The data is based on responses from WMU's annual Postgraduation Success Survey, in which a record 77 percent of WMU's 5,205 2016-17 graduates responded.
Top News of 2018
WMU is working with several community organizations to develop a plan for reducing pollution and protecting and improving water quality for Portage and Arcadia Creek watersheds.
An early April induction of up to 81 top juniors and seniors will mark the 20th anniversary of WMU's chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest and most prestigious honors organization in the nation.
First-year student Ryan Demas and junior Stacy Zoeller represented WMU in the University of Toledo Invitational Sales Competition, coached by senior Marissa Bruno and Associate Professor of Marketing Dr. Kelley O'Reilly.
Open to the entire campus community and surrounding area, workshops will be held in the lower level of Waldo Library. No registration is needed.
WMU's student-run noncommercial radio station, WIDR 89.1 FM, won an award for best underwriting spot at the 78th annual Intercollegiate Broadcasting System conference.
Public Radio station WMUK 102.1 FM was recognized for broadcasting excellence, receiving three awards in this category from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters at the Great Lakes Media Show.
Alumnus Robert Kaiser, owner and chief executive officer of Gallagher-Kaiser Corporation, has given a generous naming gift to fund the renovation and expansion of the sales lab in the Haworth College of Business.
WMU's Department of Public Safety has been recognized as the No. 3 university police force in the nation for its campus safety initiatives.
Master's candidate Justine Morneau, a graduate assistant for facilities in University Recreation, earned a 2017 collegiate recreation honor at the state level and will receive a similar honor at the national level.
In the final step of a journey that began some seven years ago, the WMU Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine has been granted full accreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education.
Wendy Cornish, WMU professor emerita of dance, is the recipient of this year's Partners in Dance Community Dance Advocacy Award.
Construction activities began in December that will allow the recently created product design program to move into renovated spaces in Central Kohrman Hall by fall 2018.
Elissa C. Kedziorek, editor-in-chief of WMU's student newspaper, the Western Herald, will head to Washington, D.C., in mid-March as the 2018 Michigan Fellow for the National Newspaper Association's News Fellows Program.
For their work in renovating Heritage Hall, WMU alumni Jonathan Rumohr and Jesse Hendershot have received the ASHRAE 2018 Award of Engineering Excellence, an honor bestowed upon international building projects only five times over the past 30 years.
A majority of the funding will support $10,000 stipends for 28 students each year, allowing the students to focus on their research and make the most of their final-year clinical experiences.
Megan Foreman, a senior from Plymouth, is the one "extraordinary undergraduate student" to receive this year's Dr. Charles Van Riper Outstanding College Student Award.
Abrahan Garcia, of Holland, and Alex Gutierrez-Spencer, of Monroe, are two of only 50 college seniors chosen to participate in the American Advertising Federation's Most Promising Multicultural Students Program for 2018.
As a result of Lori Brown's work with Microsoft HoloLens, WMU has become the first aviation program in the nation to use augmented reality in the classroom.
The program brings together statistical and data science professionals from all sectors, including academia, industry, and governmental and national labs, to support research, networking and more.
Jeffrey A. Rinvelt, of Ann Arbor, and James B. Bolger, of Whitehall, have been re-elected chair and vice chair, respectively, of WMU Board of Trustees. They, along with three other officers, will serve throughout 2018.
Robert Jones Way will be the name of the loop road scheduled to be developed as part of the BTR Park 2.0. The new 55-acre development is adjacent to the original BTR Park near the intersection of Drake Road and Parkview Avenue.
While the student is the focal point in the high school-to-college transition, the transition has a familywide ripple effect, a fact that is recognized and valued at WMU.
Newsome's No. 5 Jersey will be formally retired during a special halftime ceremony at the 2 p.m. game Jan. 27. Community members are also invited to a pregame indoor tailgate.
Bye, midfielder, went as the No. 8 overall pick to the New England Revolution. Shepherd, goalkeeper, was selected No. 46 overall by the Toronto FC.
WMU's Haworth College of Business has received a major naming gift from alumnus Todd Sanford, CEO and founder of Sanford Financial Services. The gift establishes a new center focusing on personal finance.
After a campuswide call for ideas that transform the way WMU serves its students, two new initiatives have been announced and funded to build a stronger sense of belonging and community among all students.