Centered on success. Central Michigan University (CMU) offers engaged, student-centered learning in the friendly, class college town of Mount Pleasant. Founded in downtown Mount Pleasant in 1892, CMU today enrolls close to 20,000 students and offers more than 200 academic programs at the bachelor's, master's, specialist's, and doctoral levels. The university awards more than 6,000 degrees a year and remains connected to more than 158,000 living alumni throughout the state of Michigan and beyond. The universities friendly and accessible 480-acre campus blends classic early 20th century architecture with new health professions, library, residence hall and music facilities. Visitors are welcome to take a walking tour of the campus or to attend plays, concerts, speeches, athletic events, library exhibits and much more. Please come and enjoy CMU! Cultural and entertainment. University Theatre, University Events, and the School of Music offer year-round, world-class plays, entertainment, concerts and more. Athletics. CMU competes in seven men's and nine women's sports. CMU teams won 2004-2005 Mid-American Conference championships in cross country, track, wrestling and field hockey. CMU's student athletes also won the 2004-2005 MAC Institutional Academic Achievement Award for the highest student-athlete GPA. CMU has won this award 8 of the last 9 years.