Area and Travel Information

Central Methodist University is located in the heart of Fayette, a community of approximately 2,800 people located 25 miles northwest of Columbia in the center of Missouri. Fayette is the county seat of Howard County and is rich in history, with many of the older homes and buildings listed in the National Register of Historic Places. More information about Fayette can be found on the Visit Fayette website.


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Directions to campus:
Central Methodist University
411 Central Methodist Square
Fayette, MO 65248


From Kansas City:

Take I-70 East to the first Boonville exit, #101, to Hwy 5. At the stoplight, turn left and continue on Hwy 5 through downtown. Approximately 1 mile after crossing the Missouri River veer left to New Franklin.

In New Franklin, turn left at the stop sign. Fayette is approximately 10 miles from New Franklin. Once in Fayette, turn right on Spring Street, 2 blocks past the stop sign, and continue straight to campus.


From St. Louis:

Take I-70 West to the Midway exit, #121, Hwy 40. (Midway is approximately 3 miles west of Columbia.)
Take Hwy 40 North, approximately 8 miles, to Route 240 on the right. Fayette is 13 miles. Once in Fayette, CMU is located 3 blocks past the stop sign on the square.


From Moberly:

Take Hwy 63 to the Hwy 24 West exit in Moberly. Take Hwy 24 west approximately 10 miles to the Hwy 3 turnoff, on the left. In approximately 17 miles, Hwy 3 ends at Hwy 5. Turn left onto Hwy 5 and go 5 miles to Fayette. Once in Fayette, turn left onto Hwy 240. Continue .5 mile, CMU is located on the left.