Central Michigan University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$12,383
2.4% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$15,266
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
5.46%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
69.5%
16,411 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
19,362
74.8% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
61.6%
2,060 Graduates

About

Central Michigan University is a higher education institution located in Isabella County, MI. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Central Michigan University were General Psychology (303 degrees awarded), Kinesiology & Exercise Science (224 degrees), and General Marketing & Marketing Management (218 degrees).

In 2019, 6,386 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Central Michigan University. 57.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (4,786 degrees), 7.98 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (600 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Central Michigan University is $12,383, which is $-16,117 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Central Michigan University is $12,383, which is $-16,117 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,266.

In 2019, 68% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 70% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$12,383
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Central Michigan University was $12,383. The cost of tuition at Central Michigan University is $-16,117 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Average Net Price

$15,266
2019 Value
6.22%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Central Michigan University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,266. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Central Michigan University grew by 6.22%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,492
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Central Michigan University was of $9,492 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 10.8% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

68%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
70%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

68% of undergraduate students at Central Michigan University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 3.03% with respect to 2018, when 66% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
5.46%
2017 Default Rate
334
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Central Michigan University was 5.46%, which represents 334 out of the 6122 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Central Michigan University received 16,411 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 8.1% annual decline. Out of those 16,411 applicants, 11,408 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 69.5% acceptance rate.

There were 19,362 students enrolled at Central Michigan University in 2019, and 89% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Central Michigan University has an overall enrollment yield of 21.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

69.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
11,408
Accepted Out of 16,411

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Central Michigan University was 69.5% (11,408 admissions from 16,411 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 68.8%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by -8.1%, while admissions declined by -7.2%.

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SAT Scores

89%
Submission Percentage
2,193
Scores Submitted

89% of enrolled first-time students at Central Michigan University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Central Michigan University has a total enrollment of 19,362 students. The full-time enrollment at Central Michigan University is 14,475 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,887. This means that 74.8% of students enrolled at Central Michigan University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Central Michigan University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 73% White, 10.9% Black or African American, 4.89% Hispanic or Latino, 3.57% Two or More Races, 1.59% Asian, 0.811% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0775% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Central Michigan University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (44.5%), followed by White Male (31.6%) and Black or African American Female (5.77%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (39.2%), followed by White Male (24.7%) and Black or African American Female (4.59%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

74.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Central Michigan University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 19,362 students. The full-time enrollment at Central Michigan University is 14,475 and the part-time enrollment is 4,887. This means that 74.8% of students enrolled at Central Michigan University are enrolled full-time compared with 77.6% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

74%
2019 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Central Michigan University was 74%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Central Michigan University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    14,126
  2. Black or African American
    2,120
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    947

The enrolled student population at Central Michigan University is 73% White, 10.9% Black or African American, 4.89% Hispanic or Latino, 3.57% Two or More Races, 1.59% Asian, 0.811% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0775% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 50.3% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.48% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 329 students (1.7%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 978 more women than men received degrees from Central Michigan University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Central Michigan University is white (4,786 degrees awarded). There were 7.98 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (600 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Central Michigan University is General Psychology (303 degrees awarded), followed by Kinesiology & Exercise Science (224 degrees) and General Marketing & Marketing Management (218 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Central Michigan University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (382 degrees awarded), Communications (409 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (304 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Central Michigan University are Accountants & auditors (1,001,521 people), Other managers (808,335 people), Financial managers (506,367 people), Chief executives & legislators (408,970 people), and Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing (302,611 people).

The most specialized majors at Central Michigan University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (382 degrees awarded), Communications (409 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (304 degrees), Human Sciences (164 degrees), and Business (2,045 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Central Michigan University are Surgeons, Public relations specialists, Physicians, Dentists, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at Central Michigan University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (382 degrees awarded), Communications (409 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (304 degrees), Human Sciences (164 degrees), and Business (2,045 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Central Michigan University are Elementary & secondary schools (778,556 people), Computer Systems Design (544,070 people), Banking & related activities (506,696 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (489,224 people), and Insurance carriers (454,925 people).

The most specialized majors at Central Michigan University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (382 degrees awarded), Communications (409 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (304 degrees), Human Sciences (164 degrees), and Business (2,045 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Central Michigan University.
Most Common
  1. 303 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 224 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 218 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Central Michigan University was General Psychology with 303 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

2,704
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
3,682
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 2,704 degrees were awarded to men at Central Michigan University, which is 0.734 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,682).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 143 degrees were awarded to men at Central Michigan University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.57 times more than the 91 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 236 degrees were awarded to women at Central Michigan University in General Psychology, which is 3.52 times more than the 67 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

24%
100% Completion Time
58%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 24% of students graduating from Central Michigan University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 58% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 61% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (75%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Central Michigan University is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (75% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 4.66% of graduates (96 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    4,786 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    600 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    268 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Central Michigan University is white (4,786 degrees awarded). There were 7.98 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (600 degrees).

2.08% of degree recipients (133 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    2,766 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    2,020 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    388 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Central Michigan University is white female (2,766 degrees awarded). There were 1.37 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (2,020 degrees).

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Operations

Central Michigan University has an endowment valued at nearly $189M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $19.6M (10.4%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, Central Michigan University had a total salary expenditure of $466M. Central Michigan University employs 308 Professors, 200 Lecturers, and 162 Associate professors. Most academics at Central Michigan University are Male Professors (191), Female Professors(117), and Male Lecturers (107).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Central Michigan University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 326 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 271 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 195 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$189M
2019 Endowment
4.04%
growth from 2018

Central Michigan University has an endowment valued at about $189M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Central Michigan University grew 4.04% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $122M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $10.1M - Federal
  2. $420k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Central Michigan University received $10.1M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $420k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$196M
2019 Salaries
1%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Central Michigan University paid a median of $196M in salaries, which represents 42% of their overall expenditure ($466M) and a 1% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.52% decline from 2017 and a 3.07% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 234M (42.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$67.1M
Instructional Salaries
766
Number of Employees

In 2019, Central Michigan University paid a total of $67.1M to 766 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $71.1M (30.3%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
308 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
326 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Central Michigan University were Professor with 308 employees; Lecturer with 200 employees; and Lecturer with 162 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Central Michigan University were Office and Administrative Support with 326 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 271 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 195 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Professor
  3. Male Lecturer

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Central Michigan University was Male Professor with 191 employees, Female Professor with 117 employees, and Male Lecturer with 107 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Central Michigan University.

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