Central Michigan University Graduate Schools

Central Michigan University (referred to as Central Michigan) is a Public, 4 years school located in Mount Pleasant, MI. It is classified as a Research University (high research activity) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice. The 2023 graduate school tuition & fees at Central Michigan University is $15,644 for Michigan residents and $16,392 for out-of-state students. The school has 4,156 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 14,557 including undergraduate students.

Graduate School Overview

Central Michigan University (referred to as Central Michigan) is a Public, 4 years school located in Mount Pleasant, MI. It is classified as a Research University (high research activity) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice.
The school is accredited by Higher Learning Commission (1/1/1923 - Current).
Central Michigan Directory Information
School NameCentral Michigan University (Central Michigan)
Address106 Warriner Hall, Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
Phone989-774-4000
Webhttps://www.cmich.edu
Online Applicationhttps://fireup.cmich.edu/apply
Financial Infohttps://www.cmich.edu/ess/OSFA
The 2023 graduate school tuition & fees at Central Michigan University is $15,644 for Michigan residents and $16,392 for out-of-state students. The school has 4,156 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 14,557 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 267 graduate programs through Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice). Among them, 3 programs are available online classes.
Graduate School 2023 Key Facts
School TypePublic, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$16,392
$15,644 for Michigan Residents
Student Population4,156
Offered Degrees/ProgramsPost-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Number of Programs267 graduate programs
(3 programs available online learning)
Student to Faculty Ratio17 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at Central Michigan University is $15,644 for Michigan residents and $16,392 for out-of-state students for the academic year 2022-2023. The tuition per credit hour is $0 for Michigan residents and $715 for out-of-state students.
Central Michigan University offers the alternative tuition plans.
Central Michigan University offers the distance education programs. All course works for completing a degree program can be done through online exclusively for graduate programs. In addition, the distance learning courses are offered for students who are not enrolled online exclusively.
On its campus, remedial services, academic/career services, employment services for students, placement services for completers are provided for their students.
Special Learning Opportunities & On-campus Services
Distance Learning (Online Classes)3 Online Programs Available
Special learning Opportunities
  • ROTC (Army)
  • Study abroad
  • Weekend/evening college
  • Teacher certification
On-Campus Student Services
  • Remedial services
  • Academic/career services
  • Employment services for students
  • Placement services for completers

2023 Graduate Tuition, Fees, Other Expenses

For the academic year 2022-2023, the graduate school tuition & fees of Central Michigan University is $15,644 for Michigan residents and $16,392 for other students. The graduate tuition & fees are increased by 4.78% compared to previous academic year.
Data source: 2022-2023 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2022-2023 Graduate Tuition & fees
Michigan ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
2018-2019$13,354$450$18,964$450
2019-2020$16,700$450$16,700$450
2020-2021$14,223$450$18,909$450
2021-2022$15,194$450$15,194$450
2022-2023--$15,942$450
The graduate school tuition & fees of Central Michigan is inexpensive compared to public graduate schools in Michigan. The average graduate school tuition for all graduate schools in United States is $19,603 and the Michigan graduate tuition is $26,597 (public) / $19,159 (private).
The next table compares the average graduate school tuition by location and school types.
Graduate Tuition & fees Comparison
ResidentsOut-of-State
Central Michigan University$15,644$16,392
All Graduate Schools$16,007$19,603
Public$11,484$20,787
Private$19,674
Michigan Graduate Schools$18,234$21,147
Public$17,325$26,597
Private$19,159
For academic year 2022-2023, the living costs are $13,468 when a student lives on-campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory, school owned apartments, etc.) at Central Michigan University. On-campus living costs are increased by 1.22% compared to previous academic year. The off-campus living costs are $10,220. Off-campus living costs are decreased by -1.73% compared to previous academic year.
2022-2023 Living Expenses
Living On-CampusLiving Off-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpenseRoom & BoardOther Expense
2018-2019$10,076$853$8,907$853
2019-2020$10,328$1,080$10,328$1,080
2020-2021$10,676$1,780$10,676$1,780
2021-2022$10,920$1,250$8,000$2,400
2022-2023$11,248$1,070$8,000$2,220
For academic year 2022-2023, the tuition per credit hour for graduate programs is $715 at Central Michigan University. The graduate tuition per credit hour are increased by 4.84% compared to previous academic year.
2022-2023 Graduation Program Tuition per Credit Hour
Tuition
2018-2019$850
2019-2020$850
2020-2021$850
2021-2022$682
2022-2023$715

Graduate Programs at Central Michigan

Central Michigan University offers 116 graduate programs for Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The next table lists number of programs by offered degree and online availability along with number of completers by degree/certificate programs. Last year, 1,874 students have completed their study at Central Michigan University.
Offered Degrees at Central Michigan University
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassNumber of Completers
Master's Degree7201,506
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship15170
Doctor's degree - other30168
Post Bachelor's Degree240110
Post Master's Degree2020
Total11611,874
The next table shows the popular graduate programs at Central Michigan University by award level.
  • The most popular Post-graduate Certificate program is the Organizational Leadership program with 27 completers.
  • The most popular Master's program is the Business Administration and Management program with 326 completers.
  • The most popular Doctorate program is the Medicine program with 98 completers.
Central Michigan University offers 116 programs through Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The programs are offered both in online and on-site education. Last year total 1,874 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 1,506 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 168 students have earned/completed Doctorate (Practice) program.
  • 110 students have earned/completed Post-Bachelor's program.
  • 20 students have earned/completed Post-Master's program.
Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Communication and Journalism [+] 17 completers-
Speech Communication and Rhetoric13-
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia4-
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 114 completers-
Information Technology106-
Computer Science8-
Education [+] 188 completers$49,100
Education0$49,100
Curriculum and Instruction50$43,900
Educational Leadership and Administration26$54,100
Adult and Continuing Education Administration11-
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision2-
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration13-
Community College Education0-
Educational/Instructional Technology45-
Special Education and Teaching12-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services7$40,000
Early Childhood Education and Teaching0-
Music Teacher Education2-
Reading Teacher Education18-
Chemistry Teacher Education0-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor2-
Engineering [+] 9 completers-
Engineering9-
Engineering Technology [+] 26 completers-
Engineering/Industrial Management26-
Work and Family Studies [+] 30 completers-
Human Nutrition30-
English Language and Literature [+] 20 completers-
English Language and Literature2-
Writing3-
Creative Writing10-
Children's and Adolescent Literature5-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, Humanities [+] 0 completers-
Humanities/Humanistic Studies0-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 31 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences8-
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology4-
Exercise Physiology10-
Conservation Biology6-
Neuroscience3-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 10 completers-
Mathematics3-
Statistics7-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 2 completers-
Cultural Resource Management and Policy Analysis2-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies [+] 24 completers-
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management8-
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management16-
Physical Sciences [+] 11 completers-
Chemistry7-
Physics4-
Psychology [+] 22 completers-
Experimental Psychology2-
Clinical Psychology6-
Industrial and Organizational Psychology5-
School Psychology9-
Human Services [+] 72 completers-
Public Administration72$55,400
Social Sciences [+] 17 completers-
Economics12-
Geographic Information Science and Cartography4-
National Security Policy Studies1-
Political Science and Government0-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 12 completers-
Film/Cinema/Video Studies2-
Music Performance7-
Music Theory and Composition1-
Conducting2-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 224 completers-
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist39-
Health/Health Care Administration/Management89$51,900
Physician Assistant40-
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling3-
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor38-
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions (other)2-
Public Health13-
Business [+] 667 completers-
Business Administration and Management321$62,900
Purchasing, Procurement/Acquisitions and Contracts Management15-
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management8-
Research and Development Management2-
Project Management51-
Organizational Leadership130-
Business Administration, Management and Operations (other)10-
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies12-
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration103$54,300
International Business/Trade/Commerce8-
Information Resources Management3-
Fashion Merchandising4-
History [+] 10 completers-
History10-
Total1,506
Doctorate (Research) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Natural Resources and Conservation [+] 2 completers-
Environmental Science2-
Education [+] 31 completers-
Educational Leadership and Administration18-
Educational/Instructional Technology10-
Mathematics Teacher Education3-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 2 completers-
Neuroscience2-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 5 completers-
Mathematics1-
Statistics4-
Physical Sciences [+] 3 completers-
Physics1-
Materials Science2-
Psychology [+] 11 completers-
Experimental Psychology3-
Clinical Psychology2-
Industrial and Organizational Psychology2-
School Psychology4-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] (1 completers) 15 completers-
Health/Health Care Administration/Management15-
History [+] 1 completers-
History1-
Total70
Doctorate (Practice) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 168 completers-
Audiology/Audiologist12-
Medicine90-
Physical Therapy/Therapist66-
Total168
Post-Bachelor's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 7 completers-
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration0-
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance7-
Education [+] 5 completers-
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Oth (other)5-
Engineering Technology [+] 0 completers-
Engineering/Industrial Management0-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 0 completers-
Cultural Resource Management and Policy Analysis0-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies [+] 2 completers-
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management2-
Human Services [+] 4 completers-
Public Administration4-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 17 completers-
Health/Health Care Administration/Management8-
International Public Health/International Health9-
Business [+] 75 completers-
Business Administration and Management13-
Purchasing, Procurement/Acquisitions and Contracts Management4-
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management0-
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management2-
Research and Development Management0-
Project Management16-
Organizational Leadership13-
Business Administration, Management and Operations (other)5-
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration19-
International Business/Trade/Commerce0-
Management Information Systems2-
Information Resources Management1-
Actuarial Science0-
History [+] 0 completers-
American History (United States)0-
European History0-
Total110
Post-Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] 14 completers-
Educational Leadership and Administration14-
Psychology [+] 6 completers-
School Psychology6-
Total20

Graduate Student Population at Central Michigan

For the academic year 2021-2022, total 4,007 students enrolled into Central Michigan University graduate schools where it has total 14,557 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 1,626 full-time and 2,381 part-time graduate students. By gender, 1,583 male and 2,424 female students are attending graduate schools. The next table summarizes the graduate student population by gender and attending status.
Graduate School Student Population By Gender
TotalMaleFemale
Total4,0071,5832,424
Full-time1,626684942
Part-tme2,3818991,482
The next table summarizes the students population by race/ethnicity.
There are 2,643 White (65.96%), 398 Black/African American (9.93%), 141 Hispanic (3.52%), 156 Asian (3.89%), and 669 students with other races. 385 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity
TotalMaleFemale
Total4,0071,5832,424
American Indian/Native American421032
Asian1566591
Black/African American398141257
Hispanic1416180
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander725
White2,6439791,664
Two More872859
Un-Known1485791
Non-resident Alien385240145
Central Michigan University offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 2,179 graduate students (54.38% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 219 graduate students (5.47% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. The next table summarizes the online student population.
Distance Learning Student Population
Number of Graduate Students
Total4,007
Enrolled Online Exclusively2,179
Enrolled Some Online Courses219
Not in Online Courses1,609
The following table summarizes the graduate students population by age at Central Michigan University. 875 students are aged 20 to 24 (21.84% of total students), 258 students are aged above 50 (6.44%). Next table summarizes the student population by age at Central Michigan University.
Graduate Student Population By Age
TotalMaleFemale
Total4,0071,5832,424
Age 20-2117413
Age 22-24858315543
Age 25-291,320526794
Age 30-34621266355
Age 35-39397172225
Age 40-49536193343
Age 50-64253103150
Over 64541

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