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College Deliberately: Western Michigan University

Western Michigan University is a very large, public, four or more years University that emphasizes research, character and culture located in the city of Kalamazoo, MI. It is known for Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other, Social Work and Business Administration and Management, General.

Western Michigan University

place 1903 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5200
phone Phone: (269) 387-1000
web Web: https://wmich.edu/
  • Western Michigan University is also known as:
    Western Michigan University, WMU

Accreditation

The following information is gathered from a variety of public sources, and is updated annually. The user is advised to visit the accreditor’s site (linked where available) to verify accreditation status before making any decisions.
AgencyType / Program
Campus StatusInitial Accreditation date
Western Michigan UniversityMusic (MUS) – Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Not recognized by the USDE*
ProgramAccredited1950
Western Michigan University at MuskegonInstitutional Accreditation
Higher Learning CommissionInstitutionalAccredited1958
Western Michigan UniversityArt and Design (ART) – Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
Not recognized by the USDE*
ProgramAccredited1970
Western Michigan UniversityAudiology (AUD) – Graduate degree programs
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Not recognized by the USDE*
ProgramAccredited1971
WMU-LansingInstitutional Accreditation
Higher Learning CommissionInstitutionalAccredited1979
Western Michigan UniversityDance (DANCE) – Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and non-degree-granting programs
National Association of Schools of Dance, Commission on Accreditation
Not recognized by the USDE*
ProgramAccredited1982
Western Michigan UniversityTheatre (THEA) – Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
Not recognized by the USDE*
ProgramAccredited1990
Western Michigan UniversityProfessional Psychology (IPSY) – Predoctoral internship programs
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Not recognized by the USDE*
ProgramAccredited1997
Western Michigan University at MetroDetroit – SouthfieldInstitutional Accreditation
Higher Learning CommissionInstitutionalAccredited2010
Western Michigan University at MetroDetroit – Royal OakInstitutional Accreditation
Higher Learning CommissionInstitutionalAccredited2010
Western Michigan University at Parker Hannifin CorporationInstitutional Accreditation
Higher Learning CommissionInstitutionalAccredited2012
Western Michigan University at Bronson HospitalInstitutional Accreditation
Higher Learning CommissionInstitutionalAccredited2013
Western Michigan University at Borgess Medical CenterInstitutional Accreditation
Higher Learning CommissionInstitutionalAccredited2013
Western Michigan University at Wayne County Community CollegeInstitutional Accreditation
Higher Learning CommissionInstitutionalAccredited2013
Thomas M. Cooley Law School – RiverviewInstitutional Accreditation
Higher Learning CommissionInstitutionalAccredited2016
Accreditors certify that the institution upholds high academic standards, and acts with integrity towards its students. Most institutions are reviewed on a 10-year cycle, with follow-up reviews at the 5-year mark.
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217
Bachelor’s degree
102
Master’s degree
45
Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship
2
Doctor’s degree – professional practice

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Western Michigan University is in NCAA Division I-Football Bowl Subdivision. The largest three sports are:
Sport Total Athletes
Football Men’s 105
Baseball Men’s 34
Soccer Women’s 28

The complete list of sports at Western Michigan University is available for members.

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