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Profile of Central Methodist University

CMU is in a town not particularly near any major cities, in Fayette, MO. The school has a United Methodist religious affiliation. CMU is classified as a private, not-for-profit college. Students at the school earn degrees up to the Bachelor's degree.

Course Topics

There are more programs of study at CMU than you'll find at most colleges of similar size. The most common major fields study at the school include music, mathematics, and education and teaching.

CMU Selectivity

CMU does not admit all applicants. The middle range of verbal SAT scores in 2007 was 425 to 522 for students at the school. While math SAT scores among applicants varied, those accepted commonly had scores between 315 and 520.


Some professors at CMU are awarded tenure, allowing the school to retain good faculty members.

Student Enrolment

The school, in 2007, had 934 students (908 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

CMU is not thought of as a commuter school, and many students live on campus or nearby. Dorm living is common. CMU makes available student meal plans. Athletic teams at the school belong to the Heart of America Athletic Conference for major sports. Student athletes can receive financial aid in some cases.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Central Methodist University prepares students to make a difference in the world by emphasizing academic and professional excellence, ethical leadership, and social responsibility. "

CMU Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management37merchandising and sales, business management, business, accounting, international business, entrepreneurship, banking, MIS
Education and Teaching36elementary school teaching, early childhood education, business teaching, physical education teaching, music teaching, social science teaching, middle school teaching
Nursing and Emergency Medicine17registered nursing
Liberal Arts16interdisciplinary studies, English, history, sociology, Spanish language, political science
Science9biology, chemistry, physics, marine biology
Security and Law Enforcement7criminal justice and administration
Media7communication studies
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy7athletic trainer, parks and recreation studies
Therapy and Counselling3psychology
Music3music performance, music
Computer Science and Engineering2computer science
Drama and Performing Arts1drama
Religion and Philosophy1religion, philosophy
Family and Social Work1child care management
Conservation and Resource Management0environmental science

Contact: CMU

Central Methodist University

411 Central Methodist Square

Fayette, MO 65248-1198

General Phone: (660) 248-3391


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