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Central Methodist University
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  • 4 Year
  • FAYETTE, MO

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Report Card

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Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade C+
  2. Value
    grade B minus
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade C+
  5. Athletics
    grade B+
  6. Party Scene
    grade B
  7. Professors
    grade B minus
  8. Location
    grade C minus
  9. Dorms
    grade B minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade C+
  11. Student Life
    grade B
  12. Safety
    grade B+

About

411 CENTRAL METHODIST SQUARE
FAYETTE, MO 65248
Athletic Division
NAIA
Athletic Conference
Heart of America Athletic Conference
From Central Methodist University

Founded in 1854, Central Methodist University is a four-year, private, liberal arts university. CMU's main campus, home to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, is located in Fayette, Missouri, enrolling 1,100 students.

More than 4,000 students attend CMU's College of Graduate and Extended Studies, which offers classes online and at sites across Missouri and the region. CMU is affiliated with the United Methodist Church and welcomes students of all faiths.

100% of our Fayette residential students receive Financial Aid.

Our faculty to student ratio is 12 to 1.

We are proud to say we have a 91% placement rate within 6 months of graduating.

We offer 25+ clubs and organizations for students to join including over 10 Greek chapters.

CMU is an Apple Distinguished School and has an innovative Digital U program, offering iPads to every student. This allows for hands-on learning like virtually dissecting for science classes, record for music classes, and so much more!

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Central Methodist University Rankings

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Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
95%
SAT Range
940-1080
ACT Range
18-23
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
No

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Cost

Net Price
$25,290 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$17,819 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
93%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 14 responses
71%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 14 responses
79%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 14 responses

Majors

Nursing (BSN) Degree Program

Students get hands-on experience working with simulators and through actual patient contact. Classes cover a wide variety of areas from pharmacology to human anatomy, and management to family nursing. The Nursing program offers clinical experiences in a variety of health care facilities in the area. CMU Nursing uses Laerdal Mannequin - the leading company in nursing simulation education.

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,130 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
11
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
46%
Varsity Athletes
61%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 12 responses
  • Athelete
    67%
  • Academically Oriented
    17%
  • Music/Pre-Med Majors
    8%
  • Outgoing
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
97%
Poll
65%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 20 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 24 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 13 responses
  • Small, friendly athletic school.
    62%
  • Small, friendly
    23%
  • Medium, athletic school
    8%
  • The online program is made for working individual.
    8%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$35,400 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
44%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
78%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 9 responses

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