With nearly 24,000 students, a quarter of whom are graduate students, Western Michigan University ranks among the top 50 largest colleges and universities in the United States. It also ranks among the top 100 national public doctoral universities and among the nation's top 100 most wired institutions. A student-centered research university, WMU offers advanced degrees in 65 areas of study, including 30 doctoral programs. University library holdings total more than 5 million items; the science reference collection contains sources in biology, chemistry, geology, mathematics, physics and all areas of medicine and engineering.

Vision and mission

To be a leader and catalyst for scholarship excellence. The office advances the overall scholarship agenda of the University; supports the scholarship initiatives of WMU faculty, students and staff; and assures compliance with all appropriate federal and state regulations.

Vision and mission

Office of the Vice President for Research

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