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The University of Central Missouri (UCM), formerly Central Missouri State University, is a four year public institution, located in Warrensburg, Missouri. The University was founded in 1871. UCM offers over 150 programs of study, a scenic residential campus and a hospitable hometown.

Central Missouri's athletic teams participate in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA). UCM's athletic teams are known as the Mules (men) and Jennies (women). They have a living mascot named Mancow, and another named Mo the Mule. Athletic divisions include basketball, baseball, American football, golf, women's soccer, women's bowling, softball, cross-country, track, volleyball and wrestling.

Some of the notable alumni of UCM are Dale Carnegie, author of ‘How to Win Friends and Influence People'; Mark Curp, former world and American record holder in the Half-Marathon; and David Cook, winner of the seventh season of American Idol.

Profile of University of Central Missouri

Central Missouri State is located in Warrensburg, MO (a rural site not far from an urban area). The school is a public institution. The highest degree level offered by Central Missouri State is the Post-Master's certificate.

Course Topics

The range of program offerings available from the school is especially impressive compared to its number of students. Central Missouri State is known for its programs in photography and commercial art, education and teaching, engineering technician, and security and law enforcement.

Central Missouri State Selectivity

The school does not offer open admission.


Central Missouri State has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

The school had 10, 918 enrolled students in 2007.

Student Life

A lot of students at Central Missouri State attend part-time. The school offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. Central Missouri State values student athletics, and belongs to the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association.

Central Missouri State Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching568education courses, elementary school teaching, early childhood education, special ed, elementary/middle school admin, secondary school administration, industrial arts teaching, music teaching, . . .
Business and Management283business management, accounting, marketing, finance, MIS, fashion merchandising, actuarial science
Security and Law Enforcement149criminal justice and administration, fire protection, security and protective services
Liberal Arts147sociology, political science, history, English, library science, linguistics, economics, Spanish language, . . .
Engineering Technician147aerospace engineering tech, CAD and design, automotive tech, industrial tech, quality and safety tech, industrial safety tech, electronics tech, occupational safety tech, . . .
Media102public relations, radio and television, printing management, communication studies, organizational communications, mass communication, journalism
Therapy and Counselling77psychology, Counselling psychology
Photography and Commercial Art69commercial art, photography
Nursing and Emergency Medicine61registered nursing, various nursing
Family and Social Work58social work, child development
Science52biology, geology, chemistry
Computer Science and Engineering37data processing tech, computer science
Medical Support and Technology30speech pathology, audiology and speech pathology, clinical lab tech
Transportation29aviation operations
Engineering22engineering management
Hospitality21hotel management, tourism and travel
Design20interior design
Real Estate and Construction Management20construction management
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy19dietitian, parks and recreation studies, athletic trainer, exercise science
Drama and Performing Arts16drama
Agricultural Science and Management11agricultural operations, agriculture, agricultural business
Fine Arts8fine arts
Religion and Philosophy1philosophy

Contact: Central Missouri State

University of Central Missouri

Warrensburg, MO 64093

General Phone: (660) 543-4111


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