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Stateside Podcast: Smaller Michigan colleges and universities struggle to fill classrooms

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Central Michigan University
Enrollment at CMU has dipped more than 40 percent in the past 10 years.

Central Michigan University was once the fourth largest public university in the state, but enrollment at the Mt. Pleasant school has taken a nosedive since 2012.

Add in a global pandemic that’s impacted student enrollment across the board, and the situation can start to feel a little dire.

Isabel Lohman is an education reporter with Bridge Michigan and she’s been looking into what’s happening at CMU—and what administrators hope to do to turn things around.

You can find Lohman's story on the enrollment decline at CMU here.

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