Facts at a Glance

Founded in 1854 by Methodist Episcopal Church, South, as Central College; became Central Methodist College (1961), Central Methodist University (2004). Full History

One University, Two Colleges:

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS)
The College of Graduate and Extended Studies (CGES)

Degrees Offered: more than 40 bachelor's degree programs; Master's degrees in Education, Clinical Counseling, Nursing-Clinical Nurse Leader or Nurse Educator, and Music Education; 15 Associate's Degree programs

Enrollment: 5,704 (1,107 CLAS, 2,620 CGES, and 1,977 dual credit) Fall 2013

Graduates: 857

Locations in Missouri: 25 degree-granting; approximately 90 dual credit

Total Employees: 572 full- and part-time, excluding dual credit

Endowment: $32.5 million

Operating Budget: $28.7 million

Online Courses: more than 250

Size of Fayette campus: 100 acres; National Historic District

On campus housing capacity: 750

On campus student profile: 98.1% receive financial aid; students from 30 states and 9 foreign countries

Diversity: 15.4% ethnic minorities; 17.9% United Methodist; 31% first generation

Student-Faculty ratio: 16.5:1

Leading undergraduate programs: teacher education; sciences and math; health professions; business and accounting; social sciences; music

Athletics: NAIA Division 1, a Champions of Character Institution; Heart of America Athletic Conference; 14 sports for men and women

Arts: Swinney Conservatory of Music (multiple vocal and instrumental music groups); Theatre Arts; The Ashby-Hodge Gallery of American Art