Truman State University


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Truman State University


  • 54% have a job after 6 months
  • N/A have a job after 1 year
  • N/A have a job after 2 years

In-state Tuition

$6,092 / year

Out-of-state Tuition

$10,522 / year

Room and Board


Application deadline

March 1

Application fee


Educational Resources


Exhibits Gallery, University Archives, Manuscripts Collection, Rare Books Collection, Missouriana Books and Periodicals, Harry H. Laughlin Papers and Library

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 460,116 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 3,396 current serial subscriptions.
  • 1,537,884 microforms.
  • 40,527 Audio/Visual items.
  • 3,000 e-books.

Museums & Art

The E. M. Violette Museum – a historical collection of Missouriana and University-related artifacts.



  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Microsoft

Campus Resources

  • 857 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 50 Internet connections in libraries.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in all college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 600 students can be on the network at once.



women’s center, placement service, health service


minority student, career, academic, psychological, birth control, other


on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life



  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 51% of students live in school housing.
  • The school does not provide assistance for off-campus housing.

Types of housing available

  • 1% of housing units are Singles.
  • 80% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 7% of housing units are Triples.
  • 7% of housing units are Apartments.
  • 5% of of housing units are some other type.
  • In total, there are 9 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 0% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 67% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.


  • 95% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is not permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Lyceum Series, Homecoming, Dog Days, Student Research Conference, Greek Week, Squirrel Fest.
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, television station, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 240 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Alpha Chi Sigma (Chemistry), Alpha Phi Sigma (Academic), Alpha Phi Sigma (Justice Systems), Alpha Psi Omega (Theater), Beta Alpha Psi (Business); Beta Beta Beta (Biology), Beta Gamma Sigma (Business & Accountancy), Blue Key (Men? s service), Cardinal Key (Women? s service), Delta Tau Alpha (Agriculture), Eta Sigma Gamma (Health Science), Eta Sigma Phi (Classics Club), Kappa Delta Pi (Education), Kappa Mu Epsilon (Mathematics), Lambda Pi Eta (Communication), National Residence Hall Honorary (Academic/ Leadership in residence hall community), National Society of Collegiate Scholars (Academic), Omicron Delta Epsilon (Economics), Omicron Delta Kappa (Leadership), Order of Omega (Greek Leadership), Pershing Society (Academic and Leadership), Phi Alpha Theta (History), Phi Beta Kappa (Liberal Arts), Phi Epsilon Kappa (Exercise Science), Phi Eta Sigma (Freshman Academic Achievement), Phi Kappa Phi (General Academic), Phi Sigma Pi (General Academic), Phi Theta Kappa (Junior College Achievement/Transfer Students), Pi Delta Phi (French), Pi Kappa Delta (Speech/Forensics), Pi Kappa Lambda (Music), Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Science), Psi Chi (Psychology), Sigma Beta Delta (Business & Accountancy), Sigma Pi Sigma (Physics), Sigma Delta Pi (Hispanic Studies), Sigma Tau Delta (English), Sigma Theta Tau (Nursing)
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) These are student organizations that are registered with the Center for Student Involvement. Truman State University does not have a religious affiliation. Baptist Student Union, Campus Christian Fellowship, Campus Crusade for Christ, Canterbury Club, Catholic Newman Center, Chi Alpha, Christians in Action, Ekklesia Church of Christ, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Greek Christian Alliance, University Hillel, Latter-Day Saint Student Association, Lutheran Student Fellowship, Muslim Student Association, Unique Ensemble Gospel Choir, Wesley Foundation
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) African Students Association, Asian Students in America, Association of Black Collegians, Hispanic American Leadership Organization, Illusion, International Students Club, Iota Phi Theta, Unique Ensemble, Sigma Lambda Beta, Sigma Lambda Gamma, Alpha Phi Alpha, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Zeta Phi Beta, Kappa Alpha Psi, Omega Psi Phi, Phi Beta Sigma, Sigma Delta Phi, Sigma Gamma Rho
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Student Activities Board, Student Senate, Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity, Blue Key (Service), Cardinal Key (Service), Habitat for Humanity, Residence Hall Association, Various media, including: Detours (quarterly magazine), Echo (yearbook), Tru News (TV), and KTRM (radio), Greek Organizations, Special Interest Organizations, Musical Activities, Tru Men (men? s a cappella), Minor Detail (women’s a cappella), Cantoria (music), Gamblers Marching Band, Wind Symphony, Jazz Ensemble, Showgirls Dance Squad, Homecoming, Greek Week, The Big Event (campus- and community-wide service day), Student Research Conference
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) Index – weekly newspaper


  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Kansas City, Missouri (180), Kirksville, Missouri (5)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): La Plata, Missouri (14)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Columbia, MO (90)
  • Public transportation does not serve the campus.
  • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 63% of students have a car on campus


  • School employment is available.
  • 21% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 1,696
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

Greek Life

  • There are 18 fraternities
  • 13 fraternity houses
  • 31% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 11 sororities
  • 0 sorority houses
  • 22% of students are sorority members.


  • Army ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Navy ROTC: Not offered
  • Airforce ROTC: Not offered
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited

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