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University of Central Missouri Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how University of Central Missouri ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is University of Central Missouri Ranked?

2021 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.

University of Central Missouri was awarded 58 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, UCM is ranked #1,015 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

UCM also holds the #26 spot on the Best Colleges in Missouri ranking.

See all of the rankings for University of Central Missouri.

Is It Hard to Get Into UCM?

Acceptance Rate

University of Central Missouri has an acceptance rate of 84%, which makes it somewhat selective. Make sure it's not the only school you apply to, even if it's your school of choice. Whether you get in or not will largely depend on how you compare to other applicants.

Average Test Scores

UCM received ACT scores from 97% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 19 and 25.

ACT Composite Scores for University of Central Missouri  ( 19 to 25 )

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University of Central Missouri Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at University of Central Missouri is about average at 18 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

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 University of Central Missouri is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Central Missouri

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 University of Central Missouri is 72%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  72 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When it comes to finishing their studies on time, those seeking a bachelor's degree from UCM have a four-year graduation rate of 31%. This is comparable to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  31 out of 100

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Good Overall Diversity at UCM

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 8,904 undergraduates at UCM with 6,688 being full-time and 2,216 being part-time.

UCM Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

The overall diversity score for UCM is 65.24 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  65.24 out of 100
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How Much Does University of Central Missouri Cost?

The overall average net price of UCM is $13,384. 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 UCM

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$10,807 $11,328 $13,929 $15,638 $15,850

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 UCM, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At UCM, approximately 64% of students took out student loans averaging $6,365 a year. That adds up to $25,460 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UCM is 8.5%. 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 UCM Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from UCM make around $38,000 per year during the early years of their employment. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.


See which majors at University of Central Missouri make the most money.

Location of University of Central Missouri

University of Central Missouri is a public institution situated in Warrensburg, Missouri. Warrensburg is a good match for students who enjoy small-town life.

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Location of University of Central Missouri

Contact details for UCM are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 108 W South Street, Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660-543-4111

University of Central Missouri Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 73 majors graduated from University of Central Missouri. Of these students, 2,021 received undergraduate degrees and 831 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Teacher Education Grade Specific 197 $29,600
Nursing 151 $55,800
Criminal Justice & Corrections 141 $32,500
Liberal Arts General Studies 102 $32,400
Child Development & Psychology 78 NA
Quality Control Technology 75 $54,700
General Biology 58 $27,800
Marketing 57 $40,000
Human Development & Family Studies 57 $22,300
Computer Science 56 $51,400

Learn more about the majors offered at University of Central Missouri along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at UCM

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2017-2018, 4,337 students took at least one online class at University of Central Missouri. This is a decrease from the 4,470 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 4,337 1,142
2016-2017 4,470 1,146
2015-2016 4,571 1,167
2014-2015 4,696 1,163
2013-2014 5,065 1,525

Learn more about online learning at University of Central Missouri.

Notes and References


*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.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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