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Central Methodist University-College of Liberal Arts and Sciences – Tuition & Success Analysis

Fayette, MO

Central Methodist University-College of Liberal Arts and Sciences – Snapshot


Four-Year Private University

Undergraduate Enrollment: 1,090

Average annual cost of attendance: $20,615

(National Median: $15,523)

Median student debt for loan recipients: $16,950

Campus Setting: Town

Religious Affiliation: United Methodist

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Central Methodist University-College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Tuition based on Family Income


For a family income of $0 to $30,000 the average cost is $20,002

For a family income of $30,001 to $48,000 the average cost is $17,523

For a family income of $48,001 to $75,000  the average cost is $19,933

For a family income of $75,001 to $110,000  the average cost is $22,067

For a family income above $110,000 the average cost is $22,776


The “average cost” shown here is a NET cost and reflects the tuition cost after financial aid is taken into account, as reported by Central Methodist University-College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. This average is based on the students who receive grant or scholarship aid. In-state tuition is used for public schools.

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Central Methodist University-College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Graduate Success


Graduation rate: 49%

(National Median: 49%)

Students returning after first year: 66%

(National Median: 68%)

Median annual earnings (10 years after first attending): $35,400

(National Median: $33,028. The salary data measures salaries of students who received federal student aid. The Salary data does not break down earnings or graduation rates by major, or by state—an important consideration, since salaries can vary widely depending on geographical region. )

Percentage earning above a high school graduate (6 years after first enrolled): 67%

Central Methodist University-College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Admissions

Central Methodist University-College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Acceptance Rate: 61%


Half of the recent accepted students had test scores in the range of:

SAT Math: 440 to 530

SAT Critical Reading: 400 to 460

SAT Writing: 390 to 490

ACT English: 19 to 24

ACT Math: 18 to 24

ACT Writing: N/A to N/A

Twenty-five percent of students accepted to Central Methodist University-College of Liberal Arts and Sciences actually performed better than the range reported above.  Another twenty-five percent had scores below the reported range.

Central Methodist University-College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Student Debt


Percentage of students awarded Pell Grants: 40%

Percentage of students receiving federal student loans: 77%

Typical student debt: $16,950

Typical monthly loan payment: $180

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Majors at Central Methodist University-College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


These are the most popular areas of study offered at Central Methodist University-College of Liberal Arts and Sciences:

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences – 11%
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services – 15%
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs – 4%
  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services – 3%
  • Education – 17%
  • English Language and Literature/Letters – 1%
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences – 2%
  • Health Professions and Related Programs – 18%
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services – 6%
  • Mathematics and Statistics – 3%
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies – 7%
  • Natural Resources and Conservation – 1%
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies – 4%
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies – 1%
  • Psychology – 7%
  • Visual and Performing Arts – 1%

For more information about the various majors at Central Methodist University-College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, visit their website.

Central Methodist University-College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Diversity


Overall Composition at Central Methodist University-College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend Central Methodist University-College of Liberal Arts and Sciences full time:  98%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend Central Methodist University-College of Liberal Arts and Sciences part time:  2%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who are twenty-five years old, or older at Central Methodist University-College of Liberal Arts and Sciences:  5%

Racial Diversity Composition

American Indian/Alaska Native: 0%

Asian: 0%

Black: 8%

Hispanic: 3%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0%

Non-resident alien: 6%

Two or more races: 3%

Unknown: 3%

White: 77%

Central Methodist University-College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Success Ratios

TUN ratios to help compare schools


Earnings to Debt Ratio: 2.1

The median earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the median federal debt of borrowers who graduated. TUN found an average of 2.5 based on data of 3,210 schools.

Earnings to Tuition Ratio: 1.7

The median earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the average annual cost of attendance that financial aid recipients incurred.  TUN found an average of 3.0 based on data of 3,337 schools.

Monthly Liquidity Ratio: 16.4

The median monthly gross earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the median monthly debt payment that borrowers who graduated experience with a 10-year repayment schedule. TUN found an average of 19.3 based on data of 3,210 schools.