Equal to our breadth of areas of study, the depth of our student-centered academic program successfully prepares our graduates to enter a highly competitive workforce, and we're proud our job placement rate has exceeded the national average for 16 consecutive years. Our students not only receive excellent classroom instruction with opportunities for internships, research and other hands-on experiences, but they also can take advantage of valuable service-learning opportunities. This is especially important in today's society when our world needs individuals who understand the value of civic engagement and are willing to give of themselves to help build stronger communities. A University of Central Missouri education is rich with learning opportunities and sweetened by the social aspects of campus life. Our students enjoy being at the heart of Central Missouri's cultural hub, where they have easy access to an array of guest speakers, art exhibits, plays, and concerts, as well as the chance to show their school spirit at men's and women's athletics events. These activities contribute to a well-rounded social, cultural, and artistic experience, and help shape our students' lives.