About CMU

Welcome to Central Michigan University, a nationally ranked institution that fosters the transformative power of advanced learning while embracing a sense of community among our students, faculty, staff and more than 225,000 alumni around the world.

From our roots as a teachers' college, CMU has grown to offer nationally acclaimed programs in areas ranging from the health professions and engineering, to business and communications, and science and technology.

Our student and faculty researchers help preserve the earth's resources, discover new ways to treat diseases, advance innovative ways to improve teaching and learning methods, and much more.

Our alumni are doctors, physical therapists and physician assistants. They are CEOs, lawyers and policymakers. They are top broadcasters and journalists, fashion designers and teachers.

Established in 1892, CMU has more than 20,000 students on its Mount Pleasant campus and another 7,000 enrolled online and at more than 30 locations across North America. Among just five percent of U.S. universities in the highest two Carnegie research classifications, CMU offers more than 200 academic programs at the undergraduate, master's, specialist and doctoral levels.

In addition, CMU has established the nation's 137th College of Medicine to address a growing shortage of primary care physicians in Michigan. The inaugural class of students graduated in May 2017.

CMU is a university where students, faculty, staff and alumni learn to pursue excellence, live with compassion and be leaders.

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