University of Central Missouri

Warrensburg, MO 64093

School Details

The University of Central Missouri, located in Warrensburg, Missouri is a four-year public university and has an enrollment of approximately 12,000 students.  UCM is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

The University of Missouri was founded in 1871 and was originally known as State Normal School District, #2, and later became Warrensburg Teachers College.  The name of the institution changed more times throughout the years, and became the University of Central Missouri in 1996.

UCM is situated on a 1,561 acre campus in Warrensburg, a central Missouri town of 17,000 residents, located 50 miles from Kansas City.  In addition to the UCM campus, classes are also offered at the UCM Summit Center, located in Lee’s Summit, MO, as well as online.

The University of Central Missouri focuses on preparing its students to succeed in a world that is quickly changing.  UCM’s academics, opportunities for leadership and programs provide students with the skills, experience and knowledge that will help them succeed in life.

The four academic colleges at UCM, which include the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Harman College of Business and Professional Studies, College of Education and College of Health, Science and Technology offer over 100 academic programs to UMC students.

UCM’s four academic colleges, The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies, College of Education and College of Technology offer over 100 programs to UCM students.  The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences has undergraduate and graduate programs available through the following departments:

  • Communication and Sociology
  • Government, International Studies, and Languages
  • History and Anthropology
  • Music
  • Theatre and Dance
  • Center for Religious Studies
  • Center for Women’s and Gender Studies
UMC has a long history of education teachers, and The College of Education is considered to be one of Missouri’s best teacher education programs.  The College of Education offers teacher education and certification programs.  The College of Health, Sciences & Technology offers degrees at the undergraduate and graduate levels in fields that support professional careers.  Students participate in internships, academic activities and research projects that enhance their professional knowledge and skills.  The Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies offers 14 undergraduate and 6 graduate programs including Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Information Technology , and Master of Art in Accountancy at its two schools, the School of Business Administration, and the School of Professional Studies.  The Harmon College houses several centers and institutes that provide business services and economic development to the city of Warrensburg and to the state of Missouri.  In addition to the undergraduate and graduate degree programs offered by UMC an Education Specialist degree, providing graduate education past the master’s level is available, as are cooperative doctoral programs in Technology Management and Educational Leadership with Indiana State University and the University of Missouri-Columbia, respectively.   Additional information on the colleges at UMC as well as information on UMC’s academic programs can be found on the UMC website.

To be admitted into UMC, students must a high school GPA of 2.0 or higher, 990 or above on the SAT, or an ACT score of 21 or higher.  Undergraduate tuition for Missouri residents is $209.60 per credit hour and $419.20 per hour for non-residents.  Tuition for in state graduate students is $271.65 per credit and $543.30 for non-resident students.  UMC offers multiple scholarships and grants to assist with the cost of tuition.




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    Public, 4-year or above
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    Post-master's certificate
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