The University of Central Missouri experience transforms students into lifelong learners, dedicated to service, with the knowledge, skills and confidence to succeed and lead in the region, state, nation and world.


Reasons to Believe in a UCM education.


  • A Culture of service connects students to something bigger than themselves through opportunities to give back to the community such as Habitat for Humanity.

  • Engaged Learning through hands-on learning experiences in and outside the classroom includes programs such as Innovative Public Relations and the Integrative Business Experience.

  • Future-Focused Academics offers state-of-the-art equipment such as Redbird simulators and internships to equip students with up-to-date skills.

  • A Worldly Perspective enhances students’ college experience by offering opportunities to participate in study abroad programs in countries such as France or New Zealand.

Champions of Student Success

UCM’s Learning to a Greater Degree Contract is our promise to you that with your commitment, we'll help you complete a more valuable degree on time. We foster a community of engagement by providing you with resources to help you succeed, such as our Student Success Center and Writing Center. We are proud of our more than 90 percent employment rate for students six months after graduation.


Focused on the Future

Founded in 1871 in Warrensburg, Missouri with only a few dozen students, more than 140 years later, UCM serves 12,333 students.

Our diverse student population represents nearly every state and 50 countries across the globe.

Learning to a Greater Degree

Learning to a Greater Degree conveys the depth of experiences students gain at the University of Central Missouri. Here, you are part of an educational experience that extends beyond the classroom. Students' time at UCM empowers them to excel in the fast-paced world of today and tomorrow.

Learning to a Greater Degree is not a marketing campaign; it is more than that. It defines who we are and what we do at UCM. Supported by the four reasons to believe, Learning to a Greater Degree gives us a way to tell UCM's story.

Reasons to believe:

  • Engaged learning
  • Future-focused academics
  • Worldly perspective
  • Culture of service


Programs taught in:
  • English

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The mission of the Intensive English Program is to provide an intensive program which teaches a broad range of English language and study skills to non-native speakers of ... [+]


Welcome to UCM’s English Language Institute (ELI). We offer an academic Intensive English Program (need link to IEP) and short-term, specialized cultural programming for students at the University of Central Missouri. It is our goal to provide English language learners with the skills they need to be successful at the university, in their careers, or in specialized language programs. The ELI is housed together with the Center for Global Education in the Elliott Student Union 302. We are a unit of the School of English and Philosophy.

ELI Mission Statement

UCM's English Language Institute (ELI), with its CEA-accredited Intensive English Program, teaches a broad range of language skills to successfully prepare students to pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees at US institutions of higher education. The ELI also creates diverse, dynamic short-term language and culture programs and provides English language training for a variety of professional fields.... [-]

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