"In our 125th year, CMU begins the search for our 15th president. Rest assured that Central Michigan University's position as a nationally ranked university will remain strong. Our commitment to excellence in academics and student success is unwavering."
William H. Weideman, Chair, CMU Board of Trustees
Central Michigan University is 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 established in 1892, 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.
More than 18,000 students attend our Mount Pleasant campus and more than 8,000 more take classes online and at more than 30 locations across North America.
CMU offers approximately 300 academic programs at the undergraduate, master's, specialist and doctoral levels. We are among just 5 percent of U.S. universities in the highest two Carnegie research classifications. In 2013, we opened a college of medicine to address the growing shortage of primary care physicians in rural and medically underserved communities.
CMU is a university where students, faculty, staff and alumni pursue academic excellence, live with compassion and serve as leaders.