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 Western Michigan University

Western Michigan University - Kalamazoo, MI

1903 West Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo, Michigan 49008-5200

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Type:4-Year,Public
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:City: Small
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:25,086(20,054 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:20 to 1
Admissions
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Financial Aid
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Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Army)
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (high research activity)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $8,382 $9,006 $9,606 -6%
Out-of-state $19,502 $20,894 $22,338 -6%
Books and supplies $1,000 $1,020 $1,040 -2%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $7,784 $8,095 $8,249 -2%
Other $3,132 $3,194 $3,259 -2%
Off Campus
Room and board $7,544 $7,695 $7,849 -2%
Other $3,132 $3,194 $3,259 -2%
Off Campus with Family
Other $4,388 $4,476 $4,566 -2%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $20,298 $21,315 $22,154 -5%
Off Campus $20,058 $20,915 $21,754 -5%
Off Campus with Family $13,770 $14,502 $15,212 -7%
Out-of-state
On Campus $31,418 $33,203 $34,886 -3%
Off Campus $31,178 $32,803 $34,486 -6%
Off Campus with Family $24,890 $26,390 $27,944 -4%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $8,762
In-state fees $844
Out-of-state tuition $21,494
Out-of-state fees $844
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $11,035
In-state fee $844
Out-of-state tuition $23,373
Out-of-state fees $844
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 2,941 88% --
Grant or scholarship aid 2,124 63% $14,725,188 $6,933
Federal grants 1,194 36% $5,864,373 $4,912
Pell grants 1,190 35% $5,132,718 $4,313
Other federal grants 977 29% $731,655 $749
State/local government grant or scholarships 351 10% $215,173 $613
Institutional grants or scholarships 2,012 60% $8,645,642 $4,297
Student loan aid 2,587 77% $18,497,555 $7,150
Federal student loans 2,576 77% $15,014,096 $5,828
Other student loans 310 9% $3,483,459 $11,237
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 11,465 57% $77,023,546 $6,718
Pell grants 7,541 38% $31,022,719 $4,114
Federal student loans 13,087 66% $97,267,663 $7,432

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price $15,285 $13,708 $14,672
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $10,687 $10,224 $11,058
$30,001 - $48,000 $16,423 $13,090 $13,962
$48,001 - $75,000 $16,908 $16,497 $17,756
$75,001 - $110,000 $18,514 $16,941 $19,399
$110,001 and more $18,526 $19,283 $19,812

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

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Fall 2011
Total enrollment 25,086
Undergraduate enrollment 20,054
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 1,895
Graduate enrollment 5,032
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$35

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$40

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 14,413 6,465 7,948
Percent admitted 83% 81% 85%
Percent admitted who enrolled 81% 23% 21%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 0 0%
ACT 3056 97%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading . .
SAT Math . .
SAT Writing . .
ACT Composite 20 25
ACT English 19 25
ACT Math 18 25
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 59 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division I-AMenWomen
All Track Combined -119
Baseball 29-
Basketball 1515
Football 106-
Golf -9
Gymnastics -18
Ice Hockey 29-
Soccer 2628
Softball -19
Tennis 79
Volleyball -11

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission09/03/1974 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission09/03/1965 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission09/03/1958 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission09/03/1995 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission09/03/1965 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission09/03/2002 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission05/05/2005 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission08/28/2008 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission10/18/2010 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission10/18/2010 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission01/01/1915 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education

Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs

03/24/2010 Accredited
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics

Didactic Program in Dietetics

03/01/1974 Accredited
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education

Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs

01/01/1939 Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation

Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs

04/16/1991 Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation

Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs

02/12/1993 Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs

07/29/1971 - 10/01/2004Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Clinical doctoral program in Audiology

07/01/2003 Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Speech-Language Pathology (SP) - Graduate degree programs

05/11/1966 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels

09/28/2002 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels

09/27/2008 Accredited
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation

English Language

08/01/2000 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation

Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1970 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Dance, Commission on Accreditation

Dance (DANCE) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1982 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation

Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1950 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation

Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1990 Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

01/01/1954 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession0132
Drug law violations7789 116
Liquor law violations1179062
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 0102
Drug law violations 778970
Liquor law violations 443729
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 10143
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 001
Robbery 170
Aggravated assault 332
Burglary 372313
Motor vehicle theft 531
Arson 132
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 9133
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 001
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 031
Burglary 2658
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 021
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

• This institution is not found on the current Federal loan default rates database.

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page.

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Master's degree Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Postbaccalaureate certificate Doctor's degree - professional practice
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
African-American/Black Studies1----
Women's Studies15----
Category total20----
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biochemistry7----
Biology/Biological Sciences, General241--
Biomedical Sciences, General3----
Category total12941--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting144---
Business Administration and Management, General6114---
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other-26---
Business/Commerce, General2----
Business/Managerial Economics2----
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce3----
Finance, General14----
Financial Planning and Services11----
Human Resources Development-13---
Human Resources Management and Services, Other2----
Information Resources Management9----
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management93----
Marketing, Other181----
Marketing/Marketing Management, General2----
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management---5-
Tourism and Travel Services Marketing Operations8----
Category total914197-5-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Advertising56----
Broadcast Journalism1----
Communication, General112---
Journalism25----
Organizational Communication, General5----
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other4----
Speech Communication and Rhetoric4----
Category total26212---
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Science23173--
Computer and Information Sciences, General1----
Category total72173--
Education Colleges
Administration of Special Education-1---
Art Teacher Education111---
Biology Teacher Education10----
Business Teacher Education1----
Chemistry Teacher Education1----
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services-14-1-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-624--
Early Childhood Education and Teaching746---
Earth Science Teacher Education4----
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances21----
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Mental Retardation27----
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Vision Impairments Including Blindness-54---
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other--12--
Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research, Other--2--
Educational Evaluation and Research-72--
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-719--
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision-2---
Educational/Instructional Technology-30---
Elementary Education and Teaching914---
English/Language Arts Teacher Education45---
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education323---
French Language Teacher Education1----
Geography Teacher Education1----
Health Teacher Education1----
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration--8--
History Teacher Education2----
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching-3---
Mathematics Teacher Education14---
Music Teacher Education16----
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching274---
Physics Teacher Education1----
Reading Teacher Education-24---
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education-5---
Social Science Teacher Education3----
Social Studies Teacher Education27----
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education-3---
Spanish Language Teacher Education6----
Special Education and Teaching, General-261--
Superintendency and Educational System Administration--1--
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels-34---
Technical Teacher Education-26---
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education1----
Category total437419391-
Engineering Colleges
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering23----
Chemical Engineering2----
Civil Engineering, General369---
Computer Engineering, General53---
Electrical and Electronics Engineering31144--
Engineering, Other21----
Industrial Engineering6163--
Manufacturing Engineering101---
Mechanical Engineering669---
Operations Research-1---
Paper Science and Engineering47---
Structural Engineering8----
Category total243607--
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General15----
Drafting/Design Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other3----
Engineering/Industrial Management2021---
Category total3821---
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
Creative Writing12113--
English Language and Literature, General3224--
Writing, General2----
Category total109137--
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Apparel and Textiles, General57----
Child Development23----
Family Systems27----
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management4----
Category total111----
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
French Language and Literature3----
German Language and Literature3----
Latin Language and Literature1----
Spanish Language and Literature43112--
Category total85112--
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Athletic Training/Trainer1012---
Audiology/Audiologist----4
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist32----
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services, Other25----
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General--3--
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other140----
Health/Health Care Administration/Management---1-
Holistic Health---4-
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling-7---
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor-7---
Music Therapy/Therapist55---
Occupational Therapy/Therapist4357---
Physician Assistant-35---
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse91----
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist-26---
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling---14-
Category total3461493194
History Colleges
History, General276--
History, Other---1-
Public/Applied History161---
Category total29861-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies15----
Category total116----
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Applied Mathematics, General41---
Computational and Applied Mathematics-4---
Mathematics, General3103--
Statistics, General4931-
Category total162461-
Mechanic and Repair Technologies Technicians Colleges
Avionics Maintenance Technology/Technician14----
Category total14----
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
International/Global Studies5----
Medieval and Renaissance Studies-7---
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other185----
Category total2177---
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Environmental Studies22----
Category total27----
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Kinesiology and Exercise Science7216---
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies17----
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management-23---
Sports Studies-5---
Category total8944---
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Applied and Professional Ethics6----
Philosophy610---
Religion/Religious Studies91---
Category total2911---
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General1237--
Geochemistry3----
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other-101--
Geology/Earth Science, General123---
Geophysics and Seismology1----
Hydrology and Water Resources Science1----
Physics, General245--
Category total312013--
Psychology Colleges
Clinical Psychology--6--
Counseling Psychology-3912--
Industrial and Organizational Psychology-4---
Psychology, General11209--
School Psychology--1--
Social Psychology4----
Category total1986328--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Public Administration-501--
Social Work68108---
Category total681581--
Social Sciences Colleges
American Government and Politics (United States1----
Anthropology56---
Applied Economics-134--
Economics, General31---
Geographic Information Science and Cartography2----
Geography64-2-
Political Science and Government, General87---
Political Science and Government, Other3----
Sociology2534--
Category total2013482-
Transportation and Materials Moving Colleges
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew60----
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations4----
Category total104----
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Acting14----
Art History, Criticism and Conservation5----
Art/Art Studies, General17----
Conducting-1---
Dance, General14----
Dance, Other12----
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other1----
Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other2----
Fine and Studio Arts Management-1---
Fine/Studio Arts, General11---
Graphic Design14----
Interior Design11----
Jazz/Jazz Studies3----
Keyboard Instruments3----
Music Pedagogy-3---
Music Performance, General1513---
Music Theory and Composition11---
Music, General11---
Musical Theatre10----
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology7----
Voice and Opera1----
Category total21421---
Grand total2891293124294