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Central Methodist University - College of Graduate & Extended Studies is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Fayette, Missouri. The location of CMU CGES is a good match for students who are interested in living in a college town while they pursue their degree.

231 Undergraduate Degrees
28 Graduate Degrees
45% Acceptance Rate

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Central Methodist University - College of Graduate & Extended Studies Rankings

CMU CGES landed the #203 spot in our 2021 ranking of best colleges. We analyzed 1,284 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. It is also ranked #5 out of 34 schools in Missouri.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

CMU CGES has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
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Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at CMU CGES.

Rank Ranking Name Share
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Where Is Central Methodist University - College of Graduate & Extended Studies?

Location of Central Methodist University - College of Graduate & Extended Studies

Contact details for CMU CGES are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 411 Central Methodist Square, Fayette, MO 65248-1198
Phone: 660-248-3391
Website: www.centralmethodist.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/centralmethodist
Twitter: https://twitter.com/cmuniv

How Do I Get Into CMU CGES?

You can apply to CMU CGES online at: www.centralmethodist.edu/admissions/applications.php

Admission Requirements for CMU CGES

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores recommended
TOEFL neither required nor recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into CMU CGES?

45% Acceptance Rate
60% Of Accepted Are Women
You'll need to do what you can to make your application stand out if you plan to apply to CMU CGES. The school screens its applicants carefully and has a fairly low acceptance rate of 45%. So, don't just throw your admission packet together at the last minute!

Approximately 40% of accepted students are men and 60% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 100%, and the acceptance rate for women is 33%.

Can I Afford Central Methodist University - College of Graduate & Extended Studies?

67% Take Out Loans
7.5% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At CMU CGES, approximately 67% of students took out student loans averaging $3,668 a year. That adds up to $14,672 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at CMU CGES is 7.5%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Central Methodist University - College of Graduate & Extended Studies Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,018 Full-Time Undergraduates
79% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 3,502 undergraduate students at CMU CGES, with 1,018 being full-time and 2,484 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  CMU CGES

There are also 319 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,018 full-time undergraduates at CMU CGES, 21% are male and 79% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  CMU CGES

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Central Methodist University - College of Graduate & Extended Studies students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of CMU CGES Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 4
Black or African American 34
Hispanic or Latino 29
White 910
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 40

Online Learning at Central Methodist University - College of Graduate & Extended Studies

1,720 Took All Classes Online
2,100 Took At Least One Class Online
10.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 21 bachelor’s degree and 3 master’s degree programs available online at CMU CGES. In 2017-2018, 2,100 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at CMU CGES has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 3rd most popular in Missouri for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of CMU CGES

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Central Methodist University - College of Graduate & Extended Studies was 10.4%. This is the #866 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at CMU CGES regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of CMU CGES majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Nursing Education 11%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at CMU CGES ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at CMU CGES.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Clinical Nurse Leader #3
Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing #16
Nursing Education #33
Nursing #275

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Central Methodist University - College of Graduate & Extended Studies Nursing Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Master’s TOTAL
Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 218 0 218
Nursing Education 0 18 18
Registered Nursing 13 0 13
Clinical Nurse Leader 0 10 10
TOTAL 231 28 259

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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