Western Michigan University

Acceptance Rate 82.81 %
SAT Average 1,110
2023 Tuition & Fees $18,254
Student Population 18,266
Average Financial Aid Amount Received $6,827

Academic Overview

Western Michigan University Campus, Kalamazoo, MI
Western Michigan University is a public, four-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 2023 tuition & fees is $14,622 for Michigan residents and $18,254 for out-of-state students. The graduate school tuition & fees is $18,462 for Michigan residents and $27,231 for out-of-state students.
The school offers both undergraduate and graduate programs and a total of 18,266 students are enrolled. The acceptance rate of undergraduate school is 82.81% and the graduation rate is 56% 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.

2023 Tuition & Fees

For undergraduate school, in the academic year 2022-2023, WMU's tuition & fees is $14,622 for Michigan residents and $18,254 for non-residents. For graduate programs, its 2023 average tuition & fees are $18,462 for in-state students and $27,231 for out-of-state students.
Data source for 2023 Tuition: NCES
2023 Tuition & Fees
Michigan ResidentsOut-of-State
[Chart] 2022-2023 Tuition & Fees

Key Academic Statistics

The following chart illustrates the 2023 key academic statistics at WMU. The acceptance rate of WMU is 82.81% and the yield (enrollment rate) is 13.53%. The average graduation rate is 56% and the transfer-out rate is 26%.
The average received amount of financial aid is $6,827 and 90% of undergraduate students received grants or scholarship aid. A total of 18,266 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 82.81 %.
Acceptance Rate
Graduation Rate for Western Michigan University is 56 %
Graduation Rate
Transfer-out Rate for Western Michigan University is 26 %
Transfer-out Rate
Retention Rate for Western Michigan University is 77 %
Retention Rate
Student Population for Western Michigan University is 18,266
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 $6,827 at Western Michigan University.
Financial Aid Amount

Directory Information

Directory Information
Address1903 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5200
Online Applicationhttps://wmich.edu/apply/
Financial Aidhttps://wmich.edu/finaid/
Net Price Calculatorhttps://wmich.studentaidcalculator.com/survey.aspx
Veterans Tuitionhttps://wmich.edu/military/benefits
Disability Servicehttps://wmich.edu/disabilityservices

Offered Degrees

WMU offers 350 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
One but less than two years certificate10
Bachelor's Degree1733
Post Bachelor's Degree267
Master's Degree1018
Post Master's Degree10
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship430
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:5,130)
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