Truman State University

As Missouri’s only highly selective public liberal arts and sciences university, Truman State University offers exceptionally high-quality academic programs that prepare our students to make a difference in the world. 



  • When founded in the 1860s, the school fulfilled Joseph Baldwin’s dream of providing a rigorous educational environment. An innovative educator who devoted his life to the professional education of teachers, Baldwin was a strong proponent of providing a broad education for students. After locating a suitable building in Kirksville, Mo., he opened the school on Sept. 2, 1867.


  • Our destination is unmoving – to offer an exemplary and affordable public residential education to well-prepared students that is grounded in the liberal arts and sciences.


  • One out of five Truman undergraduates pursues serious research in any given year. These independent projects give you the opportunity to focus intensely on a particular area of interest that might not be covered in depth in your classes.


  • A well-rounded educational experience that blends breadth as well as depth to academic pursuits results in graduates who excel in a wide range of industries and professions. With unlimited opportunities to explore everything that intrigues you as a student at Truman, your career path might end up aligning directly with your major.

Master's Programmes

Business & Management (2)
Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Education & Training (1)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)
Humanities (1)
Social Sciences (1)


Student services

  • Office of Student Research

Housing services

  • In order to request housing accommodations for the residence halls on-campus, a student will need to submit official documentation from his/her healthcare professional to the Disability Services Office.

Library services

  • Pickler Memorial Library

ICT services

We want you to have everything you need to succeed. Here, you’ll find helpful resources that can make your transition into college as seamless and stress-free as possible.

Medical services

  • Information is provided on the LewerMark Agency website to help you through the insurance process. Printing ID cards, claim forms, and finding a new doctor are among the many services offered.

Student Life

Campus life

  • Truman students are just as passionate about their extracurricular activities as they are serious about their academic work. It’s what makes our campus such an exciting place to be.

Sports facilities

  • Multipurpose Gym
  • Main Gym
  • Cardiovascular Training Area on second floor
  • Aerobics Room
  • Weight Room
  • Lounge/Balcony

Student clubs

One minute, you could be participating in one of our nearly 240 student organizations, and the next you could be cheering on one of our 20 NCAA Division II athletics teams.


  • Accreditation is a mark of quality, and Truman State University has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools since 1914. Truman has maintained full accreditation for all of its programs through the years.

Missouri City, Texas, United States