Research

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching classifies Western Michigan University among the nation's fewer than 200 research universities. Through research and scholarly activities, the faculty and staff of the College of Education and Human Development are committed to advancing knowledge in the areas of education and human development and supporting the WMU mission and vision of being a discovery-driven institution.

Fast facts

  • In 2017-18, the college received over $17.9 million in external funding.
  • Ranked 42nd nationally for federally-financed education related research by the National Science Foundation.
  • In 2017-18, the college accounted for 38.75% of the University's total external funding awards.

Tate Grant and Innovation Center

The college is home to the Merze Tate Grant and Innovation Center. The mission of the center is to promote research, innovation, and grant and contract acquisition in the College of Education and Human Development through research support services, research seminar series and an internal grant program.

For more information about the center and research within the College of Education and Human Development, please visit the Tate Grant and Innovation Center website.

Recent research accomplishments