Eastern Michigan University
Eastern Michigan University (EMU) is a public institution offering both undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The university is in Ypsilanti, Michigan which is about 35 miles west of Detroit. The university was founded as the Michigan State Normal School in 1849. It was the first normal school in Michigan and the first outside of the original 13 colonies. It is now comprised of seven schools and colleges, including the College of Health and Human Services. The campus has expanded over the years and includes over 120 buildings spread across 800 acres. The total enrollment for the 2017 school year was more than 23,000 students.
Students wishing to enroll in a nursing program can choose from a traditional BSN, RN to BSN, and accelerated BSN program, depending on their existing education. The RN to BSN program is for registered nurses with at least a bachelor’s degree. The traditional BSN program requires students to complete general education requirements, which are typically completed during the freshman year. The school prefers to accept students into this program that have completed at least six months or more of paid work experience. This experience does not need to be a full-time job. However, the experience should be in a healthcare-related field. The school also offers two graduate-level programs, including an MSN program and a PhD program. These programs are all accredited by the CCNE.
|Campus LocaleLarge Suburb|
|Number of Students20,525|
|Student to Faculty Ratio17:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission|
01/01/1915 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels|
09/28/2002 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels|
09/28/2002 - Current
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||960 to 1080|
|ACT||19 to 25|
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended|
|Recommendations Neither required nor recommended|
|Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended|
|Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required|
|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required|
|Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended|
In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$397/credit|
|In State Students||$397/credit|
|Out of State Students||$970/credit|
|In District Students||$712/credit|
|In State Students||$712/credit|
|Out of State Students||$1,268/credit|
Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.
|Program||Credit Hours||In district||In State||Out of State|
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.
In 2017-2018 academic year, 97% of Eastern Michigan University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.
|Students Receiving Aid||Average Amount/Student|
|Other Federal Grant||16%||$761|
|State Grant & Scholarships||11%||$735|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||92%||$5,289|
|Federal Student Loans||62%||$5,887|
$14,090Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$11,953|
|$30,001 to $48,000$12,588|
|$48,001 to $75,000$14,031|
|$75,001 to $110,000$16,581|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Michigan state board of nursing.