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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:  26,841 (20,534 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  21 to 1
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 2013Full timePart time
Total faculty761364
Research and public service52
Total graduate assistants-531
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 year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,000$1,000$1,000$1,0000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$8,092$8,212$8,376$8,5442.0%
Off Campus
Room and board--$8,376$7,000-16.4%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
On Campus$20,022$20,556$21,646$22,0041.7%
Off Campus$10,688$11,024$21,646$20,460-5.5%
Off Campus with Family$10,688$11,024$13,270$13,9605.2%
On Campus$32,426$32,624$34,366$34,4540.3%
Off Campus$23,092$23,092$34,366$32,910-4.2%
Off Campus with Family$23,092$23,092$25,990$26,4101.6%
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  • The estimated price does not include room and board, books and supplies, &c. (where applicable) and is based on previous years' tuition and fees data. Tuition and fees may vary by program. Please contact this institution for detailed price information.
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
In-state tuition$12,120
In-state fees$0
Out-of-state tuition$18,936
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, 2012-2013
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 aid13,05092%————
Grant or scholarship aid2,30169%$19,720,785$8,571
Federal grants1,18135%$4,741,203$4,015
Pell grants1,17735%$4,702,169$3,995
Other federal grants130%$39,034$3,003
State/local government grant or scholarships44313%$332,673$751
Institutional grants or scholarships2,22967%$14,646,909$6,571
Student loan aid2,73182%$18,197,546$6,663
Federal student loans2,68581%$16,666,196$6,207
Other student loans2156%$1,531,350$7,123
  • 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 aid111,88857%$73,085,892$6,148
Pell grants7,26535%$27,881,714$3,838
Federal student loans15,54975%$117,961,833$7,586
  • 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$12,918$12,668$12,936
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 Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$11,249$9,965$10,107
$30,001 – $48,000$11,215$10,206$11,611
$48,001 – $75,000$13,383$14,123$14,613
$75,001 – $110,000$16,476$17,595$17,986
$110,001 and more$18,373$18,134$19,028
  • 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 2013
Total enrollment26,841
Undergraduate enrollment20,534
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,448
Graduate enrollment6,307
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: 7%
Hispanic/Latino: 3%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 79%
Two or more races: 2%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 5%
Non-resident alien: 3%
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: 6%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2012.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 28%
Part-time: 72%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 10%
Enrolled in some distance education: 7%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 83%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 31%
Enrolled in some distance education: 10%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 59%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $35
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2013
Number of applicants19,2627,86611,387
Percent admitted63%62%64%
Percent admitted who enrolled24%27%23%
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 2013 (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 Reading450550
SAT Math418563
ACT Composite2024
ACT English1925
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: 77%
Part-time students: 41%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Returned in Fall 2013
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, 62 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2013.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 59%
(*) 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:
4-year: 18%
6-year: 54%
8-year: 57%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
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: 56%
Female: 62%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 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: 25%
Asian: 56%
Black or African American: 48%
Hispanic/Latino: 59%
White: 61%
Two or more races: 41%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 59%
Non-resident alien: 36%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
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
European Studies/Civilization2---
Women's Studies0---
Category total2---
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other7---
Biology/Biological Sciences, General579--
Biomedical Sciences, General88---
Conservation Biology-7--
Category total179191-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting and Related Services, Other2---
Actuarial Science22---
Business Administration and Management, General6396d-15d
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other131274d-13d
Casino Management1---
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies100---
Fashion Merchandising465--
Finance, General75---
Financial Planning and Services12---
Hospitality Administration/Management, General40---
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General48220d-64d
International Business/Trade/Commerce2026d-2d
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management20---
Management Information Systems, General3652d-4d
Marketing/Marketing Management, General185---
Operations Management and Supervision5---
Organizational Behavior Studies16---
Organizational Leadership-134d-23d
Purchasing, Procurement/Acquisitions and Contracts Management922-1
Real Estate4---
Category total922829d-122d
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia-7--
Journalism, Other6---
Organizational Communication, General10---
Public Relations/Image Management89---
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Other935--
Speech Communication and Rhetoric387--
Category total28619--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science174--
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration---5
Information Technology5541--
Category total7245-5
Adult and Continuing Education Administration-16--
Art Teacher Education7---
Biology Teacher Education1---
Business Teacher Education5---
Chemistry Teacher Education01--
Community College Education-0--
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-67--
Early Childhood Education and Teaching99--
Earth Science Teacher Education0---
Education, General-106d--
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances67---
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Mental Retardation16---
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-28d518
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision-25d--
Educational/Instructional Technology---0
Elementary Education and Teaching41--
English/Language Arts Teacher Education116---
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education3---
French Language Teacher Education3---
Geography Teacher Education0---
German Language Teacher Education0---
Health Teacher Education2---
History Teacher Education22---
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching-4--
Mathematics Teacher Education43---
Music Teacher Education256--
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching153--
Physics Teacher Education0---
Reading Teacher Education-5--
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education75---
Secondary Education and Teaching-1--
Social Studies Teacher Education40---
Spanish Language Teacher Education1---
Special Education and Teaching, General-2--
Speech Teacher Education1---
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other---1
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other0---
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor-6--
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education562d--
Category total460342d519
Electrical and Electronics Engineering11---
Mechanical Engineering14---
Category total25---
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician15---
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician19---
Engineering/Industrial Management-4-0
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician4---
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician21---
Category total594-0
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing337--
English Language and Literature, General3112--
Writing, General-7--
Category total6426--
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Child Development71---
Family Systems58---
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management16---
Human Development and Family Studies, General-7--
Human Nutrition-22d--
Category total14529d--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
French Language and Literature1---
German Language and Literature2---
Spanish Language and Literature232--
Category total262--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer27---
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General75---
Environmental Health1---
Health/Health Care Administration/Management6116418d6
International Public Health/International Health---5d
Physical Therapy/Therapist--50-
Physician Assistant-42--
Public Health Education and Promotion23---
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist-28--
Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy410--
Category total24723477d11d
American History (United States)---0
European History---1
History, General59182-
Category total591821
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Studies, General20---
Category total20---
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies-6--
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies0---
Category total06--
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General1490-
Statistics, General1---
Category total1590-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Mathematics and Computer Science1---
Category total1--2
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science9---
Environmental Studies7---
Land Use Planning and Management/Development8---
Natural Resources/Conservation, General42---
Category total66---
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General4---
Kinesiology and Exercise Science1835--
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General624--
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies28---
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management-50--
Sports Studies91---
Category total36859--
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies7---
Category total13---
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General69--
Geology/Earth Science, General7---
Materials Science--1-
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical0---
Physics, General37--
Category total32161-
Clinical Psychology-34-
Experimental Psychology-32-
Industrial and Organizational Psychology-63-
Psychology, General2665--
School Psychology-322
Category total26620112
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Community Organization and Advocacy172---
Public Administration-147-6
Social Work56---
Category total228147-6
Social Sciences
Economics, General1911--
Geographic Information Science and Cartography124--
International Relations and Affairs17---
Political Science and Government, General499--
Social Sciences, General7---
Social Sciences, Other64---
Category total24024--
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General28---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General10---
Fine/Studio Arts, General7---
Graphic Design24---
Interior Design19---
Music Performance, General-7--
Music Theory and Composition23--
Music, General20---
Musical Theatre2---
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology1---
Category total11815--
Grand total3,9131,86397168
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-A MenWomen
All Track Combined136124
Field Hockey27
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission 1/1/1915 - 1/1/1922Terminated
1/1/1923 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Dietetic Association, Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education
Didactic Program in Dietetics6/1/1974 -  Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
Physical Therapy (PTA) - Professional programs for the physical therapist4/30/1997 -  Accredited
American Psychological Association, Committee 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 (SP) - 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, Commission on Community/Junior College 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
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations285932
Liquor law violations96149153
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations224117
Liquor law violations203320
  • Less violations were handled (arrested) through police. This is due to a combination of two factors: less occurrence, combined with higher rate of incidents handled through student conduct without criminal arrests.
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible356
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)100
Aggravated assault423
Motor vehicle theft114
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible246
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)100
Aggravated assault222
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 Year20102009
Default rate5.9%4.4%
Number in default330225
Number in repayment5,5595,002
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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