Central Methodist University-College Of Liberal Arts & Sciences

411 Central Methodist Square, Fayette, MO 65248-1198
Tel: (660)248-3391
Private not-for-profit | 1,173 students
Central Methodist University provides a broad range of undergraduate liberal arts and professional education programs. It is co-educational, private, churchrelated, and its Fayette campus is largely residential. Degree-completion programs are offered at Mineral Area College in Park Hills, Missouri, at East Central College in Union, Missouri, and at State Fair Community College in Sedalia, Missouri. Additional courses and programs of study are available at other sites throughout Missouri. Since 1996 CMU has offered a Master of Education degree on all its campuses.

School Overview:

Central Methodist University-College Of Liberal Arts & Sciences
CountyHoward County, MO
Title IV EligibleParticipat
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--General
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
80 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment1,173 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
1,158 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
15 students137 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
Percent Admitted67%64%
SAT Reading (25-75%)378-565450-570
SAT Math (25-75%)488-575460-573
SAT Writing (25-75%)393-465440-570
ACT English (25-75%)19-2419-25
ACT Math (25-75%)18-2418-25
ACT Composite (25-75%)19-2420-25

School Notes:

  • Central Methodist University is known for its high quality undergraduate and graduate educational programs, its values-centered learning experiences and longstanding church relationship, its strong liberal arts tradition, its emphasis on character and leadership development, and the success of its graduates through their further educational and professional pursuits. Characterized by academic excellence and proactive, personalized student services, programs are offered in Fayette and statewide via distance learning technologies as well as through partnerships with schools, churches, hospitals, and other institutions of higher education.
  • CMU believes that responsible, fully engaged citizens reflect a strong knowledge base, comprehensive professional expertise, and a keen sense of values and ethics. Our curriculum is designed to help students make responsible life choices with deep concern for the common good.
  • The Central Methodist University experience engenders, through the academic program and opportunities for practical experiences, student growth in knowledge, personal integrity, spirituality, and professional competence. In addition, students are challenged to develop a sense of global citizenship and a commitment to the betterment of the world.
  • The home campus of Central Methodist University is located in historic Fayette, MO, midway between St. Louis and Kansas City, a region of exceptional natural beauty. The ninety four acre campus is distinguished by its majestic plantation of shade and ornamental trees and is designated a National Historic District.

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