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Central Michigan University

Central Michigan University Rating: 4.2/5 (27 votes)

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Located in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, Central Michigan University (CMU) serves nearly 27,000 students on its main campus, while maintaining more than 60 locations throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, and online. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, CMU—Online offers online degree programs, online courses, as well as online continuing education classes, and certificate programs.

CMU—Online provides undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as doctoral degrees. Students may receive a Bachelor of Science in either administration, or community development, or a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Administration. Through the graduate studies online program, students may earn a Master of Arts in either educational leadership, or educational technology; a Master of Business Administration; or, a Master of Science in one of the following fields of study: general administration, nutrition & dietetics, information resource management, of international administration. CMU—Online also offers a Doctor of Health Administration, as well as graduate certificates in the following areas of study: general administration, international administration, information resource management, and SAP graduate.

CMU—Online also offers certificate programs which are offered through a partnership with Gatlin Educational Services (GES) which include the following areas of study: healthcare & fitness, management & corporate, information technology & software development, hospitality & gaming, media & design, business & professional, and skilled trades & industrial.

In addition, CMU—Online provides online continuing education and professional development courses in a variety of areas of study including real estate, business, personal enrichment, healthcare, and more.

CMU’s main campus in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan serves a wide range of students including high school graduates, international students, transfers, graduate students, online students, and working adults offering undergraduate and graduate programs, continuing education classes, as well as interdisciplinary programs. CMU is Michigan’s fourth largest public university located on 480 acres. The campus has modern research facilities, a state-of-the-art library, and provides academic advising, and career services.

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Admissions

Central Michigan University (CMU)—Online is open to adult learners seeking online bachelor and master degrees, as well as online certificate programs, and continuing education courses.

Prospective students must apply online, along with a $50 non-refundable application fee. In addition, students should submit transcripts from all institutions, and review the online student orientation.

International students are encouraged to review the International admissions requirements prior to applying, which is located on CMU’s website.

Financial Aid

Central Michigan University—Online offers several financial aid options for qualifying students. Students may be eligible for scholarships, non-federal loan programs, and payment plans. To assist students in completing the financial aid process, CMU’s website provides a downloadable financial aid checklist as well as all necessary financial aid forms. In addition, the website provides additional information about all aid available to qualifying students.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 3540th for the average student loan amount.
Secrets to getting the best scholarships and financial aid in Michigan.

Students

Located in a small town, Central Michigan University (CMU) serves a wide range of students including undergraduate, graduate, and international students, as well as military students, and working professionals. Students can enjoy the seven parks located in town, as well as the 80-mile-long Chippewa River which runs through Mt. Pleasant, in a 7.9 square mile radius.

CMU provides online classes, online degree programs as well as online continuing education courses to suit the needs of its students’ busy schedules. CMU uses a cohort or individual style of learning for its online programs, and typically accepts transfer credit from accredited institutions.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Student Graduation Demographics

Athletics

Central Michigan University Chippewas compete in the NCAA Division I as an affiliate of the Mid-American Conference (MAC). CMU supports six men’s sports teams and eight women’s sports teams.

In addition, CMU also offers a variety of intramural sports

Information Summary

Ranks 25th in Michigan and 788th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

Ranks 0th in Michigan and 122nd overall on StateUniversity.com‘s Safe School Index
  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault 2 0.01
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape 5 0.02
Robbery 1 0.00
Arson 1 0.00
Burglary 17 0.06
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft 1 0.00
Arrest 64 0.23

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Doctoral/Research Universities
UndergraduateProfessions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
GraduateDoctoral, professional dominant
Undergraduate PopulationFull-time four-year, selective, lower transfer-in
EnrollmentHigh undergraduate
Size & SettingLarge four-year, primarily residential

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringDoctoral degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District2604

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees


Ranks 997th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $10,098 $10,098 $21,303
FT Undergraduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $374 $374 $789
FT Graduate Tuition $12,120 $12,120 $18,936
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour $485 $485 $766
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $22,004 $22,004 $34,454
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $20,460 $20,460 $32,910
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $13,960 $13,960 $26,410

Student Tuition Costs for Professional Fields

  In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Medical Degree — Tuition $33,536 $67,072
Medical Degree — Required Fees N/A N/A

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $10,024 $10,950 $10,024 $10,950 $22,092 $23,670
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,000(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board $8,212 $8,376
On-Campus – Other Expenses $1,320(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board N/A $8,376
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses N/A $1,320
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board N/A $1,320

Admission Details

Effective as of 2014-09-19
Application Fee RequiredN/A
Undergraduate Application Fee$35
Graduate Application Fee$35
First Professional Application FeeN/A
Applicants 19,262 (7,866 male / 11,387 female)
Admitted 12,143 (4,864 male / 7,278 female)
Admission rate 63%
First-time Enrollment 2,963 (1,309 male / 1,654 female)
FT Enrollment 2,949 (1,303 male / 1,646 female)
PT Enrollment 14 (6 male / 8 female)
Total Enrollment26,841

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record  /   / 
College Prep. Completion
Recommendations
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scores
TOEFL
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NCAA
NCAA Football Conference Mid-American Conference
NCAA Basketball Conference Mid-American Conference
NCAA Baseball Conference Mid-American Conference
NCAA Track & Field Conference Mid-American Conference

ACT Test Admission

879th for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting ACT results 99%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 19 / 25
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 18 / 25
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 20 / 24

SAT Test Admission

802nd for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting SAT results 2%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 450 / 550
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 418 / 563
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 868 / 1113

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm Capacity6,550
Meals per WeekN/A
Room Fee$4,272
Board Fee$4,272

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

 
Total 172 750 158 81 37 4,267 409 5,944
Accounting 3 4 2 69 9 87
Accounting and Related Services, Other 2 2
Acting 1 4 5
Actuarial Science 1 17 3 22
Adult and Continuing Education Administration 11 1 3 1 16
Advertising 1 17 18
American History (United States)
Anthropology 1 31 4 37
Art Teacher Education 7 7
Art/Art Studies, General 1 21 6 28
Astronomy 2 2
Athletic Training/Trainer 1 1 25 27
Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician 1 12 2 15
Biochemistry 1 7 8
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other 7 7
Biology Teacher Education 1 1
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 3 3 1 1 54 4 66
Biomedical Sciences, General 2 4 2 2 71 7 88
Business Administration and Management, General 18 9 1 6 3 126 11 174
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other 6 106 16 17 6 222 42 418
Business Teacher Education 5 5
Casino Management 1 1
Chemistry Teacher Education 1 1
Chemistry, General 4 10 1 15
Child Development 1 3 1 59 5 71
Clinical Psychology 3 3
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General 1 2 69 3 75
Community College Education
Community Organization and Advocacy 46 6 1 1 103 12 172
Computer Science 5 16 21
Conducting 5 5
Conservation Biology 1 5 1 7
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician 1 17 19
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services 9 1 51 6 67
Creative Writing 2 1 31 5 40
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration 4 1 5
Dietetics/Dietitian 1 17 1 19
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia 2 1 4 7
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 9 1 10
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 2 1 15 18
Earth Science Teacher Education
Economics, General 4 1 3 1 20 1 30
Education, General 1 50 8 1 38 6 106
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances 4 60 3 67
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Mental Retardation 16 16
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 10 2 32 2 46
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision 1 22 1 25
Educational/Instructional Technology
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 3 1 6 1 11
Elementary Education and Teaching 5 5
Engineering/Industrial Management 3 1 4
English Language and Literature, General 1 1 1 36 4 43
English/Language Arts Teacher Education 2 3 1 1 102 7 116
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies 1 8 5 79 7 100
Environmental Health 1 1
Environmental Science 1 2 6 9
Environmental Studies 1 5 1 7
European History 1 1
European Studies/Civilization 1 1 2
Experimental Psychology 3 3
Family Systems 3 48 6 58
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education 3 3
Fashion Merchandising 1 3 1 44 1 51
Finance, General 6 4 1 57 6 75
Financial Planning and Services 12 12
Fine/Studio Arts, General 1 6 7
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management 16 16
French Language Teacher Education 3 3
French Language and Literature 1 1
Geographic Information Science and Cartography 2 14 16
Geography 2 2
Geography Teacher Education
Geology/Earth Science, General 7 7
German Language Teacher Education
German Language and Literature 2 2
Gerontology 2 2
Graphic Design 1 19 4 24
Health Teacher Education 2 2
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General 4 4
Health/Health Care Administration/Management 6 79 8 4 121 13 231
History Teacher Education 1 1 20 22
History, General 2 1 67 5 77
Hospitality Administration/Management, General 1 1 1 35 2 40
Human Development and Family Studies, General 1 1 4 1 7
Human Nutrition 1 2 19 22
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General 8 149 11 6 2 136 15 332
Humanities/Humanistic Studies 5 6
Industrial and Organizational Psychology 1 5 6
Information Technology 34 3 1 5 47 5 96
Interior Design 1 17 1 19
International Business/Trade/Commerce 8 8 3 20 8 48
International Public Health/International Health 3 2 5
International Relations and Affairs 2 12 3 17
Journalism 1 1 15 1 18
Journalism, Other 6 6
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching 4 4
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 6 5 2 2 154 16 188
Land Use Planning and Management/Development 7 1 8
Legal Studies, General 20 20
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management 2 17 1 20
Management Information Systems, General 2 23 3 2 1 52 7 92
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician 1 3 4
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 5 3 1 3 1 161 9 185
Mathematics Teacher Education 1 1 37 2 43
Mathematics and Computer Science 1 1
Mathematics, General 3 1 17 1 23
Mechanical Engineering 1 1 1 10 1 14
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician 1 3 15 2 21
Meteorology 1 13 14
Music Performance, General 3 1 3 7
Music Teacher Education 1 29 1 31
Music Theory and Composition 1 4 5
Music, General 17 2 20
Musical Theatre 1 1 2
Natural Resources/Conservation, General 1 1 37 2 42
Neuroscience 2 1 15 2 22
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical
Operations Management and Supervision 1 4 5
Organizational Behavior Studies 2 1 1 10 2 16
Organizational Communication, General 9 1 10
Organizational Leadership 1 57 7 2 2 62 26 157
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General 1 63 2 66
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies 27 28
Philosophy 6 6
Photojournalism 1 1 1 11 14
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 1 2 14 1 18
Physician Assistant 2 2 33 5 42
Physics Teacher Education
Physics, General 4 5 1 10
Political Science and Government, General 1 2 2 1 48 4 58
Psychology, General 14 2 1 239 13 271
Public Administration 1 58 3 1 1 66 20 153
Public Health Education and Promotion 1 1 1 20 23
Public Relations/Image Management 6 2 1 75 4 89
Purchasing, Procurement/Acquisitions and Contracts Management 7 1 1 19 3 32
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Other 1 3 1 1 81 9 98
Reading Teacher Education 5 5
Real Estate 1 2 1 4
Religion/Religious Studies 4 2 7
School Psychology 5 5
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education 1 2 1 66 4 75
Secondary Education and Teaching 1 1
Social Sciences, General 7 7
Social Sciences, Other 3 1 54 4 64
Social Studies Teacher Education 1 39 40
Social Work 49 5 56
Sociology 3 1 23 2 33
Spanish Language Teacher Education 1 1
Spanish Language and Literature 1 2 20 1 25
Special Education and Teaching, General 2 2
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 1 4 1 34 3 45
Speech Teacher Education 1 1
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist 1 1 23 3 28
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management 4 17 2 2 22 2 50
Sports Studies 6 78 6 91
Statistics, General 1 1
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other 1 1
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor 4 1 1 6
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology 1 1
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education 2 7 1 1 51 4 67
Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy 2 39 41
Women's Studies
Writing, General 4 1 7

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 807th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $78,597 ($83,443 male / $63,912 female)
Number of FT Faculty 751 (445 male / 306 female)
Number of PT Faculty 1,118
FT Faculty Ratio 0.7 : 1
Total Benefits $38,637,811

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