Central Methodist University-College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Fayette, MO 65248-1198

Overview

Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Small
Campus locale Town
Degrees offered Undergrad only
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 1,094
Religious affiliation United Methodist
Student to faculty ratio 12:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 780 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
No
Types of Programs Offered
Academic
No
Occupational
No
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
No
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
No
High school education
No
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
No
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
No
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
No
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
No
Placement services for graduates

Admission

61%
Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Central Methodist University-College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is somewhat selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 1,365 applications and 833 students were granted admission. Central Methodist University-College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is at the #59 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 96% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 6% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT840 to 990
ACT20 to 24

Application Fee

$20
Undergrad students
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Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, Central Methodist University-College of Liberal Arts and Sciences's tuition was $22,280 for all students regardless of residency (16.8% cheaper than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

$21,184
Average Net Price
(2016-2017)
National Average = $22,127
$22,280
In State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $26,792
$22,280
Out of State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $26,792
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 100% of Central Methodist University-College of Liberal Arts and Sciences's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 40% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,087 (which is 7.1% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Central Methodist University-College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in 2016-2017, was 217, which is 77% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,504 (which is 6.6% below the national average.)

$4,087
Average
Pell Grant
(2016-2017)
National Average = $4,400
$5,504
Average
Federal Loan
(2016-2017)
National Average = $5,895
100%
Financial aid
awarded
(2016-2017)
National Average = 92%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Central Methodist University-College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has enrolled a total of 1,094 students (1,065 students full-time and 29 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 1,094 students, 120 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 48% men and 52% women and all students were enrolled for undergraduate studies.

1,094
Total Enrollment
120
Transfers

Student Diversity

White: 77%

Black/African American: 8%

Non-resident alien: 5%

Two or more races: 3%

Hispanic: 3%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%

Asian: 0%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Majors

Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Central Methodist University-College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Family And Consumer Sciences/human Sciences 31% 24
Psychology 16% 12
History 8% 6
Mathematics And Statistics 8% 6
Physical Sciences 5% 4
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 5% 4
Education 3% 2
Social Sciences 3% 2
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs 3% 2
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 0% 0

Graduation & Dropout Rates

46%
Graduation rate
national average: 55%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Central Methodist University-College of Liberal Arts and Sciences full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

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Still enrolled
11%
Dropout rate
42%
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

$30,200
Median Annual Income
national average: $33,604

The typical median income of Central Methodist University-College of Liberal Arts and Sciences graduates 6 years after enrollment is $30,200. Last year, out of the total 714 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 664 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 721 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 663 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $30,200 $34,700
Employment Rate 93% 92%
Total Graduates 714 721

Campus Location

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