CMU ranked as 4th best college in Michigan by U.S. News & World Report

This is the fifth consecutive year CMU has ranked 4th for Michigan public universities by U.S. News & World Report

| Author: Logan Pellegrom | Media Contact: Logan Pellegrom

U.S. News & World Report has ranked Central Michigan University fourth in Michigan public colleges and universities in the 2022-2023 edition of Best Colleges.

Among the 11 public universities in the state included in the report, CMU ranked tied-for fourth; the university was tied-for-fifth among the 51 total Michigan institutions, both public and private, included in the report.

“We are proud to have earned our prominent ranking in the state of Michigan. The student-centered focus of our faculty and staff, combined with the warmth of the community, empower students to achieve their best,” said CMU Provost and Executive Vice President, Nancy Mathews. “CMU continues to offer rigorous academic opportunities while ensuring that students build the skills that will prepare them for success in a rapidly changing world.”

The rankings build on recent positive momentum at the university. At this week’s Board of Trustees meeting, CMU is expected to report an increase in enrollment for the incoming freshman class, and growth in enrollment for transfer, international and graduate students for the Fall 2022 semester. The university also set a new record in grant funding during the 2022 fiscal year with $26.3 million.

“We will continue to climb in these national rankings and grow the reputation of our institution as we continue to pursue rigor, relevance and excellence in all we do,” said Central Michigan University President Bob Davies.

U.S. News & World Report also ranked the following CMU programs for excellence:


  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering


This is the fifth consecutive year Central Michigan University has ranked fourth among Michigan public colleges and universities in U.S. News & World Report best colleges rankings.

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