Central Michigan University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$12,093

2.96% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$14,675

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

4.91%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

67.8%

19,021 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

23,257

74.6% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

57.5%

2,396 Graduates

About

Central Michigan University is a higher education institution located in Isabella County, MI. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Central Michigan University were General Psychology (264 degrees awarded), Kinesiology & Exercise Science (192 degrees), and General Marketing & Marketing Management (190 degrees).

In 2017, 6,314 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Central Michigan University. 56.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (4,443 degrees), 6.34 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (701 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Central Michigan University is $12,093, which is $-14,407 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Central Michigan University is $12,093, which is $-14,407 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,675.

In 2017, 64% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 70% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$12,093

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Central Michigan University was $12,093. The cost of tuition at Central Michigan University is $-14,407 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$14,675

2017 Value

2.8%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Central Michigan University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,675. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Central Michigan University grew by 2.8%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,376

Room and Board

$1,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Central Michigan University was of $8,376 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 3.56% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

64%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

70%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

64% of undergraduate students at Central Michigan University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 4.92% with respect to 2016, when 61% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

4.91%

2016 Default Rate

313

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Central Michigan University was 4.91%, which represents 313 out of the 6380 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Central Michigan University received 19,021 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 0.725% annual decline. Out of those 19,021 applicants, 12,887 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 67.8% acceptance rate.

There were 23,257 students enrolled at Central Michigan University in 2017, and 78% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Central Michigan University has an overall enrollment yield of 23.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

67.8%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

12,887

Accepted Out of 19,021

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Central Michigan University was 67.8% (12,887 admissions from 19,021 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 71.6%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -0.725%, while admissions declined by -6.01%.

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SAT Scores

78%

Submission Percentage

2,394

Scores Submitted

78% of enrolled first-time students at Central Michigan University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Central Michigan University has a total enrollment of 23,257 students. The full-time enrollment at Central Michigan University is 17,343 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,914. This means that 74.6% of students enrolled at Central Michigan University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Central Michigan University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 73.4% White, 10.6% Black or African American, 4.54% Hispanic or Latino, 3.3% Two or More Races, 1.5% Asian, 0.783% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0731% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Central Michigan University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (44.4%), followed by White Male (33.6%) and Black or African American Female (4.58%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (37.4%), followed by White Male (24.7%) and Black or African American Female (5.29%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

74.6%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Central Michigan University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 23,257 students. The full-time enrollment at Central Michigan University is 17,343 and the part-time enrollment is 5,914. This means that 74.6% of students enrolled at Central Michigan University are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

77%

2017 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 77%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Central Michigan University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    17,077

  2. Black or African American

    2,470

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1,057

The enrolled student population at Central Michigan University is 73.4% White, 10.6% Black or African American, 4.54% Hispanic or Latino, 3.3% Two or More Races, 1.5% Asian, 0.783% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0731% 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 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2017, 820 more women than men received degrees from Central Michigan University. The majority of degree recipients at Central Michigan University are white (4,443 degrees awarded). There were 6.34 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (701 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Central Michigan University is General Psychology (264 degrees awarded), followed by Kinesiology & Exercise Science (192 degrees) and General Marketing & Marketing Management (190 degrees).

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 (365 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (319 degrees), and Human Sciences (186 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Central Michigan University are Accountants & auditors (1,103,721 people), Other managers (711,359 people), Financial managers (439,815 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (372,140 people), and Chief executives & legislators (339,509 people).

The most specialized majors at Central Michigan University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (365 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (319 degrees), Human Sciences (186 degrees), Communications (339 degrees), and Business (1,957 degrees).

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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, Dentists, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Physicians, and Sales engineers

The most specialized majors at Central Michigan University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (365 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (319 degrees), Human Sciences (186 degrees), Communications (339 degrees), and Business (1,957 degrees).

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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 (763,342 people), Banking & related activities (517,875 people), Computer Systems Design (472,931 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (465,775 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (448,270 people).

The most specialized majors at Central Michigan University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (365 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (319 degrees), Human Sciences (186 degrees), Communications (339 degrees), and Business (1,957 degrees).

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Degrees

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

  1. 264 degrees awarded

  2. 192 degrees awarded

  3. 190 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Central Michigan University was General Psychology with 264 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 2,747

  2. 3,567

In 2017, 2,747 degrees were awarded to men at Central Michigan University, which is 0.77 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,567).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 144 degrees were awarded to men at Central Michigan University in Information Technology, which is 2.29 times more than the 63 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 211 degrees were awarded to women at Central Michigan University in General Human Resources Management & Personnel Administration, which is 2.37 times more than the 89 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

23%

100% Completion Time

59%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 23% of students graduating from Central Michigan University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 59% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 62% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (69.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Central Michigan University is Female and Asian (69.6% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 6.3% of graduates (151 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    4,443 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    701 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    222 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Central Michigan University is white (4,443 degrees awarded). There were 6.34 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (701 degrees).

3.31% of degree recipients (209 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    2,490 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    1,953 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    463 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Central Michigan University is white female (2,490 degrees awarded). There were 1.27 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,953 degrees).

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Operations

Central Michigan University has an endowment valued at nearly $156M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $40.2M (25.7%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, Central Michigan University had a total expenditure of $477M. Of that $477M, they spent $203M on salaries and $477M on benefits.

Central Michigan University employs 290 Professors, 207 Lecturers, and 172 Associate professors. Most academics at Central Michigan University are Male Professors (193), Male Lecturers(110), and Male Associate professors (99).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Central Michigan University are: Management, with 359 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 340 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 181 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$156M

2017 Endowment

19.7%

growth from 2016

Central Michigan University has an endowment valued at about $156M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Central Michigan University grew 19.7% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $130M 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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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $7.51M - Federal

  2. $1.8M - State

  3. $50k - Local

As of 2017, Central Michigan University received $7.51M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.8M from state grants and contracts, and $50k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$203M

Salary Expenditure

$477M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2017, Central Michigan University had a total expenditure of $477M. Of that $477M, they spent $203M on salaries and $477M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$203M

2017 Salaries

3.07%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Central Michigan University paid a median of $203M in salaries, which represents 42.6% of their overall expenditure ($477M) and a 3.07% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.35% decline from 2015 and a 2.68% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$66M

Instructional Salaries

801

Number of Employees

In 2017, Central Michigan University paid a total of $66M to 801 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $61.3M (31.9%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

290 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

359 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Central Michigan University were Professor with 290 employees; Lecturer with 207 employees; and Lecturer with 172 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Central Michigan University were Management with 359 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 340 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 181 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Lecturer

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Central Michigan University was Male Professor with 193 employees, Male Lecturer with 110 employees, and Male Associate professor with 99 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Central Michigan University.

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