CMU announces initiatives to boost enrollment


Central Michigan University’s Board of Trustees met last week and announced plans for new initiatives to increase student enrollment.

This year’s undergraduate enrollment is down 2.2 percent from last year.

Officials said the drop can be attributed to lower high school graduation.

In light of that reality, CMU is putting a greater emphasis on out-of state and international recruiting.

Steven Johnson is the Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services.

“I think the biggest platform we’re doing is just making sure that we are increasing our outreach in the out of state markets as well as internationally,” Johnson said.

The University is also working on a plan to increase scholarship and financial aid.

The new plan, Johnson said, “is in the works” and details will be available later this fall and will be implemented for the fall 2014 semester.