Eastern Michigan University

Ypsilanti, MI 48197

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 LocaleSuburb: Large
Student to Faculty Ratio17:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate75%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. BSN
  2. Masters degrees (MSN)
  3. Doctoral degrees (PhD)
  4. Accelerated BSN
  5. RN to BSN

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 242
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Master's degree 8

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Eastern Michigan University

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
6.41 miles away
Schoolcraft College
15.53 miles away
NexCare Health Care Training Institute
19.89 miles away
Henry Ford College
20.46 miles away
Wayne State University
29.23 miles away
Dorsey Schools
32.3 miles away
Davenport University - Warren Campus
32.54 miles away
Oakland University
36.05 miles away
Jackson College
40.25 miles away
University of Toledo
40.59 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
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

Admission to School


Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading460 to 560
SAT: Math450 to 580
SAT: Writing430 to 550
ACT Composite19 to 25
Admission considerations
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

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$12,176
30k to 48k$12,618
48k to 75k$14,337
75k to 110k$16,541
Over 110k$17,350
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $323.00 $872.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $630.00 $1,160.00

Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

Relevant scholarships

Michigan League for Nursing Scholarship

In order to be considered for an award, a candidate must be currently enrolled in a Licensed Practical Nurse, Associate Degree or Bachelor's Degree Nursing education program and must have [...]

Michigan Nurses Foundation Scholarship

Michigan Nurses Foundation advance nursing and nursing education by awarding scholarships and research grants and by providing financial aid for the treatment of recovering [...]

Michigan Nursing Scholarship

Applicant must be a United States citizen or permanent resident who is a Michigan resident for one year prior to the beginning of their nursing program enrollment. Applicant must be enrolled at [...]

Lynda Andrus Memorial Scholarship Fund

Applicant must be enrolled at Eastern Michigan University, actively pursuing a degree in nursing (undergraduate or R.N. to B.S.N.). Applicant must be a non-smoker. Financial need is required.

Walter & Florence E. Aupperle Scholarship Fund

Applicant must be a full-time undergraduate student pursuing German studies (history, language, culture, etc.) at either Eastern Michigan University or the University of Michigan. Minimum 3.0 [...]

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2015-2016 colleges survey) and Michigan state board of nursing
Eastern Michigan University
202 Welch Hall
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

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