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Is Central Michigan a Good School for the Money?

Top 10% National Value
Unknown In-State Value
$131,195 Avg Total Cost

Central Michigan University Value Report

Is Central Michigan worth the money? Read College Factual's annual Central Michigan value report to determine if the school is priced fairly for the quality of education they provide.

Very Good Value Nationwide

Top 10% National Value
Top 20% National Quality
Bargain Price

Central Michigan University is ranked #158 out of 2,223 for value nationwide.

The quality education Central Michigan University provides combined with keeping costs low makes this school underpriced and a great value. That's why Central Michigan earned their #158 ranking on the Best Colleges for the Money Ranking.

National Value Ranking  158 out of 2223
Great Value
National Value Score  92.95 out of 100
Great Value

Prices of Institutions with Similar Quality Scores

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*Total price is determined by multiplying average annual cost by time to graduate.

Bottom Line: You'll Spend an Estimated $131,195 For That Piece of Paper

The average Central Michigan student's degree will cost an estimated $131,195. This is based on an average price (with and without aid) of $28,214 and a typical 4.65 years to graduate.

Average Yearly Cost$28,214
Average Years to Graduate4.65
Estimated Avg Total Cost of Degree$131,195

Many Factors Affect Net Price

Consider the average Central Michigan student takes 4.65 years to complete their degree. If you can complete your degree faster than that you will save money. This is just one way your Central Michigan degree may cost less than average.

Does This School Make Financial Sense To You?

$85,188 In-State With Aid
$156,119 Avg Cost No Aid
4.65 Years to Graduate

Net price can vary based on your unique situation.

Look at the table below to get a sense of how Central Michigan value for your educational dollar might vary.

Nationwide Value by Aid GroupAvg Degree CostValue RankValue Grade
Students with no Aid$156,119#0F
All Students$131,195#158A
Only Students Receiving Aid$119,468#712B
In-State Value by Aid GroupAvg Degree CostValue RankValue Grade
Students with no Aid$121,839#F
All Students$96,915#F
Only Students Receiving Aid$85,188#F

Note: the Value Grade for in-state students is calculated by looking only at other schools in the state of Michigan.

About 97% of Central Michigan students receive financial aid. Get more details on what Central Michigan financial aid you may qualify for.

How to Finance The Gap

How to Calculate Value

College Factual calculates value by calculating average Central Michigan cost multiplied by time to graduate, and then compares that number to other schools of a similar quality ranking. If the school is priced fairly based on the educational quality it receives a fair ranking. If it is underpriced it receives a good or excellent value.

Read the full Best for the Money Ranking Methodology.


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