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


Why Choose Red


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When you Choose Red, you choose all that the University of Central Missouri has to offer. High-quality, future-focused academic programs. Engaged, experiential learning opportunities. A tuition plan and multiple scholarships that make UCM one of the most affordable universities in the country. Student support services that ensure your success. A commitment to helping you graduate on time, ready for your career. A culture of service. A worldly perspective enhanced by an extensive study abroad program and students from all over the world who Choose Red. A student experience, rich in tradition, with more than 200 student organizations and national championship athletic teams.

Academic Quality

UCM has the most accreditations among our competitors. At UCM, you’ll be able to collaborate with faculty on research projects, industry presentations and more. Our faculty members are noted in their fields and have real-world experience. Many of them have received national and international attention—and even trended on Twitter! The prestige of our academic programs means that by completing your degree at UCM, you are prepared to be a leader in your chosen career. It’s no wonder that 97% of UCM graduates find employment within six months of graduation.

Innovative Education

UCM offers more than 150 academic programs that are relevant to the job market. We incorporate new technologies into the learning process. We also facilitate internships with leading national companies. You will have access to brand new, state-of- the-art science facilities in the W.C. Morris Science Building. You may take part in cutting-edge academic programs, such as Cybersecurity, or our renowned aviation program. You will also be able to experience frontline concepts and applications that will prepare you for your chosen career.

Graduate on Time

At UCM, you are more than just a number. You will benefit from a diverse selection of support programs and initiatives to ensure you are successful in your college career. Learning to a Greater Degree is UCM’s commitment to provide the resources, tools and support you need to earn your degree on time. Learn more.

Affordable Tuition

UCM keeps tuition low and provides $19 million in multiple institutional scholarships. Our Red and Black scholarship is available to all eligible, admitted students without all the paperwork. Our Choose Red grant extends in-state tuition to students in neighboring states. Plus, UCM is the only public school in Missouri to pay you to graduate on time through the 15-to- Finish Scholarship. Learn more.

Convenient Locations

In addition to our main campus in Warrensburg, about 50 miles southeast of Kansas City, you can also choose UCM – Lee’s Summit. Learn more.

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Student Experience

At UCM, your experience extends beyond the classroom. You can be a part of more than 200 student organizations, including volunteering, sports, and Greek life. You can take part in traditions like Get the Red Out and Homecoming. You can also cheer on our athletic teams, which have won more than 11 national championships. You will be a Mule for life!

Culture of Service

We provide a culture where you can be part of something bigger than yourself. We live up to our motto, “Education for Service.” You will have the unique opportunity to change the world by creating and taking part in community and global outreach programs. These programs allow you to impact real change, and see the direct effect of your efforts in your community.

Citizen of the World

At UCM you will be part of a global community. UCM has students from nearly 50 countries—and faculty and staff who also come from all over the world! UCM has an extensive study abroad program, which places about 300 students around the world each year. To support this initiative, every UCM student who studies abroad is eligible for a scholarship!

Love Where You Live

UCM is centrally located in Missouri, making it a great choice for in-state students who want to experience a great campus life close to home. UCM offers a true campus environment comparable to a much larger school. Our award-winning, beautiful campus reflects our pride in our school and our community. With 14 residence halls and apartments, too, so you have a variety of on-campus living options. By living on campus, you are a part of a close community that is “in the know” about campus events. You will be no more than 10 minutes away from class as well as student-focused facilities, including the Student Recreation and Wellness Center, the Elliott Student Union and The Crossing.


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