University of Central Missouri

The University of Central Missouri is an innovative school that offers a high-quality education while remaining one of the most affordable universities in the country.

About UCM

The University of Central Missouri is an innovative school that offers a high-quality education while remaining one of the most affordable universities in the country.

Here, your education extends beyond books to include service-learning projects, study abroad opportunities and real-world experiences. Plus, UCM is the state leader in degree completion among public universities. Statistics recently released by the Missouri Department of Higher Education (MDHE) show that UCM’s degree completion rate per full-time equivalent (FTE) is the highest among all of Missouri’s public universities and more than double the state benchmark.
At UCM we strive to give you the student services, resources and support you need to experience academic success and earn your degree on time. Engaged learning. Future-focused academics. Culture of service. Worldly perspective. These are the building blocks that will allow you to thrive at UCM—and into your future. Take classes online or on our campuses in Warrensburg and Lee’s Summit, Missouri.

Small classes. Big experiences.

With an 18:1 student/faculty ratio, you're not just another face in the crowd, and we don't treat you that way. With professors who genuinely care about your success and get to know you by name, you'll receive one-on-one time and attention so you can get where you need to be.

More support. Fewer obstacles

Find the right classes, land the right internships and successfully navigate college life with the help of your own personal success team. We offer support on your schedule including:
    •    An innovative Success Advising Center
    •    Academic support offered 24/7 through in-person and online resources
    •    Expert tutoring for 100+ courses
    •    Review and editing services at the Writing Center
    •    Free counseling and mental health services (UCM is the only public institution in Missouri with an accredited counseling center)
    •    Free career counseling

Quality education. Meaningful degrees.

    •    At UCM, you'll find a quality education at an affordable price.
    •    UCM is accredited and consistently recognized as a Best College by U.S. News and World Report and a "Best in the Midwest" by Princeton Review.
    •    Our tuition is lower than most colleges in Missouri and the national average. Plus, UCM was just ranked as a top overall university nationally for low student debt by LendEDU.
    •    UCM students don't just attend college, they graduate. In fact, our degrees are so competitive that 97 percent of our graduates are employed or continue their education within six months of graduation!

Voices of Opportunity

Endless opportunities await; the path is as unique as you. Opportunity in Action directly impacts all of our students!

“I think if we can come together to support our students it just means a greater university for us all - it’s greater for the students, teachers, staff and everyone involved. And hopefully, once students see the support that is behind them, when they become alumni, they then offer that same support to potential students, to new students, to new graduates.”

Shantia Kerr Sims-
Associate Professor, Instructional Technology

“When students come to UCM they’re looking for a community that supports them. That goes from faculty to the staff that works here to our alumni community; to help them enjoy their experience and get the very most out of it.”

Jackie Jackson-
Director of Annual Giving & UCM alumna

“UCM is well situated to provide the attention that students need; it’s not too big, but it’s not too small either. You have a fair number of students that get adequate attention from all the faculty they have. Personally as a student, I've been in a department that has had multiple individuals who are in teaching roles take the time out of their day to meet with me, to help me with assignments, develop projects and also to help me in the lab learn skills that I otherwise I wouldn't have had the opportunity to learn.”

Dustin Davis-
Exercise Science student

International Admissions Process

Welcome to International Student Services (ISS) at the University of Central Missouri. We are here to support and guide international students. We look forward to assisting you with the application process, admissions, and enrollment, and will provide you with support throughout your studies and after program completion.

The international admissions process varies depending on your student type and whether you are pursuing an undergraduate degree. In general, students pursuing a bachelor’s degree are classified as undergraduate. Those in pursuit of a master’s, education specialist, or doctoral degree are classified as graduate.
 Click on the ‘Apply Now’ button below to find out more.

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$5,000—$10,000 Semester

Fast facts

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Top Programs

Business Administration, Computer Science, Education

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Type of School


  • School Size

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  • Religious Affiliation

    No Affiliation
  • Scholarships for International Students

  • Conditional Admission Available

  • Setting

    Small/College town
  • Accreditation and Certification

  • Type of Housing

    Residence Hall, Apartment
  • Test Scores

    IELTS: Band 5.5+, TOEFL: 61+, Duolingo: 95+, Cambridge English: 162+

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116 W South St Warrensburg, MO

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