General Information

​Central Michigan Normal School opened its doors on Sept. 13, 1892. Read more about CMU's history.

To learn more about CMU's focus, view our Vision Statement, Mission Statement, Core Values, and University Goals.

CMU's accrediting entities include the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Read more.

The Common Data Set ( CDS) results from a collaborative effort among the higher education community and college guide publishers. Essentially, the CDS is a predominantly quantitative, mini-factbook.

The Peer Instution Strategic Indicators Comparison report offers a comparison of CMU benchmark statistics to other, similar institutions. Topics include: enrollment, student outcomes, financial indicators, and more.

The CMU Factbook was compiled by the Office of Institutional Research, whose primary mission is to monitor and analyze internal and external data, and to present information that aids planning, decision-making, and policy formulation at CMU.