University of Central Missouri

University of Central Missouri Admissions and School Information

The University of Central Missouri sits in the small town of Warrensburg, 50 miles southeast of Kansas City. In addition to certificates, the university awards associate's, bachelor's, master's, specialist's and cooperative doctorate degrees.

General Information about the University of Central Missouri

Founded in 1871, the University of Central Missouri is home to nearly 12,000 students today. The school offers over 150 academic programs, including 37 graduate programs. With an average class size of 22, Central Missouri strives to accommodate the individual needs of students.

Nearly 90% of the university's students come from Missouri. The average age of an undergraduate is 23.4 years old.

Admissions and Enrollment Information

Central Missouri accepts students based primarily on standardized test scores and high school GPA. For guaranteed admission, applicants must at least score a 21 on the ACT or a 990 on the SAT I while earning a 2.0 GPA. Students who don't meet those criteria are evaluated individually. The school accepts applications until the day before each semester begins.

Colleges of the University of Central Missouri

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences delivers education in the liberal and fine arts. The school offers 39 majors across ten departments, such as the departments of communication, political science and theatre. Above all, the college aims to prepare well-rounded thinkers for a role in a changing global society.

College of Science and Technology

Central Missouri's College of Science and Technology awards 30 undergraduate and eight graduate degrees in the theoretical and applied sciences. Students can choose from six programs within the college, which includes the departments of agriculture; biochemistry, chemistry and physics; biology and earth science; mathematics and computer science; aviation and technology. In addition, the college features army and air force ROTC programs.

College of Health and Human Services

A diverse school, the College of Health and Human Services provides degrees across a range of areas, including criminal justice, kinesiology, nursing and social work. All of the school's eight academic programs are nationally accredited. In order to prepare students for employment, many of the college's programs feature hands-on training.

Harmon College of Business Administration

With a robust on-campus recruitment program, the Harmon College of Business Administration boasts a 90% job placement rate. Undergraduates can earn bachelor's degrees in five majors, which include economics and finance, management and business communications, marketing and legal studies, computer information systems and accountancy. Graduate students can earn master's degrees in five majors as well, including accounting, information systems, finance, marketing and general business. Real-world experience is a priority at Harmon--the college encourages students to participate in its extensive paid internship program.

College of Education

Central Missouri's oldest division, the College of Education prepares students for teaching careers from the preschool to high school level. Those interested in teaching middle school or beyond choose a concentration in a specific field, such as science, social studies or art. Graduate programs train students for roles as school administrators and counselors.

Contact Information

  • Address: Ward Edwards Building, Room 1401, Warrensburg, MO 64093
  • Phone Number: (877) 729-8266