Eastern Michigan University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$9,690

9.02% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$14,268

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

9.59%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

72.9%

14,796 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

21,246

65.3% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

40.7%

796 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 Elementary Education & Teaching (243 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (242 degrees), and General Psychology (218 degrees).

In 2016, 5,137 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Eastern Michigan University. 61.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.7% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (3,577 degrees), 5.36 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (667 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Eastern Michigan University is $9,690, which is $-16,166 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Eastern Michigan University is $9,690, which is $-16,166 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,268.

In 2016, 72% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 70% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$9,690

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Eastern Michigan University was $9,690. The cost of tuition at Eastern Michigan University is $-16,166 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$14,268

2016 Value

11.6%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Eastern Michigan University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,268. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Eastern Michigan University grew by 11.6%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,350

Room and Board

$1,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Eastern Michigan University was of $8,350 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 4.48% 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

72%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

70%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

72% of undergraduate students at Eastern Michigan University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2015, when 72% 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.

9.59%

2015 Default Rate

608

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Eastern Michigan University was 9.59%, which represents 608 out of the 6342 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 14,796 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 3.93% annual growth. Out of those 14,796 applicants, 10,784 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 72.9% acceptance rate.

There were 21,246 students enrolled at Eastern Michigan University in 2016, and 4% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Eastern Michigan University has an overall enrollment yield of 26%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

72.9%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

10,784

Accepted Out of 14,796

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Eastern Michigan University was 72.9% (10,784 admissions from 14,796 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 74.8%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 3.93%, while admissions grew by 1.31%.

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SAT Scores

4%

Submission Percentage

119

Scores Submitted

4% of enrolled first-time students at Eastern Michigan University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Eastern Michigan University has a total enrollment of 21,246 students. The full-time enrollment at Eastern Michigan University is 13,882 students and the part-time enrollment is 7,364. This means that 65.3% of students enrolled at Eastern Michigan University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Eastern Michigan University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 64.9% White, 18.2% Black or African American, 4.64% Hispanic or Latino, 3.62% Two or More Races, 2.72% Asian, 0.301% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0612% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Eastern Michigan University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (37.4%), followed by White Male (26.1%) and Black or African American Female (12.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (41.9%), followed by White Male (17.6%) and Black or African American Female (5.49%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

65.3%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Eastern Michigan University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 21,246 students. The full-time enrollment at Eastern Michigan University is 13,882 and the part-time enrollment is 7,364. This means that 65.3% of students enrolled at Eastern Michigan University are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

75%

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 Eastern Michigan University was 75%. 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

    13,779

  2. Black or African American

    3,874

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    985

The enrolled student population at Eastern Michigan University is 64.9% White, 18.2% Black or African American, 4.64% Hispanic or Latino, 3.62% Two or More Races, 2.72% Asian, 0.301% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0612% 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, 1157 more women than men received degrees from Eastern Michigan University. The majority of degree recipients at Eastern Michigan University are white (3,577 degrees awarded). There were 5.36 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (667 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Eastern Michigan University is Elementary Education & Teaching (243 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (242 degrees) and General Psychology (218 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 Interdisciplinary Studies (315 degrees awarded), Education (960 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (294 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 (1,868,150 people), Secondary school teachers (300,014 people), Education administrators (249,985 people), Social workers (216,574 people), and Miscellaneous managers (168,239 people).

The most specialized majors at Eastern Michigan University are Interdisciplinary Studies (315 degrees awarded), Education (960 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (294 degrees), Engineering Technologies (221 degrees), and Communication Technologies (36 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 Eastern Michigan University are Public relations specialists, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians & surgeons, Financial analysts, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Eastern Michigan University are Interdisciplinary Studies (315 degrees awarded), Education (960 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (294 degrees), Engineering Technologies (221 degrees), and Communication Technologies (36 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 (2,762,571 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (246,294 people), Hospitals (241,473 people), Individual & family services (146,736 people), and Computer Systems Design (105,323 people).

The most specialized majors at Eastern Michigan University are Interdisciplinary Studies (315 degrees awarded), Education (960 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (294 degrees), Engineering Technologies (221 degrees), and Communication Technologies (36 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. 243 degrees awarded

  2. 242 degrees awarded

  3. 218 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Eastern Michigan University was Elementary Education & Teaching with 243 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,990

  2. 3,147

In 2016, 1,990 degrees were awarded to men at Eastern Michigan University, which is 0.632 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,147).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 132 degrees were awarded to men at Eastern Michigan University in Other Multidisciplinary Studies, which is 1.15 times more than the 115 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 229 degrees were awarded to women at Eastern Michigan University in Elementary Education & Teaching, which is 11.4 times more than the 20 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

12%

100% Completion Time

37%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 12% of students graduating from Eastern Michigan University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 37% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 43% 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 Male

Highest Graduation Rate (77.8%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Eastern Michigan University is Male and Asian (77.8% 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, 6.53% of graduates (52 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    3,577 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    667 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    183 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Eastern Michigan University is white (3,577 degrees awarded). There were 5.36 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (667 degrees).

2.94% of degree recipients (151 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    2,209 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    1,368 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    440 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Eastern Michigan University is white female (2,209 degrees awarded). There were 1.61 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,368 degrees).

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Operations

Eastern Michigan University has an endowment valued at nearly $65.7M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.47M (2.24%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, Eastern Michigan University had a total expenditure of $354M. Of that $354M, they spent $167M on salaries and $354M on benefits.

Eastern Michigan University employs 351 Professors, 159 Assistant professors, and 151 Associate professors. Most academics at Eastern Michigan University are Male Professors (196), Female Professors(155), and Female Assistant professors (90).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Eastern Michigan University are: Management, with 273 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 221 employees, and Service with 186 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$65.7M

2015 Endowment

2.23%

decline from 2014

Eastern Michigan University has an endowment valued at about $65.7M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Eastern Michigan University declined 2.23% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $205M 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: Moderate Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $6.64M - Federal

  2. $1.23M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Eastern Michigan University received $6.64M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.23M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$167M

Salary Expenditure

$354M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Eastern Michigan University had a total expenditure of $354M. Of that $354M, they spent $167M on salaries and $354M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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

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Salary Expenditure

$167M

2015 Salaries

0.932%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Eastern Michigan University paid a median of $167M in salaries, which represents 47.2% of their overall expenditure ($354M) and a 0.932% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.6% growth from 2013 and a 0.133% growth from 2012.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$62.1M

Instructional Salaries

748

Number of Employees

In 2015, Eastern Michigan University paid a total of $62.1M to 748 employees working as instructors, which represents 37.2% 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

351 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

273 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Eastern Michigan University were Professor with 351 employees; Assistant professor with 159 employees; and Assistant professor with 151 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Eastern Michigan University were Management with 273 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 221 employees; and Service with 186 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Eastern Michigan University was Male Professor with 196 employees, Female Professor with 155 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 90 employees.

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

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