2024 Comprehensive Report on Rankings, Costs, Graduation Rate and More

$25,083

Net Price

99%

Admitted

26%

Enrolled

47%

Graduation Rate

13/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

Central Methodist University-College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

is a private not-for-profit, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 1,144. In 2021, there were 2 psychology and social work graduates.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Associate Degree, Bachelor

Psychology Graduates

2

Total Enrollment

1,144

Type

Private Not-for-profit, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, Central Methodist University-College of Liberal Arts and Sciences offers General Psychology at the associate degree level. At the bachelor level, the university offers General Psychology.

In the table below, see the programs offered and the number of graduates in each program.

Psychology Graduates in 2021ASBS
General Psychology12
Total Graduates12
US Department of Education

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 1,345 students applied to the Central Methodist University-College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The university admitted 99% and 26% of those who were admitted also enrolled.

By comparison, the average number of applicants for Missouri universities is 4,597. On average, all Missouri institutions admit 72% and 29% of those who were admitted end up enrolling into the institution.

The percentage of Central Methodist University-College of Liberal Arts and Sciences students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 59%. Compared to all Missouri four or more years colleges, the percentage is 70%.

The overall graduation rate for Central Methodist University-College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is 47%, compared to 54% for all Missouri universities, while the number of students who transferred out of the program is 84%.

  • Credits Accepted: Dual enrollment, Advanced placement (AP) credits

Compare CMU to Missouri Four or more years Colleges
Offering Psychology Degrees

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of Central Methodist University-College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to the average of all Missouri four or more years schools that offer psychology degrees.

Why it Matters

Compare Admission and Enrollment

Low admission rates and high enrollment rates denote not only how selective a school is, but also how in-demand the school is. High graduation rates show the overall success of an institution.

CMU

1,345

Applicants

99%

Percent Admitted

26%

Percent Enrolled

59%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

47%

Graduation Rate

MO Colleges

4,597

Applicants

72%

Percent Admitted

29%

Percent Enrolled

70%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

54%

Graduation Rate

Student & Faculty Information

In the fall of 2021, there were 79 or 75% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 27 or 25% part-time faculty members employed at Central Methodist University-College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 79 or 75%.

Part-time teachers are paid less and cost less, so any organization with a disproportionate number of part-time teachers can invest money in more important areas. However, as part-time teachers, participants can work full-time in their profession and bring experience to the classroom.

Why it Matters

Compare Faculty Numbers

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional percentages indicate that institutions focus their investments in areas that matter most to students.

CMU

13 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

75%

Percent Full-Time

25%

Percent Part-Time

75%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

MO Colleges

14 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

54%

Percent Full-Time

46%

Percent Part-Time

51%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

Tuition and Student Expenses

For the 2021-2022 academic year at Central Methodist University-College of Liberal Arts and Sciences the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $25,690, and the average cost for books and supplies is $1,000.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $0 and the average cost for graduate fees is $0.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend Central Methodist University-College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in 2021-2022 including tuition, room, board and living expenses for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Note that the average total expenses do not include financial aid, grants, loans or scholarships. You can find the average financial aid and net price data in the sections below.

Expenses for Central Methodist University-College of Liberal Arts and Sciences2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$8,650
On-Campus Living Expenses$6,862
Total Living Expenses$15,512
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$25,690
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$1,000
Total Undergraduate Expenses$42,202
In-State, Graduate Tuition$0
In-State, Graduate Fees$0
Total Graduate Expenses$0
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend Central Methodist University-College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is $25,083. Average net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board, living costs, books, supplies together and then subtracting the average financial (grants, scholarships and loans) for federal financial aid recipients.

In other words, the average net price is the average amount students pay to attend this university for one year.

Average net price is calculated from the most recent data supplied by each institution to the US Department of Education and is found by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. The total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

Compare Central Methodist University-College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to all Missouri universitas that offer psychology degrees for the cost to attend, average financial aid, percent of students receiving aid and the average net price to attend.

For program ranking, we see a lower overall cost of tuition and cost of living expenses minus the average financial aid a student may receive as the ranking factor student may want to consider.

Why it Matters

Compare Average Cost to Attend and Net Price

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional professors indicates to us institutions that focus their investments in areas that matter most: the education of students by the best instructors possible.

CMU

$42,202

Cost to Attend

$17,999

Average Financial Aid

100%

Percent Receiving Aid

$25,083

Net Price

MO Colleges

$34,004

Cost to Attend

$14,433

Average Financial Aid

97%

Percent Receiving Aid

$18,086

Average Net Price

Financial Aid

The number of beginning students who enter postsecondary education for the first time and receive financial aid is 343 or 100%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 1,159 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $17,999.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid1,159$17,999
Pell Grants488$4,585
Federal Student Loans821$8,344
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the Central Methodist University-College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to all schools across the United States that offer psychology degrees.

We see higher percentages of those receiving aid and the percent that aid covers the net price of education as an indicator of the strength of the institution.

Why it Matters

Compare Financial Aid

Financial Aid can make the difference between being able to afford college or being priced out of college. Many students may find college far more affordable than they could imagine, when accounting for the various kinds of financial aid available.

CMU

1,159

Grant or Scholarship Aid

47%

Grants or Scholarships

488

Number of Pell Grants

20%

Pell Grants

821

Federal Student Loans

33%

Federal Student Loans

MO Colleges

3,322

Grant or Scholarship Aid

50%

Grants or Scholarships

1,371

Number of Pell Grants

21%

Pell Grants

1,909

Federal Student Loans

29%

Federal Student Loans

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