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UCM's 1,561-acre campus is located in Warrensburg, a town of about 19,000 residents located 50 miles southeast of Kansas City. We also offer classes at UCM - Lee's Summit, and our extended campus offers degrees in additional locations. Read more about getting to the University of Central Missouri or view our interactive campus map.
Approximately 14,000 students from 42 states and 61 countries are enrolled in classes at UCM. Fifty-three percent are female, 47 percent male, 88 percent are Missouri residents.
Central Missouri has 486 full-time faculty members, 70 percent of whom hold a Ph.D. or other terminal degree in their field. The student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1.
Programs & Degrees
Central Missouri offers 150 programs of study leading to a certificate, bachelor's degree, master's degree, education specialist degree, or cooperative doctorate. These include 10 pre-professional programs, 27 areas of teacher certification, and 37 graduate programs. Through our International Center, students can study in almost every country in the world.
UCM graduates are in high demand: According to the most recent university survey, 92 percent of our graduates were employed within six months of receiving their degree. The Office of Career Services assists with career planning and helps students and alumni with the job search process.
An NCAA Division II school and member of the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association, Central Missouri fields 17 varsity teams. Known as the Mules and Jennies, our teams have one of the strongest winning traditions at the conference, regional, and national levels. Our athletic facilities have a similar reputation for excellence.
UCM's 13 residence halls are no more than a six-minute walk from classroom buildings and recreational facilities. Every room offers a fiber-optic Internet link, cable TV hookup, and local telephone service; parking comes with the room. Also available are suites, special-interest housing programs, and apartments. More about residential life.
Nearly 92 percent of our students receive some kind of financial assistance. Programs include federal financial aid as well as merit-based scholarships and awards, which total more than $5 million each year.
Central Missouri is a state leader in program-specific accreditations through national associations, and we are fully accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
Our programs reflect our mission, which focuses on student learning and includes a commitment to both service and excellence.
Information updated 3/15
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