Central Methodist University

411 Central Methodist Square - Fayette, MO 65248
  • Region: Plains States
  • Campus Setting: Small Town
  • Size: Small

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.

Upcoming Events

  • Registration begins at 9:00am

Central Experience is a day-long event focused on giving you a glimpse into the life of a college student - a Central student! You-ll get to know the campus and community, meet current students, talk with professors and coaches, and cheer on the Eagles as we take on Benedictine College in Football and Soccer. 

Registration is now open for Central Experience. This special event for prospective students and families begins at 9:00 a.m. with check-in, followed by a morning line-up that includes a student panel, resource fair and interactive campus tour after which you will make your way to Davis Field for the pre-game tailgate party complete with food, games and drawings for prizes. Get the full college experience and cheer on our Football Eagles as they take on Benedictine College. Don-t want the day to end when the football game is over? Stick around and cheer on the men-s and women-s soccer teams as they match up against Benedictine.

"Not just a tour - an experience."  

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About Central Methodist University

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 Statement

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