Higher Education Act: Consumer Information

Central Methodist University provides the following links to help students and parents make informed decisions about attending CMU in Fayette or at our numerous regional sites.

  1. General Institutional Information
    1. CMU Factbook, 2016-17
    2. Privacy of Student Records: As required by the Gramm-Leach-Bliley (GLB) Act issued by the Federal Trade Commission, Central Methodist University has safeguards in place designed to
      ensure the security and confidentiality of student information, protect against unauthorized access to or use of such information that could result in substantial harm or inconvenience to any student. Privacy Policy
    3. FERPA
    4. Facilities and Services for Students with Disabilities
    5. Student Diversity
    6. Net-Price Calculator
    7. Refund Policy and Requirements for Withdrawal
      1. CLAS
      2. CGES
    8. Return of Federal Financial Aid 
    9. Textbook Information
    10. Education Program
    11. Copyright Policy
    12. Instructional Facilities
    13. Faculty
      1. Faculty to Student Ratio - 1:16
      2. Faculty Credentials
    14. Transfer of Credit Policies
      1. MO Dept. of Higher Education Transfer Policy
    15. Articulation Agreements
    16. Accreditation, Approval, and Licensure of Institution Programs
      1. Accreditation of Music Program
      2. Title 2 Report - Teacher Preparation
      3. Higher Learning Commission Accreditation visit - Next visit is April 16-17, 2018
    17. Constitution Day: CMU celebrates Constitution Day each year. This day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787, "recognizing all who, are born in the U.S. or by naturalization, have become citizens." Educational institutions receiving Federal funds are required by law to hold an educational program on the United States Constitution for Constitution Day.
    18. Technology Acceptable Use Policy
  2. Student Financial Aid (CMU Financial Aid: 660-248-6245, finaid@centralmethodist.edu)
    1. Notice of Availability of Institutional and Financial Aid Information
    2. Contact Information and Assistance in Obtaining Institutional or Financial Aid Information
    3. Assistance Available from Federal, State, Local, and Institutional Programs
      1. Institutional
      2. Grants 
      3. Loans 
      4. Work Study
    4. Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations 
    5. Student Loan Information
      1. Initial Loan Counseling for Student Borrowers
      2. Exit counseling for Student Borrowers
      3. Institutional Code of Conduct for Education Loans
      4. Historical Lender List
      5. Preferred Lender Arrangements: not applicable
      6. Institutional Default Rates
        1. 2012 Official 3-yr cohort default rate is 8.4%
        2. 2013 Official 3-yr cohort default rate is 7.4%
    6. FAFSA Verification
  3. Health and Safety
    1. Statement of Nondiscrimination: Central Methodist University does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of any status or condition protected by applicable federal or state law, including race, religion, gender, nationality, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability, in the administration of its educational policies, admission, financial assistance, employment, educational programs or activities. The following office has been designated to handleinquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Office of Human Resources
      Central Methodist University, 411 CMU Square, Fayette, MO 65248, 660-248-6680
    2. Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program: CMU fully supports all state and federal laws and local ordinances regulating the sale and possession of alcoholic beverages. The possession and/or consumption of alcoholic beverages by students or their guests and the use, possession, or distribution of narcotics or other dangerous and illegal drugs on CMU property is strictly prohibited. It is the responsibility of the officers and members of each student organization to see that those in attendance at their social functions and meetings conduct themselves in accordance with CMU regulations. Use of alcohol and other drugs has been shown to be a health risk. The campus counselor is trained and available to help students with these issues.
      Violation of this policy may result in discharge or other discipline in accordance with University policies and procedures.
      1. Drug Free Workplace Policy 
    3. Vaccination Policy
    4. Campus Security
      1. Background Checks
      2. Fire Safety Policies
      3. Fire Statistics and Fire Log
      4. Clery Report Information for all campuses
    5. Emergency Response Plan: Central Methodist University’s Emergency Operations Plan includes information about the Emergency Response Team; Situations and Assumptions; Concept of Operations; Phases of Emergency Planning; Types of Crisis, Emergency Notification Plan; Organization and Assignment Responsibilities, Administration and Logistics; Building Evacuation Procedures, Plan Review and Maintenance. University Departments assisted by University Safety are responsible for developing contingency plans and continuity of operations plans for their staff and areas of responsibility.
      The University conducts numerous emergency response exercises each year, such as a table top exercise, fire drills, field exercises, and tests of the mass emergency notification systems at all primary campuses. These tests are designed to assess and evaluate the emergency plans and capabilities of the institution.
      When a serious incident occurs that causes an immediate threat to the campuses, the first responders to the scene are normally Campus Safety, local law enforcement, fire and emergency medical services. Typically, these agencies respond and work together to manage the incident. Depending on the nature of the incident, other Central Methodist Departments and other state or federal agencies could also be involved in responding to the incident.
      General information about the emergency response and evacuation procedures for all Central Methodist University locations are publicized each year as part of the institution’s Clery Act compliance efforts. This information is contained in the Central Methodist University Annual Security Report: Safety Reports & Training
  4. Student Outcomes
    1. Retention Rates
      1. 65.1% average over last three years: 66.4% (2015-16); 64.95% (2014-15); 63.92% (2013-14)
    2. Graduation Rates
      1. 41.9% < 4 years (2009 Cohort), 48.3% <5 years (2008 Cohort), 40.0% <6 years (2007 Cohort).
      2. Graduation rate by aid
      3. Graduation rate by ethnicity
      4. Graduation rate by gender
    3. Career Outcomes Rate
      1. 2015: 70% Employed, 15% Continuing Education, 6% Service/Military, 3% Still Seeking Employment - 93% Knowledge Rate
      2. 2016: 75% Employed, 15% Still Seeking Employment, 8% Continuing Education - 95% Knowledge Rate
      3. Employment and Graduate School data, 2015
  5. Athletics
    1. Equity in Athletics
    2. Student Athlete Graduation Report
  6. Voter Registration
  7. IPEDS and Assessment Data
    1. 2016 CLAS Feedback Report, 2016 CGES Feedback Report
    2. 2015-16 CMU WEAVE Comprehensive Assessment Report
    3. Nursing Program Assessment
      1. 2016 NCLEX Pass Rate
    4. Athletic Training Program
      1. Athletic Training Board Certification Outcomes