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Rankings and Recognition

Getting it Right

Many students who are considering a college or university often look for guidance at some of the nationally known publications, both online and in print, that either rank institutions or recognize them on the basis of certain characteristics. Some organizations also provide special recognition to institutions that are "getting it right" in terms of the education students are provided. Here are just a few examples of recognition the University of Central Missouri has earned:

 

U.S. News & World Report named the University of Central Missouri to its regional list of Best Public Colleges and Universities in its 2023 Best Colleges Guidebook. U.S. News & World Report ranked UCM as:

  • Best Regional Universities (Midwest) - 2023
  • Top Public School in the Midwest Region (#14) - 2023
  • Best Colleges for Veterans (#29) - 2023
  • Best Value School (#62) - 2023
  • Top Performers on Social Mobility, a category based on success in helping economically disadvantage students to finish college (#98) - 2023
  • Best Nursing Programs - 2023
  • Best Business Programs - 2023 
  • Best Computer Science Programs (#308-537) - 2023
  • Best Speech-Language Pathology Masters Programs (#189) - 2022
  • Best Part-time MBA (#206-#273) - 2022
  • Best Business Schools - 2022
  • Best Nursing Schools: Master's - 2022
  • Best Bachelor of Science in Nursing (#388) - 2022
  • Best Online Masters in Nursing Programs - 2022
  • Best Part-time MBA - 2022
  • Best Online MBA Programs (#83) - 2021
  • Best Online MBA Programs for Veterans (#48) - 2021
  • Best Online Masters in Nursing Programs (#132-#173) - 2021


The Princeton Review 
named UCM a 2022 Best College in the Midwestern Region. UCM has earned this designation consecutively since 2004. The publication noted that a "top-notch education comes with a very low price tag" at the University of Central Missouri. Institutions are primarily recognized for their excellent academic programs, with selections based on data from each institution, school visits, and opinions of independent and high school-based college advisers whose recommendations are invited.  Additionally, UCM was named to The Princeton Review's 2022 Best Online Nursing School Master's Programs.

 

Forbes has named UCM as one of the 2021 America's Top Colleges. According to Forbes, they "ranked colleges and universities in the U.S. based on the return on investment and outcomes they delivered for their students. Schools placed well if their students graduated on time, secured high salaries and low debt, and went on to have successful careers." 


VIQTORY named UCM as a Military Friendly® Gold School for 2022-2023. Institutions earning the Military Friendly® School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. Over 1,800 schools participated in the 2022-2023 survey with around 282 schools earning the designation. Other military recognitions include:

  • Best Colleges for Military and Veterans by Abound - 2022
  • Top College for Veterans (top 5%) by College Factual - 2021
  • Top Education for Veterans (Top 10%) by College Factual - 2021


Colleges of Distinction
has recognized UCM as one of the 2021-2022 Best Colleges for You.  According to Colleges of Distinction, they hand pick colleges that are "well equipped to provide a personalized education catered to students' interests" using four distinctions - student engagement, teaching, community and outcomes. Additionally, University HQ has recognized UCM in their list of Best Master's Degrees in Missouri, Best Bachelor's Degrees in Missouri and Best College to Earn an Online Bachelor's Degre in the U.S

UCM has been recognized by a variety of entities for excellence in different areas including:

 

Graduate School Excellence

  • Best Graduate Schools by Abound - 2022
  • Best Master's Degrees in Missouri by University HQ - 2022
  • Top Grad School Programs by Abound - 2021

Online Excellence

  • 100 Best Online Colleges by Abound - 2022
  • Top 100 Best College to Earn an Online Bachelor's Degre in the U.S. by University HQ (#90) - 2022
  • Best Online Degree in Missouri (#5) by University HQ - 2022 
  • 10 Best Colleges in Missouri (#10) by Academic Influence - 2022
  • 10 Best Public Colleges in Missouri (#7) by Academic Influence - 2022
  • Missouri's Best Colleges and Universities by Academic Stewardship by Academic Influence - 2022
  • Best Online Colleges in Missouri (#8) by ZDNet - 2022
  • Best Online Colleges and Universities by Intelligent - 2021
  • Best 25 Non-Profit Colleges and Non-Profit Online Colleges by Best Value Schools - 2021

Affordability

  • Best College for the Money Without Aid (top 15%) by College Factual - 2021
  • Best Bachelor's Degree Colleges for the Money by College Factual (top 15%) - 2022
  • 10 Most Affordable Colleges in Missouri (#7) by Academic Influence - 2022
  • Missouri's Most Affordable Colleges & Universities 2021 by Academic Influence - 2021

Adult Program Excellence

  • Best Colleges for Adults by Abound - 2022
  • Best College for Non-Traditional Students (top 15%) by College Factual - 2021
  • Top Adult Degree Programs by Abound - 2021

Overall Excellence

  • Best Bachelor's Degrees in Missouri by University HQ - 2022
  • Best Colleges by Salary Score in Missouri by GradReports - 2021
  • Missouri’s Best Public Colleges & Universities of 2021 by Academic Influence - 2021
  • Missouri’s Best Liberal Arts Colleges of 2021 by Academic Influence - 2021
  • Missouri’s Best Colleges & Universities of 2021 by Academic Influence - 2021

International Student Excellence

  • Best College for International Value (top 5%) by College Factual - 2021
  • Best College for International Value - India (top 1%) by College Factual - 2021
  • Best College for International Value - Japan (top 5%) by College Factual - 2021
  • Best College for International Value - Kenya (top 5%) by College Factual - 2021
  • Best College for International Value - Nepal (top 5%) by College Factual - 2021
  • Best College for International Value - Nigeria (top 5%) by College Factual - 2021
  • Best College for International Value - Pakistan (top 5%) by College Factual - 2021
  • Best College for International Value - Saudi Arabia (top 5%) by College Factual - 2021
  • Best College for International Value - Thailand (top 5%) by College Factual - 2021
  • Best College for International Value - United Arab Emirates (top 5%) by College Factual - 2021
  • Best College for International Value - United Kingdom (top 5%) by College Factual - 2021
  • Best College for International Value - Canada (top 10%) by College Factual - 2021
  • Best College for International Value - China (top 10%) by College Factual - 2021
  • Best College for International Value - Malaysia (top 10%) by College Factual - 2021
  • Best College for International Value - South Korea (top 10%) by College Factual - 2021
  • Best College for International Value - Taiwan (top 10%) by College Factual - 2021
  • Best College for International Value - Bangladesh (top 15%) by College Factual - 2021

While UCM is consistently recognized for its overall high academic quality, many programs are ranked regionally and nationally. For example, Fortune named UCM's online MBA program in their list of 100 Best Online MBA programs and named UCM in their list of 100 Best Part-Time MBA Programs. The following are some of UCM's program-specific rankings from 2021 and 2022.

 

Accounting

  • Best Value Bachelor’s Degree College for Accounting (top 15%) by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Popular Colleges for Accounting by College Factual - 2022

Actuarial Science

  • 25 Best Online Master’s in Actuarial Science for 2021 by Best Masters Programs - 2021
  • 10 Most Affordable Bachelor's in Actuarial Science for 2022 by Bachelor's Degree Center - 2022

Agriculture

  • Best Value College for Agricultural Business & Management in Missouri (#1) by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Focused Bachelor’s Degree College for Agricultural Business & Management in Missouri (#1) by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Focused Colleges for Agricultural Business & Management (top 15.5%) by College Factual - 2022

Anthropology

  • Best Anthropology Colleges in Missouri by Universities.com - 2021

Art

  • Best Value for Commercial and Advertising Art by College Factual - 2022
  • Highest Paid Bachelor’s Degree Graphic Communications Graduates in the Plains States Region (#2) by College Factual - 2022
  • Highest Paid Bachelor’s Degree Graphic Communications Graduates by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Commercial & Advertising Art (top 10%) by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Popular Colleges for Commercial & Advertising Art (top 8.5%) by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Popular Colleges for Design & Applied Arts by College Factual - 2022

Athletic Training

  • Best Value Bachelor’s Degree College for Athletic Training (top 15%) by College Factual - 2022

Aviation

  • Most Focused Colleges for Air Transportation in the Plains States Region by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Popular Master’s Degree Colleges for Aviation/Airway Management & Operations (#2) by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Popular Colleges for Aviation/Airway Management & Operations (top 10.5%) by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Popular Colleges for Air Transportation (top 15%) by College Factual - 2022

Behavior Analysis

  • Top 36 Online BCBA Master’s Degree Programs (ranked #4 for our low tuition) by Intelligent - 2022
  • Best Online BCBA Masters Degree Programs by Intelligent - 2021

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

  • Best Value College for Biological & Biomedical Sciences by College Factual - 2022

Business Administration, Management and Marketing

  • Best Part-time MBA by U.S. News & World Report - 2022
  • Best Online MBA Programs (#55) by Fortune - 2022
  • Best Value Bachelor’s Degree College for General Business Administration and Management by College Factual - 2022
  • Best Value Bachelor’s Degree College for Business Administration & Management by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Popular Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing by College Factual - 2022
  • Best Value College for Marketing/Marketing Management, General by College Factual - 2022
  • Best Value Bachelor’s Degree College for Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing in the Plains States Region (#1) by College Factual - 2022
  • Best Value College for Business, Management & Marketing (top 15%) by College Factual - 2021
  • Best Value College for Business Administration and Management  (top 15%) by College Factual - 2021
  • Best Online Bachelor’s in Business Administration by Academic Influence - 2021
  • Best Value for Entrepreneurship by College Factual - 2022
  • Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Entrepreneurship by College Factual - 2022
  • Best Part-Time MBA Programs by Fortune - 2022
  • Best MBA Programs (#19) by Intelligent - 2022
  • Top Sales Programs by Sales Education Foundation - 2022
  • Top 100 Best Affordable Economics Degrees (#91) by University HQ - 2022 
  • Best MBA Programs (#13 in Missouri) by University HQ - 2022
  • Top 100 Best Affordable Entrepreneurship Degrees (#37) by University HQ - 2022
  • Best Online MBA Programs by Fortune - 2021
  • Best Online MBA Programs by U.S. News and World Report - 2021
  • Best Online MBA Programs for Veterans by U.S. News and World Report - 2021
  • Most Affordable Online Marketing Degrees by EduRef.net - 2021
  • Best Online Bachelor’s in Marketing and Advertising by Academic Influence - 2021
  • Top Universities for Professional Sales Education - 2021

Child and Family Development

  • Most Focused Colleges for Human Development & Family Studies in the Plains States Region by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Popular Colleges for Child Development (top 10.5%) by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Popular Colleges for Human Development & Family Studies (top 15%) by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Popular Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences by College Factual - 2022
  • Best Child Development Degree Programs - Best Job Placement Rate by Intelligent - 2022
  • Best Online Child Development Degree Programs by Intelligent - 2021
  • Most Popular in Human Development and Family Studies (top 15%) by College Factual - 2021

Coaching

  • Best Online Masters in Coaching Degree Programs by Intelligent - 2022
  • Best Online Masters in Coaching Degree Programs by Intelligent - 2021

Communications

  • Highest Paid Bachelor’s Degree Communications Technologies & Support Graduates in the Plains States Region (#2) by College Factual - 2022
  • Best Value Colleges for Radio, Television & Digital Communication in Missouri (#1) by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Focused Colleges for Radio & Television in the Plains States Region (#1) by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Focused Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Radio & Television in the Plains States Region (#1) by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Popular Colleges for Radio, Television & Digital Communication in Missouri (#1) by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Focused Master’s Degree Colleges for Communication & Media Studies by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Popular Colleges for Communication & Journalism by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Popular Colleges for Radio, Television & Digital Communication by College Factual - 2021
  • Best Value College for Communication & Journalism (top 10%) by College Factual - 2021
  • Best Online Masters In Communication Degree Programs by Intelligent - 2021

Computer Networking, Computer Science, Information Technology and Cybersecurity

  • Best Online Cybersecurity Master's Degree Programs (#33) by Student Training & Education in Public Service - 2022
  • Top 100 Best Affordable Cybersecurity Degrees (#88) by University HQ - 2022
  • Top 100 Best Affordable Colleges to earn your Software Engineering Degree (#36) by University HQ - 2022
  • Top 100 Best Affordable Information Technology Degrees (#79) by University HQ - 2022
  • Best Bachelor Degrees in Cyber Security (#24) by Best Accredited Colleges - 2022
  • Best Value Master’s Degree Colleges for Information Technology by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Focused Master’s Degree Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Missouri (#1) by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Focused Colleges for Computer Science in Missouri (#1) by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Focused Master’s Degree Colleges for Computer Science (top 4%) by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Focused Colleges for Information Technology in Missouri (#1) by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Focused Colleges for Computer & IS Security in Missouri (#2) by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Focused Master’s Degree Colleges for Computer Information Systems in Missouri (#2) by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Focused Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Missouri (#3) by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Focused Master’s Degree Colleges for Computer Science in the Plains States Region (#3) by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Focused Master’s Degree Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in the Plains States Region (top 8%) by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Focused Colleges for Computer Science in the Plains States Region (top 4%) by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Focused Master’s Degree Colleges for Computer Information Systems in the Plains States Region by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Focused Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in the Plains States Region (top 3%) by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Focused Colleges for Information Technology in the Plains States Region by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Focused Master’s Degree Colleges for Information Technology by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Focused Master’s Degree Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences (top 5%) by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Focused Colleges for Computer Science (top 3.5%) by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Focused Master’s Degree Colleges for Computer Information Systems by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Focused Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences (top 4%) by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Popular Master’s Degree Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Missouri (#1) by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Popular Colleges for Computer Science in Missouri (#1) by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Popular Master’s Degree Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in the Plains States Region (#1) by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Popular Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Missouri (#1) by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Popular Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in the Plains States Region (top 2%) by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Popular Master’s Degree Colleges for Computer Science (top 5%) by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Popular Colleges for Computer Science (top 4%) by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Popular Colleges for Computer Information Systems (top 15%) by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Popular Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences (top 3.5%) by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Popular Colleges for Computer & IS Security (top 15%) by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Popular Master’s Degree Colleges for Computer Information Systems by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Popular Master’s Degree Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences (top 6%) by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Popular Colleges for Information Technology (top 10%) by College Factual - 2022
  • Best Bachelor's Degrees in Computer Networking - Study.com - 2021
  • Best Bachelor's Degrees in Cybersecurity - Study.com - 2021
  • Best in Missouri Offering Cloud Computing Programs by Plexuss Global - 2021
  • Best in Missouri Offering Network & System Administration Program by Plexuss Global - 2021
  • Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Computer Science in Missouri (#2) by College Factual - 2022
  • Best Value College for Computer & Information Sciences (top 15%) by College Factual - 2021
  • Most Popular College for Computer & Information Sciences (top 15%) by College Factual - 2021
  • The Best Computer Science Degrees by Learn.org - 2021

Construction Management

  • Best Construction Management Bachelor's Degree Schools in Missouri (#2) by Business Degree Central - 2022
  • Top Schools for Construction Management in Missouri (#2) by College Factual - 2022
  • Top 50 Best Construction Management Schools in the U.S. (#10) by Value Colleges - 2022

Counseling

  • Top 100 Best Affordable Marriage & Family Counseling Colleges (#19) by University HQ - 2022
  • Top 100 Best Affordable Mental Health Counseling Degrees (#93) by University HQ - 2022

Criminal Justice and Criminology and Homeland Security

  • Highest Paid Bachelor’s Degree Criminal Justice & Corrections Graduates in Missouri by College Factual - 2022
  • Best Value College for Homeland Security in Missouri (#1) by College Factual - 2022
  • Best Criminal Justice Schools in Missouri (#2) by College Factual - 2022
  • Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting School in Missouri by College Factual -  2022
  • Most Popular Colleges for Homeland Security in Missouri (#1) by College Factual - 2022
  • Top Online Criminal Justice Master’s Degrees for 2022 by Online Master's Degrees - 2022
  • Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting in Missouri (#1) by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting in the Plains States Region (top 3%) by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Online Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Schools (#1) by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Popular Online Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Schools (#2) by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Online Homeland Security Schools (#2) by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Online Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Schools (#2) by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Online Criminal Justice & Corrections Schools (#2) by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Online Criminal Justice Schools (top 15%) by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Popular Online Criminal Justice & Corrections Schools (#3) by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Popular Online Criminal Justice Schools (top 10%) by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Online Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Schools (top 10%) by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Online Criminal Justice & Corrections Schools ( top 15%) by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Popular Online Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Schools (top 10%) by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Popular Online Criminal Justice & Corrections Schools (top 10%) by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Popular Colleges for Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting in the Plains States Region (top 5%) by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting (top 9%) by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Popular Colleges for Criminal Justice (top 6.5%) by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Criminal Justice & Corrections (top 15%) by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Popular Colleges for Criminal Justice & Corrections (top 7.5%) by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Criminal Justice (top 8%) by College Factual - 2022
  • Best Master's in Criminal Justice Degree Programs (#9) by Intelligent - 2022
  • Best Master's in Law Enforcement Administration Degree (#22) by Intelligent - 2022
  • Best Master's in Public Safety Administration Degree (#28) by Intelligent - 2022
  • Top 100 Best Online Master's Degrees in Criminal Justice (#30) by University HQ - 2022
  • Best Bachelor's in Homeland Security Degree Programs (#27) by Best Accredited Colleges - 2022
  • Best Online Masters In Criminal Justice Degree Programs by Intelligent - 2021
  • Most Popular Online College for Criminal Justice & Corrections for Non-Traditional Students (top 15%) by College Factual - 2021
  • Top Ranked College for Criminal Justice & Corrections for Veterans (top 15%) by College Factual - 2021
  • Best Value College for Criminal Justice & Corrections (Top 15%) by College Factual - 2021
  • Most Popular College for Criminal Justice & Corrections (Top 10%) by College Factual - 2021
  • Most Popular in Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting (top 10%) by College Factual - 2021
  • Top Ranked College for Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting for Veterans (top 10%) by College Factual - 2021
  • Most Popular Online College for Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting for Non-Traditional Students (top 10%) by College Factual - 2021
  • Best Online Bachelor's in Law Enforcement by Learn.org - 2021

Crisis and Disaster Management

  • Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management in Missouri (#1) by College Factual - 2022
  • #2 Best Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management colleges in Missouri by Universities.com - 2022
  • Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Online Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management Schools by College Factual - 2022
  • Best Emergency Management Degree - Best Certificate Program (#5) by Intelligent - 2022
  • Best Online Emergency Management Degree Programs by Intelligent (#1) - 2021 and 2020
  • Most Affordable Bachelor’s in Homeland Security and Emergency Management Degrees Online (#11) by Best Degree Programs - 2021
  • Best Affordable Online Emergency Management Degree Programs (Bachelor’s) (#12) by Affordable Schools - 2020

Design

  • Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Design & Applied Arts in Missouri (#2) by College Factual - 2022
  • Best Value College for Design and Applied Arts (Top 15%) by College Factual - 2021
  • Most Popular College for Design and Applied Arts (Top 15%) by College Factual - 2021
  • Best in Missouri Offering Design & Applied Arts by Plexuss Global - 2021

Drafting

  • Most Popular Colleges for CAD/CADD Drafting &/or Design Technology (top 5%) by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Popular in Drafting & Design Engineering Technology (top 5%) by College Factual - 2021

Economics

  • Most Affordable Economics Colleges by University HQ - 2022

Education

  • Highest Paid Master’s Degree Higher Education/Higher Education Administration Graduates in Missouri (#1) by College Factual - 2022
  • Best Value Bachelor’s Degree College for Elementary Education (top 15%) by College Factual - 2022
  • Best Value College for Elementary Education by College Factual - 2022
  • Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education & Teaching by College Factual - 2022
  • Best Value Colleges for Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education & Teaching by College Factual - 2022
  • Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for General Special Education by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Affordable Online Master's in Secondary Education (#9 and only university in MIssouri) by Master's Program Guide - 2022
  • Most Focused Colleges for Education (top 15%) by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Focused Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Education by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Focused Colleges for Mathematics Education (top 10%) by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Focused Master’s Degree Colleges for Mathematics Education (top 5.5%) by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Focused Colleges for Mathematics Education in Missouri (#1) by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Focused Colleges for Mathematics Education in the Plains States Region (top 8.5%) by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Focused Master’s Degree Colleges for Mathematics Education in Missouri (#1) by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Focused Master’s Degree Colleges for Mathematics Education in the Plains States Region (#1) by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Focused Master’s Degree Colleges for Instructional Media Design (top 15.5%) by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Focused Colleges for Instructional Media Design (top 15%) by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Focused Colleges for Instructional Media Design in Missouri (#2) by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Focused Colleges for Secondary Education by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Focused Colleges for Teacher Education Grade Specific (top 15%) by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Focused Master’s Degree Colleges for Teacher Education Grade Specific in Missouri by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Focused Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Educational Administration in the Plains States Region (#1) by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Popular Colleges for Instructional Media Design in Missouri (#1) by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Popular Master’s Degree Colleges for Instructional Media Design (top 15%) by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Popular Colleges for Instructional Media Design (top 15%) by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Popular Master’s Degree Colleges for Mathematics Education (top 5%) by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Secondary Education (top 5%) by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Popular Colleges for Mathematics Education (top 3%) by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Other Education (top 15%) by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Popular Colleges for Secondary Education (top 4.5%) by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Art Education (top 9%) by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Music Education (top 7.5%) by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Popular Colleges for Teacher Education Grade Specific (top 2.5%) by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Popular Master’s Degree Colleges for Health & Physical Education (top 15%) by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Popular Colleges for Teacher Education by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Popular Colleges for Art Education (top 15%) by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Teacher Education Grade Specific (top 5%) by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Elementary Education (top 7%) by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Popular Colleges for Elementary Education (top 6%) by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Popular Colleges for Music Education (top 15%) by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Popular Master’s Degree Colleges for Teacher Education Grade Specific (top 10%) by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Education (top 5.5%) by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Popular Master’s Degree Colleges for Teacher Education Subject Specific (top 15%) by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Popular Colleges for Teacher Education Subject Specific (top 15%) by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Popular Colleges for Education (top 6%) by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Teacher Education Subject Specific by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Popular Master’s Degree Colleges for Education by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Popular Colleges for Health & Physical Education by College Factual - 2022
  • Best Master's in Teaching Degree (#17) by Intelligent - 2022
  • Best Master's in K-12 Education Degree Programs - Best Autism Spectrum Disorder Focus (#18) by Intelligent - 2022
  • Best Master's in Curriculum and Instruction Degree Programs - Best Middles School Focus (#31) by Intelligent - 2022
  • Most Affordable Online Master's in Educational Technology (#3) by Best Value Schools - 2021
  • Best Online Masters in Educational Technology Degree Programs (#11) by Intelligent - 2021
  • Best Value in Education (top 10%) by College Factual - 2021
  • Most Popular in Education (top 5%) by College Factual - 2021 
  • Most Focused in Education (top 10%) by College Factual - 2021
  • Best College for Education for Non-Traditional Students (top 10%) by College Factual - 2021
  • Best Value for Educational/Instructional Technology by College Factual - 2022
  • Best Online Masters in Secondary Education Degree Programs by Intelligent - 2021
  • Best Online Masters in Online Teaching Degree Programs by Intelligent - 2021
  • Top 50 Masters in Elementary Education Degree Programs (Most Flexible Admissions) by Intelligent - 2021
  • Best Online Masters in Elementary Education Degree Programs (#1) by Intelligent - 2021
  • Best Online Masters in Educational Technology Degree Programs (#1) by Intelligent - 2021
  • Best Online Masters in K-12 Education Degree Programs (#3) by Intelligent - 2021
  • Best Online Masters in Physical Education with the Highest Return on Investment (#4 in nation #1 in Missouri) by OnlineU - 2021
  • 50 Best Online Master’s in Educational Technology Degrees (#48) by Best Education Degrees - 2020 

Engineering Technology

  • Best Value in Engineering Technologies by College Factual - 2022
  • Best Value Bachelor’s Degree College for General Engineering Technology by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Focused Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Engineering Technologies in Missouri (#1) by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Focused Colleges for Engineering Technologies in Missouri by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Focused Colleges for Engineering Technologies in the Plains States Region by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Focused Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Engineering Technologies in the Plains States Region by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Focused Colleges for Engineering Technologies (top 15%) by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Focused Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Engineering Technologies (top 15%) by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Popular Colleges for Engineering Technologies in Missouri (#1) by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Engineering Technologies in Missouri (#1) by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Popular Colleges for Engineering Technologies in the Plains States Region (top 4%) by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Popular Online Engineering Technologies Schools by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Focused Colleges for Quality Control Technology in the Plains States Region by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Focused Colleges for Quality Control Technology (top 15%) by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Popular Colleges for General Engineering Technology (top 15%) by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Popular Colleges for Engineering Technology (top 15%) by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Engineering Technologies (top 15%) by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Popular Colleges for Drafting & Design Engineering Technology (top 9.5%) by College Factual - 2022
  • Most Popular Colleges for Engineering Technologies (top 4%) by College Factual - 2022
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English Literature

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Fashion Merchandising

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  • Best Value Bachelor’s Degree College for Fashion Merchandising (top 15%) by College Factual - 2022
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Finance

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Fine Arts

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Individualized Studies

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  • Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Individualized Studies (top 15.5%) by College Factual - 2022
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Interior Design

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  • #2 Best Interior Design School in Missouri (undergraduate) by PLEXUSS - 2022

Kinesiology and Exercise Science

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Library Science

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Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods

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Music

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Nursing and Health Studies

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  • Best Online Nutrition Degree Programs by Intelligent - 2021

Nutrition and Dietetics

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Occupational Safety

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Photography

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Political Science

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Public Administration and Social Service

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Public Relations and Strategic Communications

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Psychology

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Security Management

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Social Gerontology

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Social Work

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Speech Language Pathology and Speech Communication

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Sport Management

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Visual and Performing Arts

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P. O. Box 800
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Tel: (660) 543-4111

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