Truman State University is a public liberal arts and sciences university located in Missouri
Truman State University is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges. Truman has 6,149 enrolled students in the Fall 2013, with 60% (3,677) women, and 4% (251) postgraduates, pursuing degrees in 48 undergraduate, and nine Graduate programs. Located in Kirksville, in the northeastern portion of Missouri, the University is named after President Harry Truman, the only president born in Missouri. Until 1996, the school was known as Northeast Missouri State University, but the Board of Trustees voted to change the school’s name to better reflect its statewide mission. In the 2014 U.S. News & World Report College Rankings, Truman placed tenth in the Midwest among regional universities. Truman State is the only public institution in Missouri that is officially designated to pursue highly selective admissions standards.
Truman is a member of NCAA Division II and plays in the Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC), joining the conference in 2013 after having been a member of the Mid–America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA) since that league’s creation in 1912. Because the GLVC does not sponsor wrestling, that team remained in the MIAA.
The athletic department sponsors 18 teams, ten each for men and women. Among Truman’s most recent successes include: four regional championships for women’s volleyball, a regional berth for men’s basketball in 2006, and undefeated regular seasons for both men’s and women’s soccer. The women’s swim team won six consecutive NCAA Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships national titles for Division II between 2001 and 2006 and won again in 2008 again beating their in state rival Drury University.