Central Methodist University

Fayette, MO 65248
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Central Methodist University is one of the fifty-three private, not-for-profit 4-year colleges in Missouri. The campus is located in Fayette town.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 1,060 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 279 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 190 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 68%). Every year 53% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Central Methodist University's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $23,000, and fees were $770. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $23,000 and $770 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleDistant Town
Number of Students1,060
Student to Faculty Ratio11:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
United Methodist
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate68%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 3 48

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1915 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
10/28/2006 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
04/25/2009 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1028 to 1113
ACT20 to 25
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $20
Graduates --

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$210/credit
In State Students$210/credit
Out of State Students$210/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $9,450 $9,450 $9,450
ADN 70 $14,700 $14,700 $14,700
BSN 125 $26,250 $26,250 $26,250
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of Central Methodist University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 40% $3,964
Other Federal Grant 21% $668
State Grant & Scholarships 46% $1,992
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 100% $11,419
Federal Student Loans 76% $5,559
Private Loans 14% $8,788


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$20,172
$30,001 to $48,000$21,013
$48,001 to $75,000$22,659
$75,001 to $110,000$24,905
Over $110,000$23,994

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Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Non-resident alien
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Missouri state board of nursing.
Central Methodist University
411 Central Methodist Square
Fayette, MO 65248

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