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About UCM

The University of Central Missouri is an innovative school that offers a high-quality education while remaining one of the most affordable universities in the country.

Here, your education extends beyond books to include service-learning projects, study abroad opportunities and real-world experiences. Plus, UCM is the state leader in degree completion among public universities. Statistics recently released by the Missouri Department of Higher Education (MDHE) show that UCM’s degree completion rate per full-time equivalent (FTE) is the highest among all of Missouri’s public universities and more than double the state benchmark.


At UCM we strive to give you the student services, resources and support you need to experience academic success and earn your degree on time. Take classes online or on our campuses in Warrensburg and Lee’s Summit, Missouri. Take the Virtual Self-Guided Tour to view the Warrensburg and Lee's Summit campuses before visiting in person.





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Our Mission, Vision, and Strategic Plan

Mission & Vision - UCM disseminates knowledge that transforms students into leaders who possess the aptitudes, skills and confidence to succeed.

Strategic Plan - Taking a forward-looking approach in a new era in higher education, UCM developed a new strategic plan in 2019.

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University Leadership

Our leaders are driven to create an atmosphere where student success is a top priority.
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Students setting in front of the JC Kirkpatrick Library

Spacious and Beautiful Campus Locations

UCM has campuses in Warrensburg, about 50 miles southeast of Kansas City, and Lee’s Summit. Online options are also available. Learn more ->

Take a virtual tour of our Warrensburg campus, or UCM Lee's Summit at the Missouri Innovation Campus.




Academic Programs

Faculty and Students


Student-to-faculty ratio


Students who launch their careers or begin grad school within 6 months of graduation


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