Central Michigan University students turned out in record numbers during the 2020 election.
According to a newly
released study by the Institute for Democracy & Higher Education (IDHE) at Tufts University, 68.1% of eligible CMU students voted in the 2020 election, beating
the 66% national average for all institutions. That is a 54.1%, or 23.9 percentage point, increase in participation compared to the 2016 election, which saw 44.2% of students vote.
CMU also notched impressive personal bests in voter registration rate of eligible students, 89% in 2020 compared to 74% in 2016; and voting rate of registered students, 76.5% in 2020 compared to 59.7% in 2016.