About
Founded in 1854, Central Methodist University is a four-year, private, liberal arts university. CMU's main campus, home to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS), is located in Fayette, Missouri, enrolling 1,100 students. More than 4,000 students attend CMU's College of Graduate and Extended Studies (CGES), which offers classes online and at sites across Missouri and the region. CMU is affiliated with the United Methodist Church and welcomes students of all faiths.

Mission
Central Methodist University prepares students to make a difference in the world by emphasizing academic and professional excellence, ethical leadership, and social responsibility.

Central Methodist University’s beautiful 100-acre main campus is home to approximately 1,100 students and is located in historic Fayette, MO. Since its founding in 1854, CMU has evolved into a university that bestows master's, bachelor's and associate degrees through programming on its main campus, at CMU Centers and online.

Understanding the importance of innovative learning, CMU recently introduced Digital U – an evolutionary, multi-million dollar education initiative designed to make learning faster, smarter and more collaborative. This opportunity delivers an impressive advantage for undergraduate students in CMU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS).

Through the free distribution of personal Apple iPad Pros, the installation of monitors and Apple TV devices in classroom and labs, and their uses across the curriculum, students gain so much more from their college experience, exclusively at CMU.

At the core of its mission, Central “prepares students to make a difference in the world.” They receive this preparation thanks to top-of-the-line academic programs, active clubs and organizations, booming athletics, talented faculty and staff, and the overall compassion, dedication and quality that thrive at CMU.

Empowered by a caring community and unlimited opportunities, CMU students discover their strengths, find their voices and achieve their very best – all the pieces needed to become difference-makers in the world.