- 4 Year
- FAYETTE, MO
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- Academicsgrade C+
- Valuegrade B minus
- Diversitygrade A
- Campusgrade C+
- Athleticsgrade B+
- Party Scenegrade B
- Professorsgrade B minus
- Locationgrade C minus
- Dormsgrade B minus
- Campus Foodgrade C+
- Student Lifegrade B
- Safetygrade B+
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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Most Popular Majors
- Nursing37 Graduates
- Biology31 Graduates
- Athletic Training26 Graduates
- Business26 Graduates
- Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration23 Graduates
- Liberal Arts and Humanities21 Graduates
- Communications10 Graduates
- Computer Science10 Graduates
- Psychology10 Graduates
- Education9 Graduates
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.
- Academically Oriented17%
- Music/Pre-Med Majors8%
- Small, friendly athletic school.62%
- Small, friendly23%
- Medium, athletic school8%
- The online program is made for working individual.8%