Central Michigan University

Registered Site S0113

Central Michigan University

Privately organized by the citizens of Mount Pleasant, in 1892, Central became Michigan's second state-supported normal school in 1895. This met a long-felt need for a state school in this region. At first the college was designed to prepare rural and grade school teachers. In the next three decades, however, the school grew into a four-year teachers college. Progress and growth since then have been more notable in terms of standards, enrollment, facilities and educational goals. Central had become a multi-purpose institution by the 1940s, and in 1959, by legislative act, it achieved university status.
photo of Central Michigan University

Central Michigan College

Privately organized by the citizens of Mount Pleasant, in 1892, Central became Michigan's second state-supported normal school in 1895. This met a long-felt need for a state school in this region. At first the college was designed to prepare rural and grade school teachers. In the next three decades, however, the school grew into a four-year teachers college. Progress and growth since then have been more notable in terms of standards, enrollment, facilities and educational goals. By the 1940's it was a multi-purpose state college. (original 1957 marker)
photo of Central Michigan College

Photo Courtesy of Reilly Francek.
Erected 1968

Location: East Campus Dr at Veterans Memorial near Stadium
Mount Pleasant, Isabella County

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State Universities

Latitude: 43.580375311, Longitude: -84.76924180

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