About Central Missouri State University
The University of Central Missouri (formerly Central Missouri State University) is a four-year public institution in Warrensburg, Missouri.
The University was founded in 1871 as State Normal School, District #2 and became known as Warrensburg Teachers College. The name was changed to Central Missouri State Teachers College in 1919, Central Missouri State College in 1946, and Central Missouri State University in 1971. In 1965, the institution established a graduate school. In 2005, Missouri Governor Matt Blunt signed into law a provision authorizing Central Missouri State University to change its name, if so desired, to the University of Central Missouri. The University's name was changed to the University of Central Missouri on September 20, 2006.
UCM boasts 150 majors, seven of which are accredited programs in the school of technology and home of the only accredited graduate degree in technology in the United States. Job placement at UCM is 94% after graduation and the average class size is 23.
UCM the University has a diverse and exciting campus life with more than 255 student organizations, including an internationally renowned speech and debate team. There are also over 58 intramural sports to compete in, free movie nights on campus, and a bowling alley in the union.
Freshman students are required to live in one of the 13 residence halls their first year with other freshman students,which eases the adjustment from high school to college. Students can also choose to live in SHIPs (Special Housing Interest Programs), which place students with the same program of study together in the residence halls.
UCM has three off campus locations in St. Louis, Lee's Summit, and Springfield, all in Missouri, and also provides online courses.