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Military Quick Facts

  • BAH Rate
    $1,346
  • GI Bill Approved Programs
    YES
  • Yellow Ribbon Program
    YES
  • Approved for Tuition Assistance
    YES
  • Offers College Credit for Military Experience
    YES
  • Awards Credit for CLEP Exam
    YES
  • Awards Credit for DSST Exam
    NO
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Western Michigan University

Western Michigan University is a four-year, public university in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Western Michigan University offers both undergraduate & graduate degree programs.

WMU Veteran & Military Support Programs

Western Michigan University offers the following veteran and military support programs:

Western Michigan University is not MyCAA approved school.

Message from WMU

One of the top-100 public universities in the United States, Western Michigan University is committed to being learner centered, discovery driven and globally engaged. Founded in 1903, what was once Western Michigan College became Michigan's fourth public university in 1957. Since then, WMU has undergone dramatic growth in size and stature. Today, the University offers more than 240 academic programs to students pursuing degrees through the doctoral level. More than 20 percent of its 25,000 students are enrolled in graduate course work, studying in disciplines ranging from atomic physics and graph theory to medieval literature and blind rehabilitation. Of 71 graduate offerings available, 30 lead to a doctoral degree. Home to a thriving undergraduate honors college, WMU is one of four public universities in Michigan to be granted its own chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest and most widely recognized academic honor society in the nation. Fewer than 100 public universities in the country have been selected to shelter a chapter. Also enriching the quality of campus life are nearly 300 registered student organizations and a full array of NCAA Division I-A intercollegiate athletic teams. The University has garnered such success by encouraging an emphasis on both teaching and research. Many of WMUÌ s more than 861 full-time faculty members are engaged in cutting-edge research, helping to enhance the body of knowledge and, at the same time, ensuring their students have access to the most current information. Engagement with the communities it serves, innovation and outreach to enhance economic development have become the UniversityÌ s hallmarks in recent years. WMU plays an integral part in efforts to diversify the stateÌ s economy and has partnered locally with two world-class teaching hospitals to launch a new medical school in 2014. Both the faculty and the student body reflect WMUÌ s reputation in the world and its commitment to diversity. The University attracts students from across the nation and from some 90 other countries. Minority students comprise nearly 18 percent of the student population, while international students make up an additional 5 percent. WMUÌ s faculty members have been trained at some of the worldÌ s finest institutions, and they bring to the campus a global perspective that enhances the learning environment.WMUÌ s campuses encompass more than 1,200 acres and 143 buildings, featuring some of the finest facilities in the Midwest. The main campus, located near downtown Kalamazoo, is able to house 6,205 students. It includes a large, well-equipped student recreation center and state-of-the-art facilities for business, chemistry, science research, health and human services, and visual and performing arts. The UniversityÌ s highly rated engineering college and thriving Business Technology and Research Park are based three miles away at the Parkview Campus, while its nationally recognized aviation college is based at the W.K. Kellogg Airport in Battle Creek, Mich. Both the aviation campus and BTR Park are components of Michigan economic development SmartZones.

Military and Veteran Costs
  • Tuition Cost
    $ 11,943
  • GI Bill Coverage
    - $ 11,943
  • Yellow Ribbon Coverage
    N/A
  • Student Veteran Cost
    $ 0
  • Tuition Cost-Per-Credit-Hour
    $ 0
  • Tuition Assistance
    - $ 250
  • Military Student Cost
    $ 0
  • This GI Bill coverage is based on full benefits remaining. Any potential costs and coverage should be verified by the university before applying.

Military/Veteran Support

  • BAH - Campus
    $1,346
  • BAH - Online
    $894.50
  • Campus SVA Chapter
    YES
  • Full-Time Veteran Counselor On Campus
    YES
  • Signed VA Principles Of Excellence
    YES
  • Club/Association for Veterans
    YES
  • Veteran Upward Bound Program
    NO
  • 8 Keys to Veterans' Success
    YES
  • Offers ROTC Program
    YES
  • GI Bill Approved Programs
    YES
Academic Support
  • Offers College Credit for Military Experiences
    YES
  • Awards Credit for CLEP Exam
    YES
  • Awards Credit for DSST Exam
    NO
Financial Support
  • Comply with The Veterans's Choice Act
    YES
  • Approved for Tuition Assistance
    YES
  • Yellow Ribbon Program
    YES
  • Scholarships for Military
    NO
  • Reduced Tuition for Military
    NO

    Yellow Ribbon Detail

  • Degree level
    Graduate
  • All
  • Amount
    $3,000.00
  • Number
    400
Costs
  • Undergraduate
    $11,943
    In State
    $14,699
    Out of State
  • Graduate
    $12,727
    In State
    $26,958
    Out of State
  • Cost-Per-Credit
    N/A
    In State
    N/A
    Out of State
  • Cost-Per-Credit Hour - Undergraduate
    $0
    Campus
    $0
    Online
  • Cost-Per-Credit Hour - Graduate
    $0
    Campus
    $0
    Online
  • Textbooks
    $958
  • GI Bill Textbook Coverage
    - $1000
  • Total Cost to Student Veteran
    $ 0
Student Population
  • Student Count
    38,851
    Undergraduate
    5,025
    Graduate
    598
    GI Bill Students
  • Male
    48.9%
    Population
  • Female
    51.1%
    Population
Affiliation
  • Religious
    No Religious Affiliation
  • Ethnicity
    No Ethnic Affiliation
  • Gender
    Coed School
School Information
  • College Type
    Public
  • Setting
    Urban
  • Accreditation Type
    Regional
  • Duration
    4 Year
  • Calendar
    Semesters
  • Online Undergraduate
    Yes
  • Online Graduate
    Yes
Average Scores
  • Avg. Accepted
    22
    ACT
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