Eastern Michigan University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$13,658
10.1% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$16,078
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
8.78%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
74.1%
14,323 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
17,784
64.4% Full-Time
2019 Graduation Rate
46.1%
1,312 Graduates

About

Eastern Michigan University is a higher education institution located in Washtenaw County, MI. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Eastern Michigan University were Registered Nursing (400 degrees awarded), General Psychology (217 degrees), and Social Work (180 degrees).

In 2019, 4,872 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Eastern Michigan University. 63.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (3,368 degrees), 5.4 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (624 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Eastern Michigan University is $13,658, which is $-14,842 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Eastern Michigan University is $13,658, which is $-14,842 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $16,078.

In 2019, 71% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 53% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$13,658
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Eastern Michigan University was $13,658. The cost of tuition at Eastern Michigan University is $-14,842 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Average Net Price

$16,078
2019 Value
2.49%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Eastern Michigan University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,078. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Eastern Michigan University grew by 2.49%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,147
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Eastern Michigan University was of $10,147 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 17.6% 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

71%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
53%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

71% of undergraduate students at Eastern Michigan University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 2.74% with respect to 2018, when 73% 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.
8.78%
2017 Default Rate
496
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Eastern Michigan University was 8.78%, which represents 496 out of the 5650 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

Eastern Michigan University received 14,323 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 1.74% annual decline. Out of those 14,323 applicants, 10,607 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 74.1% acceptance rate.

There were 17,784 students enrolled at Eastern Michigan University in 2019, and 85% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Eastern Michigan University has an overall enrollment yield of 20.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

74.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
10,607
Accepted Out of 14,323

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Eastern Michigan University was 74.1% (10,607 admissions from 14,323 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 75.7%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by -1.74%, while admissions declined by -3.88%.

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SAT Scores

85%
Submission Percentage
1,829
Scores Submitted

85% of enrolled first-time students at Eastern Michigan University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Eastern Michigan University has a total enrollment of 17,784 students. The full-time enrollment at Eastern Michigan University is 11,447 students and the part-time enrollment is 6,337. This means that 64.4% of students enrolled at Eastern Michigan University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Eastern Michigan University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 62.8% White, 16.4% Black or African American, 6.28% Hispanic or Latino, 3.62% Two or More Races, 3.08% Asian, 0.247% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0787% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Eastern Michigan University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (35.8%), followed by White Male (24.6%) and Black or African American Female (11.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (43.5%), followed by White Male (19.8%) and Black or African American Female (5.6%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

64.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Eastern Michigan University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 17,784 students. The full-time enrollment at Eastern Michigan University is 11,447 and the part-time enrollment is 6,337. This means that 64.4% of students enrolled at Eastern Michigan University are enrolled full-time compared with 77.6% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

70%
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 Eastern Michigan University was 70%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Eastern 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
    11,166
  2. Black or African American
    2,911
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    1,117

The enrolled student population at Eastern Michigan University is 62.8% White, 16.4% Black or African American, 6.28% Hispanic or Latino, 3.62% Two or More Races, 3.08% Asian, 0.247% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0787% 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.

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Graduates

In 2019, 1276 more women than men received degrees from Eastern Michigan University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Eastern Michigan University is white (3,368 degrees awarded). There were 5.4 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (624 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Eastern Michigan University is Registered Nursing (400 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (217 degrees) and Social Work (180 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Eastern Michigan University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Communication Technologies (69 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (283 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (200 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Eastern Michigan University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,466,585 people), Secondary school teachers (475,125 people), Education administrators (257,660 people), Special education teachers (205,349 people), and Preschool & kindergarten teachers (194,757 people).

The most specialized majors at Eastern Michigan University are Communication Technologies (69 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (283 degrees), Engineering Technologies (200 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (236 degrees), and Education (645 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 Eastern Michigan University are Surgeons, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Chief executives & legislators, and Public relations specialists

The most specialized majors at Eastern Michigan University are Communication Technologies (69 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (283 degrees), Engineering Technologies (200 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (236 degrees), and Education (645 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 Eastern Michigan University are Elementary & secondary schools (2,727,108 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (251,766 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (201,339 people), Individual & family services (151,225 people), and Child day care services (109,364 people).

The most specialized majors at Eastern Michigan University are Communication Technologies (69 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (283 degrees), Engineering Technologies (200 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (236 degrees), and Education (645 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 Eastern Michigan University.
Most Common
  1. 400 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 217 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 180 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Eastern Michigan University was Registered Nursing with 400 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

1,798
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
3,074
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 1,798 degrees were awarded to men at Eastern Michigan University, which is 0.585 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,074).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 71 degrees were awarded to men at Eastern Michigan University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.807 times less than the 88 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 353 degrees were awarded to women at Eastern Michigan University in Registered Nursing, which is 5.69 times more than the 62 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

14%
100% Completion Time
40%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 14% of students graduating from Eastern Michigan University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 40% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 46% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (69%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Eastern Michigan University is Female and Asian (69% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (70.6%).

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, 0.686% of graduates (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,368 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    624 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    243 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Eastern Michigan University is white (3,368 degrees awarded). There were 5.4 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (624 degrees).

1.62% of degree recipients (79 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    2,131 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,237 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    415 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Eastern Michigan University is white female (2,131 degrees awarded). There were 1.72 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,237 degrees).

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Operations

Eastern Michigan University has an endowment valued at nearly $78.4M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $-553k (-0.706%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, Eastern Michigan University had a total salary expenditure of $367M. Eastern Michigan University employs 336 Professors, 167 Associate professors, and 119 Assistant professors. Most academics at Eastern Michigan University are Male Professors (179), Female Professors(157), and Female Associate professors (92).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Eastern Michigan University are: Management, with 244 employees, Service, with 157 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 145 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$78.4M
2019 Endowment
2.76%
growth from 2018

Eastern Michigan University has an endowment valued at about $78.4M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Eastern Michigan University grew 2.76% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $233M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $8.86M - Federal
  2. $955k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Eastern Michigan University received $8.86M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $955k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$161M
2019 Salaries
6.89%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Eastern Michigan University paid a median of $161M in salaries, which represents 43.8% of their overall expenditure ($367M) and a 6.89% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 10.9% decline from 2017 and a 1.2% decline from 2016.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$60.9M
Instructional Salaries
710
Number of Employees

In 2019, Eastern Michigan University paid a total of $60.9M to 710 employees working as instructors, which represents 37.8% 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
336 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
244 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Eastern Michigan University were Professor with 336 employees; Associate professor with 167 employees; and Associate professor with 119 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Eastern Michigan University were Management with 244 employees; Service with 157 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 145 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Professor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Eastern Michigan University was Male Professor with 179 employees, Female Professor with 157 employees, and Female Associate professor with 92 employees.

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

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