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Central Methodist University – College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (CMU - CLAS)

411 Central Methodist Square, Fayette, MO

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CMU, a nonprofit private institution, offers a large number of degree programs, allowing students to choose which major is right for them. Located in Fayette, Missouri, the school offers a rural setting for students to study in. The school maintains a United Methodist affiliation, which is evident in the role it plays in program curriculums and daily life at the school. Approximately a thousand students are enrolled per year at CMU.

A list of some of the more popular programs offered are:

  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Security And Protective Services

Students applying for admission are generally required to submit an application, transcripts, standardized test scores and any requested personal statements, which will then be reviewed by the admissions office. A SAT or ACT exam is required prior to applying, with scores within the range of 1220 - 1480 for the SAT exam and in a range of 20 - 24 for the ACT exam is common among students admitted to CMU. Roughly 60 percent of all students that applied were admitted at this school, with 35 percent of those accepted choosing to attend. More information on admissions can be found here.

The cost of undergraduate tuition is close to $22,000, but may change each year. Students are encouraged to use the school's tuition calculator to better understand their cost of attendance. On-campus housing is available for students and costs around $3,500 annually. This school may provide financial aid for students that qualify in the form of grants and loans.

Athletic programs are available at CMU through the NAIA, allowing students to compete in intercollegiate athletics. Available sports offered may include the following:

  • Baseball (NAIA Division I)
  • Basketball (NAIA Division I)
  • Track & Field (NAIA Division I)
  • Football (NAIA Division I)

For a complete list of areas of study, enrollment information, student services, and more, please take a look at the school's website at http://www.centralmethodist.edu/.

Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may give an overview of the students Central Methodist University – College of Liberal Arts & Sciences accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Central Methodist University – College of Liberal Arts & Sciences has a total student population of about 1,100, with undergraduate students making up about 100% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition is estimated to be around $24,000 per year for in-state and nonresident students
  • For part-time students, charges are between $210-$250 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The financial aid table below details the types of financial aid, along with the percent of students receiving aid, and on average the amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid100%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships100%$13,790
Receiving Student Loans83%$6,726
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, Central Methodist University – College of Liberal Arts & Sciences may offer services including:

  • Academic counseling for students
  • Work study style employment

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of Central Methodist University – College of Liberal Arts & Sciences is approximately 44%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years26%
Graduating in 5 Years14%
Graduating in 6 Years4%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Music Program
    • * Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation (since 1950)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
    • * Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (since 2009)
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program
    • * Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (since 2009)

Intercollegiate Athletics

Central Methodist University – College of Liberal Arts & Sciences is a Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), with many of the sports being in the NAIA Division I classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Heart of America Athletic Conference)
  • Basketball (Heart of America Athletic Conference)
  • Track and Field (Heart of America Athletic Conference)
  • Football (Heart of America Athletic Conference)
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Central Methodist University – College of Liberal Arts & Sciences by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

English Language and Literature

Family and Consumer Sciences

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

    Mathematics and Statistics

    Natural Resources and Conservation

    Philosophy and Religious Studies

    Physical Sciences

    Psychology

    Recreation and Fitness Studies

    Security and Protective Services

    Social Sciences

    Visual and Performing Arts

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    Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Central Methodist University – College of Liberal Arts & Sciences for official up-to-date information.

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    ACCEPTANCE RATE
    57.86%

    FINANCIAL AID RATE
    100%

    STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
    12:1

    FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
    $13,862