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Central Michigan University

Mount Pleasant, Michigan

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Overview

Student Population
17,311
Central Michigan University overview
Location Mount Pleasant, Michigan
Online cmich.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Distant Town
Central Michigan University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate

Located in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, Central Michigan University is a mid-size four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 19,396 prospective students applied, and 13,320 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 2,088 enrolled in the school.  12,919 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 4,392 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2020/2021, excluding room and board, is $12,510 plus fees of $450. CMU is ranked 586 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2022 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

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Ratings

5/10
Overall
6/10
Academics
4/10
Resources
5/10
Outcomes
4/10
Value

CMU is rated within the lower 46% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for Central Michigan University within the 2022 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Average
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SAT 1000/1210
ACT 20/26
GPA 3.52
Applications Accepted
68.7% 
Central Michigan University overview
Applications Due May 1, 2023
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $40

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Annual Cost to Attend

Michigan Resident Tuition
$12,510
In State Costs for Central Michigan University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$450
Room and Board $10,676
Budget for Other Expenses$1,780
Total One Year Cost$26,416
Out of State Resident Tuition
$23,670
Out of State Costs for Central Michigan University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$450
Room and Board $10,676
Budget for Other Expenses$1,780
Total One Year Cost$37,576

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$44,500 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
54% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Central Michigan University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 24%
Education 16%
Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 8%
Communication 7%
Social Sciences 6%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=169248 IPEDS survey data for Central Michigan University.

Current students may use the Central Michigan University GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.