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Student Advising Center
student success, University News

Commitment to Student Success Leads to Record Retention at UCM

A commitment to helping students remain on track toward meeting their education goals is showing positive results at the University of Central Missouri, evidenced by fall 2020 census data. Retention of first-time, first- to second-year students, a key quantitative measure of student success, is a record 74.8 percent.

November 17, 2020
UCM UMKC Signing
University News, Opportunity In Action, student success

UCM-UMKC Law School Agreement Creates Faster Path to Professional Career

A collaborative agreement between the University of Central Missouri and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law makes it possible for UCM students to complete a law degree approximately one year faster and at less cost than a traditional pathway.

November 13, 2020
ATMAE Virtual Presentation
student success, University News

Five UCM Graduate Students, Two Faculty Members Collaborate on Presentations at ATMAE Virtual National Conference

The annual conference of the Association of Technology Management and Applied Engineering Technology (ATMAE) is being conducted virtually and is an opportunity to showcase meaningful research conducted by members of the organization in a variety of academic and professional areas. A grant from UCM’s Office of Graduate Education and Research (GER) helps make UCM student participation possible.

October 26, 2020
Pre-law MOU Signing with UCM and MU
MOU, student success, University News

UCM and MU Agreement Creates Faster Pathway to Law Degree at Less Cost

Students pursuing a career in law now have a pathway to help expedite their career goal thanks to a cooperative agreement between the University of Central Missouri and the University of Missouri School of Law.

September 28, 2020
UCM Sign
CHST, University News, student success

ABET Accredits Six UCM Programs in College of Health, Science and Technology

ABET, an organization that sets the standard worldwide for the accreditation of programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering and engineering technology, has approved accreditation for six university of Central Missouri academic programs. All of these programs are housed in the College of Health, Science and Technology.

September 22, 2020
UCM Admin Building
student success, University News, awards, Rankings

Princeton Review Recognizes UCM Among 'Best in the Midwest' Institutions

In a salute to institutions of higher education it considers “academically outstanding and well worth consideration” for students in search of a degree, The Princeton Review has named the University of Central Missouri one of the “Best in the Midwest” colleges and universities.

September 11, 2020
UCM Campus Cupboard Volunteers
student success, Culture Of Service, University News

UCM's Campus Cupboard Continues to Be a Success

Since its inception in late 2013, the University of Central Missouri Campus Cupboard has successfully helped students, faculty and staff with nutritional and other basic supply needs. The importance of such efforts today continues to grow among the challenges of the pandemic.

September 10, 2020
UCM Graduate
University News, Rankings, student success, awards

UCM Nationally Recognized for Low Student Debt Among Graduates

Striving to make education affordable and accessible, the University of Central Missouri has been recognized by the student finance bureau LendEDU for having one of the lowest national debt numbers for 2019 graduates.

September 08, 2020
W.C. Morris Renovated Classroom
University News, student success

Chemistry Classroom Transformation Geared to Student Success

General Chemistry I and II courses can be challenging to many students, but through a recent classroom transformation in the University of Central Missouri Wilson C. Morris Science Building, the university hopes to enhance student success through interactive learning.

September 02, 2020
UCM's 2019-2020 Awards and Accolades
ucmblog, student success, awards

Celebrate UCM's Campus Community Highlights of the '19-20 Academic Year [VIDEO]

Take a look back at the wide variety of awards, accolades and achievements UCM celebrated in 2019-2020.

August 31, 2020
Learning Commons JCKL
University News, JCKL, student success

Physical Relocation of Learning Commons, Virtual Programs, Enhances Access

An area that plays an instrumental role in helping University of Central Missouri students succeed in their college education, the Learning Commons, often referred to as the “learning center,” has been relocated to the first floor of the James C. Kirkpatrick Library.

August 12, 2020
Degrees With Less Debt
University News, student success

UCM Recognized in St. Louis Graduates' Report, 'Degrees with Less Debt: Postsecondary Strategies that Enhance Low-income and Black Student Success'

The University of Central Missouri has been identified among five colleges and universities leading the charge to support low-income students and Black students to graduate from college with less debt. UCM’s work in this important area are noted in the report, “Degrees with Less Debt: Postsecondary Strategies that Enhance Low-income and Black Student Success, “to be released by St. Louis Graduates on July 15.

July 14, 2020
JCKL Library Lawn
ucmblog, student success

6 Reasons You Should Transfer to UCM

At UCM, we make transferring easy, and ensure you’ll find opportunities for success. In fact, 95% of UCM graduates launch their careers or continue their education within six months of graduation. Need more reasons? Here’s what you can look forward to when you choose UCM:

June 01, 2020
Zoom Travel
University News, ucmblog, student success

UCM Students Travel Virtually Amidst Coronavirus Pandemic

In a time where universities are closed, classes are online and study trips are canceled, Tricia Hansen-Horn, UCM professor and program coordinator of public relations, has found a way to help her students travel – virtually.

May 29, 2020
B-2 Spirits take off from Whiteman AFB
student success, Military Students, University News, Whiteman AFB

UCM Enhances Availability of Courses for Whiteman Air Force Base Military and Military-affiliated Personnel

The University of Central Missouri is enhancing its partnership with Whiteman Air Force Base to make continuing their education even more convenient and affordable for military and military-affiliated personnel. Thanks to improvements made this spring, UCM is now offering additional opportunities for remote learning at the base.

May 12, 2020
Student Advising Center
student success, University News

Commitment to Student Success Leads to Record Retention at UCM

A commitment to helping students remain on track toward meeting their education goals is showing positive results at the University of Central Missouri, evidenced by fall 2020 census data. Retention of first-time, first- to second-year students, a key quantitative measure of student success, is a record 74.8 percent.

November 17, 2020
UCM UMKC Signing
University News, Opportunity In Action, student success

UCM-UMKC Law School Agreement Creates Faster Path to Professional Career

A collaborative agreement between the University of Central Missouri and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law makes it possible for UCM students to complete a law degree approximately one year faster and at less cost than a traditional pathway.

November 13, 2020
ATMAE Virtual Presentation
student success, University News

Five UCM Graduate Students, Two Faculty Members Collaborate on Presentations at ATMAE Virtual National Conference

The annual conference of the Association of Technology Management and Applied Engineering Technology (ATMAE) is being conducted virtually and is an opportunity to showcase meaningful research conducted by members of the organization in a variety of academic and professional areas. A grant from UCM’s Office of Graduate Education and Research (GER) helps make UCM student participation possible.

October 26, 2020
Pre-law MOU Signing with UCM and MU
MOU, student success, University News

UCM and MU Agreement Creates Faster Pathway to Law Degree at Less Cost

Students pursuing a career in law now have a pathway to help expedite their career goal thanks to a cooperative agreement between the University of Central Missouri and the University of Missouri School of Law.

September 28, 2020
UCM Sign
CHST, University News, student success

ABET Accredits Six UCM Programs in College of Health, Science and Technology

ABET, an organization that sets the standard worldwide for the accreditation of programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering and engineering technology, has approved accreditation for six university of Central Missouri academic programs. All of these programs are housed in the College of Health, Science and Technology.

September 22, 2020
UCM Admin Building
student success, University News, awards, Rankings

Princeton Review Recognizes UCM Among 'Best in the Midwest' Institutions

In a salute to institutions of higher education it considers “academically outstanding and well worth consideration” for students in search of a degree, The Princeton Review has named the University of Central Missouri one of the “Best in the Midwest” colleges and universities.

September 11, 2020
UCM Campus Cupboard Volunteers
student success, Culture Of Service, University News

UCM's Campus Cupboard Continues to Be a Success

Since its inception in late 2013, the University of Central Missouri Campus Cupboard has successfully helped students, faculty and staff with nutritional and other basic supply needs. The importance of such efforts today continues to grow among the challenges of the pandemic.

September 10, 2020
UCM Graduate
University News, Rankings, student success, awards

UCM Nationally Recognized for Low Student Debt Among Graduates

Striving to make education affordable and accessible, the University of Central Missouri has been recognized by the student finance bureau LendEDU for having one of the lowest national debt numbers for 2019 graduates.

September 08, 2020
W.C. Morris Renovated Classroom
University News, student success

Chemistry Classroom Transformation Geared to Student Success

General Chemistry I and II courses can be challenging to many students, but through a recent classroom transformation in the University of Central Missouri Wilson C. Morris Science Building, the university hopes to enhance student success through interactive learning.

September 02, 2020
UCM's 2019-2020 Awards and Accolades
ucmblog, student success, awards

Celebrate UCM's Campus Community Highlights of the '19-20 Academic Year [VIDEO]

Take a look back at the wide variety of awards, accolades and achievements UCM celebrated in 2019-2020.

August 31, 2020
Learning Commons JCKL
University News, JCKL, student success

Physical Relocation of Learning Commons, Virtual Programs, Enhances Access

An area that plays an instrumental role in helping University of Central Missouri students succeed in their college education, the Learning Commons, often referred to as the “learning center,” has been relocated to the first floor of the James C. Kirkpatrick Library.

August 12, 2020
Degrees With Less Debt
University News, student success

UCM Recognized in St. Louis Graduates' Report, 'Degrees with Less Debt: Postsecondary Strategies that Enhance Low-income and Black Student Success'

The University of Central Missouri has been identified among five colleges and universities leading the charge to support low-income students and Black students to graduate from college with less debt. UCM’s work in this important area are noted in the report, “Degrees with Less Debt: Postsecondary Strategies that Enhance Low-income and Black Student Success, “to be released by St. Louis Graduates on July 15.

July 14, 2020
JCKL Library Lawn
ucmblog, student success

6 Reasons You Should Transfer to UCM

At UCM, we make transferring easy, and ensure you’ll find opportunities for success. In fact, 95% of UCM graduates launch their careers or continue their education within six months of graduation. Need more reasons? Here’s what you can look forward to when you choose UCM:

June 01, 2020
Zoom Travel
University News, ucmblog, student success

UCM Students Travel Virtually Amidst Coronavirus Pandemic

In a time where universities are closed, classes are online and study trips are canceled, Tricia Hansen-Horn, UCM professor and program coordinator of public relations, has found a way to help her students travel – virtually.

May 29, 2020
B-2 Spirits take off from Whiteman AFB
student success, Military Students, University News, Whiteman AFB

UCM Enhances Availability of Courses for Whiteman Air Force Base Military and Military-affiliated Personnel

The University of Central Missouri is enhancing its partnership with Whiteman Air Force Base to make continuing their education even more convenient and affordable for military and military-affiliated personnel. Thanks to improvements made this spring, UCM is now offering additional opportunities for remote learning at the base.

May 12, 2020

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