, which offers degrees in agricultural science, biology, chemistry, mathematics, computer science and physics, as well as the state's only undergraduate  interdisciplinary degree in mathematical biology.
  • The School of Social & Cultural Studies, which offers degrees in communication, economics, history, justice systems, military science, philosophy and religion, political science, psychology, geography and sociology/anthropology.

Truman State is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Financial Aid

Truman State offers a competitive scholarship program as well as a host of talent-based awards in athletics, forensics (speech and debate) and fine arts. Federal financial aid is also available in the form of grants, loans and work-study.

Library

The Pickler Memorial Library has more than 505,000 items in its collection, including books, special collections, archives and periodicals. In addition, there are nearly 1.5 million pieces of micromaterials and 136,421 non-book materials.

Athletics

The Truman mascot is the Bulldog. Truman's teams are members of the NCAA Division II, playing in the Great Lakes Valley Conference. They just joined that conference after having played in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association since 1912. There are 20 teams, evenly divided between men and women.

Student Housing

Campus residence halls are maintained by ResLife, a group of students and professionals who live in the halls and act as administrators. A recent $90 million renovation gave the halls a facelift.

General Information

Admission Office
Ruth W. Towne Museum and Visitors Center
100 E Normal Ave
Kirksville, MO 63501
(660) 785-4114
(800) 892-7792
Fax: (660) 785-7456
admissions@truman.edu
Contact: Melody Chambers
Director of Admission
Main Address
100 East Normal Street
Kirksville, MO 63501
(660) 785-4000
www.truman.edu
Size
Total undergrads: 5,586
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,334
Degree-seeking undergrads: 5,497
Graduate enrollment: 256

Setting
Rural setting
Large town (10,000 – 49,999)
Residential campus
Degrees offered:
Bachelor's
Master's

Admissions Information

Application Fee
College has an application fee: No
Enrollment Rates
Percent applicants admitted: 79%
Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 85%

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences
Agricultural Business B
Agriculture – General B
Agronomy/Crop Science B
Animal Sciences B
Equestrian/Equine Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing
Art – General B
Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Arts – General B
Commercial/Advertising Art B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology B
Exercise Physiology B

Business, Management, & Marketing
Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Finance/Banking B
Management Information Systems B
Marketing Management B

Communications & Journalism
Communications/Rhetoric B
Journalism B

Computer & Information Sciences
Computer/Information Sciences – General B

Education
Education of Speech Impaired B

English Language & Literature
English Language & Literature – General B
Speech/Rhetorical Studies B

Foreign Language & Literature
Classics B
French B
German B
Linguistics B
Romance Languages B
Russian B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
Athletic Training/Sports Medicine B
Communication Disorders B
Health Services – General B
Nursing (RN) B
Predentistry B
Premedicine B
Prepharmacy B
Preveterinary Medicine B
Public Health B

History
History – General B

Law & Legal Studies
Prelaw B

Mathematics
Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Interdisciplinary Studies B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness
Exercise Sciences B
Health/Physical Fitness B

Philosophy & Religion
Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry B
Physics B

Psychology
Psychology – General B

Security & Protective Services
Criminal Justice Studies B

Social Sciences
Economics B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:
    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor's degree
    C = Certificate or diploma
*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.
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