Western Michigan University is a learner-centered, discovery-driven and globally engaged public university that stands out among America’s more than 4,600 higher education institutions. Founded in 1903, WMU has grown to become a major national research university enrolling more than 23,000 students from across the United States and 100 other countries. It is based in Kalamazoo, a friendly, top-rated college town situated close to large urban centers, great jobs and abundant recreational areas.
The University offers 149 bachelor’s, 75 master’s and 32 doctoral programs, along with one program leading to a specialist degree and several others that lead to graduate-level certificates in innovative or high-demand areas of specialization. These programs are offered through seven degree-granting colleges: arts and sciences, aviation, education and human development, engineering and applied sciences, fine arts, Haworth College of Business, and health and human services.
In addition, the Lee Honors College serves as an intimate home for more than 1,800 of the exceptionally talented undergraduates the University attracts, while the Graduate College assists some 5,000 students pursuing advanced degrees.