Western Michigan University is a public, national university committed to excellence in graduate and undergraduate education. Founded in 1903, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has classified WMU as one of only 139 public institutions it considers research universities. In addition, U.S. News & World Report has recognized it as one of the nation's best universities for the past 21 years, and for the past 14 years, has listed it among the top-100 public universities in the United States. Further, Washington Monthly placed WMU No. 46 on their list of national universities that offer "the best bang for the buck" based on economic value students receive per dollar.
WMU-Southwest boasts many of main campus's prestigious programs. The Haworth College of Business is among an elite 5 percent of international business schools that are accredited at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Also, a national publication that serves all branches of the armed forces had identified Western Michigan University as Michigan's top-ranked school for outreach and services to veterans.
Western Michigan University and Lake Michigan College have formed a partnership allowing LMC students to make a seamless transition into junior and senior level courses at WMU–Southwest, located at LMC’s Napier Avenue Campus.
The following degree programs are available online and at WMU-Southwest:
- Business Administration (BBA)
- Elementary Education (BS)
- Family Studies/Child and Family Development (BS) Online and intensive*
- Interdisciplinary Health Services (BS-IHS) Online
- University Studies (BA/BS) Online
- Nursing: RN - BSN (BSN) Online hybrid*
Graduate Programs and Certificates
WMU-Southwest offers several graduate programs including Educational Leadership, Organizational Learning and Performance, The Practice of Teaching and Social Work, and a number of graduate and certificate options are available completely online.
For more information, call (269) 934-1500 or visit www.wmich.edu/southwest
* Some face-to-face courses required.