B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    A+
Central Methodist University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Methodist
Athletic Division
NAIA Division I
Athletic Conference
Heart of America Athletic Conference
Address
411 Central Methodist Square
Fayette, MO 65248

Central Methodist University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

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Test Scores and GPA for Central Methodist University

Cost

Net Price
$17,785/ year
National
$15,431
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $14,011/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,027/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,530/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,262/ year
  • $110k+
    $21,157/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
93%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.14 responses
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.13 responses
77%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.13 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,149Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
45%
Varsity Athletes
39%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 11 responses
Report
  • Athelete
    73%
  • Academically Oriented
    18%
  • Music/Pre-Med Majors
    9%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
95%
Poll
63%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.19 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.23 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 12 responses
Report
  • Small, friendly athletic school.
    58%
  • Small, friendly
    25%
  • Medium, athletic school
    8%
  • The online program is made for working individual.
    8%

After Central Methodist University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$33,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
52%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
78%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.9 responses
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Central Methodist University Reviews

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Central Methodist University is located in a small town called Fayette Missouri. The campus is beautiful especially during spring and summer. Each professor is dedicated to the ultimate success of the students, and do whatever possible to make sure that these students understand what they need to do to reach for that success. Although the school is located in a small town, the school holds fun activities such as taking people who sign up to the movies, baseball game, etc. or even ice cream socials and more that keep the people attending CMU involved and always meeting new people. The dorms are nice and provide everything you need to add on to the college experience. The majority of the school are athletes, and the stands are always packed and active when we are supporting each other in hopes of a win for the Eagles! I've enjoyed the students, professor, coaches, and the environment and I'm sure that you will too!
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I am a freshman at CMU and this first year will be coming to a close quite soon. I love this university and all of the people I have met, both faculty and students. I plan to attend all four years of my college career here and earn a Bachelor's Degree in Marine Biology, which this is the best Marine Biology school in the Midwest. The campus here is incredible and the professors are extremely helpful and never want you to fail. Most of my professors offer to stay later after their office and class hours just to do review sessions with their classes before taking an exam, midterm, or final. If you want a small school where all of your professors know your name and your largest class is about 50 students then I highly recommend checking out CMU.
I have had a wonderful experience at Central Methodist University so far. Everyone on campus is friendly and welcoming, the professors are willing to work with students whenever possible, and my classmates carry a wonderful reputation and are a joy to talk to. I always have a group to sit by in the cafeteria, and I have a couple of close friends whom I hang out with and talk to frequently. My first roommate is the only roommate I will need; we have so much in common, and I look forward to sharing a room with her for the next few years. I have moved over two hours away from home to spend my first semester in a dorm on campus, and I have felt welcome there, even though I am in a completely different environment.