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Schools, Colleges & Departments 

Since its original founding in 1892 as Michigan's second normal school, CMU has grown to become one of state's leading public universities. Today, CMU is a nationally recognized, doctoral research institution, enrolling more than 27,000 students and offering more than 200 programs at the bachelors, masters, specialist, and doctoral levels.

CMU stands as a leader in a range of undergraduate and graduate fields of study, and continues to build upon a strong foundation of teaching and learning, applied research and community outreach initiatives. Central Michigan University currently ranks as the fourth-largest university in Michigan as measured by overall student enrollment.

Each of the university's numerous academic departments and programs are housed in one of eight main colleges on campus:

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Project & Campaigns

CMU's tremendous growth in recent decades is due in no small part to the university's continued investment in projects and campaigns throughout campus that enhance student access to higher education and provide the very best technologies and facilities available.

The university is currently pursuing funding for a number of capital projects, scholarships and outreach programs, such as:

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Corporate & Foundation Relations

The Office of Corporate & Foundation Relations (CFR) is responsible for managing and coordinating non-contractual, non-governmental philanthropic grants and relationships with corporations, foundations, and other organizations. CFR works closely with deans, other senior officers, and the college development officers to identify priority projects and to match them with the interests of local, regional and national organizations.

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The Campaign for Central Michigan University includes initiatives that will realize the immense potential in CMU’s Division IA athletic programs. CMU will construct a new Events Center and provide ongoing support for a variety of emerging needs.

A new Events Center will serve many purposes – from concerts to commencement, community exhibits, high school basketball tournaments, and CMU athletic events. For CMU Athletics, the center will become the cornerstone of an improved Division IA basketball program, which in 2003 achieved CMU’s first-ever men’s first-round NCAA tournament victory. As a member of the Mid-American Conference, Central Michigan University and its Department of Athletics have attained elite status as a Division IA institution. Athletic success builds visibility, spirit, and pride and enhances the image of the university for all to see. CMU’s athletic success also aids in recruiting students and increasing the interest of the university community, alumni, and friends.

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Alumni Association

Each graduate, former student, current student, and friend of CMU has a lifelong connection to Central Michigan University. At the CMU Alumni Association, we help forge these connections into ongoing, engaging relationships with Central Michigan University.

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