Colleges in Detroit

Colleges in Detroit

The largest city on United States-Canada border, Detroit is the largest and most populous city in the state of Michigan. With more than 4.3 million residents, Detroit is the second largest metropolitan area in the Midwest, beaten only by the Chicagoland area. Located on the Detroit River and home to the Detroit Metropolitan Airway, Motor City has the second-largest economy in the Midwest behind only, once again, Chicago. Also known as the Automobile Capital of the World, three major auto manufacturers are headquartered in the city, General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler. Detroit also houses several higher education institutions, ranging from 2-year institutions to graduate schools.

The primary district offering 2-year education is the Wayne County Community College which has five campuses throughout the Detroit area. Wayne State University, also named for the county Detroit is situated in, is a 4-year year public research institution with both medical and law schools that serve more than 27,000 students. Wayne State was founded in 1868 and has since become the third-largest institution in the state, after the other two research institutions that make up the state-recognized University Research Corridor: the University of Michigan and Michigan State University.

There are three institutions affiliated with the Catholic church in Detroit, the Sacred Heart Major Seminary, the University of Detroit Mercy Marygrove College. Detroit is also home to the College for Creative Studies which offers more than a dozen fine arts degrees, both at the bachelor’s and master’s levels. There’s also a satellite campus for the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Less than 20 minutes outside of the Detroit area in Dearborn is one of the University of Michigan campuses, which offers more than 90 undergraduate degree options.

The city of Detroit offers a number of mass transit options, including by bus and an elevated rail system known as the People Mover. The city is serviced by Amtrak and two airports, and also offers a number of border crossing points into Canada. A higher percentage of homes in Detroit are without vehicles although the city does have an extensive toll-free highway system.

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Founded in 1817, University of Michigan in Ann Arbor is the state’s oldest university. U of M has very high research activity and is a often referred to as a Public Ivy. The university at Ann Arbor offers upwards of 260 degrees for undergraduates,...

“…The University of Michigan is truly an incredible place with incredible people. There is a lot of school pride about both academics and athletics, and although the academics are challenging, there is a good combination of studying and fun. I would...” – Sarah from Troy, MI

Founded in 1849 as a teachers college, Eastern Michigan University is now a 4-year public school in Ypsilanti, MI. EMU is home to five colleges offering bachelor’s degrees in over 200 academic majors and minors. In addition to classroom space, EMU...

“…eastern is a fun, friendly school. all the professors are nice and really good at helping you retain the most knowledge possible. your fellow students are welcoming and willing to help all you have to do is ask.” – Stephanie from Ypsilanti, MI

Michigan’s third largest institution of higher learning, Wayne State University is a public university in Detroit. Wayne State is home to 13 colleges offering over 300 undergraduate and graduate degrees. In addition to classroom facilities, Wayne...

“…Wayne state has turned out to be a great opportunity for me and has opened doors in several areas of life. Not only do they offer great curriculum and teachers, the student connections there are potentially limitless. I would recommend Wayne state...” – Reggie from Detroit, MI

Oakland University is a 4-year public school in the Detroit metro area that was originally established as a satellite campus of Michigan State. Oakland is now home to seven colleges and schools offering bachelor’s degrees in 143 academic programs. In...

“…Oakland University is an involved and exciting school with so much to offer students. A place to learn and explore many options of career choices. A place to meet life long friends. ” – Yewande from Warren, MI

The University of Michigan-Dearborn is a public university and a regional campus of the U of M system in the Detroit metro area. UM-Dearborn is home to four colleges of Business, Education, Engineering, and Arts & Sciences offering 75 bachelor’s...

“…the university of michigan-dearborn provides a superior quality education from a well known college yet close enough to home you can save the expense of living in a dorm and graduate without excessive debt. the small class size allows for more direct...” – Jessica from Livonia, MI

Macomb Community College is a public, 2-year institution with campuses in Warren and Clinton Township, Michigan. The college features a wide variety of unique academic programs, with subjects ranging from Court Reporting to Fire Science. Students...

“…This college is great, I really rely on the tutoring that is offered on campus. The class size and instrutor ratio is satisfactory, along with some instructors that take time out to explain/teach to students. Students services can also be a great way...” – Valerie from Warren, MI

Oakland Community College is a public 2-year institution with headquarters in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, with an open admissions policy. OCC operates five campuses and is the largest community college in the state. Nearly half of all OCC students...

“…This school is terrible when it comes to financial need. No one here knows much able ways to attend on a financial need basis. They are very slow with processing financial applications.” – Brittany from Detroit, MI

The University of Detroit Mercy is a private institution based in Detroit, Michigan. The school is sponsored by the Religious Sisters of Mercy and the Society of Jesus. The school operates three campuses, McNichols, Riverfront, and Corktown, making...

“…My college is a ten. The students and staff our very friendly and helpful. The school is a team in making sure each student is successful in reaching their goals.” – Samara from Chesterfield, MI

Founded by a nun from a Felician convent, Madonna University is a Franciscan Catholic institution in the Detroit area. Madonna confers bachelor’s and associate degrees in over 100 career-focused academic majors and is the first university in the...

“…Madonna university is a very friendly atompshere. Madonna's professor are willing to help all types of students. The class sizes are perfect for all students to learn.” – Ashley from Coldwater, MI

Originally founded in a building leased from Henry Ford, Lawrence Technological University is a private institution focused on STEM education. Lawrence Tech is home to colleges of Business & IT, Arts & Sciences, Architecture, and Engineering...

“…This is a great school for those who are passionate about really learning and seeing progress in technological research happen. Many classes are hands on and will require you to fabricate items already in your first year, which allows you to gain...” – Maximillian from Southfield, MI

Schoolcraft College is a public 2-year community college in Livonia, Michigan. The school offers traditional courses for credit as well as Continuing Education and Professional Development classes. They use an open admissions policy and students can...

“…schoolcraft has wonderful teachers, classes and people. everyone makes you feel welcome and on equal ground when you first start. people don't judge you there.” – Meridith from Dearborn Heights, MI

Washtenaw Community College is a public, 2-year institution established on a wooded, 291-acre campus in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with satellite facilities located in Brighton and Hartland. WCC offers over 100 academic programs through a catalog of...

“…excellent school for the money. great class selection that transfers to almost any college in michigan and elsewhere for credit, and not just general credit. the teachers are mostly part time from either emu or uofm.” – Benjamin from Stockbridge, MI

Originally founded as the Detroit Society of Arts and Crafts, the College for Creative Studies is a private college in Detroit specializing in artistic and creative education. CCS confers bachelor’s degrees in 12 arts-related fields of study and all...

“…A beautiful college that creates a welcoming atmosphere for students and faculty to learn the stunning and vivid qualities it takes to make fine art, animation, fashion, products, transportation and videogames for the community and world around to...” – Ashley from Ottawa, IL

Henry Ford College is a public, 2-year institution established in Dearborn, Michigan. Along with its main campus, the college also maintains a smaller, secondary location to the east. The main campus features a variety of facilities to enhance the...

“…HFCC have a very comfortable environment to study. The instructors are all dedicated to make sure every student succeed in their course.” – ALIF IMRAN from Dearborn, MI

Founded by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Marygrove College is a Catholic graduate school in Detroit. Marygrove specializes in training future educators, granting a master’s degree in the Art of Teaching with six...

“…marygrove college is an amazing institution it has a lot to offer right in the heart of detroit, mi. the staff is helpful and friendly. marygrove offers a lot of support to its students to make sure they have a successful educational experience.” – LaTanya from Detroit, MI

Concordia University in Ann Arbor is a Christian, liberal arts institution in the state of Michigan. CU-Ann Arbor encourages students to live uncommon lives for the betterment of themselves and their community, advocating for both student service and...

“…Concordia is a small school with many religious activities to keep the students involved. The campus also keeps students involved through organizations relevant to the students' major. The Student population becomes so closely knit due to the small...” – Rebecca from Horicon, WI

Originally founded as a school of aviation, MIAT College of Technology is a technical and vocational school with campuses in the Detroit and Houston metro areas. MIAT is home to certificate-granting programs in Aviation, Energy, HVACR, Electro...

Monroe County Community College is a 2-year college in southeast Michigan. MCCC is home to five academic divisions offering degrees and certificates in over 35 fields of study. For students who wish to earn paid on-the-job experience while studying,...

“…Monroe County Community College is a great school. They have many incredible proffesors who all work hard to help you succeed. This is a college anyone would be lucky to attend. ” – Kathryn from Newport, MI

Rochester College is a private, 4-year institution established in Rochester Hills, Michigan. In order to develop their faith, full-time students at RC are required to earn chapel credits each semester, which result in a letter grade on a 30-point...

“…it's a small college where everybody knows everybody. there is chapel which gives you a break from school life and just focus on your faith. you don't have to be afraid to be yourself.” – Alecia from Washington, MI

Mid Michigan Community College is a 2-year institution with two campuses. Mid offers over 600 courses each semester from six academic departments and over 100 of those classes are available online. Mid also has a diverse student body with over 100...

“…mid michigan community college is a fantastic college when your first starting out. not only is the staff more then helpful, but the expense is significantly more affordable. my dad directed me to mmcc and now i feel i should return the favor, it is...” – Ashlie from Mt.Pleasant, MI

The Wayne County Community College District is a public, 2-year institution established in Michigan, with six campuses in Detroit, Taylor, and Belleville. The district offers over 80 degree and certificate programs, including a Nursing program and 10...

“…Very helpful in helping students apply for financial aide. There are many adviser's that is very helpful in answering questions. Many teachers that takes their jobs seriously, and feels that it is very important for the students to learn. ” – Charlena from Detroit, MI

The Cranbrook Academy of Art is a private, graduate institution established on the 319-acre campus of the Cranbrook Educational Community in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. The Academy provides graduate study opportunities in eleven departments including...

Baker College of Allen Park is a campus of Baker College located in the western Detroit metro area. The Allen Park campus hosts classes from five academic departments such as Social Science, Information Technology, Health Science, Engineering, and...

Baker College of Clinton Township is a regional campus of Baker college located in the northeast area of metro Detroit. The Clinton Township campus offers courses in five of Baker’s academic colleges: Business, Social Science, Engineering, Health...

“…Baker's is a very good college. They are concerned about you and what they can do to better help you further your education. I really like when I walking down the hall way and pass the dean or administration staff they call me by my first name. That...” – Deborah from Detroit, MI

Baker College of Auburn Hills is a regional campus in the Baker College system located in the northern metro Detroit area. The college’s Auburn Hills location offers courses in Baker’s five schools of Business, Health Science, Social Science,...

Originally founded as a training school for operators of comptometer machines, the Dorsey Schools are technical and vocational academies with 13 locations throughout Michigan. The Dorsey Schools consist of academies in Medical Training, Cosmetology,...

Established in 1980, the Michigan School of Professional Psychology is a private, graduate education institution located on a wooded, 4-acre campus in Farmington Hills. MSP offers a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology degree, a Doctor of Clinical...

The Walsh College of Accountancy and Business Administration is a business school in the Detroit metro area and the third largest graduate business school in Michigan. Walsh offers bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in 16 fields of study....

“…A good school for focusing on business, without very much fluff. A school that truly embodies what it means to get things done with a business mindset.” – Thomas from Center Line, MI

Located in the heart of Detroit, Sacred Heart Major Seminary is a Roman Catholic institution dedicated to priestly formation and a center of the New Evangelization movement. The seminary offers bachelor’s degrees in Ministry, Arts, and Philosophy as...

The Ecumenical Theological Seminary is a Christian graduate school dedicated to collaboration among multiple faiths and the only protestant seminary in Detroit. ETS confers masters degrees in Divinity, Arts, and Pastoral Ministry as well as a...

Located in the heart of downtown Detroit, the Michigan Barber School is a training salon dedicated to instructing students in the art of cutting and styling hair. Michigan Barber School offers several training curricula on different hairstyle...

Yeshiva Gedolah of Greater Detroit is an Orthodox Jewish yeshiva in the Detroit metro area. The yeshiva offers bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, and doctorates in Rabbinical and Talmudic Studies. The Talmudic Studies curriculum includes lessons...