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IPEDS ID: 445267
OPE ID: 00245300
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Central Methodist University-College of Graduate and Extended Studies
411 Central Methodist Square, Fayette, Missouri 65248-1198
General information:  (660) 248-3391
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Campus setting:  Town: Distant
Campus housing:  No
Student population:  4,537 (4,291 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  30 to 1
Net Price
Mission Statement
  Central Methodist University prepares students to make a difference in the world by emphasizing academic and professional excellence, ethical leadership and social responsibility.
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate Colleges--Diverse Fields
Religious Affiliation
United Methodist
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2014Full timePart time
Total faculty8220
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Average tuition and fees for academic year2014-2015
Undergraduate student tuition and fees
Graduate student tuition and fees
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2013-2014
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid11,01423%$4,093,253$4,037
Pell grants71517%$2,633,014$3,683
Federal student loans1,07225%$8,194,444$7,644
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
  • This institution did not admit full-time first-time undergraduate-level students in 2013-2014, therefore net price information was not reported.
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Fall 2014
Total enrollment4,537
Undergraduate enrollment4,291
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment443
Graduate enrollment246
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 29%
Part-time: 71%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 32%
Female: 68%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 1%
Black or African American: 5%
Hispanic/Latino: 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 86%
Two or more races: 1%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 6%
Non-resident alien: 0%
Undergraduate Student Age
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 71%
25 and over: 29%
Age unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2013.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 82%
Part-time: 18%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 25%
Enrolled in some distance education: 8%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 67%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 29%
Enrolled in some distance education: 19%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 52%
Undergraduate application fee (2014-2015): $20
  • This institution does not admit full-time first-time degree/certificate-seeking students, therefore admission information was not reported.
  • This institution did not admit full-time first-time undergraduate-level students in the cohort year, therefore graduation rate information was not reported.
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2013-2014
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramAssociateBachelorMaster
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General-0-
Category total-0-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Banking and Financial Support Services-3d-
Business Administration and Management, General-37d-
Business/Commerce, General6d18d-
General Merchandising, Sales, and Related Marketing Operations, Other-0d-
International Business/Trade/Commerce-0-
Management Science-2-
Category total6d96d-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science-5d-
Category total-5d-
Biology Teacher Education-0-
Business Teacher Education-0-
Early Childhood Education and Teaching-7-
Education, General--36
Elementary Education and Teaching-55-
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching-18-
Special Education and Teaching, General-11-
Category total-9136
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Child Care and Support Services Management-38d-
Category total-38d-
Health Professions and Related Programs
Clinical Nurse Leader--22d
Nursing Education--6d
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse-245d-
Category total-245d28d
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration-16d-
Category total-16d-
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General-1-
Category total-1-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other0d9d-
Category total0d9d-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General-2-
Category total-2-
Counseling Psychology--14
Psychology, General3d69d-
Category total3d69d14
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Human Services, General-1-
Public Administration-0-
Category total-1-
Social Sciences
Category total-0d-
Grand total957378
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
  • Military transcripts are evaluated on a case by case basis.
Educational Benefits, 2013-2014
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 33
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 2
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 0
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution (*)
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $3,450
  • (*) One or more average amounts of benefits/assistance are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
  • No varsity sports data reported for this institution.
2013 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201120122013
Illegal weapons possession100
Drug law violations113
Liquor law violations001
  • For 2012, Line a. changed from 1 to 0 because the Non-Campus stats were accidentally reported as On-Campus stats. For 2012, Line b. changed from 4 to 1 because the Non-Campus stats were accidentally reported as On-Campus stats. For 2012, Line c. changed from 16 to 0 because the Non-Campus stats were accidentally reported as On-Campus stats.
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Illegal weapons possession0
Drug law violations1
Liquor law violations1
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible100
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)010
Aggravated assault100
Motor vehicle theft100
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter0
Negligent manslaughter0
Sex offenses - Forcible0
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)0
Aggravated assault0
Motor vehicle theft0
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201220112010
Default rate8.4%10.6%12.3%
Number in default596563
Number in repayment695612510
  • These default rates apply to all locations of this institution.
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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