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.