Fast Facts

Home away from home. That’s what our students call Eastern Michigan University. With a diverse student body spanning 50 states and 83 countries, students walk away with experiences to remember for a lifetime. Here, our students discover their passions, strengths, and skills for a future of professional success.
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  • Location: Ypsilanti, Michigan
  • Founded: 1849
  • Campus: 800+ acres; 18 miles of walkways and jogging trails; 122 buildings on main campus; five colleges (College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, College of Education, College of Health and Human Services and GameAbove College of Engineering & Technology)
  • Tuition: 2019–20 undergraduate in-state tuition of $11,778 per year based on 26 credits
  • Athletic Affiliation: NCAA Division I (Mid-American Conference)

Student Enrollment: 16,324 (Fall Semester 2020)

Undergraduate

Headcount: 13,527

Student Credit Hours: 160,297

Gender

  • Male: 5,345
  • Female: 8,227

Race/Ethnicity

  • White: 8,293
  • Black/African-American: 2,298
  • Hispanic/Latino: 975
  • Nonresident Alien: 218
  • Other/Unknown: 1,778

Other Characteristics

  • Full-Time: 9,630
  • Part-Time: 3,942
  • Average Age: 23
  • First-Year Retention Rate for Fall 2017 Cohort: 71.8%

Graduate

Headcount: 2,752

Student Credit Hours: 19,230

Gender

  • Male: 909
  • Female: 1,843

Race/Ethnicity

  • White: 1,808
  • Black/African-American: 334
  • Hispanic/Latino: 192
  • Nonresident Alien: 146
  • Other/Unknown: 272

Other Characteristics

  • Full-Time: 897
  • Part-Time: 1,855
  • Average Age: 32
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Enrollment in Academic Colleges

  • College of Arts and Sciences: 5,638
  • College of Business: 2,086
  • College of Education: 1,963
  • College of Health and Human Services: 3,609
  • GameAbove College of Engineering & Technology: 1,939
  • Academic Affairs (College Undecided): 1,089

Student Credit Hours in Fall 2020 (Opening Term): 179,527

Student Credit Hours in Fiscal Year 2018/19 (Official Record): 411,412

Faculty

Total Faculty: 1,140

  • Instructional Faculty: 575
  • Professor: 313
  • Associate Professor: 176
  • Assistant Professor: 84
  • Instructor: 2

Library Faculty: 17

  • Professor: 6
  • Associate Professor: 6
  • Assistant Professor: 5

Full-Time Lecturer: 75

  • Instructional: 75

Part-Time Lecturer: 460

Adjunct Teaching Staff: 13

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Financial data

EMU Finances for Fiscal Year 2019/20

  • Total General Fund Revenue Budget: $316.6 Million
  • Total Assets: $752.6 Million
  • Total EMU Foundation Assets: $82.1 Million