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University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg

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About the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg

The University of Central Missouri is a 4-year, public school. It is located in Warrensburg, which sits just over 50 miles east of Kansas City, MO. In 2011, U.S. News & World Report ranked it number 72 of the 'Best Regional Universities' and number 22 of the 'Top Public Schools in the Midwest.'


The University of Central Missouri's main campus consists of 1,561 acres of land, but the school also offers courses at Lee's Summit and Springfield, MO. Students can study abroad in more than 60 countries, including Morocco, South Africa, Finland and Portugal. As of fall 2011, the average undergraduate class enrolled 23 students.

The school oversees 23 departments through four different colleges: the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; the College of Education; the College of Health, Science and Technology; and the Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies. Through these colleges and departments, the school provides associate's, bachelor's and master's degree programs in more than 150 fields of study. There are 37 graduate programs offered and two cooperative doctoral degree programs: a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership and a Doctor of Philosophy in Technology Management. There are also a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs available for adults online in subjects like occupational education, technology, library science and aviation safety.


Admission to the University of Central Missouri is conducted on a rolling basis, with applications accepted up until the first day of classes during the semester in which a student intends to begin study. Undergraduate applicants can submit a school-specific application online, since the school does not accept the common application. Undergraduates must submit their high school transcript, ACT or SAT scores and a $30 application fee.

Graduate application is a two-step process. First, students must be granted approval from the general graduate studies and then gain acceptance from the specific department in which they intend to study. In the fall of 2011, the school enrolled about 9,500 undergraduate and 2,200 graduate students. At that same time, the school received approximately 4,400 applications and admitted 80% of all applicants. As of 2011, 73% of undergraduates were white and eight percent were black or African American.

Tuition and Financial Aid

In-state tuition for the 2012-2013 school year was about $210 per credit hour for undergraduate students and $272 per credit hour for graduate students. In this same year, out-of-state tuition for undergraduates was approximately $419 per credit hour, while graduate out-of-state students paid $543 per credit hour. Estimated room and board expenses totaled $6,650 per year for students living on or off campus during the 2009-2010 year. Books were expected to cost $600 for the same school year.

The school accepts federal and state loans. It offers scholarships to both incoming freshmen and current students. Grants are also available. Scholarship and grant awards may be based on residency status, academics or other criteria. Federal and school-specific work study programs are also available to students.

School Type 4-year, public**
Degrees Offered Bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, post-bachelor's and post-master's certificates, doctoral degrees**
Religious Affiliation None**
Academic Calendar Semester*
School Setting Rural**
Student Body About 9,500 undergraduates and 2,200 graduates (fall 2011)*
Student Housing 12 residence halls and Greek organization housing for undergraduate students; apartments for upperclassmen and graduate students*
Schools and Programs 150 fields of study offered through four colleges and 23 departments*
Student-Faculty Ratio 17:1 (fall 2011)*
Undergraduate Graduation Rates 50% (those who began their studies in fall 2005)**
Admissions Rate 80%**
First Year Retention Rates 73% (for full-time students in fall 2011)**
Average ACT Composite Score of Admitted Students 19 (25th percentile, fall 2011)**
Application Due Date First day of classes during the semester of which study is intended*
Decision Notification Date Rolling*
Tuition In-state undergraduate students: $210 per credit hour; in-state graduate students: $272 per credit hour; out-of-state undergraduate students: $419 per credit hour; out-of-state graduate students: $543 per credit hour (2012-2013)*
Financial Aid Sources Available and Percent of Students Receiving It Loans (71%), institutional grant scholarships (60%), federal grants (40%)**
Percent of Students Receiving Aid 93% (fall 2011)**

Sources: *University of Central Missouri; **IPEDS Data Center, National Center for Education Statistics

School Contact Info

  • Address: Office of Undergraduate Admissions, 1400 Ward Edwards Building, Warrensburg, Missouri 64093
  • Phone: (660) 543-4290
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