amount of attention you get from each of your teachers has surprised
me. I knew the student to faculty ratio was good coming in, but
didn't think I'd be getting such a personalized learning experience."
St. Joseph, MO
The faculty at Truman are well known for their ability to encourage
and guide talented undergraduate students. It is an ability that comes
from a commitment to seeing students succeed. Faculty encourage students
to take risks, tackle challenges with confidence, and to dream.
According to one faculty member, "at Truman State University cooperation
trumps competition - socially as well as academically."
The philosophy of the faculty at Truman promotes one-to-one interaction
and an "open door" office policy. Our limited enrollment allows for an
approximate 16:1 student/teacher ratio with 85% of our
full-time faculty holding doctorates or terminal degrees. Approximately
93% percent of our freshman classes are taught by regular faculty who
represent most major graduate institutions in the United States and
several graduate institutions abroad.