Central Michigan University

Overview


Acceptance Rate
68%
Acceptance Rate by Gender
Percent of Applicants
SAT Score Range
890 - 1140
25th to 75th percentiles
Out of 1600
ACT Score Range
20 - 25
25th to 75th percentiles
Out of 36
Tuition & Fees
$23,670
Average Salary in 10 Years
$46,200

Note: 10 years after enrolling at Central Michigan University

Central Michigan University is located in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. It is a large public school and offers both undergraduate and graduate programs. It has 17,804 undergraduate students enrolled and admission is somewhat selective as the acceptance rate is 67.8%.

Popular majors include Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Education, Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Psychology, and Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies. 58% of students graduate and go on to earn an average starting salary of $37,600.

Map


About


🗺 106 Warriner Hall
Mount Pleasant, Michigan 48859
State Michigan
🌐https://www.cmich.edu

Test Score Range


What test scores do you need to get into Central Michigan University?
SAT Score Range
890 - 1140
25th to 75th percentiles
Out of 1600
ACT Score Range
20 - 25
25th to 75th percentiles
Out of 36
Median SAT Score
1015
Out of 1600
Median ACT Score
23
Out of 36
SAT Score Breakdown
SAT Total Score Ranges
SAT Critical Reading Score Ranges
SAT Math Score Ranges
SAT Writing Score Ranges
ACT Score Breakdown
ACT Total Score Ranges
ACT English Score Ranges
ACT Math Score Ranges

SATs or the ACTs?


Should you take the SATs or the ACTs?
Students Submitting SATs
78%
Students Submitting ACTs
43%

More students take the SATs than the ACTs.

Admissions


Central Michigan University has around 19,021 applicants.

Of the students admitted, 24% decide to enroll at Central Michigan University. This is the admissions yield. A higher admisssions yield means students want to attend the school. A lower one means that they decided to attend another school.

Out of the 19,021 applicants 40% are men and 60% are women. This means that for every 100 male applicants, there are 147 women, or for every 100 female applicants, there are 68 men.

Central Michigan University's acceptance rate is 67.8%. The acceptance rate for men is 66.9% and the acceptance rate for women is 68.3%.

Applicants


Who applies to Central Michigan University?
Number of Applicants
19,021
Number of Applicants per Spot
6
per spot
Male Applicants
40%
Female Applicants
60%

Acceptance Rate


Getting into Central Michigan University
Central Michigan University Acceptance Rate
67.8%
Getting in
Selective
Male Acceptance Rate
66.9%
Female Acceptance Rate
68.3%

School Popularity


Do Students Want to Go to Central Michigan University?
Central Michigan University Admissions Yield
24%
of accepted students choose to go to Central Michigan University
Male Admissions Yield
25%
Female Admissions Yield
23%

Graduation Rate


Graduation Rate
58%
within 6 years
Men Graduation Rate
54%
Women Graduation Rate
62%
Undergrad Graduation Rate
Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

Cost


Can you afford to attend Central Michigan University?
Average Cost After Financial Aid
$15,666
for one year

Source: Dept. of Education
Published Tuition & Fees
$23,670
Excludes housing

Source: Dept. of Education
Out-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing
$32,617
per year
In-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing
$21,829
per year
How much debt will you graduate with?
Median Student Debt
$27,000

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
How much will you pay each month?
$287
Median debt expressed in 10-year monthly payments

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the median monthly payment a graduate of Central Michigan University would expect to pay over 10 years.
Will you be able to pay off your debt?
56%
of students are able to pay down debt 3 years after graduation

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

The 3-year repayment rate is the percentage of students who are able to repay some of their student debt.

Why does this matter? A high rate means that students are making enough money so that they can pay down their student debt. A low rate means that students are having trouble paying down their loans.

Central Michigan University Financial Aid
Students Receiving Financial Aid
96%
of students

Source: Dept. of Education
Students Receiving a Federal Student Loan
72%
of students

Source: Dept. of Education

To learn more and apply for financial aid at Central Michigan University you can visit https://www.cmich.edu/ess/OSFA.

Central Michigan University Tuition and Room & Board
Out-of-State Tuition
Total Cost: $32,617
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
In-State Tuition
Total Cost: $21,829
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

Career & Salary


How much money will you make after graduating from Central Michigan University?

Central Michigan University students, on average, make $46,200 10-years after they start school (this is approximately 6 years after graduation).

Their salary grows by around 5% in the several years after graduation.

Average Earnings of Students from Central Michigan University
Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Data is for the number of years after you start at Central Michigan University. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.
How much will your income increase each year?
5.3%
in early to mid-career

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Based on average salary 6 years and 10 years after starting school at Central Michigan University.
Median Earnings of Students from Central Michigan University
Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, U.S. Dept of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Central Michigan University.
Male Students: Average Earnings from Central Michigan University
Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Central Michigan University.
Female Students: Average Earnings from Central Michigan University
Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Central Michigan University.
Range of Salary Outcomes 10 Years After Starting at Central Michigan University
Annual Salary (Years after Starting School) by Percentile
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Central Michigan University.

Return on Education


What's the return on the cost of your education?

Is it worth your money to attend Central Michigan University? There are many ways to estimate the financial return on your education.

We use the 10-year average earnings (the 10 years start when you enroll, so if you attend a 4-year college, this would be approximately 6 years after you graduate) and the all in one year cost of attending the school. The all in cost is the sum of tuition, fees, and on-campus housing.

By comparing the two, you can get a sense if what the average graduate in early to mid career makes at least covers your cost of attending one year of school.

A higher number is better.

10-Year Average Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School
1.4x

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at Central Michigan University. Salary is for the number of years after you start at Central Michigan University. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.
10-Year Median Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School
1.3x

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at Central Michigan University. Salary is for the number of years after you start at Central Michigan University. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.
Tuition vs. Earnings
Annual Costs and Earnings
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Housing costs are for on-campus housing.

Teaching


Student-Faculty Ratio
20
students per faculty
Average Professional Salary
$107,340
for full-time professors
Salary Group: Medium-High

Graduate School


Can you go to grad school at Central Michigan University?
Yes
Highest degree: Doctor's degree

Students


Undergraduate Focus
77%
Undergrads
17,804
Total Students
23,257
undergrads and grad students
Part-Time Students
13%
Students over 25
13%
Student Median Household Income
$66,048
per year
(compared to U.S. median household income of $61,372 in 2017)

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education, U.S. Census Bureau

Student Diversity


Who will be your classmates?
Women
57%
of undergraduates
Men
43%
of undergraduates
Are there more men or more women?
Slightly More Women

Central Michigan University has slightly more female students than male students.

This means that for every 100 women, there are 75 men. Or that for every 100 men, there are 133 women.

International Students
3%
of undergraduates
Undergraduate Student Diversity at Central Michigan University
Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Student Age
Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Where are Students from?
Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
What do students at Central Michigan University study?
Central Michigan University Popular Majors
Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

The most popular majors at Central Michigan University are:

  1. Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
  2. Education
  3. Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
  4. Psychology
  5. Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Approximately 58% of students choose to study one of these majors.

Student Satisfaction


Will you be happy at Central Michigan University?
Undergrad Full-Time Student Retention Rate
77%
Undergrad Part-Time Student Retention Rate
48%

Student retention rate is an indicator of student satisfaction. Retention rate is the percentage of students who continue to study at the college the following year.

Higher retention rates mean students tend to stay at the college, while lower retention rates students are unsatisfied and leave.

Central Michigan University has a retention rate of 77% for full-time undergrads, which is neither high nor low.

Transfers


Undergraduate Transfers
1,121
6% of undergraduates
Transfer In Rate
Medium-Low

Central Michigan University has around 1,121 students who transfer into the school each year. This is somewhat low at approximately 6% of total undergraduates.

Higher transfer in rates mean that students see Central Michigan University as better than the college they were previously enrolled in. Higher rates also mean that there will be more new faces on campus.

Living in Mount Pleasant, Michigan


City Violent Crime Rate per 100,000
235
in 2017
Source: FBI
City Rape Rate per 100,000
83
in 2017
Source: FBI

Politics in Michigan


Presidential Election Results of 2016
Republican

Politically, Michigan tends to be About even. In the 2016 Presidential election, 47% of the state voted for the Democratic party, 47% voted for the Republican party, and 4% voted for neither.

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Return on Education
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