Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Low

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at CMU are mostly White with a small Black population. The school has low racial diversity. 21% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Central Michigan University students
Race Percent of Students
White 79%
Black 8%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 2%
Race Unknown 3%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Medium

There are 39% more female students than male students enrolled at Central Michigan University with a gender ratio of 58% women to 42% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, CMU has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Central Michigan University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 42%
Women 58%
Enrollment by gender for Central Michigan University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 9,055
Women 12,567

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

CMU serves a very low number of students outside of Michigan, with 89 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Central Michigan University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 89%
Out of State 10%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$66,048 per year

36% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
21,622
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 13.4%
Part time Undergrads 12%

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

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