More recently, extended programs were added, such as Continuing Education (which includes EMU Online), the Centers for Corporate Training, the World College, and numerous community-focused institutes.
Today the university's total student population averages about 23,000, of whom roughly 5,000 are graduate students. D., took office as EMU's twenty-second president on July 7, 2008, just after the university was fined a then-record 0,000 for not reporting to students the sexual assault and murder of a student in her residence hall room.
The university was founded in 1849 as Michigan State Normal School.
EMU has six Academic Divisions and eight University Sites which include satellite campuses.Just like many other large universities EMU does offer online courses and degrees. Areas of study are divided by College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, College of Education, College of Health and Human Services and College of Technology.The university's site is composed of an academic and athletic campus spread across 800 acres (3.2 km), with 122 buildings.The EMU campus includes several buildings with sculpture by Corrado Parducci.Beyond this there are two other colleges: an Honors College, which oversees honors courses, and the Graduate School.
The Honors College and Graduate school handles courses that are honors and graduate program within the various colleges. Beyond this CAS oversees the most facilities such as Ford Gallery, Sherzer Hall, Kresge Environmental Education Center, the Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecology Research Facility, and Pease Auditorium.Eastern Michigan has had a long history of developing educators since its founding.EMU prides itself as the largest producer of educational personnel in the country since 1991.Eastern Michigan University (EMU) is a comprehensive, co-educational public university in Ypsilanti, Michigan.Ypsilanti is 35 miles (56 km) west of Detroit and eight miles (13 km) east of Ann Arbor.Adonijah Welch served as Michigan State Normal School's first principal.