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The Honors College at the University of Central Missouri is designed to enrich the educational experience of highly motivated and academically talented undergraduate students. The second oldest program of its kind in the Midwest, The Honors College at UCM has a long tradition of providing outstanding students with unique opportunities for academic study and research. The core mission of The Honors College is to create a collegial environment that promotes academic excellence, intellectual growth, and a shared sense community among high-achieving students.

Students in The Honors College explore a wide variety of disciplines and subject areas through a program that is flexibly structured and readily customized to suit their intellectual abilities and academic objectives. With frequent access to individual advising, UCM honors students are encouraged to focus not only on their immediate academic goals, but also to consider future academic and career opportunities appropriate to their specific talents, interests, and undergraduate accomplishments. The Honors College takes great pride in its continued success in placing its students in various internships and graduate programs, as well as providing professional contacts that pave the way for exciting career options upon graduation.

In 1958, The Honors College welcomed its first 12 students. Today, approximately 450 students enjoy the outstanding educational benefits and networking opportunities afforded by The Honors College—a unique place for exceptional students to pursue learning to a greater degree.