University of Central Missouri
202 Administration Building
Warrensburg, MO 64093
(660) 543-4290
Accrediting Agency:
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

In 1871, with just a few dozen students enrolled the first year, the University of Central Missouri was established in Warrensburg, Mo. Years later, the school now enrolls nearly 12,000 students and has earned national recognition. U.S. News & World Report ranked the university No. 70 among Regional Universities (Midwest) and No. 20 in Top Public Schools in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges. The school was also ranked in Top Online Programs Rankings and Best Grad School Rankings by U.S. News & World Report. Sixty-eight percent of the full-time faculty members hold terminal degrees in their field.

Programs Offered

University of Central Missouri knows the dynamic needs of distance learners and responded to the demand for higher education by creating a variety of undergraduate- and graduate-level degrees that can be completed entirely online. These programs are accredited and flexible, allowing distance learners the opportunity to earn a degree from University of Central Missouri on a schedule that fits their needs. Topics of study include crisis and disaster management, general studies, nursing, occupational education, aviation safety, and more. Despite the online format, each of the programs is designed to effectively educate the student in all areas of their field of study in such a way that they are prepared for entry into or advancement within their chosen career. Qualified and dedicated faculty members deliver the materials to students and provide necessary interaction throughout the programs via online communication outlets such as email, chat, and discussion forums.


The University of Central Missouri is accredited as a degree-granting institution by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and has received specialized accreditation from seven other accrediting agencies for specific programs.


Applicants seeking admission to the online degree programs at the undergraduate level are evaluated based on their ACT/SAT scores in combination with their grade point average (GPA) and class rank. A detailed explanation is listed here. Candidates who do not meet minimum criteria will be considered on an individual basis for conditional admission by the staff. Transferring students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 and at least 24 credit hours to transfer. Generally speaking, graduate-level applicants are required to have a bachelor’s degree with an acceptable minimum cumulative GPA and in some cases, will also need an acceptable score on the GRE, GMAT, or MAT to be considered for admission. All applicants will need to complete an application for admission, pay the appropriate fee, and submit all official transcripts and supporting documents to the admissions office for evaluation.

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