Eastern Michigan University

Eastern Michigan University Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on Eastern Michigan University? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors Eastern Michigan offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you'll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Eastern Michigan University Ranked?

2022 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Eastern Michigan University was awarded 243 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is engineering technology.

Overall Quality

Eastern Michigan landed the #1,386 spot in College Factual's 2022 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,576 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

Out of the 67 colleges in Michigan, Eastern Michigan is ranked at #32.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Eastern Michigan?

Acceptance Rate

Eastern Michigan University has an acceptance rate of 45%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for Eastern Michigan.

Average Test Scores

About 77% of students accepted to Eastern Michigan submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 460 and 520. Math scores were between 500 and 560.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Eastern Michigan University  ( 460 to 520 )

SAT Math Scores for Eastern Michigan University  ( 500 to 560 )
Eastern Michigan received ACT scores from 34% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 19 and 25.

ACT Composite Scores for Eastern Michigan University  ( 19 to 25 )

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Eastern Michigan University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1, Eastern Michigan University is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Eastern Michigan University is 98%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  98 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Eastern Michigan University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Eastern Michigan University is 70%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  70 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at Eastern Michigan is 13%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  13 out of 100

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Eastern Michigan University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 14,872 undergraduates at Eastern Michigan with 10,572 being full-time and 4,300 being part-time.

How Much Does Eastern Michigan University Cost?

The overall average net price of Eastern Michigan is $15,924. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Eastern Michigan

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$13,904 $14,136 $16,042 $18,598 $19,027

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Eastern Michigan, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Eastern Michigan, approximately 60% of students took out student loans averaging $6,418 a year. That adds up to $25,672 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Eastern Michigan is 8.7%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Eastern Michigan Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Eastern Michigan make around $39,300 per year during the early years of their employment. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.


See which majors at Eastern Michigan University make the most money.

Location of Eastern Michigan University

Eastern Michigan University is a public institution located in Ypsilanti, Michigan. The suburban atmosphere of Ypsilanti makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

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Contact details for Eastern Michigan are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 900 Oakwood St., Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Phone: 734-487-1849
Website: www.emich.edu/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Eastern.Michigan.University
Twitter: https://twitter.com/emu_swoop

Eastern Michigan University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 113 majors graduated from Eastern Michigan University. Of these students, 3,380 received undergraduate degrees and 1,088 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Nursing 389 $61,100
General Psychology 201 $25,800
Business Administration & Management 174 $47,500
Social Work 160 $27,600
Marketing 149 $40,000
Communication & Media Studies 141 $29,500
Teacher Education Subject Specific 140 $31,000
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 137 $30,200
Health & Physical Education 123 $30,400
Criminology 111 $32,900

Learn more about the majors offered at Eastern Michigan University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Eastern Michigan

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2018-2019, 8,958 students took at least one online class at Eastern Michigan University. This is an increase from the 6,440 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 8,958 2,141
2017-2018 6,440 1,916
2016-2017 6,173 1,683
2015-2016 5,766 1,450
2013-2014 5,119 1,402

Learn more about online learning at Eastern Michigan University.

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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.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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