General Information

Information on the campus is available in the University Catalog

The following university officials may be contacted to assist enrolled or prospective students with the following:

General University Information: Director, Admission Office, Ruth Towne Visitor Center, Truman State University, (660) 785-4114.

Financial Assistance Information: Director, Financial Aid Office, 103 McClain Hall, Truman State University, (660) 785-4130.

Institutional Information: Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, Academic Affairs Office, 203 McClain Hall Truman State University, (660) 785-4105.

Completion or Graduation Rates: Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, Academic Affairs Office, 203 McClain Hall, Truman State University, (660) 785-4105.

Security Policies and Crime Statistics: Director, Public Safety, General Services Building, Truman State University, (660) 785-4176.

Contact information for all other offices can be found at http://www.truman.edu/about/our-people/administrative-offices/

General Information
Admissions Office
Email: admissions@truman.edu
Phone: (660) 785-4114
Web: admissions.truman.edu

Athletics Compliance
Athletics Office
Email: athletics@truman.edu
Phone: (660) 785-4235
Web: gobulldogs.truman.edu

Student Records
Registrar’s Office
Email: registrar@truman.edu
Phone: (660) 785-4143
Web: registrar.truman.edu

Financial Assistance
Financial Aid Office
Email: finaid@truman.edu
Phone: (660) 785-4130
Web: financialaid.truman.edu

Annual Security Report
Department of Public Safety
Email: police@truman.edu
Phone: (660) 785-4176
Web: police.truman.edu

Truman State University Home Page
http://www.truman.edu

Truman State University was accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools as early as 1914 and has maintained full accreditation for all of its programs through the years since then. Various agencies also fully accredit specific programs. They are:

  • The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • American Chemical Society
  • Council of Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education Programs
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and Missouri State Board of Nursing
  • National Association of Schools of Music
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
  • Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (Contact at (312) 263-0456.)

Contact the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Office at 660-785-4105 to obtain copies of review documents describing accreditation, approval, or licensing or to obtain contact information for the appropriate accrediting, approval or licensing entity in order to file a complaint.

Graduation Rates and Retention Rates

 

Undergraduate Graduation Rates
Fall Cohort* 6-Year Rate
1991 59.5%
1992 63.5%
1993 61.4%
1994 61.5%
1995 64.0%
1996 66.6%
1997 64.8%
1998 67.5%
1999 66.5%
2000 68.0%
2001 71.2%
2002 70.1%
2003 71.5%
2004 70.8%
2005 70.2%
2006 73.6%
2007 71.7%
2008 70.5%
2009 72.8%
2010 71.8%
* First-time, Full-time, Degree-Seeking Freshmen

 

Graduate Graduation Rates
N* 1-yr rate 2-yr rate 3-yr rate
Fall 2008 137 59.1% 87.6% 89.8%
Fall 2009 156 67.9% 91.0% 96.2%
Fall 2010 166 70.5% 92.8% 95.2%
Fall 2011 151 61.6% 92.7% 94.0%
* Full-time Degree-seeking Graduates

 

Truman values the diversity represented by students from across Missouri, the United States and world, representing myriad racial backgrounds and interests. Our talented student body thrives in the opportunities diversity brings to encounter enrichment in an inclusive educational experience.

Information about student body diversity, including the number of enrolled full-time students by gender and race/ethnicity can be found here.

Enrollment Fact Sheet

Graduation Rates by Gender, Ethnicity, and Financial Aid Eligibility

Multicultural Affairs Center

The Disability Services coordinates services for students with learning disabilities and physical challenges. Special adaptive equipment is available in Pickler Memorial Library. Several apartments and residence hall rooms have been modified to accommodate students with disabilities. Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to call the office to make arrangements for special assistance. Phone: (660) 785-4478 Website: http://disabilityservices.truman.edu

Truman State University’s Career Center provides a wealth of professional assistance from selecting the academic major that is right for you, identifying internships, providing how-to information from resume writing to developing interview skills and much more.

Drug & alcohol related infractions can result in serious penalties and affect a student’s financial aid eligibility. Drug and alcohol abuse prevention information can be found in the Student Handbook and http://conduct.truman.edu/. A student who loses eligibility for any grant, loan, or work-study assistance as a result of penalties will receive clear notice from the Financial Aid Office, including guidelines on how to regain eligibility. Drug and alcohol use policies regarding employees can be found in the employee handbook at http://hr.truman.edu/staff-handbook-2/ and also below.

Drug/Alcohol Abuse in the Workplace

The University subscribes to the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act and endorses the following statement of policy to prevent the use of illicit drugs and the abuse of alcohol by students and employees.  The unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession or use of a controlled substance is prohibited on all property owned or operated by the University.  The manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession or use of alcohol is also prohibited on the University campus, except for those times, places, and purposes approved by the President of the University.  The presence of persons under the influence of unlawful drugs or alcohol, regardless of where the use or consumption of such drugs or alcohol may have occurred, is also prohibited on the University campus.  Any employee who violates this policy will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.

The University offers resources to employees and students: education and information about the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse in the workplace; programs which address unlawful controlled substance and alcohol use, including personnel actions that may result from such violations; and self referrals as well as supervisory referrals to drug and alcohol counseling and rehabilitation programs available through the University’s Employee Assistance Program and/or community agencies.  Such referrals will respect individual confidentiality.  Employees may find additional information at http://dmh.mo.gov/ada/.

As a condition of employment, due to the University’s receipt of federal grants, employees of the University, both full and part time, must abide by the prohibition against controlled substances, and must notify Human Resources, no later than five days after their conviction, of any criminal drug statute conviction for a violation occurring on the campus.

The University must notify the United States Department of Education, or other appropriate federal agency, within ten days after notice from an employee that he or she has been convicted of any criminal drug statute for a violation occurring on the campus, or within ten days after otherwise receiving notice of such conviction.

Missouri Partners in Prevention Truman State University participates in Partners in Prevention, a statewide coalition focused on preventing high-risk drinking among Missouri’s college students.

Truman State University strongly encourages students to register to vote and to exercise that privilege and responsibility in local, state, and federal elections. More information is available through the Office of Citizenship & Community Standards at http://www.truman.edu/student-affairs/student-citizenship-conduct/civic-engagement/voter-registration/. Voter registration forms can be obtained from the Vote Missouri website at http://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/goVoteMissouri/register.aspx.

College Navigator is a free consumer information tool designed to help students, parents, high school counselors, and others get information about institutions of higher education. The College Navigator can be found at http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator

Constitution Day and Citizenship Day is observed each year on September 17 to commemorate the signing of the Constitution on September 17, 1787 and “recognize all who, by coming of age or by naturalization, have become U.S. citizens.” Each educational institution which receives Federal funds is required by law to hold an educational program on the United State Constitution for Constitution Day and Citizenship Day.

When September 17 falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday, Constitution Day shall be held during the preceding or following week.

Event(s) shall be publicized.