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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
$22,881 Out-of-State
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
19,160 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
74.1% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
2,396 Graduates


The median in-state tuition at Central Michigan University is $11,745, which is $4,754 more than the national median in-state tuition of $6,991. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $22,881, which is 194% of the cost for in-state students, and is $4,505 more than the national median out-of-state tuition of $18,376.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,275.

In 2016, 61% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 72% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Central Michigan University received 19,160 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 3.15% annual growth. Out of those 19,160 applicants, 13,711 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 71.6% acceptance rate.

There were 25,986 students enrolled at Central Michigan University in 2016, and 3% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Central Michigan University has an overall enrollment yield of 25.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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Central Michigan University has a total enrollment of 25,986 students. The full-time enrollment at Central Michigan University is 19,252 students and the part-time enrollment is 6,734. This means that 74.1% of students enrolled at Central Michigan University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Central Michigan University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 72.3% White, 11% Black or African American, 4.3% Hispanic or Latino, 3.15% Two or More Races, 1.44% Asian, 0.77% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.08% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Central Michigan University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (29.5%), followed by White Male (22.4%) and Black or African American Female (2.86%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (2.64%), followed by White Male (1.82%) and Black or African American Female (0.41%).

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In 2016, 850 more women than men graduated from Central Michigan University. The majority of students graduating from Central Michigan University are White. These 4,761 graduates mean that there were 6.96 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 684 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Central Michigan University is General Psychology with 379 graduates, followed by General Marketing & Marketing Management with 228 graduates and Kinesiology & Exercise Science with 206 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Central Michigan University, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Parks, Recreation, & Leisure, with 372 graduates, followed by Human Sciences with 213 graduates and Public Administration and Social Service with 329 graduates.


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Central Michigan University has an endowment valued at nearly N/A, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.63M (N/A), compared to the 1.09% average return ($2.96M on $270M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, Central Michigan University had a total expenditure of $457M. Of that $457M, they spent $199M on salaries and $76.2M on benefits.

Central Michigan University employs 281 Professors, 246 Lecturers, and 167 Associate professors. Most academics at Central Michigan University are Male Professors (181), Male Lecturers (128), and Female Lecturers (118).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Central Michigan University are: Management, with 484 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 358 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 184 employees.



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