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?
- The highest award offered at UCM is the post-master's certificate.
- In 2019-2020, 100% of the faculty were full-time.
- Students who graduate from UCM with a bachelor's degree make about $43,755 a year. That's 7% more than those who graduate from other schools.
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.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards UCM has earned from around the web.
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|#1||Best Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies, Other Bachelor’s Degree Schools||College Factual|
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|#4||Best Quality Control Technology Schools||College Factual|
|#6||Best General Engineering Technology Schools||College Factual|
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Where Is University of Central Missouri?
Contact details for UCM are given below.
|Address:||108 W South Street, Warrensburg, MO 64093|
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
|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|
How Hard Is It To Get Into UCM?
Approximately 40% of accepted students are men and 60% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 65%, and the acceptance rate for women is 63%.
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 18 and 24. Math scores were between 18 and 25. Composite scores were between 19 and 25.
Can I Afford University of Central Missouri?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At UCM, approximately 56% of students took out student loans averaging $6,891 a year. That adds up to $27,564 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at UCM is 6.1%. 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
There are also 2,330 graduate students at the school.
Of the 6,009 full-time undergraduates at UCM, 45% are male and 55% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Central Missouri students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||543|
|Hispanic or Latino||333|
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
The following chart shows how the online learning population at UCM has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 9th most popular in Missouri for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.
Online Affordability Rankings of UCM
During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at University of Central Missouri was $8,306 for in-state students. Out-of-state students paid $15,434. The following table shows how UCM is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.
|Major||Tuition for In-State Students||Tuition for Out-of-State Students|
|Transportation & Materials Moving||#4||#4|
|Quality Control Technology||#7||#1|
|Communication & Media Studies||#12||#7|
|General Engineering Technology||#16||#7|
|Industrial Production Technology||#16||#1|
|Communication & Journalism||#24||#7|
|Library & Information Science||#28||#1|
|Health & Physical Education||#43||#19|
|Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies||#43||#22|
|Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting||#64||#47|
|Criminal Justice & Corrections||#64||#44|
|Instructional Media Design||#67||#22|
Online Growth Rankings of UCM
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Central Missouri was 2.2%. This is the #1,628 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|
|Communication & Media Studies||2%|
|Health & Physical Education||24%|
|Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting||14%|
|Industrial Production Technology||14%|
|Library & Information Science||12%|
|Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies||24%|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||24%|
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|
|Transportation & Materials Moving||#35|
|Quality Control Technology||#44|
|Industrial Production Technology||#55|
|Library & Information Science||#80|
|Communication & Media Studies||#205|
|Instructional Media Design||#259|
|Health & Physical Education||#262|
|Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies||#289|
|Communication & Journalism||#317|
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||#365|
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.
*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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