Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant

Mount Pleasant, MI

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Central Michigan University offers 697-degree programs and 102 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 20:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 69%. The most popular test is SAT - 2% of students submitted it in comparison to 98% of students who submitted ACT. 43.3% are women, and 56.7% are men. 5% percents of international students. Central Michigan University is a member of 6 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Central Michigan University is 15558$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $14220 and $22500 per year. 57% of full-time Central Michigan University students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $39,800, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Central Michigan University is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Central Michigan University students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$10,753
$30,001 - $48,000$11,136
$48,001 - $75,000$14,455
$75,001 - $110,000$18,346

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school rank
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)



  • Typical room charge for academic year: 4544

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


14941 of Central Michigan University undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 74 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Central Michigan University number 2 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Michigan.

Students at Central Michigan University awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
$0 - $30,000
$30,001 - $48,000
$48,001 - $75,000
$75,001 - $110,000

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Recognized student veteran organization

Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Central Michigan University.


ROTC - Army

Study abroad

Weekend/evening college

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program providing scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

Study abroad - programs and arrangements offering students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for football
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate


Central Michigan University graduation rate is above the national average.

57% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Central Michigan University completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This index doesn’t take into account students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare institutions.

Applying information

Average number of admissions to one applicant

1 : 1

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

5 : 1

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school rank
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.


In comparison to National Average

Central Michigan University acceptance rate is at the level of national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 70%, so acceptance rate value is below state average for 1% only.


In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $10k - $20k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 66%, so Central Michigan University acceptance rate value is above state net price average for 3% only.


Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.



Full time


Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate


Part-time retention rate


The Central Michigan University full-time retention rate is 79% and part-time retention rate is 27%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and continue studying in the same program next fall semester are counted in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important index: if it is high, it shows that school offers quality curriculum, positive student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

SAT/ACT scores

SAT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Central Michigan University students submitting SAT scores


Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
1355 - 1700

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 470 - 560
Math: 430 - 580
Writing: 455 - 560

SAT Test Score Range


ACT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Central Michigan University students submitting ACT scores


Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
20 - 25

ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
English: 19 - 25
Math: 18 - 25
Writing: 0 - 0

ACT Test Score Range


SAT Score Converter

The new SAT is scored out of 1600 after the adjustments made in 2016. The old SAT was scored out of 2400. If you took an old SAT, you can convert your score to the new SAT score using the SAT Score Converter.

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For the High School Class of 2016:
Most students in the Class of 2016 will take the old SAT, and most colleges will convert new SAT scores to old SAT scores.

For the High School Class of 2017:
Most students in the Class of 2017 will take the new SAT, and most colleges will convert old SAT scores to new SAT scores.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Central Michigan University is 20:1, that means that for every 20 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Central Michigan University the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Central Michigan University and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Michigan.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 312 Warriner Hall address in Mt Pleasant, Michigan.


Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Central Michigan University with 0.11% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary, forcible sex offense, and aggravated assault.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Central Michigan University offers 697 programs in total: 400 are for Bachelor's degree, 201 - for Master's degree, 54 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate, 30 - for Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs, and 6 are Post-master's certificate.

This is the middle number of programs in comparison with other 194 universities in Michigan state, with one of the highest number of Bachelor's degree. Central Michigan University is one of the few institutions in Michigan that offers a Doctor's degree-research/scholarship program.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 102 distance education programs that are provided in the Central Michigan University: 51 are for Master's degree, 33 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate, 15 - for Bachelor's degree and 3 are Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be entirely online as well as partially online and require on-campus meetings. So look carefully into each program to make sure you can commit.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Michigan state average data to help you compare.


Central Michigan University provides coursework for undergraduate students, graduate students and students with doctors professional practice.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 17986 students with 539590 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 3939 with 94532 credit hours. The doctors professional practice enrollment was 420 students.


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Student Reviews and Ratings for Central Michigan University

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

I had the pleasure of working with the Residence Life staff at CMU. They are an awesome crew to work with. They have one of the largest "bed counts" when it comes to higher education. Lots and lots of students live on campus, and they take awesome care of them. I wish I could go back in time, and enroll at CMU :).

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Fire Up Chips! As an alumni, Central Michigan University sets itself apart from other university because when you are here, you are family. You will feel as if you go there yourself by the great staff and faculty they have. They do focus on the student rather than number. The campus is beautiful all throughout the year, autumn being my favorite as the trees change their colors. Walking throughout the campus, you will feel safe as they have Safe Rides program ready to transport students and their guests throughout the campus if they feel unsafe. The recent added structures blend the future of the campus while the old buildings pay homage to the past. Great feeling when walking around seeing the history of the campus and what each department/college have to present. The best thing about Mount Pleasant/Central Michigan University... Is the family feel.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Great University. Attended for both my undergrad and grad programs. Very welcoming community tucked in downtown Mt pleasant. Lots of close bars and activities to do. Historical buildings and great culture. The student activity center allows students to work out for free, swim, play sports, and a four story library. The campus is walkable and like a park. Halls are conveniently close, the stadium is top notch. Would recommend to everyone. You won't go wrong here.

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Overall Rating:

An absolutely life-changing place. I earned my bachelors degree here and it change the trajectory of my life and career for the better. A beautiful, modern campus with faculty that truly care. Fire Up Chips!

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Overall Rating:

They are raising the bar. Medical school. Training 400 plus doctor This year in year 4. More stringent acceptance ratio.69% Higher requirement in ACT scores - average Around 23 now Extreme bang for the buck given Highly qualified professors for Midwestern Conservative community. Top drawer business school winning First place National award out of 156 Division I schools that participated In SAP business software. Fantastic endowments New state of the Art Bioscience with $ 80 million investment So many other leading the pack initiatives ! Global Campus is #1 in design application user friendly software application in the entire United States !! Won award more than once !

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 106 Warriner Hall


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +9897744000

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: cmich.edu

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