​​​​​​Attending an accredited university adds tremendous value to a degree. Central Michigan University is proud to be accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, a status first granted in 1915.

Colleges and programs receive additional specialized accreditation from leading agencies around the country. See our complete list.

We also are proud of several national rankings that set us apart from the more than 4,000 universities and colleges in the United States. These rankings include:​

  • CMU's online programs for veterans are ranked No. 1 in the U.S.
  • CMU is one of the nation's 100 largest public universities and the fourth largest among Michigan's 15 public universities
  • 137th College of Medicine in the United States
  • More than 12,700 CMU students or 68 percent volunteer each year. This exceeds the national average of 59 percent for all universities.
  • CMU has the largest university-owned public broadcasting network in the nation, with five television and eight radio stations.