Central Methodist University

CMU ranks among the Midwest’s leading private universities dedicated to fully preparing students through academic excellence, personal attention, critical thinking, knowledge access, career development and servant leadership.

CMU is a private institution, accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Universities. With offerings ranging from high-school dual credit to graduate studies and a total enrollment of more than 5,000, its liberal arts and pre-professional programs are centered on a character core that has twice brought Central Methodist national recognition for its leadership in character education. 

The “main” campus of Central Methodist University is located in Fayette, MO. The College of Graduate and Extended Studies has established campus centers at various locations throughout the state including Clinton, Columbia, Lake of the Ozarks, Macon, Park Hills, Poplar Bluff, Rolla, Sedalia, St. Louis, Union, and Waynesville.

Majors available at the Fayette Campus (College of Liberal Arts & Sciences)

Accounting Mathematics Special and Cooperative Programs:
Athletic Training Music Accelerated MBA Program
Biology Music Education Engineering
Business Nursing The Honors Program
Chemistry Philosophy Medical Technology
Child Development Physical Education Military Science (Army & Air Force ROTC)
Communication Studies Physics Osteopathic Medicine
Computer Science Political Science Physical Therapy
Criminal Justice Psychology Pre-Law
Education Recreation Management Pre-Ministry
English Religion Pre-Professonal Health
Environmental Science Religion & Church Leadership Public Health
History Sociology  Study Abroad
Interdisciplinary Studies Spanish  
Marine Biology Sports Management  
  Theatre Arts  

Majors offered at statewide campuses (College of Graduate and Extended Studies)

Accounting Music Education
Biology Nursing
Business Public Administration
Business Education Psychology
Child Development Sociology
Criminal Justice Special Education
Computer Science  
Elementary Education Master of Science in Clinical Counseling
Early Childhood Education Master of Education
Mathematics  Master of Science in Nursing
Middle School Education  

Associate Degree Programs

Accounting Computer Science
Allied Health - AS English
Business - AA, AS Interdisciplinary Studies - AA, AS
Chemistry Mathmatics
Child Development - AA, AS Psychology


The 2006-2007 employment rate for CMU graduates is 97%, and 20% go on to graduate or professional schools. This is from an 86% response rate conducted six months after graduation. The Financial Aid and Admissions Office has many scholarships and grants available, learn more about what we have to offer in the brochure below.

For more information please contact:

Office of Admissions
Central Methodist University
411 Central Methodist Square
Fayette, MO 65248

Phone 660-248-6251 or toll free 877-268-1854
Fax 660-248-1872
Website: www.centralmethodist.edu

Central Methodist University