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University of Central Missouri Overview

University of Central Missouri is a public institution located in Warrensburg, Missouri. The charming, small-town atmosphere of Warrensburg draws many to the area.

What Is University of Central Missouri Known For?

2,152 Undergraduate Awards
$21,829 Avg Cost After Aid
84% Acceptance Rate
  • The highest award offered at UCM is the post-master's certificate.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of the faculty were full-time.

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University of Central Missouri Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UCM.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Online Other Education Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#48 Most Popular Online Criminal Justice & Corrections Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#49 Most Popular Online Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards UCM has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#7 Best Value Colleges for Engineering Technologies College Factual
#19 Best Value Colleges for Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting College Factual
#34 Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#39 Best Education Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#40 Best Value Colleges for Education College Factual
#53 Best Value Colleges for Communication & Journalism College Factual

Where Is University of Central Missouri?

Location of University of Central Missouri

Contact details for UCM are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 108 W South Street, Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660-543-4111
Website: https://www.ucmo.edu
Twitter: https://twitter.com/UCentralMO

How Do I Get Into UCM?

You can apply to UCM online at: https://www.ucmo.edu/future-students/apply-to-ucm/

Admission Requirements for UCM

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UCM?

84% Acceptance Rate
58% Of Accepted Are Women
0% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at University of Central Missouri is 84%. This means that is not quite as selective as some schools, but you'll still need to submit a good application if you want to be considered by the admissions department.

Approximately 42% of accepted students are men and 58% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 83%, and the acceptance rate for women is 84%.

Average Test Scores

About 0% of students accepted to UCM submitted their SAT scores.UCM received ACT scores from 97% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 19 and 25. Math scores were between 18 and 25. Composite scores were between 19 and 25.

ACT English Scores for University of Central Missouri  ( 19 to 25 )
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ACT Math Scores for University of Central Missouri  ( 18 to 25 )
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ACT Composite Scores for University of Central Missouri  ( 19 to 25 )
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Can I Afford University of Central Missouri?

$21,829 Net Price
64% Take Out Loans
8.5% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UCM is $21,829. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At UCM, approximately 64% of students took out student loans averaging $6,365 a year. That adds up to $25,460 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UCM is 8.5%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

University of Central Missouri Undergraduate Student Diversity

7,293 Full-Time Undergraduates
55% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 9,300 undergraduate students at UCM, with 7,293 being full-time and 2,007 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  UCM

There are also 2,187 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 7,293 full-time undergraduates at UCM, 45% are male and 55% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  UCM

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Central Missouri students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of UCM Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 55
Black or African American 758
Hispanic or Latino 348
White 5,486
International Students 221
Other Races/Ethnicities 425

Geographic Diversity

Missouri students aren't the only ones who study at University of Central Missouri. At this time, 22 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 67 countries are represented at UCM. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, Saudi Arabia, and Nepal.

Online Learning at University of Central Missouri

1,142 Took All Classes Online
4,337 Took At Least One Class Online
-6.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 6 bachelor’s degree and 14 master’s degree programs available online at UCM. In 2017-2018, 4,337 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UCM has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 13th most popular in Missouri for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of UCM

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Central Missouri was -6.4%. This is the #2,516 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UCM regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of UCM majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Criminal Justice & Corrections 8%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 6%
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 7%
Liberal Arts General Studies 7%
Other Education 27%
Quality Control Technology 2%
Teacher Education Grade Specific 4%
Teacher Education Subject Specific 3%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at UCM ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at UCM.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Air Transportation #22
Quality Control Technology #24
Transportation & Materials Moving #25
Industrial Engineering #30
Industrial Production Technology #34
Other Education #50
Library & Information Science #52
Homeland Security #71
Library Science #71
Health & Physical Education #114
Communication & Media Studies #118
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies #131
Engineering #132
Instructional Media Design #135
Communication & Journalism #178
Engineering Technologies #195
Teacher Education Subject Specific #226
Teacher Education Grade Specific #328
Criminal Justice & Corrections #470

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

University of Central Missouri Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s TOTAL
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 197 0 92 289
Computer Science 0 56 0 156 212
Nursing 0 151 0 44 195
Criminal Justice & Corrections 7 141 0 25 173
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 102 0 0 102
Quality Control Technology 0 75 0 22 97
Other Education 0 55 38 0 93
Health & Physical Education 0 40 0 51 91
Industrial Production Technology 55 6 17 7 85
Child Development & Psychology 1 78 0 4 83
Teacher Education Subject Specific 5 33 4 36 78
Business Administration & Management 0 49 0 28 77
Human Development & Family Studies 0 57 0 14 71
Computer Information Systems 0 15 0 53 68
Accounting 0 38 0 25 63
General Biology 0 58 0 4 62
Marketing 3 57 0 0 60
General Engineering Technology 17 41 1 0 59
Design & Applied Arts 0 55 0 0 55
Educational Administration 0 0 30 24 54
Air Transportation 0 33 0 17 50
Health Sciences & Services 0 47 0 0 47
Information Technology 0 29 0 16 45
Instructional Media Design 0 0 2 43 45
Communication Sciences 0 13 0 30 43
Finance & Financial Management 0 40 0 0 40
Homeland Security 25 13 0 0 38
Communication & Media Studies 0 20 0 17 37
Social Work 0 37 0 0 37
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 4 30 0 0 34
Special Education 0 19 0 14 33
Fine & Studio Arts 0 32 0 0 32
Music 0 18 0 14 32
Construction Management 0 30 0 0 30
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 0 30 0 0 30
Mechanical Engineering Technology 13 13 0 0 26
Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing 0 25 0 0 25
Industrial Engineering 0 0 0 25 25
Agricultural Economics & Business 0 23 0 0 23
Public Relations & Advertising 0 22 0 0 22
History 0 13 0 8 21
Allied Health Professions 0 19 0 0 19
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 0 19 19
Economics 0 19 0 0 19
Library & Information Science 0 0 0 18 18
Sociology 0 18 0 0 18
International Studies 0 17 0 0 17
Drama & Theater Arts 0 15 0 0 15
Graphic Communications 0 13 0 0 13
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 0 13 0 0 13
Teaching English or French 0 0 0 12 12
Anthropology 0 12 0 0 12
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 11 0 0 11
Computer Systems Networking 0 11 0 0 11
Political Science & Government 0 11 0 0 11
General English Literature 0 10 0 0 10
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 1 9 0 0 10
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 9 0 0 9
Mathematics 0 5 0 4 9
Hospitality Management 0 8 0 0 8
Chemistry 0 8 0 0 8
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 6 0 0 6
International Business 0 5 0 0 5
Computer Engineering Technology 0 4 0 0 4
Electronics Engineering Technology 0 4 0 0 4
Gerontology 0 0 0 4 4
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 0 0 0 2 2
Philosophy 0 2 0 0 2
General Psychology 0 0 0 2 2
Computer Systems Analysis 0 0 0 1 1
Ethnic Studies 0 0 1 0 1
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 1 0 0 1
Romance Languages 0 0 0 0 0
Natural Resources Conservation 0 0 0 0 0
Geography & Cartography 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 131 2,021 93 831 3,076

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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