Central Michigan University

Mount Pleasant, Michigan


Costs to Attend Central Michigan University

Are you interested in applying to Central Michigan University yet wondering how much it costs or if you can afford to attend? Use our comprehensive price data and loan calculation tools to assist in determining if this school makes financial sense for you and your intended major of study.

Annual Cost

  • Total One Academic Year Cost
  • Michigan Residents: $20,326
  • Non Michigan Residents: $33,046
  • Cost Itemization
  • Tution for Michigan Residents: $10,950
  • Tution for non-Michigan Residents: $23,670
  • Room and Board or estimated off campus living expense: $8,376
  • Books and Supplies: $1,000
  • Other Fees: $0

The cost per year to attend Central Michigan University is $20,326 for the 2012/2013 academic year. Residents outside of Michigan have a total one year cost of $33,046. How much may your student loan payments be and can you afford to attend? If you are interested in learning more, request additional information to be sent to you from Central Michigan University

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2012-2013 and 2011-2012 IPEDS Survey and represent reported costs for the 2012-2013 and 2011-2012 academic years. Please consult the school directly for the most up to date price information.

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Estimated 4 Year Cost at Current Tuition

At current published tuition rates, the estimated total tuition and living expense cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree at Central Michigan University is $81,304 for students graduating in normal time. Our methodology for estimating the 4 year cost is a multiple of the most recent reported annual cost and does not factor in tuition increases.

  • 4 Year Total Cost (tuition and living expenses): $81,304
  • 4 Year Out of State Total Cost (tuition and living expenses): $132,184

Estimated Cost Per Semester

  • Michigan Residents Total Cost Per Semester: $10,163
  • Non Michigan Residents Total Cost Per Semester: $16,523

Average Net Price and Financial Aid

  • Average Annual Net Price: $12,918*
  • Estimated Average 4 Year Degree Cost: $51,672**
  • Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid: 55%
  • Average Annual Total Grant Aid Amount: $6,004
  • Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants: 35%
  • Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid: $4,235
  • Percent of Students Receiving Federal Student Loans: 68%
  • Average Amount of Federal Student Loan Aid: $7,925

*Reported Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2011-2012 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

**Based on a 4 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2011-2012 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

Central Michigan University is a not for profit institution.

Example Student Loan Payments and Costs

How much are estimated student loan payments for Central Michigan University? Below are the costs for an example student loan if you borrowed $51,672, our estimated average net price for a four year degree. Note that this calculation assumes you are part of the reported 55% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $12,918. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments may be significantly higher than this example. Use our Central Michigan University student loan calculator below to change loan assumptions and recalculate.

Student loans are not free money and must be repaid. You cannot dismiss student loans by via bankruptcy.

  • Monthly Payment: $519.72
  • Amount Borrowed: $51,672.00
  • Interest Rate: 3.9%
  • Term: 10 years
  • Number of Monthly Payments: 120
  • Total Interest Cost: $10,694.72
  • Total of All Payments of 10 years: $62,366.72

Loan Affordability & Salary

Can I afford to attend Central Michigan University? To keep student loan payments affordable, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income. When planning how to afford Central Michigan University, you need to carefully consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.

Using these parameters, a salary of $62,366.72 is recommended to afford a $519.72 monthly payment in the example loan modeled above. This assumes a loan payback over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below.

Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

What will it cost to send your child to Central Michigan University in the future? In the past five years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $7,530 to $10,024. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 6.6%. Nationally, university tuition prices are rising around 5% per year. Looking out five, ten, fifteen or eighteen years, these are CollegeCalc's estimates how much you can expect to pay for a 4 year degree at this school assuming tuition increases along at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current in-state 4 year cost of $81,304.00. Use our college savings plan calculator below to perform a more comprehensive analysis on future costs and how much you will need to save for Central Michigan University.

  • Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2019 - Annual: $27,953, 4 Year Degree: $111,812
  • Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2024 - Annual: $35,676, 4 Year Degree: $142,704
  • Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2029 - Annual: $45,532, 4 Year Degree: $182,130
  • Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2032 - Annual: $52,710, 4 Year Degree: $210,838

Cost Per Credit Hour and Cost Per Class

Some schools offer the ability to take single classes by paying on a per credit hour basis. The reported price per credit hour and estimated cost for one class at Central Michigan University are as follows.

  • Price per credit hour for Michigan residents: $347
  • Cost for one class for Michigan residents (3 credit hours): $1,041
  • Price per credit hour for out of state residents: $773
  • Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours): $2,319
  • Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours): $3,092

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Tuition History

What was tuition at Central Michigan University for the past five, ten, fifteen or twenty years? Looking at historical tuition increase rates may provide an indication as to expected increases in the future. Historical tuition and fees for all available data years back to 1987 follows.

  • 2010 - $10,170 In State / $23,670 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 4.6% Annual Increase
  • 2009 - $9,720 In State / $22,590 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 6.6% Annual Increase
  • 2008 - $9,120 In State / $21,210 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 21.1% Annual Increase
  • 2007 - $7,530 In State / $17,520 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 17.8% Annual Increase
  • 2006 - $6,390 In State / $14,850 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 19.1% Annual Increase
  • 2005 - $5,365 In State / $12,467 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 2.8% Annual Increase
  • 2004 - $5,218 In State / $12,148 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 9.9% Annual Increase
  • 2003 - $4,747 In State / $11,119 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 11.8% Annual Increase
  • 2002 - $4,247 In State / $9,938 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 12.5% Annual Increase
  • 2001 - $3,775 In State / $8,951 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 4% Annual Increase
  • 2000 - $3,630 In State / $8,655 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 0.1% Annual Increase
  • 1999 - $3,626 In State / $8,648 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 2.3% Annual Increase
  • 1998 - $3,546 In State / $8,441 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 3% Annual Increase
  • 1997 - $3,443 In State / $8,191 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 9.6% Annual Increase
  • 1996 - $3,142 In State / $7,729 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 3.5% Annual Increase
  • 1995 - $3,037 In State / $7,454 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 4.7% Annual Increase
  • 1994 - $2,900 In State / $7,132 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 9.4% Annual Increase
  • 1993 - $2,652 In State / $6,488 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 13.1% Annual Increase
  • 1992 - $2,345 In State / $5,833 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 10.2% Annual Increase
  • 1991 - $2,128 In State / $5,275 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 6.2% Annual Increase
  • 1990 - $2,004 In State / $4,949 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 9.6% Annual Increase
  • 1989 - $1,828 In State / $4,485 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 10% Annual Increase
  • 1988 - $1,662 In State / $4,096 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 0% Annual Increase

Cost for Popular Majors

Below are the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Central Michigan University ranked by degrees conferred during the 2010/2011 academic year along with their estimated total program cost. Please consult the school's website for further information as actual costs for specific program may vary. Price estimates assume graduation in normal time. Our methodology for estimating these costs is a two or four year multiple of the current one year tuition and living cost of $20,326. Associates degrees are assumed to be completed in two years and bachelors degrees are assumed to take four years.

Area of Study Graduates Estimated Degree + Living Expense Cost
Community Organization and Advocacy Bachelor's Degree 173 $81,304
4 year cost
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other Bachelor's Degree 140 $81,304
4 year cost
Biology/Biological Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 42 $81,304
4 year cost
Social Work Bachelor's Degree 38 $81,304
4 year cost
Information Technology Bachelor's Degree 38 $81,304
4 year cost
Management Information Systems, General Bachelor's Degree 37 $81,304
4 year cost
Dietetics/Dietitian Bachelor's Degree 36 $81,304
4 year cost
Speech Communication and Rhetoric Bachelor's Degree 32 $81,304
4 year cost
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management Bachelor's Degree 31 $81,304
4 year cost
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician Bachelor's Degree 29 $81,304
4 year cost
Music Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 29 $81,304
4 year cost
Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician Bachelor's Degree 28 $81,304
4 year cost
Organizational Communication, General Bachelor's Degree 28 $81,304
4 year cost
Marketing/Marketing Management, General Bachelor's Degree 28 $81,304
4 year cost
Hospitality Administration/Management, General Bachelor's Degree 26 $81,304
4 year cost
Elementary Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 26 $81,304
4 year cost
Psychology, General Bachelor's Degree 25 $81,304
4 year cost
Finance, General Bachelor's Degree 25 $81,304
4 year cost
Family Systems Bachelor's Degree 25 $81,304
4 year cost
Interior Architecture Bachelor's Degree 24 $81,304
4 year cost
Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy Bachelor's Degree 24 $81,304
4 year cost
History Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 24 $81,304
4 year cost
Athletic Training/Trainer Bachelor's Degree 22 $81,304
4 year cost
International Business/Trade/Commerce Bachelor's Degree 20 $81,304
4 year cost
Sociology Bachelor's Degree 19 $81,304
4 year cost
Graphic Design Bachelor's Degree 18 $81,304
4 year cost
Art Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 17 $81,304
4 year cost
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Mental Retardation Bachelor's Degree 16 $81,304
4 year cost
Mechanical Engineering Bachelor's Degree 15 $81,304
4 year cost
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician Bachelor's Degree 15 $81,304
4 year cost
Spanish Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 13 $81,304
4 year cost
English/Language Arts Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 13 $81,304
4 year cost
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Bachelor's Degree 12 $81,304
4 year cost
Fashion Merchandising Bachelor's Degree 12 $81,304
4 year cost
History, General Bachelor's Degree 12 $81,304
4 year cost
Meteorology Bachelor's Degree 12 $81,304
4 year cost
Photojournalism Bachelor's Degree 11 $81,304
4 year cost
Computer Science Bachelor's Degree 10 $81,304
4 year cost
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician Bachelor's Degree 9 $81,304
4 year cost
Political Science and Government, General Bachelor's Degree 8 $81,304
4 year cost
Child Development Bachelor's Degree 8 $81,304
4 year cost
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 8 $81,304
4 year cost
Social Studies Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 8 $81,304
4 year cost
Real Estate Bachelor's Degree 7 $81,304
4 year cost
English Language and Literature, General Bachelor's Degree 7 $81,304
4 year cost
Fine/Studio Arts, General Bachelor's Degree 7 $81,304
4 year cost
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General Bachelor's Degree 7 $81,304
4 year cost
Mathematics Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 7 $81,304
4 year cost
Natural Resources/Conservation, General Bachelor's Degree 7 $81,304
4 year cost
Social Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 6 $81,304
4 year cost
Creative Writing Bachelor's Degree 6 $81,304
4 year cost
Neuroscience Bachelor's Degree 6 $81,304
4 year cost
Mathematics, General Bachelor's Degree 6 $81,304
4 year cost
Religion/Religious Studies Bachelor's Degree 6 $81,304
4 year cost
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General Bachelor's Degree 5 $81,304
4 year cost
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching Bachelor's Degree 5 $81,304
4 year cost
Biology Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 5 $81,304
4 year cost
Anthropology Bachelor's Degree 4 $81,304
4 year cost
Economics, General Bachelor's Degree 4 $81,304
4 year cost
Geographic Information Science and Cartography Bachelor's Degree 4 $81,304
4 year cost
International Relations and Affairs Bachelor's Degree 4 $81,304
4 year cost
Social Sciences, Other Bachelor's Degree 4 $81,304
4 year cost
LEGAL PROFESSIONS AND STUDIES Bachelor's Degree 4 $81,304
4 year cost
Acting Bachelor's Degree 4 $81,304
4 year cost
Statistics, General Bachelor's Degree 4 $81,304
4 year cost
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 4 $81,304
4 year cost
Purchasing, Procurement/Acquisitions and Contracts Management Bachelor's Degree 4 $81,304
4 year cost
Geology/Earth Science, General Bachelor's Degree 4 $81,304
4 year cost
Land Use Planning and Management/Development Bachelor's Degree 4 $81,304
4 year cost
Accounting Bachelor's Degree 3 $81,304
4 year cost
Accounting and Related Services, Other Bachelor's Degree 3 $81,304
4 year cost
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies Bachelor's Degree 3 $81,304
4 year cost
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Other Bachelor's Degree 3 $81,304
4 year cost
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances Bachelor's Degree 3 $81,304
4 year cost
Health Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 3 $81,304
4 year cost
Biochemistry Bachelor's Degree 3 $81,304
4 year cost
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General Bachelor's Degree 3 $81,304
4 year cost
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other Bachelor's Degree 3 $81,304
4 year cost
Philosophy Bachelor's Degree 3 $81,304
4 year cost
Environmental Science Bachelor's Degree 3 $81,304
4 year cost
Spanish Language Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 3 $81,304
4 year cost
Speech Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 2 $81,304
4 year cost
Women's Studies Bachelor's Degree 2 $81,304
4 year cost
Manufacturing Engineering Bachelor's Degree 2 $81,304
4 year cost
Financial Planning and Services Bachelor's Degree 2 $81,304
4 year cost
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management Bachelor's Degree 2 $81,304
4 year cost
Musical Theatre Bachelor's Degree 2 $81,304
4 year cost
Biomedical Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 2 $81,304
4 year cost
Music, General Bachelor's Degree 2 $81,304
4 year cost
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 2 $81,304
4 year cost
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies Bachelor's Degree 2 $81,304
4 year cost
Business Administration and Management, General Bachelor's Degree 2 $81,304
4 year cost
Operations Management and Supervision Bachelor's Degree 2 $81,304
4 year cost
Earth Science Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 1 $81,304
4 year cost
Journalism Bachelor's Degree 1 $81,304
4 year cost
Journalism, Other Bachelor's Degree 1 $81,304
4 year cost
Geography Bachelor's Degree 1 $81,304
4 year cost
Casino Management Bachelor's Degree 1 $81,304
4 year cost
Public Relations/Image Management Bachelor's Degree 1 $81,304
4 year cost
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General Bachelor's Degree 1 $81,304
4 year cost
Advertising Bachelor's Degree 1 $81,304
4 year cost
German Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 1 $81,304
4 year cost
French Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 1 $81,304
4 year cost
Actuarial Science Bachelor's Degree 1 $81,304
4 year cost
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General Bachelor's Degree 1 $81,304
4 year cost
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology Bachelor's Degree 1 $81,304
4 year cost
Early Childhood Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 1 $81,304
4 year cost
Business Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 1 $81,304
4 year cost
Art/Art Studies, General Bachelor's Degree 1 $81,304
4 year cost
Music Theory and Composition Bachelor's Degree 1 $81,304
4 year cost
Health/Health Care Administration/Management Bachelor's Degree 1 $81,304
4 year cost
Kinesiology and Exercise Science Bachelor's Degree 1 $81,304
4 year cost
Sports Studies Bachelor's Degree 1 $81,304
4 year cost
Public Health Education and Promotion Bachelor's Degree 1 $81,304
4 year cost
Mathematics and Computer Science Bachelor's Degree 1 $81,304
4 year cost
Cognitive Science Bachelor's Degree 1 $81,304
4 year cost
Astronomy Bachelor's Degree 1 $81,304
4 year cost
Chemistry Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 1 $81,304
4 year cost
Environmental Studies Bachelor's Degree 1 $81,304
4 year cost
French Language Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 1 $81,304
4 year cost
Chemistry, General Bachelor's Degree 1 $81,304
4 year cost
Physics, General Bachelor's Degree 1 $81,304
4 year cost
Retail Management Bachelor's Degree 1 $81,304
4 year cost

About Central Michigan University

Central Michigan University is a four year public college located in Mount Pleasant, Michigan.  Full time enrollment is 20,880 and part time is 7,314.  For the 2011/2012 school year, the school received 18,358 applicants. 12,655 were admitted and 3,345 enrolled.

Students attending this school may pursue both undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Learn more about Central Michigan University at CollegeSimply.

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  • 106 Warriner Hall
  • Mount Pleasant, Michigan
  • 48859

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