Central Michigan University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$13,253
4.82% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$15,605
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.28%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
78.9%
19,888 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
14,557
75.6% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
61.7%
2,135 Graduates

About

Central Michigan University is a higher education institution located in Isabella County, MI. In 2022, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at Central Michigan University were General Business Administration & Management (257 degrees awarded), Educational & Instructional Technology (221 degrees), and Health Care Administration & Management (78 degrees).

In 2022, 4,968 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Central Michigan University. 60.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (3,742 degrees), 8.24 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (454 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Central Michigan University is $13,253, which is $−16,897 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Central Michigan University is $13,253, which is $−16,897 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,605.

In 2022, 91% of undergraduate students attending Central Michigan University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 69% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$13,253
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Central Michigan University was $13,253. The cost of tuition at Central Michigan University is $−16,897 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

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Average Net Price

$15,605
2022 Value
7.55%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Central Michigan University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,605. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Central Michigan University grew by 7.55%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,460
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Central Michigan University was of $9,460 in 2022. The cost of room and board decreased by 11.4% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

91%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
69%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

91% of undergraduate students at Central Michigan University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 23% with respect to 2021, when 74% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.28%
2019 Default Rate
74
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Central Michigan University was 1.28%, which represents 74 out of the 5766 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Central Michigan University received 19,888 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 7.4% annual growth. Out of those 19,888 applicants, 15,701 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 78.9% acceptance rate.

There were 14,557 students enrolled at Central Michigan University in 2022. 49% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Central Michigan University has an overall enrollment yield of 12.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

78.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
15,701
Accepted Out of 19,888

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Central Michigan University was 78.9% (15,701 admissions from 19,888 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 77.1%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 7.4%, while admissions grew by 10%..

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SAT Scores

49%
Submission Percentage (2022)
988
Scores Submitted (2022)

49% of enrolled first-time students at Central Michigan University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Central Michigan University had a total enrollment of 14,557 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Central Michigan University is 11,012 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,545. This means that 75.6% of students enrolled at Central Michigan University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Central Michigan University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 69.3% White, 9.33% Black or African American, 4.77% Hispanic or Latino, 3.24% Two or More Races, 1.96% Asian, 0.845% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.11% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Central Michigan University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (46.6%), followed by White Male (30.2%) and Black or African American Female (5.34%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (27.1%), followed by White Male (15.2%) and Black or African American Female (2.31%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

75.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Central Michigan University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 14,557 students. The full-time enrollment at Central Michigan University is 11,012 and the part-time enrollment is 3,545. This means that 75.6% of students enrolled at Central Michigan University are enrolled full-time compared with 77.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

72%
2022 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 72%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84%), Central Michigan University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    10,087 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    1,358 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    695 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Central Michigan University is 69.3% White, 9.33% Black or African American, 4.77% Hispanic or Latino, 3.24% Two or More Races, 1.96% Asian, 0.845% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.11% 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 47.5% White, 15.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.58% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 314 students (2.16%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 1,084 more women than men received degrees from Central Michigan University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Central Michigan University is white (3,742 degrees awarded). There were 8.24 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (454 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at Central Michigan University is General Business Administration & Management (257 degrees awarded), followed by Educational & Instructional Technology (221 degrees) and Health Care Administration & Management (78 degrees).

In 2022,  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 (247 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (237 degrees), and Education (715 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Central Michigan University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,742,680 people), Accountants & auditors (1,051,200 people), Other managers (773,936 people), Secondary school teachers (522,687 people), and Financial managers (508,863 people).

The most specialized majors at Central Michigan University in 2022 are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (247 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (237 degrees), Education (715 degrees), Human Sciences (117 degrees), and Business (1,310 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Central Michigan University are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at Central Michigan University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (247 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (237 degrees), Education (715 degrees), Human Sciences (117 degrees), and Business (1,310 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (3,238,691 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (568,789 people), Computer Systems Design (533,905 people), Banking & related activities (504,796 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (501,791 people).

The most specialized majors at Central Michigan University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (247 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (237 degrees), Education (715 degrees), Human Sciences (117 degrees), and Business (1,310 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (2022)
  1. 248 degrees awarded
  2. 136 degrees awarded
  3. 132 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Central Michigan University was General Psychology with 248 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,942
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
3,026
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 1,942 degrees were awarded to men at Central Michigan University, which is 0.642 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,026).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 163 degrees were awarded to men at Central Michigan University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.11 times more than the 147 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 196 degrees were awarded to men at Central Michigan University in Educational & Instructional Technology, which is 4.9 times more than the 40 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

33%
100% Completion Time
64%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 33% of students graduating from Central Michigan University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 64% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 65% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (75%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Central Michigan University is Male and Asian (75% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 0.515% of graduates (11 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    3,742 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    454 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    240 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Central Michigan University is white (3,742 degrees awarded). There were 8.24 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (454 degrees).

1.35% of degree recipients (67 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    2,301 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,441 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    281 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Central Michigan University is white female (2,301 degrees awarded). There were 1.6 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1441 degrees).

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Operations

Central Michigan University has an endowment valued at nearly $231M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−17%) compared to the 1.13% average return (4.2M on 373M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2022, Central Michigan University had a total salary expenditure of 426M. Central Michigan University employs 308 Professors, 146 Lecturers and 104 Associate professors. Most academics at Central Michigan University are Male Professor (181), Female Professor (127), and Male Lecturer (77).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Central Michigan University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 268 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 214 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 158 employees.

Endowment

$231M
2022 Endowment
6.32%
decline from 2021

Central Michigan University has an endowment valued at about $231M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Central Michigan University declined 6.32% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $142M 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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Salary Expenditure

$179M
2022 Salaries
0.916%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Central Michigan University paid a median of $179M in salaries, which represents 42.2% of their overall expenditure ($426M) and a 0.916% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 246M (41.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$58.9M
Instructional Salaries
630
Number of Employees

In 2022, Central Michigan University paid a total of $58.9M to 630 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $73.7M (30%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
308 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
268 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Central Michigan University were Professor with 308 employees, Lecturer with 146 employees, and Associate professor with 104 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Central Michigan University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 268 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 214 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 158 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Professor
  3. Male Lecturer

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Central Michigan University was Male Professor with 181 employees, Female Professor with 127 employees, and Male Lecturer with 77 employees.

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