Central Michigan University

country rank  242
world rank  685

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University Overview

Established in 1892, Central Michigan University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the rural setting of the medium-sized town of Mount Pleasant (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Michigan. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Higher Learning Commission, Central Michigan University (CMU) is a large (EduListing enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Central Michigan University (CMU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the EduListing degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 128 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 70-80% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Acronym CMU
Founded 1892
Motto Sapientia, Virtus, Amicitia
Wisdom, Virtue, Friendship
Colours Maroon and gold

University Location

Address 1200 S. Franklin Street
Mount Pleasant (population range: 10,000-49,999)
48859 Michigan
United States
T +1 (989) 774 4000
F +1 (989) 774 7267

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
17,500-20,000 US$
(12,900-14,700 Euro)
15,000-17,500 US$
(11,000-12,900 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 70-80%
Admission Office 102 Warriner Hall
Mount Pleasant 48859
+1 (989) 774 3076
888 2925366

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 20,000-24,999
Academic Staff 3,000-3,499
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Rural
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Central Michigan University's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes


Institutional Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business AACSB International
  • Network of Schools of Public Policy-Affairs and Administration NASPAA
  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation CAEP
  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology ABET
  • Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics ACEND
  • Association of Technology-Management and Applied Engineering ATMAE
  • Association of University Programs in Health Administration AUPHA
  • American Psychological Association APA
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association ASHA
  • Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education ACAE
  • American Chemical Society ACS
  • Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education CAATE
  • Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant ARC-PA
  • Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications ACEJMC
  • Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education CAPTE
  • Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology CAA
  • Council for Interior Design Accreditation CIDA
  • Council on Social Work Education CSWE
  • Liaison Committee on Medical Education LCME
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children NAEYC
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design NASAD
  • National Association of School Psychologists NASP
  • National Association of Schools of Music NASM
  • Network of Schools of Public Policy-Affairs-and Administration NASPAA
  • National Council on Family Relations NCFR
  • National Recreation and Park Association NRPA

Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)
  • Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

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