Western Michigan University (WMU) is a public research university located in Kalamazoo, Michigan
Western Michigan University was established in 1903 by Dwight B. Waldo, and as of the Fall 2014 semester, its enrollment is 23,914.
WMU has one of the largest aviation programs in the United States, and it is the site of the annual International Congress on Medieval Studies. The university’s athletic teams compete in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and are collectively known as the Western Michigan Broncos. They compete in the Mid-American Conference for most sports.
WMU has a classified by the Carnegie Foundation in the Research Universities (high research activity) (RU/H) category.
The university has 140 undergraduate degree programs, 67 master’s degree programs, 29 doctoral programs, and one specialist degree program.
The University has seven degree-granting colleges: the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Aviation, the Haworth College of Business, the College of Education, the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the College of Fine Arts and the College of Health and Human Services. In addition, the university has a Graduate College and the Lee Honors College.
The Haworth College of Business is the university’s business school. One of the largest business schools in the United States, it has some 4,000 undergraduate students and 500 Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Accountancy (MSA) students. The college is located in Schneider Hall on the main campus. The College of Business was renamed in honor of alumnus G. W. Haworth after Haworth gave a large donation in the 1980s.
In 2001, WMU and the Thomas M. Cooley Law School entered into a partnership where students could work on obtaining a Master in Public Administration from WMU while simultaneously working on a law degree from Cooley. In 2008, WMU and Cooley expanded this partnership so now WMU students enrolled in both MPA and Masters in Business Administration programs at WMU may simultaneously work on obtaining a law degree from Cooley Law School at Western Michigan University.