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Western Michigan University

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Rating

Public

Type

25,010

Students

$15,118

Tuition

80%

Acceptance

#306

Ranking

Small City

Campus Setting

Kalamazoo, MI

1903 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5200

Western Michigan University is a very large public university located in Kalamazoo, MI ranked 24thin Michigan. It has a total of 19,216 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 79.86% of applicants. Western Michigan University offers 333 different majors and is best known for its medical informatics, mechanic and repair technologies, and family systems programs (nationally ranked 5th, 7th, and 12th respectively). With a tuition cost of $12,094 for students from Michigan and $15,118 for those from out-of-state, Western Michigan University is reasonably priced. 54.39% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to earn about $45,000 per year, which is 8% greater than the national median.

Rankings

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Cost

$16,041/Year
Above Average

Western Michigan University

$16,041

National Average

$18,347
Pay with Cash

$30,095/year

Total annual cost including tuition, books and living expenses; excluding any financial aid, grants or scholarships.

Pay with Financial Aid

$20,617/year

Average annual cost including tuition, books and living expenses after financial aid, grants or scholarships.

Getting In

80%Acceptance
Not Very Selective

Western Michigan University

80%

National

69%
Sat

1000 - 1210

82% of students submit

Admissions Yield

21%

ACT

17 - 26

29% of students submit

Application Website

https://wmich.edu/apply/

SAT & ACT

Required

Application Fee

$40

Students

19,216Undergrads
Large Student Population

Full-Time

2,989

Part-Time

33
Male

51%

In-state

83%

Female

49%

Out of state

15%

Undergrads Over 25

11%

International

1%

Majors/Degrees

Popular Majors
Graduates per Major
5% Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other4% Social Work4% Business Administration and Management, General87% Others

5% Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

4% Social Work

4% Business Administration and Management, General

87% Others

Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

5%

243 Graduates

Social Work

4%

226 Graduates

Business Administration and Management, General

4%

200 Graduates

Marketing, Other

3%

155 Graduates

Accounting

3%

153 Graduates

Occupational Therapy/Therapist

3%

140 Graduates

Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other

3%

136 Graduates

Mechanical Engineering

2%

131 Graduates

Academics

B-
Professors
StudentsProfessors16:116:1

Students

Professors

Student Faculty Ratio

16

Number of Library Books

1,283,763

Academic Spend per Student

$11,742

Full-time Retention Rate

79%

Total spend on salaries and wages to all employees, faculty, staff, per student.

High retention indicates students are generally satisfied with their experience.

Post-Graduation Salary

$32,300/Year

Western Michigan University

$32,300

National

$26,900
Median Earnings

$32,300

2 Years After Graduation

Employed 2 Years after Graduation

1%

Median Earnings

$45,000

6 Years After Graduation

Graduation Rate

54%