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.

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In the early 1970s, international student exchange schemes were organized, including one with Coventry College of Education (later part of the University of Warwick) in Britain.

In 2005, the Honors Program became the Eastern Michigan University Honors College.

There are more than 200 majors and minors at the undergraduate level, and more than 170 graduate programs.

EMU has six Academic Divisions and eight University Sites which include satellite campuses.

The school belongs to the Mid-American Conference and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Since 1991 EMU athletes have been known as "Eagles" and the school mascot, Swoop, was officially adopted by the university three years later.

The Eberhard Center facility is part of the GVSU downtown campus.

Just like many large universities EMU has many student oriented facilities outside the classroom.

Adonijah Welch served as Michigan State Normal School's first principal.

Michigan created a state educational system modeled on Germany.

The university has plays, musicals, student organizations, and various social activities for students.