University Of Central Missouri

University Of Central Missouri

The University of Central Missouri (UCM), formerly Central Missouri State University, is a four year public institution, located in Warrensburg, Missouri. The University was founded in 1871. UCM offers over 150 programs of study, a scenic residential campus and a hospitable hometown.

Central Missouri's athletic teams participate in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA). UCM's athletic teams are known as the Mules (men) and Jennies (women). They have a living mascot named Mancow, and another named Mo the Mule. Athletic divisions include basketball, baseball, American football, golf, women's soccer, women's bowling, softball, cross-country, track, volleyball and wrestling.

Some of the notable alumni of UCM are Dale Carnegie, author of 'How to Win Friends and Influence People'; Mark Curp, former world and American record holder in the Half-Marathon; and David Cook, winner of the seventh season of American Idol.

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University of Central Missouri
Warrensburg , MO 64093
General Phone: (660) 543-4111

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Central Missouri State Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching254education, higher education administration, elementary/middle school admin, secondary school administration, superintendency and administration, instructional media design, special ed, elementary school teaching, middle school teaching, ...
Business and Management175business management, accounting, finance, MIS, marketing, fashion merchandising
Engineering Technician91electronics tech, industrial tech, occupational safety tech, industrial safety tech, quality and safety tech, aerospace engineering tech, automotive tech, mechanical engineering related tech, CAD and design ...
Security and Law Enforcement71criminal justice and administration, fire protection, security and protective services
Media65communication studies, mass communication, journalism, radio and television, organizational communications, public relations and advertising, printing management
Liberal Arts63linguistics, French language, Spanish language, English, speech and rhetoric, library science, interdisciplinary studies, anthropology courses, economics, ...
Photography and Commercial Art49commercial art, photography
Nursing and Emergency Medicine38registered nursing, various nursing
Therapy and Counseling32psychology, counseling psychology
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy30parks and recreation studies, exercise science, rehabilitation, dietitian
Medical Support and Technology29speech pathology, audiology and speech pathology, clinical lab tech
Family and Social Work27child development, social work
Music27music, various music studies
Science20biology, chemistry, geology, physics
Transportation19aviation operations
Computer Science and Engineering16data processing tech, computer science
Hospitality15hospitality management, tourism and travel
Real Estate and Construction Management13construction management
Agricultural Science and Management11agricultural operations, agricultural business
Engineering8engineering management
Design5interior design
Drama and Performing Arts5drama
Fine Arts4fine arts
Art Studies2art studies
Religion and Philosophy1philosophy

Number of programs and degrees for Central Missouri State in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree81078
Master's degree25737
Post-master's certificate84
Associate's degree11

Central Missouri State Student Body

In 2007-2008, Central Missouri State had a total enrollment of 10,918 students (9,311 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 46%
Women 54%
Full-Time 95%
Part-Time 5%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 77%
Graduate 23%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 73%
Black 5%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 15%
(Foreign Students) 4%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 4%
18-19 23%
20-21 25%
22-24 20%
25-29 10%
30-34 5%
35-39 4%
40-49 5%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)


Central Missouri State Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 72 %
Part-Time 54 %

Central Missouri State Room and Board (2007)

Central Missouri State offers campus housing for 3,523 of its 9,311 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Warrensburg, Missouri for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Missouri Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Central Missouri State Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal450580
SAT Math450510
SAT Writing420560
ACT Verbal1925
ACT Math1824
ACT Composite2024

Application Requirements:

GPAnot required
Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT1%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT93%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

Central Missouri State Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 6,585
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 12,444
Room and board $ 6,320
Room charge $ 4,120
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,200
Books and supplies $ 700
Other expenses $ 2,500

Financial Aid:
Central Missouri State participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 245400)

Central Missouri State Faculty

Central Missouri State has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year91$82,23837$77,667
Associate professoracademic year64$65,09651$64,652
Assistant professoracademic year82$51,79955$50,476
Instructoracademic year23$36,15150$38,420
No academic rankacademic year0*3$37,303
All faculty totalacademic year260$64,341196$56,020

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Central Missouri State Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Basketball Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Baseball Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Track Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports256287

Central Missouri State Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
Agricultural Business and Management, Other

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Fashion Merchandising
Finance, General
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician

Interior Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Business Teacher Education
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Education, Other
Educational/Instructional Media Design
Elementary Education and Teaching
Elementary and Middle School Administration/Principalship
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Reading Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Secondary School Administration/Principalship
Social Studies Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Superintendency and Educational System Administration
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Levels & Methods, Other
Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
Technical Teacher Education
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education

Engineering/Industrial Management

Engineering Technician
Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering Technology/Technician
Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Industrial Safety Technology/Technician
Industrial Technology/Technician
Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians, Other
Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician
Quality Control and Safety Technologies/Technicians, Other

Family And Social Work
Child Development
Social Work

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Tourism and Travel Services Management

Liberal Arts
Anthropology, Other
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
History, General
Library Science/Librarianship
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Organizational Communication, General
Printing Management
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other
Radio and Television

Medical Support And Technology
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist


Music, General
Music, Other

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing, Other
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Dietetics/Dietitian (RD)
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Real Estate And Construction Management
Construction Management

Religion And Philosophy

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Fire Protection, Other
Security and Protective Services, Other

Therapy And Counseling
Counseling Psychology
Psychology, General

Aviation/Airway Management and Operations

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