2024 Comprehensive Report on Rankings, Costs, Graduation Rate and More

$16,880

Net Price

77%

Admitted

13%

Enrolled

62%

Graduation Rate

17/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

Central Michigan University

is a public, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 15,424. In 2021, there were 394 psychology and social work graduates. This institution ranks #27 in Michigan and ranks #823 in the U.S. for schools that offer psychology degree programs.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Bachelor, Master, Post Master Certificate, Doctor

Psychology Graduates

394

Total Enrollment

15,424

Type

Public, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission

Ranking for Central Michigan University

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#27

Michigan Rank

Combining ranking factors for 37 schools that offer psychology degrees in Michigan, Central Michigan University ranks #27.

#823

U.S. Rank

Combining ranking factors for 1,438 schools that offer psychology degrees in the U.S., Central Michigan University ranks #823.

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, Central Michigan University offers Counseling and Applied Psychology, General Psychology, Industrial Organizational Psychology, Medical Psychology and Social Work at the bachelor level. At the master level, the university offers Clinical Psychology, Counseling and Applied Psychology, Experimental Psychology, Industrial Organizational Psychology, Mental Health Counseling, Research Psychology and School Psychology. At the post master certificate level Counseling and Applied Psychology and School Psychology are offered. At the doctorate level Clinical Psychology, Counseling and Applied Psychology, Experimental Psychology, Industrial Organizational Psychology, Research Psychology and School Psychology are offered.

In the table below, see the programs offered and the number of graduates in each program.

Psychology Graduates in 2021BSMAPMCPhD
Clinical Psychology62
Counseling and Applied Psychology72068
Experimental Psychology23
General Psychology207
Industrial Organizational Psychology352
Medical Psychology4
Mental Health Counseling38
Research Psychology23
School Psychology964
Social Work57
Total Graduates278821222
US Department of Education

Psychology Program Accreditation(s)

  • Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) – PhD Doctoral programs
  • Public Health Programs (PHPBG) – Baccalaureate and Graduate level programs offered outside a school of public health
  • School Psychology (SCPSY) – PhD Doctoral programs

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 18,517 students applied to the Central Michigan University. The university admitted 77% and 13% of those who were admitted also enrolled.

By comparison, the average number of applicants for Michigan universities is 8,599. On average, all Michigan institutions admit 75% and 24% of those who were admitted end up enrolling into the institution.

The percentage of Central Michigan University students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 77%. Compared to all Michigan four or more years colleges, the percentage is 72%.

The overall graduation rate for Central Michigan University is 62%, compared to 57% for all Michigan universities.

  • Credits Accepted: Dual enrollment, Credit for life experiences, Advanced placement (AP) credits

Compare CMU to Michigan Four or more years Colleges
Offering Psychology Degrees

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of Central Michigan University to the average of all Michigan four or more years schools that offer psychology degrees.

Why it Matters

Compare Admission and Enrollment

Low admission rates and high enrollment rates denote not only how selective a school is, but also how in-demand the school is. High graduation rates show the overall success of an institution.

CMU

18,517

Applicants

77%

Percent Admitted

13%

Percent Enrolled

77%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

62%

Graduation Rate

MI Colleges

8,599

Applicants

75%

Percent Admitted

24%

Percent Enrolled

72%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

57%

Graduation Rate

Student & Faculty Information

In the fall of 2021, there were 683 or 75% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 232 or 25% part-time faculty members employed at Central Michigan University. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 681 or 74%.

Part-time teachers are paid less and cost less, so any organization with a disproportionate number of part-time teachers can invest money in more important areas. However, as part-time teachers, participants can work full-time in their profession and bring experience to the classroom.

Why it Matters

Compare Faculty Numbers

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional percentages indicate that institutions focus their investments in areas that matter most to students.

CMU

17 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

75%

Percent Full-Time

25%

Percent Part-Time

74%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

MI Colleges

14 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

51%

Percent Full-Time

49%

Percent Part-Time

49%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

Tuition and Student Expenses

For the 2021-2022 academic year at Central Michigan University the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $12,644, and the average cost for books and supplies is $1,000.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $15,194 and the average cost for graduate fees is $450.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend Central Michigan University in 2021-2022 including tuition, room, board and living expenses for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Note that the average total expenses do not include financial aid, grants, loans or scholarships. You can find the average financial aid and net price data in the sections below.

Expenses for Central Michigan University2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$10,920
On-Campus Living Expenses$1,250
Total Living Expenses$12,170
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$12,644
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$1,000
Total Undergraduate Expenses$25,814
In-State, Graduate Tuition$15,194
In-State, Graduate Fees$450
Total Graduate Expenses$15,644
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend Central Michigan University is $16,880. Average net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board, living costs, books, supplies together and then subtracting the average financial (grants, scholarships and loans) for federal financial aid recipients.

In other words, the average net price is the average amount students pay to attend this university for one year.

Average net price is calculated from the most recent data supplied by each institution to the US Department of Education and is found by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. The total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

Net Price by Family Income

Depending on the federal, state, or institutional grant aid available, the table below shows the average amount students pay to attend Central Michigan University presented by family income bracket.

Students may pay more or less depending on their individual circumstances; however, these are the average costs as tracked by the university and reported to the U.S. Department of Education.

Average Net Price by Income2020-20212021-2022
$0 – $30,000$10,805$12,622
$30,001 – $48,000$12,346$13,127
$48,001 – $75,000$15,720$14,224
$75,001 – $110,000$18,135$17,623
$110,001 and more$18,725$20,012
US Department of Education

Compare Central Michigan University to all Michigan universitas that offer psychology degrees for the cost to attend, average financial aid, percent of students receiving aid and the average net price to attend.

For program ranking, we see a lower overall cost of tuition and cost of living expenses minus the average financial aid a student may receive as the ranking factor student may want to consider.

Why it Matters

Compare Average Cost to Attend and Net Price

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional professors indicates to us institutions that focus their investments in areas that matter most: the education of students by the best instructors possible.

CMU

$25,814

Cost to Attend

$8,676

Average Financial Aid

97%

Percent Receiving Aid

$16,880

Net Price

MI Colleges

$33,439

Cost to Attend

$12,508

Average Financial Aid

94%

Percent Receiving Aid

$16,125

Average Net Price

Financial Aid

The number of beginning students who enter postsecondary education for the first time and receive financial aid is 2,011 or 97%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 9,660 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $8,676.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid9,660$8,676
Pell Grants4,334$4,663
Federal Student Loans9,086$7,591
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the Central Michigan University to all schools across the United States that offer psychology degrees.

We see higher percentages of those receiving aid and the percent that aid covers the net price of education as an indicator of the strength of the institution.

Why it Matters

Compare Financial Aid

Financial Aid can make the difference between being able to afford college or being priced out of college. Many students may find college far more affordable than they could imagine, when accounting for the various kinds of financial aid available.

CMU

9,660

Grant or Scholarship Aid

42%

Grants or Scholarships

4,334

Number of Pell Grants

19%

Pell Grants

9,086

Federal Student Loans

39%

Federal Student Loans

MI Colleges

4,643

Grant or Scholarship Aid

52%

Grants or Scholarships

1,877

Number of Pell Grants

21%

Pell Grants

2,430

Federal Student Loans

27%

Federal Student Loans

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