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University of Central Missouri (Central)

202 Administration Building, Warrensburg, MO

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Central provides a variety of degree programs for students to aid them in their growth and development. The school is located in Warrensburg, Missouri and publically funded. Enrollment at Central exceeds eleven thousand per year.

Here is a list of some of the popular programs Central offers:

  • Education
  • Security And Protective Services
  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Business And Marketing Studies

The admissions process will include the submission of an application, school records, and test scores, which are then evaluated by the admissions staff. Most students at Central scored within the range of 19 - 24 on the ACT exam. University of Central Missouri admits approximately 80% of applicants annually. Of those students accepted, nearly 48% of students registered for enrollment. More information from the admissions office can be found at ucmo.edu.

The cost of tuition varies for in-state and nonresidents. In-state residents pay approximately $8,600, while out-of-state residents pay $15,000 annually. School housing is available on-campus for students. The yearly cost of housing is estimated to be $5,100. Students enrolled at Central may be eligible for aid which is generally loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.

Athletic programs are available at University of Central Missouri through the NCAA, allowing students to participate in intercollegiate athletics. Athletic programs that are available may include:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division II)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division II)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division II)

Students may take a look at the school's digital offerings at ucmo.edu to view additional information about the university.

Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may provide a better idea of the candidates Central accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at University of Central Missouri is around 14,000 students. The enrollment breakdown by academic level is 12% enrolling as graduate students and 69% as undergraduate students.

$13,600

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $13,600. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $30 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are:
    • In-State: $6,400-$7,700
    • Out-of-State: $13,000-$15,470
  • Charges per unit:
    • In-State: $240-$290 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $460-$550 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The information below lists the financial aid types students are receiving. Also shown are the percent of students receiving aid and the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid94%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships86%$4,951
Receiving Student Loans69%$6,641
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, University of Central Missouri may provide student services like:

  • Online classes
  • Classes offered on nights and weekends
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Work study style employment
  • Employment search assistance
  • Child care

Graduation Rates

Central has an overall graduation rate which is around 54%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years30%
Graduating in 5 Years20%
Graduating in 6 Years4%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Art and Design Program
  • Dietetics Program
  • English Language Program
  • Music Program
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program
  • Speech-Language Pathology Program
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
  • Theatre Program

Intercollegiate Athletics

University of Central Missouri is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division II (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Mid-America Intercollegiate Ath Assoc)
  • Basketball (Mid-America Intercollegiate Ath Assoc)
  • Track and Field (Mid-America Intercollegiate Ath Assoc)
  • Football (Mid-America Intercollegiate Ath Assoc)
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • Bowling
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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 University of Central Missouri 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,...)

Agriculture Operations

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communication Technology

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

Engineering

Engineering Technology

English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Family and Consumer Sciences

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

    Library Science

    Mathematics and Statistics

    Natural Resources and Conservation

    Philosophy and Religious Studies

    Physical Sciences

    Psychology

    Public Administration and Social Services

    Recreation and Fitness Studies

    Security and Protective Services

    Social Sciences

    Transportation and Materials Moving

    Visual and Performing Arts

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    ACCEPTANCE RATE
    79.45%

    FINANCIAL AID RATE
    94%

    STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
    20:1

    DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
    50

    FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
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