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President Best Says UCM Outlook is "Mule Strong" with Successes That Include Enrollment Increase

WARRENSBURG, MO – Announcing that the University of Central Missouri was the only institution out of 47 colleges and universities from Missouri and our region to experience enrollment gains this fall across three segments - first-time freshmen, transfer and international - President Roger Best affirmed that the university has much to be proud of when he presented his 2021 State of the University Address. In his speech on Sept. 16 he called the institution “Mule Strong,” also announcing a salary increase for full-time employees, effective Jan. 1, 2022.

September 17, 2021
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UCM Ranks 16th Among U.S. News & World Report's Top Midwest Institutions

For the third consecutive year, the University of Central Missouri maintained its spot at #16 as a top public institution in the Midwest region on the 2022 U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges rankings, and was also listed #31 among best colleges and universities for Veterans, #60 as a best value institution, and #74 among best regional universities in the Midwest.

September 17, 2021
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Official Missouri Bicentennial Exhibit, the Struggle for Statehood Comes to UCM-Lee's Summit Sept. 22-Oct. 26

An opportunity to learn more about the challenges Missouri’s founders faced more than 200 years ago, the University of Central Missouri is bringing to the Kansas City area the Struggle for Statehood, Missouri’s Official Bicentennial Exhibit.

September 14, 2021


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