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; 14 Associate's Degree programs

Enrollment: 5,811 (1,185 CLAS, 2,659 CGES, and 1,968 dual credit) -Fall 2014

2013 Graduates: 884

Locations: 25 degree-granting in Missouri, one in Iowa, one in Illinois; approximately 90 high school dual credit programs

Total Employees: 648 full- and part-time, excluding dual credit

Endowment: $37 million

Operating Budget: $30 million

Online Courses: more than 350

Size of Fayette campus: 100 acres; National Historic District

On campus housing capacity: 780

On campus student profile: 98.7% receive financial aid; students from 29 states and 17 foreign countries

Diversity: 14.2% ethnic minorities; 2.6% Non-Resident; 14.8% United Methodist; 31.5% first generation

Student-Faculty ratio: 13.5:1

Leading undergraduate programs: Nursing, Business, Biology, Athletic Training, Criminal Justice, Psychology, Elementary Education

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

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