​​About 20,000 students a year pursue their future at CMU — including preserving the Earth’s resources, starting businesses, teaching our nation’s youth, and treating and preventing disease.

Central Michigan University has earned distinction as a Carnegie doctoral/research university, known for the research opportunities it gives even to undergraduate students. We offer approximately 200 programs led by expert faculty.

The following data is for incoming undergraduate students beginning in the 2021-2022 academic year, based on a 15-credit-hour per semester load and a standard residence hall and unlimited flex meal plan.

Lower level (less than 56 credit hours)

  Per Semester Per Year
U.S. resident tuition*
$6,375
$12,750
Non U.S. resident tuition
$11,835
$23,670
Room and board$5,460
$10,920
Student service fee
$225
$450-675

Upper level (56 credit hours or more)

  Per Semester Per Year
U.S. resident tuition*
$6,750
$13,500
Non U.S. resident tuition
$12,225
$24,450
Room and board
$5,460
$10,920
Student service fee
$225
$450-675

* This applies to all undergraduate students who are U.S. residents. This does not apply to specialty programs with unique tuition rates. ​​​

Note: The president may vary these tuition rates according to cohorts, markets, programs, locations, or terms of contracts.