Central Michigan University (CMU) is a public research university located in Mount Pleasant in the U. It has more than 20,000 students on its Mount Pleasant campus and 7,000 students enrolled online at more than 60 locations worldwide. Established in 1892, Central Michigan University is one of the largest universities in the state of Michigan and one of the nation's 100 largest public universities.The Chippewas won a second consecutive MAC Championship in 2007, with a 35–10 victory over Miami (OH).In 2009, the Chippewas won their third MAC football title in four years, and went on to defeat Troy in the GMAC Bowl.In 2006, the 21st and 22nd residence halls on campus opened in what was currently the East complex.
Chippewa Matmen have been at CMU dating back to 1955.This arrangement is provided for by the Michigan Constitution of 1963 for nearly all public universities, the three exceptions being the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, and Wayne State University.The Board of Trustees appoints and reviews the President of Central Michigan University, currently George E. The president administers the policies set by the board and serves ex officio on the board as a non-voting member.For football, the school is in the Division I Football Bowl Subdivision.Almost all Central Michigan teams compete in the Mid-American Conference (MAC); the one exception is the women's lacrosse team, newly elevated from club to full varsity status for the 2016 season (2015–16 school year).CMU's football team won the second NCAA Division II national championship in 1974 by defeating the University of Delaware 54 to 14. In 1958 the men's swimming and diving team was runner-up to North Central College at the second annual NAIA national meet, which was held in Muncie, Ind.