Central Michigan University

Central Michigan University

Central Michigan University or CMU is a coeducational state university located in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. It was established in 1892. The University enrolls more than 25,000 students every year. CMU has off-campus sites located in 15 states and 10 countries.

CMU offers students degrees in over 25 areas through many academic divisions. It offers degrees and programs at the bachelor's, master's, specialist's and doctoral levels. Undergraduate students can select from over 150 programs, and graduate students have the choice of more than 60 programs. The university offers degrees in 25 areas.

CMU's sports teams and the school alumni are referred to as the Chippewas. The school's athletics programs are affiliated with the NCAA Division I-A.

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Contacting Central Michigan University

Central Michigan University
Mount Pleasant , MI 48859
General Phone: (989) 774-4000

Central Michigan University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management1,707business management, purchasing and contract management, logistics, operations management, business administration, accounting, accounting and related services, entrepreneurship, finance, ...
Education and Teaching1,146education, educational administration, adult ed administration, educational supervision, community college education, educational admin and supervision, special ed, education of emotionally disturbed, mental retardation education, ...
Family and Social Work443human nutrition, foodservice management, family studies, family systems, child development, community organization, public administration, social work
Liberal Arts438European studies, women's studies, German language, French language, Spanish language, English, English composition, creative writing, humanities, ...
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy414parks and recreation studies, parks and recreation management, health and physical education, sports and fitness management, exercise science, athletic trainer, recreational therapy, dietitian
Media301communication studies, journalism, photojournalism, media and digital communications, organizational communications, public relations, advertising
Therapy and Counseling289cognitive science, psychology, clinical psychology, experimental psychology, organizational psychology, school psychology, communication disorders, physical therapy
Medical Administration283health care administration, public health education
Science177biology, biomedical sciences, biochemistry, conservation biology, biological and biomedical sciences, astronomy, meteorology, chemistry, geology, ...
Medical Support and Technology111audiology, speech pathology, physician assistant
Engineering Technician105electronics tech, manufacturing tech, automotive tech, mechanical engineering tech, construction engineering tech
Computer Science and Engineering65information technology, computer science, computer services management
Engineering32electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, manufacturing engineering, engineering management
Music31music, music performance, music theory and composition, conducting
Architecture and Planning30interior architecture
Design28graphic design
Conservation and Resource Management27conservation, environmental studies, environmental science
Mathematics26mathematics, statistics, mathematics and computer science
Hospitality18hospitality management, hotel management
Drama and Performing Arts18drama, theatre design, acting, various performing arts
Art Studies16art studies
Medicine9gerontology, neuroscience
Fine Arts7fine arts
Religion and Philosophy4philosophy, religion

Number of programs and degrees for Central Michigan University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree3,493125
Master's degree2,02268
Postbaccalaureate certificate7212
Post-master's certificate402
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship228
Doctor's degree - professional practice762

Central Michigan University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Central Michigan University had a total enrollment of 26,611 students (22,906 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 45%
Women 55%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 69%
Graduate 31%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 72%
Black 13%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 7%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 23%
20-21 24%
22-24 21%
25-29 9%
30-34 6%
35-39 5%
40-49 7%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)2%

Central Michigan University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 76 %
Part-Time 44 %

Central Michigan University Room and Board (2007)

Central Michigan University offers campus housing for 6,698 of its 22,906 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Mount Pleasant, Michigan for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Michigan Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 21 meals per week.

Central Michigan University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal470580
SAT Math480600
SAT Writing450558
ACT Verbal1924
ACT Math1824
ACT Composite2024

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT2%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT97%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Central Michigan University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 9,570
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 22,260
Room and board $ 7,667
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 1,200

Financial Aid:
Central Michigan University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 224300)

Central Michigan University Faculty

Central Michigan University has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track8368
Non-tenured and not on tenure track102101

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year8$121,4481*
Associate professorcalendar year0*1*
Assistant professorcalendar year8$64,2233$59,232
Instructorcalendar year2*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year18$89,6016$73,458

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year187$95,60081$83,363
Associate professoracademic year100$73,20856$66,498
Assistant professoracademic year125$58,17190$56,470
Instructoracademic year41$37,14473$36,282
All faculty totalacademic year453$75,038300$60,690

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Central Michigan University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Mid-American Conference
Basketball Mid-American Conference
Baseball Mid-American Conference
Track Mid-American Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports2379102

Central Michigan University Degree Programs (2007)

Architecture And Planning
Interior Architecture

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Accounting and Related Services, Other
Actuarial Science
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Fashion Merchandising
Finance, General
Financial Planning and Services
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Logistics and Materials Management
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Operations Management and Supervision
Organizational Behavior Studies
Purchasing, Procurement/Acquisitions and Contracts Management
Retailing and Retail Operations

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Computer/Info Tech Services Administration & Management, Other
Information Technology

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Natural Resources/Conservation, General

Graphic Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
Visual and Performing Arts, Other

Education And Teaching
Adult and Continuing Education Administration
Art Teacher Education
Biology Teacher Education
Business Teacher Education
Chemistry Teacher Education
Community College Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Mental Retardation
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
French Language Teacher Education
Geography Teacher Education
German Language Teacher Education
Health Teacher Education
History Teacher Education
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physics Teacher Education
Reading Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Studies Teacher Education
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Speech Teacher Education
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Subject Areas, Other
Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education

Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering/Industrial Management
Manufacturing Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Engineering Technician
Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Manufacturing Technology/Technician
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Development
Community Organization and Advocacy
Family Systems
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Human Nutrition
Public Administration
Social Work

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management

Liberal Arts
American History (United States)
Creative Writing
Economics, General
English Composition
English Language and Literature, General
European Studies/Civilization
French Language and Literature
Geography, Other
German Language and Literature
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
International Relations and Affairs
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General
Social Sciences, Other
Spanish Language and Literature
Women's Studies

Mathematics and Computer Science
Mathematics, General
Statistics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Organizational Communication, General
Public Relations/Image Management
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Other

Medical Administration
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Public Health Education and Promotion

Medical Support And Technology
Audiology/Audiologist and Hearing Sciences
Physician Assistant
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist


Music Performance, General
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Dietetics/Dietitian (RD)
Health and Physical Education, General
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biomedical Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Conservation Biology
Geology/Earth Science, General
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Clinical Psychology
Cognitive Science
Communication Disorders, General
Experimental Psychology
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General
School Psychology

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checked Grants credits for AP courses
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checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
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checked Tenure system for quality teaching
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checked NCAA athletic conference member

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