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IPEDS ID: 169248
OPE ID: 00224300
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Central Michigan University
106 Warriner Hall, Mount Pleasant, Michigan 48859
General information:  (989) 774-4000
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  Town: Distant
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  26,879 (20,671 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  20 to 1
Net Price
Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and
Carnegie Classification
Doctoral/Research Universities
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2014Full timePart time
Total faculty836471
Research and public service63
Total graduate assistants-509
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,000$1,000$1,000$1,0000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$8,212$8,376$8,544$8,7802.8%
Off Campus
Room and board-$8,376$7,000$7,0650.9%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
On Campus$20,556$21,646$22,004$22,5002.3%
Off Campus$11,024$21,646$20,460$20,7851.6%
Off Campus with Family$11,024$13,270$13,960$14,2201.9%
On Campus$32,624$34,366$34,454$34,6200.5%
Off Campus$23,092$34,366$32,910$32,9050.0%
Off Campus with Family$23,092$25,990$26,410$26,340-0.3%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2014-2015
In-state tuition$11,330
In-state fees$0
Out-of-state tuition$17,028
Out-of-state fees$0
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2013-2014
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid12,71092%————
Grant or scholarship aid2,12272%$17,583,701$8,286
Federal grants1,14139%$4,789,310$4,197
Pell grants1,13939%$4,767,453$4,186
Other federal grants80%$21,857$2,732
State/local government grant or scholarships48717%$308,730$634
Institutional grants or scholarships2,04369%$12,485,661$6,111
Student loan aid2,38181%$16,530,783$6,943
Federal student loans2,35280%$14,904,039$6,337
Other student loans2007%$1,626,744$8,134
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid114,85675%$198,368,193$13,353
Pell grants7,23036%$28,319,112$3,917
Federal student loans15,45978%$117,961,833$7,631
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$12,668$12,936$13,580
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2011-20122012-20132013-2014
$0 – $30,000$9,965$10,107$10,753
$30,001 – $48,000$10,206$11,611$11,136
$48,001 – $75,000$14,123$14,613$14,455
$75,001 – $110,000$17,595$17,986$18,346
$110,001 and more$18,134$19,028$19,703
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. 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.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2014
Total enrollment26,879
Undergraduate enrollment20,671
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,473
Graduate enrollment6,208
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 87%
Part-time: 13%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 44%
Female: 56%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 1%
Asian: 1%
Black or African American: 8%
Hispanic/Latino: 3%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 79%
Two or more races: 2%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 4%
Non-resident alien: 2%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 87%
25 and over: 13%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 94%
Out-of-state: 5%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2013.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 31%
Part-time: 69%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 12%
Enrolled in some distance education: 8%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 80%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 34%
Enrolled in some distance education: 8%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 58%
Undergraduate application fee (2014-2015): $35
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2014
Number of applicants18,3207,54610,747
Percent admitted69%67%71%
Percent admitted who enrolled30%32%29%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2014 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading450588
SAT Math470593
ACT Composite2025
ACT English2025
ACT Math1825
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 76%
Part-time students: 35%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 and Returned in Fall 2014
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 68 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2014.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 56%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2006]
4-year: 20%
6-year: 57%
8-year: 60%
[Began in Fall 2008]
4-year: 21%
6-year: 56%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2006 or Fall 2008
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 48%
Female: 62%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 53%
Asian: 51%
Black or African American: 45%
Hispanic/Latino: 57%
White: 57%
Two or more races: 35%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 54%
Non-resident alien: 41%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2013-2014
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorPostgraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
Women's Studies0---
Category total0---
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other10---
Biology/Biological Sciences, General5819--
Biomedical Sciences, General96---
Conservation Biology-12--
Category total227314-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting and Related Services, Other4---
Actuarial Science8---
Business Administration and Management, General6066d-10d
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other122226d-17d
Casino Management1---
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies84---
Fashion Merchandising476--
Finance, General69---
Financial Planning and Services9---
Hospitality Administration/Management, General37---
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General47237d-28d
International Business/Trade/Commerce1623d-4d
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management11---
Management Information Systems, General4542d-5d
Marketing/Marketing Management, General176---
Operations Management and Supervision2---
Organizational Behavior Studies39---
Organizational Leadership-175d-34d
Purchasing, Procurement/Acquisitions and Contracts Management1329-2
Real Estate3---
Research and Development Management-2d-1d
Category total884806d-101d
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia-9--
Journalism, Other10---
Organizational Communication, General2---
Public Relations/Image Management88---
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Other984--
Speech Communication and Rhetoric679--
Category total31122--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science203--
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration---5
Information Technology5447--
Category total7450-5
Adult and Continuing Education Administration-18d--
Art Teacher Education6---
Biology Teacher Education4---
Business Teacher Education1---
Chemistry Teacher Education00--
Community College Education-0--
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-59--
Early Childhood Education and Teaching122--
Earth Science Teacher Education2---
Education, General-51d--
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances12---
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Mental Retardation68---
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-31d1517
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision-22d--
Educational/Instructional Technology---1
Elementary Education and Teaching42--
English/Language Arts Teacher Education109---
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education1---
French Language Teacher Education0---
Geography Teacher Education0---
German Language Teacher Education0---
Health Teacher Education3---
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration-2--
History Teacher Education9---
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching-2--
Mathematics Teacher Education54---
Music Teacher Education239--
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching122--
Physics Teacher Education0---
Reading Teacher Education-24--
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education76---
Secondary Education and Teaching-3--
Social Studies Teacher Education50---
Spanish Language Teacher Education5---
Special Education and Teaching, General-8--
Speech Teacher Education0---
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other---9d
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other0---
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor-12--
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education281d--
Category total453328d1527d
Electrical and Electronics Engineering10---
Mechanical Engineering19---
Category total29---
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician9---
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician30---
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician1---
Engineering/Industrial Management-2d-0d
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician3---
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician36---
Category total792d-0d
English Language and Literature/Letters
Children's and Adolescent Literature8---
Creative Writing388--
English Language and Literature, General306--
General Literature1---
Writing, General-6--
Category total7720--
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Child Development67---
Family Systems62---
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management21---
Human Development and Family Studies, General-9--
Human Nutrition-19d--
Category total15028d--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
French Language and Literature0---
German Language and Literature4---
Spanish Language and Literature134--
Category total174--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer24---
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General82---
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling3---
Environmental Health1---
Health/Health Care Administration/Management6416321d10
International Public Health/International Health---6d
Physical Therapy/Therapist--47-
Physician Assistant-43--
Public Health Education and Promotion28---
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist-38--
Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy491--
Category total29524581d16d
American History (United States)---0
European History---0
History, General46140-
Category total461400
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Studies, General14---
Category total14---
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies-4--
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies0---
Category total04--
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General1---
Mathematics, General12136-
Statistics, General13---
Category total26136-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Mathematics and Computer Science6---
Category total6--0
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science5---
Environmental Studies3---
Land Use Planning and Management/Development11---
Natural Resources/Conservation, General39---
Category total58---
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General6---
Kinesiology and Exercise Science2157--
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General813d--
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies21---
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management2458--
Sports Studies56---
Category total40368d--
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies6---
Category total10---
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General812--
Geology/Earth Science, General25---
Materials Science--3-
Physics, General25--
Category total49173-
Clinical Psychology-98-
Experimental Psychology-02-
Industrial and Organizational Psychology-58-
Psychology, General2744--
School Psychology-1326
Category total27431206
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Community Organization and Advocacy168---
Public Administration-137d-9d
Social Work60---
Category total228137d-9d
Social Sciences
Economics, General1413--
Geographic Information Science and Cartography85--
International Relations and Affairs18---
Political Science and Government, General463--
Social Sciences, General8---
Social Sciences, Other84---
Category total25523--
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General31---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General10---
Fine/Studio Arts, General5---
Graphic Design13---
Interior Design23---
Music Performance, General-9--
Music Theory and Composition23--
Music, General16---
Musical Theatre4---
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology1---
Category total11318--
Grand total4,0781,861129164
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Educational Benefits, 2013-2014
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 236
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 586
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 159
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 828
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $9,137
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $2,702
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $2,701
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $2,067
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
2013-2014 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-A MenWomen
All Track Combined126114
Field Hockey26
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission1/1/1915 - 1/1/1922Terminated
1/1/1923 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship1/1/1974 -  Accredited
Didactic Program in Dietetics6/1/1974 -  Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist4/30/1997 -  Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs2/9/1990 -  Accredited
School Psychology (SCPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs10/12/2001 -  Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs5/15/1972 -  Accredited
Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs2/12/1974 - 7/1/2002Resigned
Clinical doctoral program in Audiology7/1/2002 -  Accredited
Liaison Committee on Medical Education
Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree2/9/2012 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs(!)7/1/2006 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1963 -  Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools1/1/1954 - 6/30/2010Expired
Teacher Education Accreditation Council, Accreditation Committee
Baccalaureate Teacher Education Accreditation Council (BTEAC) - Baccalaureate programs4/4/2011 -  Accredited
Graduate Teacher Education Accreditation Council (GTEAC) - Graduate programs12/9/2011 -  Pre-Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2013 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201120122013
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations593243
Liquor law violations149153112
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations411720
Liquor law violations332010
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible568
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault231
Motor vehicle theft145
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible467
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault220
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201220112010
Default rate5.5%6.2%5.9%
Number in default371368330
Number in repayment6,7395,9195,559
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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