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OPE ID: 00225900
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Eastern Michigan University
202 Welch Hall, Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197
Distance from ZIP:  5.4 miles from 48104
General information:  (734) 487-1849
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Campus setting:  Suburb: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  23,447 (19,189 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  18 to 1
Net Price
Mission Statement
  Eastern Michigan University is committed to excellence in teaching through traditional and innovative approaches, the extension of knowledge through basic and applied research, and creative and artistic expression.

Building on a proud tradition of national leadership in the preparation of teachers, we maximize educational opportunities and personal and professional growth for students from diverse backgrounds through an array of baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral programs.

We strive to provide a student-focused learning environment that enhances the lives of students and positively impacts the community. We extend our commitment beyond the campus boundaries to the wider community through service initiatives, and public and private partnerships of mutual interest addressing local, regional, national and international opportunities and challenges.
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
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
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Navy, Air Force)
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
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2013Full timePart time
Total faculty751605
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-138
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$900$900$900$9000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$8,020$7,727$7,884$8,3345.7%
Off Campus
Room and board$6,880$6,880$7,200$7,4002.8%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
On Campus$19,456$19,469$19,968$20,7563.9%
Off Campus$18,656$18,962$19,624$20,1622.7%
Off Campus with Family$12,536$12,842$13,184$13,5222.6%
On Campus$33,361$33,881$34,950$36,3013.9%
Off Campus$32,561$33,374$34,606$35,7073.2%
Off Campus with Family$26,441$27,254$28,166$29,0673.2%
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 Multiyear Tuition Calculator
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
In-state tuition$11,180
In-state fees$1,120
Out-of-state tuition$22,039
Out-of-state fees$1,120
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 aid12,53297%————
Grant or scholarship aid2,50896%$17,506,156$6,980
Federal grants1,36052%$6,210,972$4,567
Pell grants1,36052%$6,198,486$4,558
Other federal grants171%$12,486$734
State/local government grant or scholarships1747%$179,241$1,030
Institutional grants or scholarships2,35990%$11,115,943$4,712
Student loan aid1,82870%$12,419,574$6,794
Federal student loans1,82070%$11,995,770$6,591
Other student loans673%$423,804$6,325
  • 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 aid112,87168%$73,466,484$5,708
Pell grants8,46045%$36,241,989$4,284
Federal student loans14,24875%$127,413,621$8,943
  • 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$12,824$13,240$12,610
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$10,928$11,588$10,938
$30,001 – $48,000$11,618$12,183$11,207
$48,001 – $75,000$13,515$13,818$12,853
$75,001 – $110,000$15,283$15,255$14,835
$110,001 and more$16,675$16,224$15,433
  • 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 enrollment23,447
Undergraduate enrollment19,189
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,965
Graduate enrollment4,258
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 71%
Part-time: 29%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 42%
Female: 58%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 2%
Black or African American: 21%
Hispanic/Latino: 4%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 65%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%
Non-resident alien: 2%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 73%
25 and over: 27%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 80%
Out-of-state: 18%
Foreign countries: 2%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2012.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 22%
Part-time: 78%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 4%
Enrolled in some distance education: 17%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 79%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 18%
Enrolled in some distance education: 11%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 71%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $35
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012
Number of applicants11,9294,8087,121
Percent admitted64%62%66%
Percent admitted who enrolled35%37%33%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
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 2012 (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 Reading440570
SAT Math460570
SAT Writing430540
ACT Composite1924
ACT English1824
ACT Math1724
  • Eastern Michigan University does not use, or track, the ACT writing subscore for admission purposes.
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: 74%
Part-time students: 38%
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, 55 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: 38%
(*) 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: 13%
6-year: 40%
8-year: 46%
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: 35%
Female: 41%
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: 36%
Asian: 36%
Black or African American: 24%
Hispanic/Latino: 34%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 100%
White: 46%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 32%
Non-resident alien: 63%
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.
Architecture and Related Services
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning143--
Category total143--
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African-American/Black Studies4--0
Women's Studies115--
Category total155-0
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Aquatic Biology/Limnology---1
Biology/Biological Sciences, General695--
Exercise Physiology-27--
Molecular Biology-8--
Category total8041-1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting and Related Services, Other2---
Actuarial Science4---
Business Administration and Management, General13433-8
Business/Commerce, General35---
Business/Managerial Economics5---
Construction Management33--1
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce-4--
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies194-2d
Fashion Merchandising183--
Finance, General5116-4
General Merchandising, Sales, and Related Marketing Operations, Other14---
Hospitality Administration/Management, General380--
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General-88-16d
Information Resources Management---1
International Business/Trade/Commerce216-0
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management218-5
Management Information Systems, General2225-1
Marketing/Marketing Management, General9311-2
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management-1-7
Office Management and Supervision14---
Category total637260-47d
Communication Technologies/Technicians and Support Services
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects11---
Communications Technology/Technician17--0
Category total28--0
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Public Relations/Image Management25---
Speech Communication and Rhetoric10016--
Category total14316--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Artificial Intelligence---0
Computer and Information Sciences, General12---
Computer Science179--
Information Science/Studies-0--
Category total299-0
Art Teacher Education82--
Biology Teacher Education62-0
Business Teacher Education2---
Chemistry Teacher Education1---
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services-6-12
Community College Education---6
Computer Teacher Education0---
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-14--
Early Childhood Education and Teaching027--
Education, General---0
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism-8--
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances263-0
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness30--
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Mental Retardation534-0
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Orthopedic and Other Physical Health Impairments02--
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities-5--
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Speech or Language Impairments726-0
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Vision Impairments Including Blindness21-0
Educational Assessment, Testing, and Measurement---3
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-01311
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision-17--
Educational/Instructional Technology-11d-0d
Elementary Education and Teaching883-13
English/Language Arts Teacher Education478-0
Foreign Language Teacher Education1--3
French Language Teacher Education3---
Geography Teacher Education-4d--
German Language Teacher Education0---
Health Teacher Education---12
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration-35--
History Teacher Education2--0
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching-0--
Mathematics Teacher Education425-0
Multicultural Education-1--
Music Teacher Education171-0
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching171-0
Physics Teacher Education-4--
Reading Teacher Education2032-0
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education25--0
Secondary Education and Teaching-0-33
Secondary School Administration/Principalship-49d-25d
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education-8--
Social Studies Teacher Education45--0
Spanish Language Teacher Education3--0
Special Education and Teaching, General-3-4
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other---1
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other1---
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor-18--
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education3---
Category total422300d13123d
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics8---
Category total8---
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician1411--
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician3---
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician-15--
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician7---
Engineering Technology, General--7-
Engineering/Industrial Management45d26d--
Industrial Technology/Technician15d---
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician16---
Plastics and Polymer Engineering Technology/Technician12--
Quality Control Technology/Technician-37d-1
Category total101d91d71
English Language and Literature/Letters
American Literature (United States)-1--
Creative Writing174--
English Language and Literature, General4311--
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing0---
Rhetoric and Composition-0--
Writing, General611--
Category total6627--
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Adult Development and Aging-9--
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General-13d--
Category total-22d--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
French Language and Literature11--
German Language and Literature0---
Japanese Language and Literature11---
Spanish Language and Literature85--
Category total3216-3
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer13---
Clinical and Industrial Drug Development-21-4
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist11---
Health/Health Care Administration/Management7324-6
Music Therapy/Therapist3--1
Occupational Therapy/Therapist2134--
Public Health Education and Promotion-3--
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse183d9--
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist32---
Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy10---
Category total370d123d-11
History, General4915--
Category total4915--
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other11---
Category total11---
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Assistant/Paralegal19---
Category total19---
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General1816--
Statistics, General15--
Category total1921--
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological and Physical Sciences20--
Cultural Resource Management and Policy Analysis-1--
Historic Preservation and Conservation-22-5
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other10072d--
Science, Technology and Society521--
Category total15496d-23
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Studies1---
Category total1---
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General8---
Kinesiology and Exercise Science45---
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management2019--
Category total7319--
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Category total11---
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General2313--
Geology/Earth Science, General12---
Physics, General23--
Category total3716--
Clinical Psychology-238-
Counseling Psychology-11-1
Educational Psychology-20d--
Psychology, General176---
Category total17654d81
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration1739-5
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other---5
Public Policy Analysis, General---1
Social Work14951--
Category total16690-11
Social Sciences
Applied Economics-5--
Economics, General124--
Economics, Other---0
Geographic Information Science and Cartography---2
International Economics-3--
International Relations and Affairs14---
Political Science and Government, General30---
Social Sciences, General239--
Social Sciences, Other-2--
Category total25540-2
Transportation and Materials Moving
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew7---
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations12---
Category total19---
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation4---
Art/Art Studies, General56---
Dance, General5---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General328--
Film/Cinema/Video Studies44---
Fine and Studio Arts Management4---
Fine/Studio Arts, General-12--
Interior Design144--
Music Pedagogy-1--
Music Performance, General54--
Music Theory and Composition-1--
Music, General9---
Theatre/Theatre Arts Management-5--
Category total17335--
Grand total3,1081,29928223
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-A MenWomen
All Track Combined16896
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission 1/1/1915 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Dietetic Association, Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education
Dietetics (DIET) - Coordinated Program in Dietetics1/1/1975 -  Accredited
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs1/1/1943 -  Accredited
American Psychological Association, Committee on Accreditation
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs12/6/2005 -  Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Speech-Language Pathology (SP) - Graduate degree programs4/20/1973 -  Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels9/28/2002 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels9/28/2002 -  Accredited
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
English Language(!)11/13/2013 -  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(!)9/1/1961 -  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 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession232
Drug law violations325354
Liquor law violations516354
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession011
Drug law violations183029
Liquor law violations345238
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible448
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault116
Motor vehicle theft527
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible447
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault103
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 rate12.2%8.5%
Number in default611401
Number in repayment4,9884,710
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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