Central Michigan University

Central Michigan Demographics & Diversity Report

Who is the typical student at Central Michigan? College Factual wanted to know the facts so we crunched the numbers. We analyzed racial demographics, gender ratios, age and location diversity of college campuses accross the United States. The results of the Central Michigan University 2021 diversity report are below.

Central Michigan Student Population

How Many Students Attend Central Michigan University?

Central Michigan total enrollment is approximately 19,362 students.

12,798 are undergraduates and 1,677 are graduate students.

Central Michigan Undergraduate Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Undergraduates

The full-time Central Michigan undergraduate population is made up of 59% women, and 41% men.


For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

Central Michigan Racial/Ethnic Breakdown of Undergraduates

Race/Ethnicity Number
White 9,736
Black or African American 1,275
Hispanic 648
Multi-Ethnic 510
International 317
Asian 136
Unknown 96
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 8

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

Central Michigan Graduate Student Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Graduate Students

About 58% of full-time grad students are women, and 42% men.


For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

Central Michigan Racial-Ethnic Breakdown of Graduate Students

Race/Ethnicity Number
White 1,071
International 223
Black or African American 128
Asian 77
Unknown 74
Hispanic 58
Multi-Ethnic 37
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

Above Average in Overall Diversity Nationwide

Central Michigan achieved a College Factual diversity rank of #1,303 out of 3,514 total schools in the ranking.

Overall Diversity Ranking  1303 out of 3514
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Overall Diversity Score  62.94 out of 100
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High overall diversity means a high variety of students of different races, ethnicities, ages, and genders, from all parts of the country and abroad.

How Does Central Michigan Diversity Compare to National Averages?


Central Michigan overall diversity is higher than the national average, although some aspects of their diversity may be stronger than others.

Average Racial/Ethnic Diversity

22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities *

Central Michigan is ranked 2,555 out of 3,790 when it comes to the racial/ethnic diversity of the students.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity Ranking  2555 out of 3790
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Racial-Ethnic Diversity Score  32.59 out of 100
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Some schools are low in racial/ethnic diversity due to catering to one specific racial/ethnic group, or because they are located in an area where they primarily serve the nearby community.

Central Michigan Racial Demographics:

Race/Ethnicity Number
White 14,126
Black or African American 2,120
Hispanic 947
Multi-Ethnic 691
International 670
Unknown 329
Asian 307
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 15

Low Racial/Ethnic Diversity Among Faculty

Central Michigan University Faculty Racial/Ethnic Demographics:

Ethnicity Number of Faculty
White 2,469
Asian 115
Black or African American 86
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 32
Multi-Ethnic 14
Hispanic 0
International 0
Unknown 0

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Slightly Unbalanced Male/Female Ratio

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Central Michigan ranks 1,275 out of 3,790 when it comes to gender parity on campus.

Student Gender Ratio  1275 out of 3790
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Student Male/Female Diversity Score  66.38 out of 100
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This school is more popular with women than with men.


There are approximately 11,403 female students and 7,959 male students at Central Michigan.

Even Balance of Male & Female Teachers

Reporting of the gender of Central Michigan is unknown or unavailable.

Faculty Gender Ratio  91.78 out of 100.
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There are more female teachers than male teachers at this school.


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There are approximately 1,567 female teachers and 1,329 male teachers.

Average Geographic Diversity

8.32% Out of State
0.63% Out of the Country

Central Michigan ranks 1,112 out of 2,183 when it comes to geographic diversity.

8.32% of Central Michigan students come from out of state, and 0.63% come from out of the country.

Student Location Diversity  49 out of 100.
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The undergraduate student body is split among 29 states (may include Washington D.C.). Click on the map for more detail.


Top 5 States

State Amount
Michigan 3,206
Illinois 153
Indiana 23
Wisconsin 14
Ohio 13

International Students at Central Michigan

Students from 67 countries are represented at this school, with the majority of the international students coming from India, China, and Saudi Arabia.

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High Student Age Diversity

High Student Age Diversity
50.38% Traditional College Age
The age diversity score this school received indicates it is doing a good job attracting students of all ages.

Student Age Diversity  79.78 out of 100.
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A traditional college student is defined as being between the ages of 18-21. At Central Michigan, 50.38% of students fall into that category, compared to the national average of 60%.

Student Age Group Amount
20-21 6,522
18-19 5,195
22-24 5,002
35 and over 2,753
25-29 2,510
30-34 1,213
Under 18 0

Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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