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Central Methodist University

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411 Central Methodist Square, Fayette, MO 65248, United States

Location info of Central Methodist University

  • Fayette, a quaint town, is located in central Missouri, equidistant from St. Louis and Kansas City, and about 20 miles from Columbia, Missouri.
  • Missouri is something of a meeting point for the cultures of the east, west and south of the country
  • Missouri schools rank among the best for affordability, student satisfaction, and quality of education.


Top Reasons to Study in Central Methodist University

  • Central Methodist University is known for its high quality undergraduate and graduate educational programs
  • Its values-centered learning experiences and longstanding church relationship, its strong liberal arts tradition, its emphasis on character and leadership development, and the success of its graduates through their further educational and professional pursuits.
  • Academic excellence and proactive, personalized student services, programs are offered in Fayette and statewide via distance learning technologies as well as through partnerships with schools, churches, hospitals, and other institutions of higher education.

University details

About Central Methodist University

Founded in 1854, Central Methodist University is a four-year, private, liberal arts university. CMU’s main campus, home to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS), is located in Fayette, Missouri, enrolling 1,100 students. More than 4,000 students attend CMU’s College of Graduate and Extended Studies (CGES), which offers classes online and at sites across Missouri and the region. CMU is affiliated with the United Methodist Church and welcomes students of all faiths.

Career at Central Methodist University

Our mission at the James C. Denneny Jr. Career Development Center is empowering students to develop the tools needed to successfully transition from college life to a professional career. We help students and alumni with services including resume’ review, job and internship search, career planning, and more.

Campus life

Imagine what you think a University campus should look like. Beautiful, historic buildings of brick and stone. Tree-lined sidewalks with lots of places to sit and visit with friends and faculty. Well-tended grounds, ample intramural and intercollegiate sports facilities, and a welcoming student center. Those things, and more, are what you will experience at Central Methodist University in Fayette.

Ranking & Accreditation of Central Methodist University

  • #40 in Regional Colleges Midwest U.S. News & World Report, 2022.
  • #51 in Top Performers on Social Mobility (tie)U.S. News & World Report, 2022.
  • Central Methodist University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
  • Central Methodist University is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.

Student Accommodation at Central Methodist University

  • Housing: $4,380
  • Dining: $4,530
  • Other: $3,220

Programs at Central Methodist University


  1. Physical Therapy Assistant

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  1. Music Education

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  1. Accounting

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  1. Comparative Philosophy and Religion
  2. English
  3. History
  4. Professional Writing and Publication
  5. Theater Arts
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  1. Health Sciences Completion
  2. Health Sciences Generic
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  1. Biology
  2. Business
  3. Chemistry
  4. Child Development
  5. Communication Studies
  6. Computer Science
  7. Criminal Justice
  8. Early Childhood Education
  9. Educational Studies
  10. Elementary Education
  11. Environmental Science
  12. Exercise Science
  13. Health Care Administration
  14. History
  15. Interdisciplinary Studies
  16. Marine Biology
  17. Mathematics
  18. Occupational Therapy Assistant
  19. Physics
  20. Political Science
  21. Psychology
  22. Religion and Church Leadership
  23. Sociology
  24. Sports Management
  25. Tech/Engineering Education
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  1. Physical Education
  2. Social Science Education
  3. Special Education


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  1. Nursing (Generic)

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  1. Mathematics (online)

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  1. Information Technology Management (Executive)
  2. Information Technology Management (online)
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  1. Education

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