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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?

2021 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 48 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is health professions.

Overall Quality

Eastern Michigan is ranked #1,086 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list.

Eastern Michigan is also ranked #33 out of 42 schools in Michigan.

See all of the rankings for Eastern Michigan University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Eastern Michigan?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to Eastern Michigan University you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 45%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

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 17 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 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 13%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  13 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Eastern Michigan University.

Good Overall Diversity at Eastern Michigan

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 16,022 undergraduates at Eastern Michigan with 11,428 being full-time and 4,594 being part-time.

Eastern Michigan Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

The overall diversity score for Eastern Michigan is 67.92 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  67.92 out of 100
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How Much Does Eastern Michigan University Cost?

The overall average net price of Eastern Michigan is $15,394. 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 +
$13,260 $13,584 $15,164 $18,534 $19,196

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

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. 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 9.1%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

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How Much Money Do Eastern Michigan Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Eastern Michigan make about $39,300 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. 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

Located in Ypsilanti, Michigan, Eastern Michigan University is a public institution. 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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Location of Eastern Michigan University

Contact details for Eastern Michigan are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 401 Pierce Hall, Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Phone: 734-487-8834

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, 3,635 received undergraduate degrees and 1,097 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 400 $61,100
General Psychology 217 $25,800
Business Administration & Management 192 $47,500
Social Work 180 $27,600
Communication & Media Studies 144 $29,500
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 143 $30,200
Teacher Education Grade Specific 132 $32,400
Teacher Education Subject Specific 129 $31,000
Marketing 124 $40,000
Health & Physical Education 111 $30,400

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 learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 6,440 students took at least one online class at Eastern Michigan University. This is an increase from the 6,173 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 6,440 1,916
2016-2017 6,173 1,683
2015-2016 5,766 1,450
2014-2015 5,740 1,390
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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