Central Methodist University - College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Central Methodist University - College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is Central Methodist University - College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Ranked?

2022 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Central Methodist University - College of Liberal Arts & Sciences was awarded 53 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is allied health and medical assisting services.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked CMU CLAS as #1,486 out of 2,576 colleges and universities in the country on its 2022 Best Colleges list.

CMU CLAS also holds the #29 spot on the Best Colleges in Missouri ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into CMU CLAS?

Acceptance Rate

Because it has a high acceptance rate of 95%, some consider CMU CLAS to be a safety school. But don't just assume that admittance is in the bag. Make sure to spend enough time on your application so that it is in tip-top shape.

Average Test Scores

About 15% of students accepted to CMU CLAS submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 470 and 540. Math scores were between 470 and 540.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Central Methodist University - College of Liberal Arts & Sciences  ( 470 to 540 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for Central Methodist University - College of Liberal Arts & Sciences  ( 470 to 540 )
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800
CMU CLAS received ACT scores from 77% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 18 and 23.

ACT Composite Scores for Central Methodist University - College of Liberal Arts & Sciences  ( 18 to 23 )
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Central Methodist University - College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At CMU CLAS, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 12 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Central Methodist University - College of Liberal Arts & Sciences is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100
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100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Central Methodist University - College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Central Methodist University - College of Liberal Arts & Sciences is 70%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  70 out of 100
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Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full-time students who get their bachelor's degree with four years. At CMU CLAS this rate is 35%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  35 out of 100
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100

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Central Methodist University - College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,141 undergraduates at CMU CLAS with 1,130 being full-time and 11 being part-time.

How Much Does Central Methodist University - College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Cost?

The overall average net price of CMU CLAS is $21,082. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for CMU CLAS

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$18,888 $16,826 $21,212 $23,502 $24,187

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of CMU CLAS, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At CMU CLAS, approximately 82% of students took out student loans averaging $8,059 a year. That adds up to $32,236 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at CMU CLAS is 7.9%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do CMU CLAS Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from CMU CLAS make around $35,400 per year during the early years of their employment. Unfortunately, this is 11% less that the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.

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Location of Central Methodist University - College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Central Methodist University - College of Liberal Arts & Sciences is a private not-for-profit institution located in Fayette, Missouri. Fayette is a good match for students who enjoy small-town life.

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Contact details for CMU CLAS are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 411 Central Methodist Square, Fayette, MO 65248-1198
Phone: 660-248-3391
Website: www.centralmethodist.edu/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/centralmethodist
Twitter: https://twitter.com/cmuniv

Central Methodist University - College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Majors

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Nursing 37 $59,366
General Biology 31 $26,353
General Business/Commerce 24 $40,821
Criminal Justice & Corrections 23 $29,092
Teacher Education Grade Specific 17 $28,360
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 17 $25,194
Health & Physical Education 13 NA
Allied Health Professions 13 NA
Teacher Education Subject Specific 11 $29,902
Communication & Media Studies 10 NA

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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