Truman State University

Kirksville, MO

Truman State University says, "Truman's Liberal Studies Program (LSP) provides each student with a strong liberal arts education of requisite knowledge, skills and attitudes.. Each undergraduate major is designed to build on and be integrated with the University's liberal arts objectives, especially with respect to furthering students' higher order thinking skills and fostering opportunities for independent research and exploration."[Source]

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  • Undergraduate Enrollment:5,898
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate:59%
  • Tuition & Fees (In State):$7,656 annually
  • Tuition & Fees (Out of State):$14,440 annually

General Education Requirements

  • 1. Composition

  • 2. Literature

  • 3. Foreign Language


    See Note

    No credit given for Foreign Language because intermediate-level language study is only required for select degree programs.

  • 4. U.S. Government or History


    See Note

    No credit given for U.S. Government or History because the "Missouri Statute 170.011" requirement may be satisfied by courses narrow in scope.

  • 5. Economics


    See Note

    No credit given for Economics because a course in economics is an option, but not required, to fulfill the "Social Scientific" requirement.

  • 6. Mathematics

  • 7. Science

  • General Education Assessment

    Truman State University uses one or more of the following instruments to assess undergraduate progress in core collegiate skills: the Council on Aid to Education Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA), the Educational Testing Service Proficiency Profile, or the ACT Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP). For more information, visit

Curriculum last evaluated: 07/12/2018


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