Truman Earns No. 1 Ranking for 23rd Straight Year

Truman is the No. 1 public school in the Midwest region according to U.S. News & World Report.It’s the 23rd year in a row Truman has been the top-ranked school for the region.

President Susan L. Thomas reacted by saying, “Year after year, Truman performs well in these rankings, and that is because we do so many things exceptionally well.”

The University also was included on multiple supplemental rankings, further demonstrating its ability to provide a high-quality education at a reasonable cost. In addition to being the No. 1 public school in the Midwest, Truman was the No. 7 school overall in the region, up two spots from the previous year. Truman was the only Missouri public school in the top 75.

Truman earned another No. 1 ranking in the category of Best Value Schools for the Midwest region. It was the only Missouri public school on the supplemental list that included 63 institutions in total.

U.S. News & World Report bases its rankings on several indicators of academic excellence, including graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, assessment by peers, financial resources, student excellence and alumni giving. Complete listings are available at