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Central Michigan University Overview

Located in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, Central Michigan University is a public institution. The location of Central Michigan is a good match for students who are interested in living in a college town while they pursue their degree.

What Is Central Michigan University Known For?

0 Undergraduate Awards
$28,214 Avg Cost After Aid
77% Acceptance Rate
  • The 1% student loan default rate at Central Michigan is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Central Michigan.
  • For the <nil> academic year, 77% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from Central Michigan makes roughly $52,440 a year. This is 29% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.

Where Is Central Michigan University?


Contact details for Central Michigan are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 106 Warriner Hall, Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
Phone: 989-774-4000

How Do I Get Into Central Michigan?

You can apply to Central Michigan online at:

Admission Requirements for Central Michigan

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Required
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Required
Recommendations Recommended
SAT or ACT Scores Considered but not required
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Central Michigan?

77% Acceptance Rate
64% Of Accepted Are Women
57% Submit SAT Scores
Central Michigan has an acceptance rate of 77%, which means that is not quite as selective as some other schools. Still, you'll need good grades and a solid application if you want to be admitted.

Approximately 36% of accepted students are men and 64% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 74%, and the acceptance rate for women is 79%.

Average Test Scores

About 57% of students accepted to Central Michigan submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 510 and 620. Math scores were between 500 and 600.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Central Michigan University  ( 510 to 620 )

SAT Math Scores for Central Michigan University  ( 500 to 600 )
Central Michigan received ACT scores from 10% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 19 and 25. Math scores were between 18 and 26. Composite scores were between 20 and 26.

ACT English Scores for Central Michigan University  ( 19 to 25 )
ACT Math Scores for Central Michigan University  ( 18 to 26 )
ACT Composite Scores for Central Michigan University  ( 20 to 26 )

Can I Afford Central Michigan University?

$28,214 Net Price
79% Take Out Loans
1.2% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Central Michigan is $28,214. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Central Michigan, approximately 79% of students took out student loans averaging $7,019 a year. That adds up to $28,076 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Central Michigan is 1.2%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Central Michigan University Undergraduate Student Diversity

9,807 Full-Time Undergraduates
60% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 11,417 undergraduate students at Central Michigan, with 9,807 being full-time and 1,610 being part-time.


There are also 4,007 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 9,807 full-time undergraduates at Central Michigan, 40% are male and 60% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Central Michigan University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 122
Black or African American 943
Hispanic or Latino 532
White 7,535
International Students 118
Other Races/Ethnicities 557

Geographic Diversity

Michigan students aren't the only ones who study at Central Michigan University. At this time, 32 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 67 countries are represented at Central Michigan. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, China, and Saudi Arabia.

Online Learning at Central Michigan University

3,420 Took All Classes Online
7,147 Took At Least One Class Online
-7.7% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 7,147 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Central Michigan has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 14th most popular in Michigan for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2020-2021.

Online Growth Rankings of Central Michigan

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Central Michigan University was -7.7%. This is the #1,970 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Central Michigan regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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