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Eastern Michigan University Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Eastern Michigan University ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. If you’re interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Eastern Michigan University Ranked?

2023 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 443 badges in the 2023 rankings.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2023 analysis, Eastern Michigan is ranked #590 out of 2,241 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Eastern Michigan held the #1,386 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Eastern Michigan is also ranked #16 out of 57 schools in Michigan.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Eastern Michigan?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Eastern Michigan University is 75%. That's higher than the rate at many schools, but still low enough to be considered somewhat selective. If you want to get in, you'll need good grades and to be able to show that Eastern Michigan is a good fit for you.

Average Test Scores

About 89% 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 490 and 610. Math scores were between 490 and 590.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Eastern Michigan University  ( 490 to 610 )

SAT Math Scores for Eastern Michigan University  ( 490 to 590 )
Eastern Michigan received ACT scores from 20% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 19 and 26.

ACT Composite Scores for Eastern Michigan University  ( 19 to 26 )

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Eastern Michigan University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Eastern Michigan University is about average at 15 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

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 99%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  99 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 72%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  72 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 17%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  17 out of 100

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Eastern Michigan University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 13,572 undergraduates at Eastern Michigan with 9,630 being full-time and 3,942 being part-time.

How Much Does Eastern Michigan University Cost?

The overall average net price of Eastern Michigan is $15,127. 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 +
$12,465 $13,265 $14,547 $18,563 $19,673

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 59% of students took out student loans averaging $6,768 a year. That adds up to $27,072 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Eastern Michigan is 7.1%. 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 $46,112 per year during the early years of their employment. This is good news for future Eastern Michigan graduates since it is 9% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


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

Eastern Michigan University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 121 majors graduated from Eastern Michigan University. Of these students, 3,301 received undergraduate degrees and 1,008 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 500 $65,000
General Psychology 201 $28,005
Business Administration & Management 185 $43,978
Social Work 173 $30,254
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 143 $34,111
Communication & Media Studies 124 $33,216
Teacher Education Subject Specific 122 $37,031
Marketing 100 $41,201
Health & Physical Education 97 $32,922
Criminology 92 $35,159

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 2019-2020, 15,851 students took at least one online class at Eastern Michigan University. This is an increase from the 8,958 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 15,851 10,692
2018-2019 8,958 2,141
2017-2018 6,440 1,916
2016-2017 6,173 1,683
2015-2016 5,766 1,450

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.