Central Methodist University

Location Fayette
Established 1854
Famous For Liberal arts education


Central Methodist University is a private university that is located in Fayette, Missouri. It was founded in 1854 and is affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The university has a number of regional locations for its continuing and graduate education programs in the communities of Columbia, Clinton, Lake of the Ozarks, Macon, Neosho, Trenton, Union, and Waynesville. The university also has partnerships with several community colleges in Iowa, Illinois, and Missouri.

The university offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs in a variety of disciplines, including arts, sciences, engineering, performing arts, and business, among others. Students can also take up blended programs and associate degree programs in different subjects. Experiential education opportunities are also available for students.

Services for International Students

The university has various dedicated centres with Student Services and Resources, guiding them in academic, financial, residence, health and wellness, and career development matters. Various other services are also available at the Recreation Center and Counseling Center.


  • 33rd in the Regional Colleges Midwest category in the US News National Universities Ranking
  • 37th in the Top Performers on Social Mobility Category in the US News National Universities Ranking



Central Methodist University offers on-campus accommodation through five residence halls that have all the basic facilities needed by students.

About Location

The main campus of the university is situated in the city of Fayette, which offers an idyllic setting for college students with majestic trees surrounding the 100-acre campus. The picturesque campus has been designated as a National Historic District. The city offers a small-town and friendly environment, and the students can access the local shops, restaurants, and other amenities.

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