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Central Michigan University (CMU)

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  • Level

    4 Years

  • Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

    Not applicable

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  • Student Population Number of Students attending College


  • On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?


Central Michigan University (CMU) is a nationally ranked institution which was established in the year 1892. CMU has more than 18,000 students on its Mount Pleasant campus and more than 9,000 enrolled online at more than 30 locations across North America. Their mission is to provide student-centered education and foster personal and intellectual growth to prepare students for productive careers, and responsible citizenship in a global society. The university adheres to the core values of integrity, respect, compassion, inclusiveness, social responsibility, excellence, and innovation.

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  • The acceptance rate of the University is 72%. 

  • It has a total student population of 25,986 with 19,252 Full-timers and 6,734 Part-timers.

  • The student-faculty ratio at CMU is 22:1. 

  • The total graduation rate of the university is 57%. 

Online Education at CMU

CMU offers online education with high standards just like traditional courses. The university offers a wide range of online programs with flexibility and the students can complete it as per their convenience.

  • The degrees are accredited and transfer of credits can be done easily. 

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Some of the student's reviews are given below

  • CMU is a great place to learn from Professors who are very supportive.
  • It is a diverse place where you can find students from all over the world.

  • CMU campus is the safest place for students.

  • The environment on the campus is awesome and make the students feel at home.

  • The online programs provided by CMU are appreciated by the students as they provide a wide range of online programs with high standards.

Location & Contact




106 Warriner Hall


The various ranks of CMU according to US News-

  • It ranked 71 in the Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs and ranked 112 in Top Public Schools.

  • Ranked 205 in National Universities and is ranked 220 in High School Counselor Rankings.


  • Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.


  • Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.


  • SAT Range

    1000 - 1200



  • ACT Range

    20 - 27

  • High School GPA


  • Application Fee


  • Accept Common App


Annual Cost to Attend

  • Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.


  • Average Annual Cost


Additional Costs:

  • Books And Supplies


  • Other Fees


  • Room And Board The charges for an academic year for ooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.


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Total One Year Cost


Before applying to CMU, candidates must keep in mind the tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure. The total one-year cost on a full-time basis would be somewhere around $30,948. If it sounds unaffordable to the applicant, there are numerous financial aid options available that they can explore.


Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.


Student:Faculty Ratio


Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


Academic Calendar


Research Funding per Student


Faculty Overview


Male Professors


Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad


Most Popular Majors:

  • Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

    287 Graduates

  • Business Administration, Management...

    283 Graduates

  • Psychology, General

    264 Graduates

  • Teacher Education and Professional...

    202 Graduates

  • Marketing

    190 Graduates

  • Human Development, Family Studies,...

    158 Graduates

  • Community Organization and Advocacy

    155 Graduates

  • Biology, General

    135 Graduates

  • Marketing

    190 Graduates

  • Human Development, Family Studies,...

    158 Graduates

  • Community Organization and Advocacy

    155 Graduates

  • Biology, General

    135 Graduates

  • Human Resources Management and Serv...

    125 Graduates

  • Public Relations, Advertising, and...

    123 Graduates

  • Entrepreneurial and Small Business...

    104 Graduates

  • Hospitality Administration/Manageme...

    104 Graduates

  • Accounting and Related Services

    102 Graduates

  • Radio, Television, and Digital Comm...

    101 Graduates

  • Finance and Financial Management Se...

    91 Graduates

  • Communication Disorders Sciences an...

    73 Graduates

  • Health and Medical Administrative S...

    62 Graduates

  • Social Sciences, Other

    61 Graduates

  • Social Work

    60 Graduates

  • Management Information Systems and...

    59 Graduates

  • Natural Resources Conservation and...

    57 Graduates

  • Communication and Media Studies

    54 Graduates

  • Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Prof...

    54 Graduates

  • Sociology

    53 Graduates

  • Special Education and Teaching

    49 Graduates

  • Specialized Sales, Merchandising an...

    49 Graduates

  • Computer and Information Sciences,...

    48 Graduates

  • Neurobiology and Neurosciences

    48 Graduates

  • Teacher Education and Professional...

    47 Graduates

  • Computer Science

    46 Graduates

  • Political Science and Government

    45 Graduates

  • History

    42 Graduates

  • Mechanical Engineering

    40 Graduates

  • Design and Applied Arts

    35 Graduates

  • Mechanical Engineering Related Tech...

    33 Graduates

  • Mental and Social Health Services a...

    32 Graduates

  • Fine and Studio Arts

    29 Graduates

  • Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecu...

    27 Graduates

  • Music

    27 Graduates

  • Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

    27 Graduates

  • Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Se...

    25 Graduates

  • Journalism

    23 Graduates

  • Management Sciences and Quantitativ...

    23 Graduates

  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studi...

    23 Graduates

  • English Language and Literature, Ge...

    22 Graduates

  • Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervent...

    20 Graduates

  • Economics

    20 Graduates

  • Anthropology

    19 Graduates

  • International Relations and Nationa...

    19 Graduates

  • Electrical, Electronics and Communi...

    16 Graduates

  • Geography and Cartography

    15 Graduates

  • International Business

    15 Graduates

  • Mathematics

    14 Graduates

  • Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorolog...

    13 Graduates

  • Chemistry

    13 Graduates

  • Construction Engineering Technologi...

    13 Graduates

  • Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

    13 Graduates

  • Rhetoric and Composition/Writing St...

    13 Graduates

  • Non-Professional General Legal Stud...

    12 Graduates

  • Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosc...

    11 Graduates

  • Statistics

    10 Graduates

  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender,...

    9 Graduates

  • Industrial Production Technologies/...

    9 Graduates

  • Public Health

    9 Graduates

  • Religion/Religious Studies

    7 Graduates

  • Drafting/Design Engineering Technol...

    6 Graduates

  • Natural Resources Management and Po...

    6 Graduates

  • Philosophy

    6 Graduates

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences,...

    5 Graduates

  • Literature

    5 Graduates

  • Real Estate

    5 Graduates

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics

    4 Graduates

  • Computer Engineering

    4 Graduates

  • Social Sciences, General

    4 Graduates

  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facil...

    3 Graduates

  • Applied Mathematics

    2 Graduates

  • Germanic Languages, Literatures, an...

    2 Graduates

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

    2 Graduates

  • Physics

    1 Graduates

  • Public Administration

    1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students


Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.


Full-time / Part-time

87% / 13%

Students Gender



US National: 44%



US National: 56%












Two or more races


Non Resident alien




American Indian/Alaska native


Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander


Geographic Density

Geographic Density



Unknown Location


Out Of State


In State



Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$66,048 per year

Campus Life


The students can reside on campus and N/A of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available


Freshmen Required to Live on Campus


Freshmen Live on Campus


Undergrads in College Housing


Averege Housing Cost


Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $5,038/year.

Meal Plan Available


Average Meal Plan Available



Division Sports Nickname

Flying C

School Colors

gold and maroon

Varsity Athletics Association


Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Mid-American Conference

Total Male Athletes


Total Female Athletes


Intramural Sports


Sports Club


Sports Team (Men)



Cross Country


Track and Field


Sports Team (Women)


Cross Country

Field Hockey






Track and Field


Campus Security

Students who want to enjoy the campus and lodging life can benefit from the on-campus housing facility provided by CMU. At CMU, $10,328 is the normal expense for on-campus housing, which a student will be needed to pay, each year. The students at Central Michigan University have several dining and meal plan options to choose from. Moreover, the average meal plan costs around $5,038 per year. The university has taken a lot of measures to ensure the safety and security of its students. Some of these measures include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. The number of female and male students at the university are 41% and 59%, respectively.

24-Hour Security Patrol

Campus Emergency Phones

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation


Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation


Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$23,080 - $33,756

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$240 - $350

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.


Average Aid Per Year


Students Receiving Federal Grants


Average Aid Per Year


Students Receiving State Aid


Average Aid Per Year


Students Receiving Institutional Grants


Average Aid Per Year


Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income Aid awarded based on the family income.


Average Amount

< $30K


$30K - $48K


$48K - $75K


$75K - $110K


> $110K


Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants


Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants


CMU provides financial aid to students in the form of scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study. Almost 803 students are receiving tuition assistance from CMU as Military aid. The total tuition assistance awarded as Military aid is $1,739,453. Students are required to fulfill certain eligibility criteria to avail of these facilities. The student has to submit the FAFSA application to get financial aid.

Central Michigan University (CMU) FAFSA/Federal school code is 002243

  • Institutional Aid like Presidential Scholarships, Excellence Scholarships, Success Scholarships, Community College Scholars Program and CMU grants are provided at CMU.

  • The Federal Aid include Pell Grant, Bureau of Indian Affairs Grant (BIA), Federal Work-Study, TEACH Grant, Direct Subsidized Loan, Direct Unsubsidized Loan, Direct PLUS Loan, and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG).

  • Post 9/11 GI Bill and Tuition Assistance are the Military Aid provided by the university

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