Eastern Michigan University

Ypsilanti, MI 48197
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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.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge Suburb
Number of Students20,525
Student to Faculty Ratio17:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate72%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 40 210
Master's degree 2 10

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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



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT960 to 1080
ACT19 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

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).
Application fee
Undergrads $35
Graduates $45

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$397/credit
In State Students$397/credit
Out of State Students$970/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$712/credit
In State Students$712/credit
Out of State Students$1,268/credit

Tuition Estimates

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
LPN 45 $17,865 $17,865 $43,650
ADN 70 $27,790 $27,790 $67,900
BSN 125 $49,625 $49,625 $121,250
FNP 50 $35,600 $35,600 $63,400
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
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.

Financial Aid

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
Pell Grant 47% $4,629
Other Federal Grant 16% $761
State Grant & Scholarships 11% $735
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 92% $5,289
Federal Student Loans 62% $5,887
Private Loans 4% $8,301


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
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
Over $110,000$17,268

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

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Michigan state board of nursing.
Eastern Michigan University
401 Pierce Hall
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

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