Central Michigan University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$11,745

2.53% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$14,275

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

5.19%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

71.6%

19,160 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

25,986

74.1% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

57.5%

2,396 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 (379 degrees awarded), General Marketing & Marketing Management (228 degrees), and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (206 degrees).

In 2016, 6,570 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Central Michigan University. 56.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (4,761 degrees), 6.96 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (684 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Central Michigan University is $11,745, which is $-14,111 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Central Michigan University is $11,745, which is $-14,111 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$11,745

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Central Michigan University was $11,745. The cost of tuition at Central Michigan University is $-14,111 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$14,275

2016 Value

0.5%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Central Michigan University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,275. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Central Michigan University grew by 0.5%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,088

Room and Board

$1,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Central Michigan University was of $8,088 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 2.09% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

61%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

72%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

61% of undergraduate students at Central Michigan University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 17.6% with respect to 2015, when 74% 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.

5.19%

2015 Default Rate

340

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Central Michigan University was 5.19%, which represents 340 out of the 6546 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 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.

Acceptance Rate

71.6%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

13,711

Accepted Out of 19,160

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Central Michigan University was 71.6% (13,711 admissions from 19,160 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 68.7%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 3.15%, while admissions grew by 7.37%.

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SAT Scores

3%

Submission Percentage

97

Scores Submitted

3% of enrolled first-time students at Central Michigan University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

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, 0.773% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0808% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Central Michigan University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (44.5%), followed by White Male (33.8%) and Black or African American Female (4.32%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (33.3%), followed by White Male (22.9%) and Black or African American Female (5.19%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

74.1%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Central Michigan University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 25,986 students. The full-time enrollment at Central Michigan University is 19,252 and the part-time enrollment is 6,734. This means that 74.1% of students enrolled at Central Michigan University are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

78%

2016 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 78%. 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

    18,781

  2. Black or African American

    2,868

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1,117

The enrolled student population at Central Michigan University is 72.3% White, 11% Black or African American, 4.3% Hispanic or Latino, 3.15% Two or More Races, 1.44% Asian, 0.773% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0808% 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 51.9% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.36% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2016, 850 more women than men received degrees from Central Michigan University. The majority of degree recipients at Central Michigan University are white (4,761 degrees awarded). There were 6.96 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (684 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Central Michigan University is General Psychology (379 degrees awarded), followed by General Marketing & Marketing Management (228 degrees) and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (206 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 (372 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (213 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (329 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 Miscellaneous managers (201,974 people), Social workers (200,033 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (168,614 people), Marketing & sales managers (98,356 people), and Counselors (71,431 people).

The most specialized majors at Central Michigan University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (372 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (213 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (329 degrees), Communications (386 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (71 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Central Michigan University are Public relations specialists, Physicians & surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Financial analysts, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at Central Michigan University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (372 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (213 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (329 degrees), Communications (386 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (71 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 (344,649 people), Hospitals (185,808 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (185,573 people), Individual & family services (129,763 people), and Insurance carriers & related activities (104,122 people).

The most specialized majors at Central Michigan University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (372 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (213 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (329 degrees), Communications (386 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (71 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. 379 degrees awarded

  2. 228 degrees awarded

  3. 206 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Central Michigan University was General Psychology with 379 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 2,860

  2. 3,710

In 2016, 2,860 degrees were awarded to men at Central Michigan University, which is 0.771 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,710).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 170 degrees were awarded to men at Central Michigan University in Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations, which is 1.16 times more than the 146 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 289 degrees were awarded to women at Central Michigan University in General Psychology, which is 3.21 times more than the 90 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

21%

100% Completion Time

56%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 21% of students graduating from Central Michigan University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 56% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 59% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (69.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Central Michigan University is Female and Asian (69.6% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 6.3% of graduates (151 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    4,761 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    684 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    296 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Central Michigan University is white (4,761 degrees awarded). There were 6.96 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (684 degrees).

4.51% of degree recipients (296 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    2,697 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    2,064 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    457 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Central Michigan University is white female (2,697 degrees awarded). There were 1.31 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (2,064 degrees).

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Operations

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 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, Central Michigan University had a total expenditure of $457M. Of that $457M, they spent $200M on salaries and $457M on benefits.

Central Michigan University employs 287 Professors, 227 Lecturers, and 177 Associate professors. Most academics at Central Michigan University are Male Professors (190), Male Lecturers(124), and Female Lecturers (103).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Central Michigan University are: Management, with 394 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 370 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 196 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A

2015 Endowment

100%

decline from 2014

Central Michigan University has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Central Michigan University declined 100% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $271M 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. $6.82M - Federal

  2. $2.09M - State

  3. $50k - Local

As of 2015, Central Michigan University received $6.82M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.09M from state grants and contracts, and $50k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$200M

Salary Expenditure

$457M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Central Michigan University had a total expenditure of $457M. Of that $457M, they spent $200M on salaries and $457M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Central Michigan University as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$200M

2015 Salaries

2.68%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Central Michigan University paid a median of $200M in salaries, which represents 43.7% of their overall expenditure ($457M) and a 2.68% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.04% growth from 2013 and a 3.63% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 206M (43.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$65.9M

Instructional Salaries

854

Number of Employees

In 2015, Central Michigan University paid a total of $65.9M to 854 employees working as instructors, which represents 33% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $62.1M (30.2%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

287 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

394 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Central Michigan University were Professor with 287 employees; Lecturer with 227 employees; and Lecturer with 177 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Central Michigan University were Management with 394 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 370 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 196 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Lecturer

  3. Female Lecturer

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Central Michigan University was Male Professor with 190 employees, Male Lecturer with 124 employees, and Female Lecturer with 103 employees.

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

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