Western Michigan University

Acceptance Rate 80 %
SAT Average 1,105
Tuition & Fees $16,041
Student Population 22,562
Average Financial Aid Amount Received $7,960

Academic Overview

Western Michigan University Campus, Kalamazoo, MI
Western Michigan University is a public, 4 or more years institute located in Kalamazoo, Michigan. It is a Research University (high research activity) by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice. The 2021 tuition & fees are $13,017 for Michigan residents and $16,041 for out-of-state students. The school offers both undergraduate and graduate programs and a total of 22,562 students are enrolled. The acceptance rate of undergraduate school is 80% and the graduation rate is 57% last year.
The salary after graduation from Western Michigan University varies by major programs where the average earning after 10 years is $50,500. You can check the average salary by the major programs on the area of study page.

2021 Tuition & Fees

For undergraduate school, in the academic year 2020-2021, tuition and fees of Western Michigan University are $13,017 for Michigan residents and $16,041 for non-residents. For graduate schools, its 2021 tuition and fees are $17,283 for in-state students and $31,355 for out-of-state students.
Western Michigan University 2021 Tuition & Fees
Michigan ResidentsOut-of-State
[Chart] 2020-2021 Tuition & Fees

Key Academic Statistics

The following chart illustrates the 2021 key academic statistics at WMU. The acceptance rate of WMU is 80% and the yield (enrollment rate) is 21%. The average graduation rate is 57% and the transfer-out rate is 26%. The average received amount of financial aid is $7,960 and 56% of undergraduate students received grants or scholarship aid. A total of 22,562 students is attending including both undergraduate and graduate students, and the student to faculty ratio is 16 to 1.
Acceptance Rate for Western Michigan University is 80 %.
Acceptance Rate
Graduation Rate for Western Michigan University is 57 %
Graduation Rate
Transfer-out Rate for Western Michigan University is 26 %
Transfer-out Rate
Retention Rate for Western Michigan University is 80 %
Retention Rate
Student Population for Western Michigan University is 22,562
Student Population
Student to Faculty Ratio for Western Michigan University is 16 to 1
Student to Faculty Ratio
16 to 1
The average received amount of financial aid is $7,960 at Western Michigan University.
Financial Aid Amount

Offered Degrees

WMU offers 333 major programs through online and on-site education where 18 programs are available through distance learning. The following table lists the number of programs by offered degree with online class availabilities.
Offered Major Programs
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online Class
Less than one year certificate31
One but less than two years certificate10
Bachelor's Degree1633
Post Bachelor's Degree195
Master's Degree1019
Post Master's Degree10
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship440
Doctor's degree - professional practice10

Special Learning Opportunities

Western Michigan University offers online education (distance learning opportunities) for both undergraduate and graduate programs. The school provides ROTC, teacher certification and study abroad - opportunity which a student completes part of the college program studying in another country programs to its students.
Special Learning Opportunities
Online ClassUndergraduate , Graduate
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification
Study Abroad
Campus Housing
(Dormitory Capacity:5,912)
Board/Meal Plan

Veterans Benefits

Western Michigan University has programs, benefits and/or services to veterans, military service members, or their families.
Veterans Benefits
Yellow Ribbon Program
(officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military service members, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges