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The University of Central Missouri experience transforms students into lifelong learners, dedicated to service, with the knowledge, skills and confidence to succeed and lead in the region, state, nation and world.
UCM values lifelong learning
As a university, our focus is to provide students with a solid start in life by preparing them to be successful in a world of accelerated change. To successfully accomplish this, students must be given knowledge and experiences that broaden and deepen their education. The University of Central Missouri’s commitment to continuous learning allows students to find their own sense of purpose and equips them with the tools to make it a reality.
The cornerstones of UCM are innovative academics, engaging programs, servant-leadership opportunities and global perspective. These building blocks allow students to flourish at UCM, and, most importantly, these elements prepare them for a life of continuous learning.
UCM is focused on the
UCM was founded in 1871 with just a few dozen students and more than 140 years later it serves nearly 12,000 students from the state, regional and national levels. The university also has a diverse representation of international students from nearly 50 countries worldwide.
UCM has a long tradition of “Education for Service,” which remains ingrained in how we help students to be successful at UCM and how we prepare them to excel in the professional world. We serve students by fostering a community of engagement, providing tutoring and mentoring services that ensures positive outcomes, and participating in relevant experiences that translate to employability. This is demonstrated by our 90-plus percent employment rate for graduates six months after commencement.
UCM provides opportunities for personal, academic and professional growth. Our emphasis on student success through innovative academics, engaging programs, service learning and global perspective keeps us focused on our commitment to shaping lifelong learners.