Title IV Gainful Employment Report

Federal regulations require the specialty program in alcohol and drug abuse to report information about students enrolled in Title IV eligible educational programs that lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation.

Specialty program in alcohol and drug abuse is a certificate program in the College of Health and Human Services at Western Michigan University. Classes may be taken on the main WMU campus, at regional sites in Battle Creek, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Traverse City and metro Detroit as well as online.

Graduate students in the specialty program in alcohol and drug abuse may apply for federal financial aid. For more information about WMU Student Financial Aid, visit their website.

Classification on the O*Net Occupational Network

For complete information about WMU tuition and fees, see the Registrar’s website.

LocationTuition per credit hour*Total tuitionNumber of semestersEstimated living expenses per semester**Total estimated living expensesTotal estimated cost
Main WMU campus $459.80 $9655.80 3.5 $6,455 $22,592.50 $32,248.30
Online or regional site $515.15 $10,818 3.5 $6,455 $22,592.50 $33,410.65

*Tuition per credit hour based on 2011-12 fall/spring rates for graduate students who are in-state residents. Does not include additional fees. For complete tuition information, see www.wmich.edu/registrar.

** Living expenses may not apply. Includes estimated costs for room and board, books and other expenses.

Job placement rates

This data represents students who, six months after completing the program, have secured employment with a licensed program or private practice in Michigan.

  • 2012: 93% 

Median graduate loan debt (awarded while at WMU):  $41,000