Central Michigan University


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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Information Summary

Ranks 15th in Michigan and 596th overall. See the entire top 2,000 colleges and universities list
Overall Score (about) 85.5
Total Cost On-Campus Attendance $24,889
Admission Success rate N/A
ACT / SAT 75%ile scores 27 / 1200
Student Ratio Students-to-Faculty 20 : 1
Retention (full-time / part-time) 77% / 45%
Enrollment Total (all students) 21,622


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.


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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.

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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.

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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

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