United States, Missouri

Truman State University is a public university located in Kirksville, Missouri. The university comprises five schools that offer degrees in 50 undergraduate and eight graduate programs. The university's famous programs are Communication, Economics, History, Agricultural Science, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Computer Science, Communication Disorders, Nursing, Health Science, and Exercise Science. Truman is nationally known for his evaluation program, which aims to measure student learning and achievement. Truman's retention rate and graduation rate have always been the highest in the state. Truman State University is here to open up opportunities, promote access to opportunities and social mobility, cultivate outstanding abilities, recognize their talents, and make every effort to encourage our students to increase their productivity, freedom, and equality.

Campus Life

The campus is located on the south side of Kirksville. Truman's main campus is located around a quadrilateral with slight trees. It is located two blocks south of the town square and includes an eight-screen cinema and various restaurants and other shops. Truman provides approximately 250 different student organizations and encourages all students to explore their special interests and seek high-quality extracurricular experiences to participate. Students at Truman University are passionate about extracurricular activities and take academic work seriously. This is what makes university campuses an exciting place. About 20% of students choose to participate in Greek life, where they can make lifelong friends, volunteer in the local community, and participate in Greek Week. Truman is a member of the NCAA II Division and participates in the Great Lakes Valley Conference. The Sports Department sponsors 18 teams, 10 for each of men and women. In Truman, recent successes include women's volleyball tournaments in four regions, men's basketball regional beds in 2006, baseball games at the University World Series, and undefeated men's and women's football regular seasons.

Noted Alumni

Some of the well-known alumni of Truman State University are Samuel W. Arnold the former US Congressman from Missouri's 1st district, Jedh Colby Barker the United States Marine Corps, posthumous recipient of the Medal of Honor from the Vietnam War, genealogist; former Republican member of the Missouri House of Representatives Robert J. Behnen, 20th governor of Iowa Beryl Franklin Carroll, a former Republican member of the Missouri State Senate John W. Cauthorn, Mike Colona the Democratic member of the Missouri House of Representatives, Kristopher Battles an American artist, known as the last remaining USMC combat artist in 2010, an American novelist Sandra Benitez, and television producer and writer Corinne Brinkerhoff.