Since 1871, the University of Central Missouri has been transforming students into lifelong learners who are dedicated to service. UCM’s more than 12,300 students come from nearly every state and 50 countries with nearly 90 percent from the state of Missouri. UCM offers more than 150 programs of study and 37 graduate programs. Our graduates are in high demand with 97 percent finding employment or continuing their education within six months of earning their degree.
Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, UCM is a state leader in program-specific accreditations through national associations. In fact, UCM has the most accreditations among our competitors. Learn more.
U.S. News and World Report consistently ranks UCM among the top regional universities in the Midwest and among leading public schools. Learn more.
Founded as a training school for teachers, the name of the institution was changed to the University of Central Missouri in 2006. Learn more.
From singing our fight song to participating in our homecoming parade, traditions are a big part of the UCM student experience. Learn more.
UCM has campuses in Warrensburg, about 50 miles southeast of Kansas City, and Lee’s Summit. Online options are also available. Learn more.