Eastern Michigan University

Eastern Michigan University

Eastern Michigan University is a comprehensive, co-educational public university located in Ypsilanti, Michigan. It was originally founded as Michigan State Normal School in 1849 and became Michigan State Normal College in 1899. It was renamed Eastern Michigan University in 1959.

EMU's site comprises an academic and athletic campus that is spread across 800 acres. There are more than 120 buildings in the campus. EMU consist of five colleges: Arts & Sciences, Business, Education, Health & Human Services, Technology and a Graduate School.

Eastern Michigan University athletic teams are nicknamed the Eagles. Some of the notable alumni of EMU are Thomas Galasso, an American Film Actor; Keith Krygielski, an American scientist; and Allen Fazio, the CIO and Vice President of Disneyland

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Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti , MI 48197
General Phone: (734) 487-1849

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Eastern Michigan University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching1,329curriculum and instruction, educational administration, higher education administration, community college education, secondary school administration, instructional media design, educational assessment and testing, social foundations of education, special ed, ...
Business and Management833business, business management, logistics, non-profit management, accounting, auditing, accounting and related services, managerial economics, entrepreneurship, ...
Liberal Arts540area studies, African-American studies, women's studies, linguistics, Japanese language, Germanic languages and literature, German language, French language, Spanish language, ...
Family and Social Work235food and nutrition, adult development and aging, community organization, public administration, social work, social service professions
Media206communication studies, journalism, public relations, communications tech
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy163parks and recreation management, health and physical education, sports and fitness management, athletic trainer, occupational therapy, recreational therapy, dietitian
Therapy and Counseling148psychology, clinical psychology, counseling psychology, educational psychology, music therapy
Science139biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, exercise physiology, toxicology, bioinformatics, aquatic biology, biological and physical sciences, science and society, ...
Nursing and Emergency Medicine116registered nursing
Engineering Technician97engineering technology, electronics tech, plastics engineering tech, industrial tech, manufacturing tech, quality control tech, mechanical engineering tech, construction engineering tech, computer engineering tech, ...
Art Studies88art studies, arts management
Security and Law Enforcement87security and protective services, criminology
Engineering72engineering management
Drama and Performing Arts59dance, drama, theatre arts management
Computer Science and Engineering58computer and info science, information science, computer science, computer security
Photography and Commercial Art54film studies
Medical Administration49health care administration, public health education
Hospitality48hospitality management
Medical Support and Technology46speech pathology, clinical lab tech, orthotist/prosthetist
Real Estate and Construction Management41construction management
Medicine37gerontology, drug development
Design23interior design
Transportation21commercial pilot and flight crew, aviation operations
Office and Administration20office management
Law19legal assistant
Music19music, music history and theory, music performance, music pedagogy
Mathematics16mathematics, statistics
Fine Arts16fine arts, art history and criticism
Architecture and Planning15urban planning
Religion and Philosophy5philosophy

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree2,963115
Master's degree1,26898
Postbaccalaureate certificate33844
Post-master's certificate153
Doctor's degree153

Eastern Michigan University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Eastern Michigan University had a total enrollment of 22,837 students (18,001 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 43%
Women 57%
Full-Time 98%
Part-Time 2%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 75%
Graduate 25%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 67%
Black 17%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 3%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 8%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 18%
20-21 19%
22-24 22%
25-29 17%
30-34 8%
35-39 5%
40-49 6%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

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

(International Students)1%

Eastern Michigan University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 71 %
Part-Time 35 %

Eastern Michigan University Room and Board (2007)

Eastern Michigan University offers campus housing for 3,599 of its 18,001 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Ypsilanti, 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 18 meals per week.

Eastern Michigan University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal450570
SAT Math450580
SAT Writing430543
ACT Verbal1724
ACT Math1724
ACT Composite1824

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT13%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT92%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

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

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 8,069
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 21,464
Room and board $ 7,220
Room charge $ 3,452
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,900
Books and supplies $ 900
Other expenses $ 1,800

Financial Aid:
Eastern Michigan University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 225900)

Eastern Michigan University Faculty

Eastern Michigan University has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track6771
Non-tenured and not on tenure track4961

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year186$92,191134$83,093
Associate professoracademic year80$72,37586$69,675
Assistant professoracademic year74$63,42973$59,475
Instructoracademic year3$53,6326$57,394
Lectureracademic year43$36,56053$33,916
All faculty totalacademic year386$76,073352$67,074

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

Eastern 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 Sports54128182

Eastern Michigan University Degree Programs (2007)

Architecture And Planning
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General
Arts Management

Business And Management
Accounting and Related Services, Other
Actuarial Science
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Fashion Merchandising
Finance, General
General Merchandising/Sales/Related Marketing Operations, Other
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Logistics and Materials Management
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Computer and Information Systems Security
Information Science/Studies

Interior Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Theatre/Theatre Arts Management

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Biology Teacher Education
Business Teacher Education
Chemistry Teacher Education
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services
Community College Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Curriculum and Instruction
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education/Teaching Individuals - Hearing Impairments
Education/Teaching Individuals - Orthopedic/Oth Phys Impairments
Education/Teaching Individuals - Specific Learning Disabilities
Education/Teaching Individuals - Speech or Language Impairments
Education/Teaching Individuals - Vision Impairments/ Blindness
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Mental Retardation
Educational Assessment, Testing, and Measurement
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Educational/Instructional Media Design
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Foreign Language Teacher Education
French Language Teacher Education
German Language Teacher Education
Health Teacher Education
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
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
Secondary School Administration/Principalship
Social Science Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Subject Areas, Other
Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education

Engineering/Industrial Management

Engineering Technician
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Engineering Technology, General
Industrial Technology/Technician
Manufacturing Technology/Technician
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
Plastics Engineering Technology/Technician
Quality Control Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Adult Development and Aging
Community Organization and Advocacy
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Public Administration
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other
Social Work

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Hospitality Administration/Management, General

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
African-American/Black Studies
American Literature (United States)
Applied Economics
Area Studies, Other
Creative Writing
Economics, General
Economics, Other
English Composition
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Historic Preservation and Conservation
History, General
International Economics
Japanese Language and Literature
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General
Social Sciences, Other
Spanish Language and Literature
Technical and Business Writing
Women's Studies

Mathematics, General
Statistics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Communications Technology/Technician
Public Relations/Image Management

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

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist

Clinical and Industrial Drug Development (MS, PhD)

Music History, Literature, and Theory
Music Pedagogy
Music Performance, General
Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

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

Office And Administration
Office Management and Supervision

Photography And Commercial Art
Film/Cinema Studies

Real Estate And Construction Management
Construction Management

Religion And Philosophy

Aquatic Biology/Limnology
Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Exercise Physiology
Geology/Earth Science, General
Molecular Biology
Physics, General
Science, Technology and Society

Security And Law Enforcement
Security and Protective Services, Other

Therapy And Counseling
Clinical Psychology
Counseling Psychology
Educational Psychology
Music Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General

Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations

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