ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL MISSOURI
The University of Central Missouri was founded in 1871 as a regional normal school for teacher preparation. In the decades since, it has grown into a comprehensive university fulfilling a statewide mission in professional applied sciences and technology and offering more than 150 areas of study at the undergraduate and graduate levels. But even more important than the scope of Central's academic opportunities is the high quality of its programs, many of which have earned regional, national and international recognition.
A state leader in discipline-specific accreditations, Central is also widely known for small class sizes, early and frequent opportunities for career experience, and personalized attention from a dedicated faculty. Approximately 11,000 students from throughout the United States and more than 60 foreign countries help create an educational and cultural environment that is positive, friendly and challenging.
Central's statewide mission is a continuation of its established commitment to an intensive application of technology throughout the curriculum. This approach has been adopted by each of the university's four academic colleges, which offer outstanding programs in applied sciences and technology, arts and sciences, business administration, and education and human services. In addition, The Honors College provides unique opportunities for highly motivated scholars.
Because of Central's reputation for excellence, hundreds of leading businesses, industries, schools and government agencies actively recruit its graduates, nearly 94 percent of whom find jobs within six months of receiving their degrees.
One of Central's most exciting educational experiences is the opportunity to spend time abroad studying, working as an intern, or student teaching. Outstanding, affordable international programs are offered worldwide.
The institutions's 1,300-acre campus includes the 300-acre Pertle Springs biological research area and recreational park; Max B. Swisher Skyhaven Airport; Missouri Safety Center's Highway Instructional Park; public broadcasting stations KMOS-TV and KTBG-FM; Center for Technology and Small Business Development; University Research Farm; South Recreation Complex and the main campus with its instructional buildings, 19 residence halls, Walton Stadium at Kennedy Field, Crane Stadium at Tompkins Field, Elliott University Union, and the Multipurpose Building. As a well-known cultural center, Central provides many opportunities to attend events and exhibitions of the fine and performing arts. Central's newest facility, the $30 million advanced-technology James C. Kirkpatrick Library, emphasizes Central's role as an information hub for central Missouri.
The University of Central Missouri is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. All of its teacher education programs are dually accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. All undergraduate and graduate business administration degree programs in Central's Adrian and Margaret Harmon College of Business Administration have earned the prestigious accreditation of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International. In addition, programs in actuarial science, art, aviation, chemistry, consumer services management, drafting technology, industrial hygiene, manufacturing and construction, music, nursing, social work, and speech pathology and audiology are accredited by national accreditation organizations.
For admission information call toll free 877-SAY-UCMO. Central's homepage address is www.ucmo.edu.
President: Dr. Aaron Podolefsy
Founded: May 10, 1871
Total Enrollment: 11,063
Student/Faculty Ratio: 17:1
Full-time Faculty: 449
Students Come From:
Mascots: Mules and Jennies
Colors: Cardinal and Black