The University of Central Missouri (UCM) is a four-year public institution located in Warrensburg, Missouri with extended campuses in St. Louis, Lee’s Summit, and Springfield. It was founded in 1871 as Warrensburg Teachers College, a normal school for teacher preparation. In 2006, it was officially renamed University of Central Missouri.

Today, UCM has over 150 career-building programs of study for its almost 11,000 undergraduate and graduate degree students. It is divided into the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; College of Science and Technology; College of Health and Human Services; College of Education; Harmon College of Business Administration; and Honors College. Whether one is interested to complete an undergraduate degree or pursue higher education, there is something for every student at UCM.

In addition, busy working adults who may have difficulty finding the time to attend regular on-campus classes can still pursue their education via the university’s online education program known as UCMOnline. UCMOnline offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees 100% online through the Internet. Undergraduate programs available include BS in Crisis and Disaster Management; BS in Occupational Education; and Registered Nurse to BS in Nursing. Graduate programs include MS in Criminal Justice; Educational Technology; Elementary Education; Industrial Management; Physical Education Exercise and Sports Science; Occupational Safety Management; Rural Family Nursing; Library Science and Information Services; and PhD in Technology Management.

Tuition cost per credit hour for on-campus undergraduate degrees is US$195 for Missouri residents and US$390 for non-residents; and for graduate students, US$253.15 for residents and US$506.30 for non-residents. For online degrees, tuition cost per credit hour is US$243.10 for undergraduate courses; US$296.40 for graduate courses; and US$340 for the PhD online degree. Financial aid is extended via loans, grants and scholarships.