Academic Profile for 2021

Four Year Graduation Rate
27%

Six Year Graduation Rate
57%

Eight Year Graduation Rate
57%

Student to Faculty Ratio
16 to 1

First Year Retention Rate
80%


Distribution of Students per State

for the first-year class of
2,930
students in 2016

(Hover in each state to view details of distribution)

None
1 To 5
6 To 15
16 To 25
26 To 50
51 and Above

Student Race, Ethnicity, and Age Information


Total Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity for the 2018 school year

Students Total
17,760

Total Enrollment by Age for the 2018 school year

Students Total
17,760

Other Learning Opportunities
Distance learning
Graduate level programs or courses are offered via distance education
Undergraduate level programs or courses are offered via distance education
Special learning
ROTC - Army
Study abroad
Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)


Accreditation

Institutional

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Agency Period of Accreditation Status
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1915 - Current
Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
(Western Michigan University at Battle (Kendall Center))
09/03/1974 - Current
Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
(Western Michigan University at Grand Rapids: The Graduate Center-Beltline)
09/03/1965 - Current
Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
(Western Michigan University at Muskegon)
09/03/1958 - Current
Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
(Western Michigan University at Traverse City)
09/03/1995 - Current
Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
(Western Michigan University at Grand Rapids: The Graduate Center-Downtown)
09/03/1965 - Current
Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
(Western Michigan University at Ferris State University)
09/03/2002 - Current
Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
(Western Michigan University at Northern Michigan University)
05/05/2005 - Current
Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
(Western Michigan University at Saginaw Public School District)
08/28/2008 - Current
Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
(Western Michigan University at MetroDetroit - Royal Oak)
10/18/2010 - Current
Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
(Western Michigan University at MetroDetroit - Southfield)
10/18/2010 - Current
Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
(Western Michigan University at Borgess Medical Center)
02/25/2013 - Current
Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
(Western Michigan University at Bronson Hospital)
02/25/2013 - Current
Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
(Western Michigan University at Parker Hannifin Corporation)
12/03/2012 - Current
Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
(Western Michigan University at Wayne County Community College)
12/03/2013 - Current
Accredited
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
(Thomas M. Cooley Law School- Lansing)
07/01/1975 - Current
Accredited
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
(Thomas M. Cooley Law School - Auburn Hills)
07/01/1975 - Current
Accredited
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
(Thomas M. Cooley Law School - Grand Rapids)
07/01/1975 - Current
Accredited
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
(Thomas M. Cooley Law School - Riverview)
07/01/1975 - Current
Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
(Thomas M. Cooley Law School - Riverview)
09/20/2016 - Current
Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
(WMU-Punta Gorda)
09/20/2016 - Current
Accredited
Specialized

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Agency / Program Period of Accreditation Status
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
[Didactic Program in Dietetics]
03/01/1974 - Current
Accredited
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
[Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs (College of Health and Human Services)]
01/01/1939 - Current
Accredited
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
[Occupational Therapy (OTM) - Programs leading to a Master's Degree]
01/01/1939 - Current
Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
[Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs]
04/16/1991 - Current
Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
[Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs]
02/12/1993 - Current
Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
[Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs]
07/29/1971 - 10/01/2004
Loss of Accreditation or Preaccreditation: Voluntary Withdrawal
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
[Clinical doctoral program in Audiology]
07/01/2003 - Current
Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
[Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs]
05/11/1966 - Current
Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
[Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels]
09/28/2002 - Current
Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
[Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels]
09/27/2008 - Current
Accredited
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
[English Language (English Language Center for English Language and Culture for International Students)]
08/01/2000 - Current
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 - Current
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 - Current
Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
[Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs]
09/01/1950 - Current
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 - Current
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 - Current
Accredited
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
[Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs]
(Western Michigan University at Grand Rapids: The Graduate Center-Downtown)
08/01/2014 - Current
Accredited
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
[Occupational Therapy (OTM) - Programs leading to a Master's Degree]
(Western Michigan University at Grand Rapids: The Graduate Center-Downtown)
08/01/2014 - Current
Accredited
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