Established in 1892, Central Michigan University is among the nation’s 80 largest public universities with more than 20,000 students on its Mount Pleasant campus and another 7,000 enrolled online and at more than 50 locations across North America. CMU is a $440 million enterprise offering more than 200 academic programs at the undergraduate, master’s, specialist and doctoral levels, with a focus on key areas of strength and emerging interest such as biochemistry, business administration, communications, educational leadership, engineering, health professions and administration, neuroscience, physical therapy, and psychology. In addition, CMU has established the nation’s 137th College of Medicine, with an inaugural class of 64 students that will start its studies in August 2013, to address a growing shortage of primary care physicians in Michigan.
With nationally ranked academic programs, professors who put students first, excellent undergraduate research opportunities and world-class facilities, CMU is committed to providing students with a superior learning environment and global perspective to be successful in an increasingly complex world.
CMU competes in the NCAA’s Division I Mid-American Conference in seven men’s and nine women’s sports. Two additional women’s sports are currently being added. CMU is located in a classic college community in the heart of central lower Michigan. Home to 26,000 of Isabella County’s more than 70,000 people and growing, Mount Pleasant offers a blend of natural features, family attractions and small-town life complemented by university culture.