Central Methodist University - College of Graduate and Extended Studies
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Central Methodist University - College of Graduate and Extended Studies is in a town that is between 10 and 35 miles from an urban area.
Address
411 Central Methodist Square
Fayette, MO 65248
www.centralmethodist.edu
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Programs offered by this school
Size corresponds to the number of graduates and color indicates field of study
NursingEducation by Level or Special ...PsychologyGeneral Business Operations an...Student Counseling, Library S...Social Services and Public Adm...Finance, Accounting, and Audit...Computer Sciences and Informat...Protective ServicesHealthcare Advanced Studies Pr...Interdisciplinary FieldsTeacher training by DisciplineMathematics and StatisticsApplied Mathematics and Comput...Sociology, Archeology, Anthopo...Healthcare Management and Prof...BiologyParks, Recreation, and LeisureStudio Arts, Music, Dance, and...
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Programs
This chart shows the number of graduates at all levels in the years shown for each discipline group. Look for a school with steady enrollment and focus in the areas that interest you most.
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Sciences
Healthcare
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Education
Humanities
Social Sciences
Business
General/Interdisciplinary
Award Levels
Associate's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Quick Facts
Denomination
United Methodist
Institutional Control
Central Methodist University - College of Graduate and Extended Studies is a private not-for-profit organization and is related to other schools.
Undergraduate Students
Full-time first-time students
Full-time transfer students
Part-time first-time students
Part-time transfer students
Accreditation
best
Accreditation provides important oversight over a school's instructional practices and institutional stability.
Central Methodist University - College of Graduate and Extended Studies holds an accreditation from one of the seven regional accreditors, which should ensure that credits earned transfer easily.
Accreditation History
Higher Learning Commission (Accredited July 1, 1913 - present)
  • The accreditation was recently renewed on July 30, 2018.
  • The next accreditation review was scheduled for August 31, 2028.
Student Attention
Context: Freshman satisfaction
Do most freshman choose to return for a sophomore year?
Context: Students per full-time instructor
Full-time faculty are mostly likely to be on campus and available for interaction, and to craft up-to-date courses and programs.
Students on campus
undergraduate Study Types
About 30% of undergraduate students are full-time. About 45% of undergraduate students take all of their courses via distance education, while another 8% take some courses online.
UG Full-time
30%
UG Online classes
53%
Context: Student body size
Central Methodist University - College of Graduate and Extended Studies has 6,024 students.
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Graduation Rate
Approximately 30% of undergraduate students are full-time and no students are full-time first-time college students. In the last reporting year, 71% of students, inclusive of part-time and transfer students, received a degree within 8 years.
71%
Time to complete
4 years
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8 years
Context: Graduation rate
These numbers reflect eight-year graduation rates for all degrees at the colleges and universities in your chosen context group. This reporting is for undergraduate students inclusive of transfer students and full/part-time students.
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undergraduate student race/origin
Central Methodist University - College of Graduate and Extended Studies reports that 10% of undergraduate students are minority, which is more than 99% of the context schools. This school's 0.2% of international students is near the middle proportion of international students within the context schools.
Race/Origin
White
Black
Hispanic
Asian
American Indian
Multiracial
Not Reported
International
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undergraduate student gender
Is the gender balance of Central Methodist University - College of Graduate and Extended Studies undergraduate students important to you? You can see the breakdown in this donut chart. For many context groups, the balance is not 50-50, so be sure to check out the context chart below.
Gender
Men
Women
Context: Percentage of women
With 68% women undergraduate students, Central Methodist University - College of Graduate and Extended Studies has a higher percentage of women than 76% of context schools.
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Opportunities and Services
Does Central Methodist University - College of Graduate and Extended Studies offer good activities, services, and academic options for you? Here's what we found!
Undergraduate services offered

Academic/career counseling services

Employment services for current students

Special academic opportunities

Weekend college

Undergraduate Student Satisfaction and Success
Student Satisfaction
Context: Percentage of students who return after their freshman year

If students come back for a second year, that suggests they are satisfied and able to succeed. The schools with satisfied freshmen should score above that dark gray 50% mark.

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Context: Percentage of students transferring out

How many people transfer out of Central Methodist University - College of Graduate and Extended Studies within 8 years of entering? If you're considering a school with lots of transfers, be sure to find out why it was a bad fit for so many other students!

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Are students graduating on time?
Context: the impact of wealth and transfer status on degree completion

We took a close look lagging success for students with financial need in a case study. Here's a chance to compare schools based on student successes with a better appreciation of how circumstances may impact success. One word of caution: the statistics for some categories may consist of only a handful of students -- see the details by hovering or long-pressing on the bars.

Full-time first-time students
Full-time transfer students
Part-time first-time students
Part-time transfer students
Choose a student group
Full-time transfer students
Part-time transfer students
Percentage with Pell Grants
60%
Full-time transfer students who received an award within 4 years after enrolling
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Full-time transfer students who received an award within 6 years after enrolling
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Full-time transfer students who received an award within 8 years after enrolling
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Do alumni earn enough to repay college loans?

Even if you don't need financial aid, the ability of past students to successfully repay loans speaks to the value of the education received.

Choose how to look at loan repayment
Loan defaults and burden
Success in loan repayment
Student groups and successful repayment
Context and trends: are the loan default rates as small as possible?

The default rate is the percentage of students who are already delinquent on their loans within three years of leaving the school. If a school has a high default rate, that sends an alarm out that the students' educations are not sufficient to earn enough to repay those loans. Read below for details on the typical loan burden, and keep in mind that a low default rate may be more important than loan amounts in predicting your future success.

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Chart explanation
Central Methodist University - College of Graduate and Extended Studies
On the blue curve, we see the percentage of alumni from Central Methodist University - College of Graduate and Extended Studies who have defaulted on their federal school loans within 3 years ending on the date shown.
Context Schools
The shading shows the spread of the 3-year loan default rate for the context schools. The dark shading shows the middle 50% of context schools, and the light shading shows all but the smallest and largest 10%.
Customize your context group using the gear at the top of the page!
Loan burden

At Central Methodist University - College of Graduate and Extended Studies, 67% of full-time degree-seeking freshmen receive federal student loans, averaging $3,668 each in just the freshman year. We have much more details about the full loan burden students experience in our Cost and Financial Aid Section.

Context: Percentage of freshmen with federal loans
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Context: Average freshman federal loan amount
$3,668$3,000$4,000$5,000$6,000$7,000$8,000
Alumni earnings compared to same-aged Americans

The blue curve shows the earnings of this school's alumni -- so a high curve indicates this school is setting its students up for success!

More information about earnings data

How might your earnings compare with other people your age? Opportunity Insights used IRS data to track almost every person born in the US in the years 1980 to 1991, and they ranked the mean (average) 2014 earnings of students who attended Central Methodist University - College of Graduate and Extended Studies in comparison to all people in the US the same age. Although this data is now a little old, the scope of this project was awesome and gives us a glimpse at alumni performance that we cannot find until a new study of this incredible magnitude is performed.

The Equality Project found that by age 34, people's relative earnings had leveled off, so it's a good assumption that approximately 58% of the population will earn less than Central Methodist University - College of Graduate and Extended Studies alumni.

You might notice a little earnings dip at young ages for some of the top bachelor's institutions. This coincides with the years that many alumni may be in graduate school and earning less.

Context: Alumni earnings by age
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Chart explanation
Central Methodist University - College of Graduate and Extended Studies
In the blue curve, we see how the average earnings percentile for this school changes as its alumni age as compared to like-aged Americans without regard to their educational background.
Context Schools
The shading shows the spread of these average alumni earnings percentiles for context schools: dark shading shows the middle 50% of context schools and light shading shows all but the smallest and largest 10%.
Customize your context group using the gear at the top of the page!
Central Methodist University - College of Graduate and Extended Studies equality data is combined with:Central Methodist University-College Of Liberal Arts And Sciences
Wealth mobility at Central Methodist University - College of Graduate and Extended Studies

We may wonder if, as a result of attending a given college, we will have a better chance for higher earnings. Opportunity Insights sought to answer this question by following the wealth story of every student for whom income information was available.

Learn more about the mobility study

How does wealth change after attendance?

Opportunity Insights studied groups of all children born in the US in the same year for each birth year from 1980 to 1991. This grouping included every single US child who had a valid SSN or ITIN (tax identification number) and could be linked to parents with non-negative income.

Family Income

The incomes of all families in a birth year group are measured when the child is 15-19 and these incomes are averaged. The calculated incomes from all families in the group were arranged from smallest to largest, and divided into five groups of equal size. On the left of the diagram, you can see the relative distribution of Central Methodist University - College of Graduate and Extended Studies's students between the family income divided into fifths formed by looking at the entire US group.

Individual Student Earnings

In 2014, all people from the same birth year were divided into a new set of five groups that were determined by their individual labor earnings for that year. The students from this birth year who primarily attended Central Methodist University - College of Graduate and Extended Studies between the ages of 19 and 22 were divided into these five groups, and the percent in each group is shown on the right of the diagram.

The diagram lets you see the proportion in each original income group who travel to each earnings group, and provides some insight into the likelihood of financial success after attendance.

If you'd like to understand the nitty gritty details of this interesting data, be sure to check out the well-written Opportunity Insights report by selecting SOURCES under the figure.

Context: Mobility Rating

Opportunity Insights came up with an overall measure of how much individual colleges contribute to economic mobility by creating a mobility rating. Colleges offering both access to and economic success for low-income students receive a high rating.

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The full picture: wealth access and mobility at Central Methodist University - College of Graduate and Extended Studies

Below, we can see the percentage from each initial family wealth group who attend this college, and also the alumni's relative wealth later. Do students entering college from the bottom twenty percent of family income end up making it to a higher level? Do the top twenty percent stay at the top? Follow the colors, left to right, and see for yourself.

$24,300$45,100$72,900$110,300$900$18,500$35,200$55,800Lowest 20%Second-lowestMiddleSecond-highestHighest 20%Highest 20%Second-highestMiddleSecond-lowest Lowest 20%Family IncomeStudent Income
Central Methodist University - College of Graduate and Extended Studies equality data is combined with:Central Methodist University-College Of Liberal Arts And Sciences
Classroom Quality
Student attention at Central Methodist University - College of Graduate and Extended Studies

Schools are required to report the ratio of students per instructor, but look for a small number of students for every full-time instructor as your best indicator of personal attention and a modern well-integrated curriculum.

Context: Number of students per instructor
16817050100150200Full-time inst.Any inst.
Quality and Quantity of Central Methodist University - College of Graduate and Extended Studies faculty
Faculty are the heart of a school. Make sure the school you attend has highly-qualified faculty who are regularly in their offices and happy to meet with you.
Full-time faculty overview

The best bachelor's and graduate programs are taught by long-term faculty with the word "Professor" in their title. These instructors typically hold the highest degree possible in their field of expertise, and their commitment to research, to their students, and to the school itself should be outstanding. We suggest you look for green in the chart: schools with a large majority of long-term faculty are likely to offer steady classroom quality.

Learn more about the bars in this chart

Traditionally, the long-term faculty at a school are hired as Assistant Professors. After about six years, they then advance to the Associate Professor level after proving excellence in three areas: teaching, service to the institution, and significant contributions to their field of expertise. Assistant professors who are not promoted to the Associate level are usually required to leave the school. The rank of Professor is reserved for senior faculty who have demonstrated the highest standing in those three areas. The standards of excellence differ widely across institutions; nonetheless, the presence of a large proportion of faculty in the three professor ranks suggests you will be taught by faculty who are invested in their academic fields and in the school. Generally, instructors with any of the three professor titles will hold the highest possible (terminal) degree in their academic fields.

The instructor/lecturer positions are generally held by full-time faculty who are focused on teaching alone, often for lower-level classes. These positions usually require some advanced education or experience, but not the highest (terminal) degree in a given academic field. Those teaching with no academic rank may be hired to teach in mostly non-academic fields, giving skills- or vocation-based guidance.

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Not Faculty
Faculty, not tenure-track: sub-annual
Faculty, not tenure-track: annual
Faculty, not tenure-track: multi-year or indefinite
Faculty, tenure-track
Faculty, tenured
Context: Percentage of full-time faculty
Full-time faculty are mostly likely to be on campus and available for interaction, and to craft up-to-date courses and programs.Central Methodist University - College of Graduate and Extended Studies performs worse in this measure than 98% of the context schools.
Read more about why you want mostly full-time faculty teaching you
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Context: Full-time faculty with long-term employment contracts
Faculty with multi-year contracts have a mutual commitment with their school, and they provide curricular stability and knowledge that contribute to meaningful classes for students.
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Faculty Diversity

Here's an opportunity to explore the faculty's diversity. For many schools, attracting a diverse teaching faculty can be a challenge. It's important to judge their success with the reality check of what their peer schools have accomplished.

Choose how to see faculty gender and race/origin
Overview
Context
An overview of faculty race and gender
Here the bars show faculty rank, with male faculty to the left and female faculty to the right. The race/origin of faculty are shown by color. The view with rank is important because many of our elite schools have a problem with diversity at the higher faculty ranks. Are women and minorities being promoted at Central Methodist University - College of Graduate and Extended Studies?
Assistant Professor02468Men02468Women
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Student Body
Which students comprise the campus?

Who might be attending school with you? We'll look at what degrees most students have received, whether they are on campus or online, a little about their path, and the overall student body size. Our aim is to give some idea of what the campus culture might be.

See what degrees have been awarded

This donut chart shows you what degrees were awarded by Central Methodist University - College of Graduate and Extended Studies last year, and gives you a good idea of this school's focus. Make sure this school's focus matches your goals.

Associate's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
What percentage of undergraduate students are online and not on campus?

There are performance problems with many online-focused schools -- you can read about this in an Ididio case study, but you may want some online options to give you greater flexibility.

Fall undergraduate enrollment
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No online courses
Some courses online
All courses online
Where are the other undergraduate students in their studies?

You will be most happy at a school with a large number of students who are like you, whether that's someone who enters right out of high school, or someone who is transferring, or someone who isn't ready to work towards a degree.

Degree-seeking: first-time
Degree-seeking: continuing
Degree-seeking: transfer-in
Non-degree-seeking
Student body size

Another breakdown that can help is a view of the student body size. Here we show undergraduate and graduate student counts, including part-time versus full-time students. If the proportion of students that best describes you is relatively small, then is it possible that another school might be better-prepared to meet your needs?

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Undergraduate student race/origin

The NPR article A Campus More Colorful Than Reality: Beware That College Brochure emphasizes the importance of judging a school's diversity based on solid data as promotional materials are eager to suggest a multicultural student body.

Student race is only categorized for non-international students, and international students are listed separately.

Race/Origin
White
Black
Hispanic
Asian
American Indian
Multiracial
Not Reported
International
Choose a second viewpoint for student race and origin
Race/Origin in context
Race/origin over time
Context: Undergraduate student race/origin
Here we offer some context as we compare diversity at Central Methodist University - College of Graduate and Extended Studies with that of the current context group.
4%87%3%1%0%2%2%0%0%20%40%60%80%100%Pacific IslanderInternationalAmerican IndianAsianMultiracialNot ReportedHispanicBlackWhite
Undergraduate student age distribution

The age distribution at a school can tell you a lot about its mission. If you're looking for a traditional undergraduate experience, you may prefer to see students who are mostly younger than 25 (lighter shades), but if you want support as a returning student, a large number of students 25 and older (darker shades) may better suit your needs.

Age range
Under 18
18-19
20-21
22-24
25-29
30-34
35-39
40-49
50-64
65 and over
Unknown
Choose another way to view age at Central Methodist University - College of Graduate and Extended Studies
Age in context
Age over time
Context: Undergraduate age distribution
Seeing the age distribution in context lets us evaluate the undergraduate focus at Central Methodist University - College of Graduate and Extended Studies compared to the undergraduate focus for the context schools.
0%3%7%6%7%11%11%11%13%31%0%10%20%30%40%50%65 and over50-6440-4935-3930-3425-2922-2420-2118-19Under 18
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Undergraduate student gender distribution
The donut shows the gender breakdown for undergraduate students at Central Methodist University - College of Graduate and Extended Studies.
Why are genders so rarely 50-50?

There are multiple outside factors that can affect the gender balance of students recruited by schools. As an example, within less-affluent families higher education is more frequently attained by women than by men, a phenomenon explored in the Atlantic. Therefore, schools serving lower-income populations may be more likely to see a gender imbalance. On the other hand, some colleges may offer predominantly degrees that are stereotypically associated with a single gender, affecting the ratio of men to women accordingly.

Gender
Men
Women
Choose how to look at gender
Gender in context
Gender over time
Context: Gender Balance
It is very difficult for many types of schools to achieve a gender balance, and this context is valuable in evaluating the balance at Central Methodist University - College of Graduate and Extended Studies.
33%68%20%40%60%80%100%MenWomen
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Family wealth of incoming freshmen

It's not surprising that colleges in general have a greater percentage of students from wealthy families than from poor families. Although nationally 20% of families earn at least $110,200, at Central Methodist University - College of Graduate and Extended Studies, this percentage rises to 28%. Similarly, while nationally 20% of families earn $19,800 or less, at Central Methodist University - College of Graduate and Extended Studies only 7% are in this bottom quintile.

Family wealth quintiles
Most wealthy 20%
Next Highest 20%
Middle 20%
Next 20%
Lowest 20%
Choose an aspect of family wealth you would like to view
Family wealth in context
Trends in family wealth
The 1% families
Context: family wealth represented at Central Methodist University - College of Graduate and Extended Studies

Compare student wealth at the extremes to other schools in the context group.

7%28%0%20%40%60%Least wealthy 20%Most wealthy 20%
Central Methodist University - College of Graduate and Extended Studies equality data is combined with:Central Methodist University-College Of Liberal Arts And Sciences
Programs Offered
Finding a program

In the folders below, you can explore your options for study. The folders are grouped and colored by broad field, and you can see the number of students who have completed degrees in each field by following the colors in our chart showing graduations. You can...

  • Filter the programs by the award level that interests you.
  • Use the search key to limit the listings to all relevant progrmas.
  • Select a specific program from this menu to see some great details!
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  • chevron-rightfolder-closeFinance, Accounting, and Auditing
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  • chevron-rightfolder-closeMathematics and Statistics
  • chevron-rightfolder-closeApplied Mathematics and Computational Sciences
  • chevron-rightfolder-closeBiology
  • chevron-rightfolder-closeNursing
  • chevron-rightfolder-closeHealthcare Advanced Studies Preparation
  • chevron-rightfolder-closeHealthcare Management and Professionals
  • chevron-rightfolder-closeProtective Services
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  • chevron-rightfolder-closeEducation by Level or Special Needs
  • chevron-rightfolder-closeStudent Counseling, Library Science, and other Education-adjacent fields
  • chevron-rightfolder-closeTeacher training by Discipline
  • chevron-rightfolder-closeStudio Arts, Music, Dance, and Theater
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  • chevron-rightfolder-closeGeneral Business Operations and Management
  • chevron-rightfolder-closeInterdisciplinary Fields
Admissions
Admissions Overview

Here are some important dates and little tidbits. Please double-check this information on the Central Methodist University - College of Graduate and Extended Studies's webpage for the most up-to-date and accurate answers! We update this information with each school's annual reporting, but information can change unexpectedly. Select any item to view the details.

Admissions Criteria & Qualifications
Admissions Criteria & Qualifications
Application Fee & Common App
Application Fee & Common App
Central Methodist University - College of Graduate and Extended Studies has an undergraduate application fee of $0. We did not find Central Methodist University - College of Graduate and Extended Studies on the Common Application site. Keep in mind that it never hurts to inquire with an Admissions office to see whether they might be willing to waive your application fee.
Credits accepted from new students
Credits accepted from new students
Central Methodist University - College of Graduate and Extended Studies accepts the following credits:
  • Dual credit (college credit earned while in high school)
  • Advanced placement (AP) credits
Applicant accepance and subsequent enrollment

Acceptance is a two-way street, because while you may be concerned about whether or not your favorite school will accept you, the colleges and universities are equally worried about whether you will attend if accepted.

Percentage of applicants who are accepted
A low percentage here can indicate that a school is highly selective. We think this is one of the least important numbers for you to consider.
Selectivity can be misleading

You may have heard that a high rejection rate is an indicator of a good school. However, this number can be gamed, and some schools started gaming the system to perform better in college ratings books and sites. Ididio believes a combination of good outcomes (e.g. successful graduation rates and loan repayments) along with indicators of a well-prepared student body (e.g. test scores and high school records) are the best indicators of a good academic experience for those who attend. Our advice is that you don't pay too much attention to this number as you decide whether you might be admitted.

25%20%0%20%40%60%80%100%WomenMen
Percentage of accepted students who choose to attend

This is called the yield, and it suggests whether this was a first-choice school or a back-up school for most applicants. Even the most prestigious Ivy League schools lose about a third of their accepted students come enrollment time.

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Costs and Financial Aid
Historic Annual Costs

See how this school's published costs have changed over the year, and how their cost trends compare with other private schools.

Published costs may have little to do with what you actually pay

It's important to remember that a school's published costs may not be indicative of what it will actually cost to attend. Time magazine wrote about this in their article Yes, you can get a college to cut its tuition price. Nonetheless, this inflation-adjusted look at the historic annual costs for tuition, fees, books, and supplies can give you an idea of the costs you might expect in the coming years. Comparing the total costs inclusive of room and board (if applicable) with the annual net price estimates in the previous tab will help you determine the financial aid package to expect.

Private and public universities' charges are difficult to compare due to the in-state and out-of-state price differences of public universities, and therefore we only compare Central Methodist University - College of Graduate and Extended Studies to other private schools within your chosen context group.

Undergraduate tuition, fees, books, and supplies over time
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Chart explanation
Central Methodist University - College of Graduate and Extended Studies
On the blue curve, we see how the published annual cost to attend Central Methodist University - College of Graduate and Extended Studies has changed over the years.
Context Schools
The shading shows the spread of the annual cost for the context schools. The dark shading shows the middle 50% of context schools, and the light shading shows all but the smallest and largest 10%.
Customize your context group using the gear at the top of the page!
Current published costs

Here's a quick summary of costs to attend Central Methodist University - College of Graduate and Extended Studies. You will find the most up-to-date information at their website for admissions.

Undergraduate costs
Charge
Annual fees
Annual tuition
Estimated books and supplies
Miscellaneous (living off campus)
Miscellaneous (living with family)
Off-campus room and board
Per-credit charges
Cost
$360
$5,810
$1,000
$5,520
$5,520
$6,800
$210
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Financial aid overview

Understanding the rules and process that determine who gets financial aid can be intimidating. Here are some quick links to help:

  • Visit Central Methodist University - College of Graduate and Extended Studies's Net Price Calculator for the most accurate estimate of your anticipated costs. Every school publishes a Net Price Calculator that does its best to give you a fair estimate of what you might expect to pay. Many calculators consider your high school record as part of the calculation. This will be far more accurate than any of the averages or published tuition values that you see here.

  • FederalStudentAid, a government site that will walk you through the federal financial aid process. There are a number of kinds of student loans and other aid, and this site can walk you through all of the choices you will need to make.

Campus overview
Disciplinary actions and crime at Central Methodist University - College of Graduate and Extended Studies

Check out the number of disciplinary actions (implemented within the school) and arrests (implemented by law enforcement external to the school).

Disciplinary Actions
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Liquor Violations
Drug Violations
Weapon Possessions
Context: Disciplinary Actions
0.1%0.2%0.0%0.0%1.0%2.0%3.0%4.0%5.0%Average number of disciplinary violoations as a percentage of students
Arrests
20102012201420162018051015
Liquor Violations
Drug Violations
Weapon Possessions
Context: Arrests
0.14%0.14%0.01%0.00%0.10%0.20%0.30%Average number of arrests as a percentage of students

There are very few offenses classified as criminal at most schools. For clarity, we omitted statistics for the most rare crimes, such as murder or manslaughter, and combined sex-related crimes (whose precise names and definitions have changed over time) as well as burglaries and robberies.

Criminal Offenses
2006200820102012201420162018024681012
Burglaries/Robberies
Sex Offenses
Vehicle Thefts
Aggrevated Assaults
Context: Criminal Offenses
0.050%0.013%0.018%0.008%0.000%0.100%0.200%0.300%0.400%Average number of criminal offenses as a percentage of students
No Student Housing Available

This school does not report any housing for students.

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Programs for Veterans

If you are a veteran, it's worth digging around to find a military-friendly campus. We think this article about how colleges might help veterans might be a good starting point for questions to ask the Admissions office before you choose to attend. It's also good to be aware that many for-profit schools are behaving as predators, hungry for GI Bill dollars. Watching out for those schools is no different for veterans than for all students: judge very critically using our "Student Satisfaction and Success" tab for undergraduate programs. We wish we had the same data to support graduate programs; however, we think the undergraduate data is a good starting point for judging overall quality.

Programs offered
  • Credit for Military Training
  • Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
  • Yellow Ribbon Program
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Academic research
The library is the backbone of academic learning and research

We have no library data for Central Methodist University - College of Graduate and Extended Studies in spite of the fact that about 99% of the degrees it awards are bachelor's or higher degrees. It is unusual for a school with this focus to not have library data. In fact, about 90% of the schools that graduate at least 10% of students at the bachelor's or higher level report library information.

In the age of digital resources, a library can offer incredible support even to distance education students. For students on campus, the library is the study and meeting hub for both residential and commuting students. Through the academic libraries, students can freely access resources not available on the internet.

It is difficult to imagine a meaningful bachelor's or graduate degree program that does not require independent research projects from its students. Without academic library resources, those projects could become quite expensive and also much more difficult, because academic librarians are indispensable for guiding students toward appropriate resources for a research project. The greater fear is that a lack of library means that minimal research and outside reading is expected of students. If you're interested in attending Kaplan University - Cedar Falls Campus, you should ask about their library resources and research expectations, and make sure that you would be receiving the academic challenges and support that you and your future reputation deserve.

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Research funding: the best indicator of post-baccalaureate academic rigor

Any school that reports at least $150,000 in research and development expenditures in a given year should have submitted out the Higher Education Research and Development (HERD) survey to the National Science Foundation (NSF). We did not find HERD data for Central Methodist University - College of Graduate and Extended Studies, so there would at most modest graduate-level academic scholarship campus-wide.