Colleges in Michigan

Colleges in Michigan

As the only state made up of two peninsulas, Michigan is nicknamed “The Great Lakes State” since it’s bordered by Lake Erie, Lake Huron, Lake Michigan, and Lake Superior. The southern portion of the state experiences hot summers and cold winters, but the northern half has short, warm summers and can have very cold winters. Colleges in Michigan are mostly in the lower peninsula, all 93 of them minus 2, and include 8 research universities, 17 baccalaureate colleges, and 19 master’s universities. The University of Michigan-Ann Arbor is the oldest, as well as the most selective, institution. The Wolverine State’s top industries are automotives, advanced manufacturing, freshwater technology, and Christmas trees. The most popular places to visit are Mackinac Island, Detroit Institute of Arts, and the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.
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University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

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 classes here are pretty intense. I'm a student in the college of Engineering, where group work is an important part of most classes. Most of the core classes like calculus, physics, and chemistry are very large classes, but they all have smaller...” – Elizabeth from Rochester Hills, MI

Michigan State University

Founded in 1855, Michigan State University is a large public research institution in East Lansing, Michigan, and a multicultural student population representing more than 140 countries. MSU is home to more than 200 areas of study through 17 degree...

“…Michigan State is a great university to attend! The professors really care about you and how well you're doing. Don't be afraid to go visit them during their open hours; they love to talk and get to know their students! The professors don't drone on...” – Titi from Canton, MI

Central Michigan University

Originally founded as a teachers college, Central Michigan University has grown to become a 4-year public research institution. CMU encompasses eight colleges offering bachelor’s degrees in over 200 academic programs. In addition, CMU is home to...

“…Having only been at Central Michigan University for a year, I feel like I have learned so much. Not only are students taught so much in the classroom, they learn through volunteering and getting involved on campus. ” – Samantha from White Cloud, MI

Eastern Michigan University

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 has such a wide variety of majors and minors. Professors are personable, but still don't make it easy. You have to work for your grades.” – Brittaney from Dexter, MI

Wayne State University

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...

“…Most of my instructors are really good, and the ESP (Emerging Scholars Program) for math is phenomenal. It's a lot of work, but the extra hands on help and feedback really help you understand the math” – Audrey from Ferndale, MI

Western Michigan University

Established in 1903, Western Michigan University is a 4-year public university in Kalamazoo. WMU is home to eight colleges and schools as well as Lee Honors College—the oldest honors college in the nation. Additionally, Western Michigan hosts the...

“…The academics offered here at WMU are great. The school is not too big that it is hard to get individual help, but its big enough to teach you how to learn on your own and use the facilities the school provides as help. The student writing center and...” – Tim from Kalamazoo, MI

Grand Valley State University

Grand Valley State University is a public liberal arts institution with three regional campuses in western Michigan. GVSU offers undergraduate degrees in 91 academic fields of study. For students who wish to experience another culture during their...

“…I have been at Grand Valley for two semesters now and all of my professors are very knowledgeable, but also know how to show you their knowledge so you understand it. Also, my classmates are willing to help out if I don't understand as well.” – Kimber from Charlevoix, MI

Ferris State University

Ferris State University is a 4-year public university in west central Michigan. Ferris State is home to eight colleges conferring over 190 undergraduate degrees as well as an honors program. For students who wish to learn in a foreign culture, Ferris...

“…I am currently enrolled at Kendall (Ferris affiliate) and I find that the art studio and elective classes are very thorough and challenging. The professors are enjoyable, the atmosphere is non-competitive and the student life enjoyable and fun....” – Samantha from Grand Rapids, MI

Oakland University
Rochester Hills, MI
Oakland University

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...

“…I took a variety of classes and enjoyed each and everyone of them. My favorite class of my 2008 fall semester was intro to sociology with Dr. George Sanders. We covered a wide range of topics, and Dr. Sanders employed a wide range of teaching...” – Stacey from Lutz, FL

Kalamazoo College

Kalamazoo College is a private liberal arts institution based in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Kalamazoo offers students an immersive first-year experience that includes an 18-day wilderness adventure and a Summer Common Reading conversation. All students are...

“…The classes at Kalamazoo College have been anything but typical. The topics are basic but the materials utilized have been stimulating. Novels are commonly used in most Humanities Classes and the professors are all incredibly knowledgeable in their...” – Hannah from Portage, MI

Northern Michigan University

With campus overlooking Lake Superior, Northern Michigan University is a public school and the largest university in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. NMU confers undergrad and graduate degrees in 177 academic programs and all students receive either a...

“…The teachers are so helpful. They will come in early or stay late in their office if you can't make their hours. When you ask a question they do their best to answer it. I even had teachers who would look it up and the answer it the next class. Some...” – Bryanne from Canton, MI

Hillsdale College

Hillsdale College is a nondenominational liberal arts college in southern Michigan and the country’s first college to officially ban discrimination on the basis of race, gender, and religion. Hillsdale confers undergraduate degrees in 46 fields of...

“…Hillsdale College is small, academically rigorous, and conservative. The size makes the class discussions and campus life extremely vibrant, as you get to know your fellow students very well in and out of class. The academic level is as high as the...” – Nicholas from Ottawa Lake, MI

Calvin College
Grand Rapids, MI
Calvin College

Founded in 1876, Calvin College is a 4-year Christian liberal arts college in Grand Rapids affiliated with the Christian Reformed Church. Calvin grants bachelor’s degrees in over 100 academic majors and programs. For students interested in the arts,...

“…Professors care and want you to succeed. They challenge you, tasks are easy, but they also want to give you the tools to succeed, and excel at it. Some of the professors you connect with will get to know you at a personal level. In the classroom you...” – Nickolas from Barrington, IL

University of Michigan-Dearborn

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...

“…My biology class had many interactive lab projects and we gathered information form outdoors and around the lab itself. That class gives you more information to learn and helps you understand plants, animals and all other living creatures better. My...” – Rachel from Redford, MI

Kettering University

Originally founded as The School of Automobile Trades, Kettering University is a 4-year private school in eastern Michigan. Kettering awards bachelor’s degrees in 13 academic programs with a STEM-centered focus. In addition to classroom facilities,...

“…I haven't had a professor I couldn't understand, and classes are small enough that I can ask the professor any questions I have, and they all know me by name.” – Zachary from Defiance, OH

Albion College

Albion College is a private liberal arts college associated with the United Methodist Church, though the institution is committed to religious diversity and non-discrimination. It is included in the 2019 Top 100 Liberal Arts Colleges in the US...

“…I'll be a sophomore for the 2009-2010 school year. The classes I took last year were mainly the basic classes for starting your science major and I felt like I was learning a lot and it was challenging but manageable.” – Ashley from Waterford, 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...

“…The teachers make learning things easier and if you need help the teacher are there to help you.” – Andrew from Macomb, 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...

“…Almost all of my teachers have been great! They were helpful when I was having trouble, and most of their teaching methods were successful. ” – Cynthia from Troy, MI

Saginaw Valley State University

Saginaw Valley State University is a public institution based in University Center, Michigan. SVSU has a “selective” admissions process. Many students choose to study elementary education, nursing, or kinesiology and exercise science. The school also...

“…Class sizes are pretty close to high school, there are plenty of opportunities to get help from the professors. ” – from elkton, MI

Delta College
University Center, MI
Delta College

Delta College is a community college with a main campus in Bay City, Michigan, and learning centers in three neighboring counties, which include a state-of-the-art, NASA-funded Planetarium with a Digital 360 theatre. Courses can be taken at any...

“…Delta College offers a simple and easy transition from high school to college life. They have a staff of instructors that truly care for the future of their students. Delta College should be the first choice for your first time college experience.” – Jared from Saginaw, MI

Davenport University

Davenport University is a private institution based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The school operates multiple satellite campuses throughout the state and online. Davenport offers small class sizes and some of the most affordable tuition in the state...

“…The classes that I have taken at Davenport University have thus far been excellent. The focus that DU has on helping students to have a well-rounded education is obvious and beneficial. The professors are open to helping students; I enjoy the smaller...” – Lauren from Hastings, MI

University of Detroit Mercy

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...

“…The classes that I have been enrolled in have been challenging, yet reasonable. I feel as though I am learning a lot of material very thoroughly, but I am able to keep up with it. The small class size helps students learn more especially in...” – Allison from Shelby Township, MI

Madonna University

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...

“…Wow, a lot can be said about the learning that goes on at Madonna. The classes, for the most part, are small and you really can get that one-on-one attention with the professor in the middle of class. The only exception to that rule would probably be...” – Alejandra from Lincoln Park, MI

Lawrence Technological University

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...

“…Lawrence Tech is a good University for students who want to have the whole college experience. Their programs consist of many classes to focus towards your degree, but there are other, core courses, that help students get a well-rounded education....” – Melvena from Chicago, IL

University of Michigan-Flint

With a campus along the shores of the Flint River, the University of Michigan-Flint is a regional campus of the University of Michigan system. UM Flint is home to colleges of Arts & Sciences, Nursing, Health Sciences, Management, and Education...

“…Every day I learn something new about my area of study and about adult life. College has helped me so much more than high school ever could, and I so look forward to becoming a teacher and passing this joy on to other students. ” – Alisha from Millington, MI

Cornerstone University

Cornerstone University is a private, Christ-centered institution established in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Life on campus is rooted in the college’s Cornerstone Virtue Project, which guides students in the exploration of virtue throughout chapel...

“…I am a new Christian and I wanted to learn how to practice Christian views in a growing secular culture. In classes, I love that the teachers care about their students and integrate Christ into little lessons like grammar review. It makes class time...” – Nicole from Rockford, MI

Lansing Community College

Lansing Community College is a public, 2-year institution located in the state of Michigan. The campus features a number of state-of-the-art facilities, including two fitness centers, a library with rentable technology, and two gaming stations. Along...

“…The professors here are great. The professor to student ratio is not huge, so help is always there when it is needed. There are many classes to choose from, so picking classes is easy. The curriculum for courses here are strict and well structured.” – Kristen from Morrice, MI

Adrian College

Founded by an antislavery advocate in 1859, Adrian College is a 4-year liberal arts college in southeast Michigan. Affiliated with the United Methodist Church, Adrian awards bachelor’s degrees in 50 academic majors. In addition to classroom space,...

“…Almost every professor here at Adrian knows their stuff and is very willing to work with you to make sure you thoroughly understand the class material. They will stay after class, meet with you during or outside of posted office hours, and help you...” – Kelly from Wellington, OH

Andrews University
Berrien Springs, MI
Andrews University

With campus along the shore of the St. Joseph River, Andrews University is a Christian school in southwest Michigan and the flagship institution of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Andrews hosts six colleges and schools featuring over 130 degrees...

“…The opportunity to learn is definitely obvious at Andrews University. The options are numerous. Classes are challenging and, for the most part, engaging. ” – Danika from Hamburg, PA

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...

“…All of the professors I have had are each different from the next. I have had new instructors and less experienced ones. A lot of my professors teach at another institution, have travelled a great deal, are from other countries or have worked in a...” – Sarah from Livonia, MI

Alma College

Alma College is a private liberal arts institution affiliated with the Presbyterian Church. It is a residential college based in Alma, Michigan, in the state’s Lower Peninsula. Alma also operates an ecological research area in Vestaburg, which houses...

“…The classes here are VERY intense. Be prepared to study A LOT. But also, be prepared to be intelligent and actually have something knowledgeable to contribute to conversations. I like being able to talk about something meaningful with my parents now...” – Kristin from Charlotte, MI

Northwood University is a private, 4-year institution established in Midland, Michigan. The college maintains a number of regional education facilities in Michigan, Kentucky, Indiana, Texas, California, and online in order for students to complete...

“…When I visited they said the professors had a one year contract and if they weren't performing well that they were gone. The school also has many varying options of degrees and classes to take that cover a wide variety of interests.” – Christian from Zeeland, 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

Michigan Technological University

With a campus overlooking the Keweenaw Waterway, Michigan Technological University is a public school in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. MTU is home to seven colleges and schools offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in over 120 academic programs...

“…Michigan Tech has a reputation of being a tough school and it's reputation is well earned. Every class I've taken has been a challenge but nothing too extreme. The university takes academic dishonestly very seriously and strives to ensure that every...” – Charles from Midland, MI

Baker College

Formed by the consolidation of Baker Business University and Muskegon College, Baker College is a career and vocational school with several campus locations throughout Michigan. Baker confers bachelor’s degrees in over 40 academic majors and students...

“…I am learning a lot at baker” – Elizabeth from Flint, MI

Mott Community College

Mott Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in Flint, Michigan, with satellite locations throughout the state in Clio, Howell, Fenton, and Owosso. The college offers over 100 certificates, occupational degrees, and degrees for...

“…At Mott, most of the students are there to learn their basics and then move on to a bigger better four-year university. It makes Mott sound like a lame little stepping stone, but I love Mott. It has smaller class sizes, even for basics, and the...” – Jessica from Flushing, MI

Spring Arbor University

Spring Arbor University is a private, Christ-centered institution established in the state of Michigan. The college offers a number of unique programs of study, such as Camping Ministry, Actuarial Science, and Speech. Students enrolled at SAU are...

“…The liberal arts emphasis allows you to really get a thorough knowledge of many different subjects. The professors relate the classes that are not in your major to life in general, so that you at least take one thing away from the class at the end...” – Marcia from Dorr, MI

Lake Superior State University

With a campus overlooking the St. Mary’s River, Lake Superior State University is a 4-year institution in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and the smallest public university in the state. Featuring a mix of liberal and technical studies, LSSU confers...

“…The professors at this university really take interest in who you are and in what you hope to accomplish at Lake State. It seems as though they acknowledge their role as a TEACHer and genuinely want to do their job. ” – Jane from Grand Rapids, MI

Jackson College is a public, 2-year institution established in Jackson County, Michigan. The campus features The George E. Potter Center, which houses entertainment events in its three theaters all throughout the year. While the college offers many...

“…I am going into my 3rd semester at JCC. I love it so much. All of the instructors I've had so far are very helpful and enjoy their jobs. They reach out and are friendly to their students and make learning fun.” – Sara from Ypsilanti, MI

Grand Rapids Community College

Grand Rapids Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in the state of Michigan. GRCC values experiential learning, offering students the ability to learn in environments beyond the traditional classroom in Service Learning...

“…Affordable higher education. I chose to complete my gen eds here rather than at an Art School and it is literally 1/3 of the cost, and a lot of my professors also teach at the art school. I am getting the same education I would be getting at art...” – Emily from Hudsonville, MI

Siena Heights University

Siena Heights University is a private, Christ-centered institution established in Adrian, Michigan. Along with the main campus, the college also hosts a number of degree completion centers throughout the state. Students attending SHU have the...

“…Siena is a small campus, but a loving atmosphere. The teachers, other students, and staff want nothing but the best for the students attending. It is a great place to build connections that will last a lifetime!” – Mackenzie from Monroe, MI

With a main campus off the coast of Lake Michigan, Muskegon Community College is a 2-year institution and the fourth oldest community college in Michigan. MCC is home to 40 associate degrees and 35 certificate-granting programs. The Astronomy program...

“…Muskegon Community College’s professors sincerely want their students to learn as much as possible and they go out of their way to make this happen. One of my instructors was excellent and helped me at my own pace. Another was tougher and rather...” – Erika from Whitehall, MI

College for Creative Studies

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...

“…CCS is a challenging, fun, and rewarding school to attend. It demands a lot of hard work and effort due to the rigorous curriculum and high expectations. However, it is one of the best schools in the United States for the visual arts and hard work...” – Sarah

Finlandia University

Finlandia University is a private, 4-year institution established in Hancock, Michigan. Academics at FinnU are primarily geared toward the arts, though there are many degree options available in scientific fields as well. The college is home to the...

“…I'm a first year here and it has been great so far. I'm part of the soccer team and although practice is extremely intense, the students here make you feel welcome. The orientation programs are helpful towards the schools mission and what to expect...” – Jorge from CA

Henry Ford College

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...

“…Henry Ford CC has done alot lately to make it more student friendly. The new Welcome Center now houses most student services in one building. The teachers are dedicated professionals, who are focused on the well being of their students. ” – Amanda from Sterling Heights, MI

Established in 1944, Olivet College is a private, 4-year institution local in Michigan. The college offers over 50 major and minor undergraduate programs, as well as an MBA program, a Criminal Justice professional program, and an RN-BSN program....

“…I think the campus is great. All the staff members are open to see you whenever you need. The dorms are a perfect size.” – Megan from Trenton, MI

Lake Michigan College is a 2-year community college with three campuses in western Michigan. LMC is home to 10 academic divisions including a Wine and Viticulture Technology program featuring the only teaching winery in the midwest. LMC also has a...

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

Founded by the Battle Creek Board of Education, Kellogg Community College is a 2-year institution with a main campus and four regional centers in south-central Michigan. Kellogg features 35 associate degrees and 28 certificate programs from eight...

“…Kellogg is a great and cheap place to get your gen eds out of the way. The students and staff here are very friendly and accommodating. The classes are fun and are good quality for the price. ” – Demetria from Coldwater, 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...

“…In the small classes at Concordia every student receives the specialized attention they require. The professors truly care about each of their students. I am in the education program and each of the professors I have for these courses is personally...” – Kassandra from Flint, MI

Kalamazoo Valley Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in southern Michigan. Valley offers over 100 associate’s degree and certificate programs in nine guided pathways, with many courses available in fully-online and blended...

“…There are two types of teachers here, the amazing ones and the incompetent ones. Just make sure you do your research to make sure your teacher is legitimate. The good teachers here are great at what they do and are easily better than most large...” – Jacob from Kalamazoo, MI

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,...

“…As is to be expected with college, I have learned more here in under a year than I did in four years of high school. Over all, I'm thrilled with the school! These classes have been challenging, but nothing too far out of my league and I feel that I...” – Kara

Aquinas College
Grand Rapids, MI
Aquinas College (MI)

Founded in 1886 by the Dominican Sisters of Grand Rapids, Aquinas College is a Catholic liberal arts college in western Michigan. Aquinas offers undergraduate degrees in over 100 fields of study including the first Sustainable Business program in the...

“…Aquinas offers a great learning environment on its campus; just outside the city of Grand Rapids, this enclosed, wooded area is simply beautiful. The professors are here to help and show great enthusiasm while teaching. Even though it is a smaller...” – Rachel from Warren, MI

Northwestern Michigan College

Northwestern Michigan College is a public, 2-year institution located in Traverse City. NMC maintains four satellite facilities in the region, including the Rogers Observatory, which is five miles of south of campus and frequently opens for public...

“…Smaller classes with great teachers. Lot's of opportunities with difference classes. Supportive staff.” – Catherine from Interlochen, MI

Rochester College
Rochester Hills, 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...

“…I am truly excited to start taking courses and see all of what Rochester College has to offer.” – Lauren from Oxford, MI

Southwestern Michigan College is a 2-year community college featuring over 40 degrees and certificates, as well as an honors program. In addition, SMC partners with Ferris State University to provide an opportunity to earn six bachelor’s degrees on...

“…Southwestern Michigan College has amazing dorms, professors, and course options. The tuition is low compared to bigger colleges. Although it is a community college, it still has a university feel.” – Sky from Sturgis, 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

Baker College of Muskegon is a private four-year technical and business college mere minutes away from Lake Michigan’s shores. Baker College maintains seven other campuses, is a designated military-friendly school, and claims the title of largest...

“…Baker has so many programs and will put you where you need to be for what you want to achieve. They place you with a career instead of just a major and minor. You will be going to school for what you want to be and not taking pointless classes.” – Melisanda from Zeeland, MI

Grace Christian University is an Evangelical college in Grand Rapids whose courses are centered around The Bible and ministry experience. GCU is home to over 20 undergraduate degree programs encompassing both Biblical studies and general education...

“…Grace Bible College has a great learning atmosphere. Whether learning about yourself or your academics, Grace Bible has many things to teach you. I learned many things about myself while I attended classes, as well as when I worked. I also learned...” – Melody from Hamburg, NY

Originally founded as the first law school to serve the greater Detroit area, the Michigan State University College of Law is an independent private legal institute academically integrated into the MSU system. The Law College’s JD academic curriculum...

Cleary University is a private business school in southeastern Michigan and the only 4-year degree-granting institution in its county. Cleary awards bachelor’s degrees in 14 fields relating to business and management and also features an MBA program....

“…All faculty staff have been very courteous and helpful. I had many questions and they helped me make the right decision in furthering my education. They had a program that was perfect for going back to school later in my career. ” – Vickie from Swartz Creek, 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...

“…Wayne County Community College is phenomenal. They offer a variety of programs with shorter programs to a 2 yr. degree. They also have a great healthcare program certification. The Professors that are employed at the school are very informal, helpful...” – Tempest from Detroit, MI

Alpena Community College is a public, 2-year institution established on a rural, 700-acre campus in northern Michigan. ACC offers over 75 academic programs, awarding certificates, AA degrees, AAS degrees, and AS degrees, along with one BS degree...

“…You wouldn't think that a community college would have the same quality education as a university, but this one really does. We have the same textbooks, follow the same fast-paced schedules, cover the same topics, and receive the same homework. Plus,...”

Kirtland Community College is a 2-year institution covering the largest geographic area of any Michigan community college. Kirtland is home to five academic departments offering 25 degree and certificate-granting programs. With a campus located in a...

“…kirtland community college is a cost effective way to obtain general education credits. the teachers give a lot of personal attention to students. it is a good transition from high school into college.” – Brittany from Roscommon, MI

Baker College of Owosso is one of 11 campuses in the Baker College system, which was established in Flint, Michigan. Owosso hosts five colleges, Social Science, Health Science, Engineering, Information Technology, and Business, on its 70-acre campus,...

“…Baker College of Owosso is a great home town college that allows local students to get the same great education as students attending a large University. I enjoy meeting the instructors and becoming familiar with other students in my program. I...” – Kellie from Owosso, MI

North Central Michigan College is a 2-year community college in the northernmost part of the Michigan lower peninsula. North Central confers associate degrees in 24 fields of study and is also home to 39 certificate-granting programs. For students...

Montcalm Community College is a 2-year college with four locations in central Michigan. MCC confers degrees and certificates in 54 academic programs. For students who wish to enter the farming industry, MCC partners with the Michigan State University...

“…College is so far helpful and informitive. I have attended orientation and the teachers were nice and helpful. I can't wait to get started!” – Amy from Belding, 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...

Gogebic Community College is a 2-year community college with a main campus and extension center in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. GCC confers degrees and certificates in 55 academic fields of study. The college utilizes its northwoods location for...

“…Perfect for the academic, Gogebic Community College offers top of the line courses with small class sizes! The teachers are flexible and for the student not interested in the hustle and bustle of the city Gogebic is a great place to study. It is...” – Vivian from Ironwood, MI

Established in 1965, Glen Oaks Community College is a public, 2-year institution located in Centreville Michigan. Glen Oaks offers 15 associate’s degree programs and 19 certificate programs, including agricultural programs in collaboration with MSU...

“…The teachers here for the most part really take time to get to know you and how well you learn in order for you to advance. They seem to show they really are for your education, though a lot of people think community colleges don't care as much,...” – Brandye from Sturgis, MI

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...

“…The teachers are great. Everyone will help you get where you want to be in life. The students are ready to learn and fun to be around. You get to school and you can feel the energy of everyone learning and anxious to learn.” – Cindy from Westland, MI

With a main campus a short distance from Lake Michigan, West Shore Community College is a 2-year institution in northwest Michigan. WSCC is home to eight academic departments conferring degrees and certificates in 35 academic programs. Outside of...

“…One of the things I enjoy most about West Shore Community College (WSCC) is the small class sizes and one-on-one interaction with the instructors. All of the instructor's I've had so far have been very helpful during and outside of class hours,...” – Carly from Ludington, MI

Kuyper College
Grand Rapids, MI

Kuyper College is a Christian institution with an emphasis on training for a life in ministry. In addition to Kuyper’s religious degrees in programs like Biblical Greek and Youth Ministry, most  of the school’s other fields of study include a built...

“…Academics are incorporated well with the Bible's teachings. The professors are good at what they do; teaching from a Christian worldview.” – Alexandra from Cedarburg, WI

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...

“…When first attending Baker College I was worried and frantic with starting a huge step in my life. Baker made me feel comfortable and gave me the the courage that I thought I'll never have. My teachers were awesome and they gave me the knowledge that...” – Joi from Michigan

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,...

“…For the most part I learn a lot from my professors. I am challenged but at the same time the classes are not that difficult.” – Lynn from Clarkston, MI

Featuring a main campus a short walk from the US/Canada border, St. Clair County Community College is a 2-year institution in eastern Michigan. Known as “SC4,” the college features degree and certificate programs in five academic departments,...

“…St. Clair is a very awesome college that I really enjoy. The teachers are great and the campus is small and easy to get around. Everyone is very helpful and the school offers much help to all the students attending!” – Maria from Mt. Pleasant, MI

Bay de Noc Community College, more commonly known as Bay College, is a 2-year institution with two locations in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Bay is home to eight career pathways consisting of over 80 degree and certificate programs. Utilizing its...

“…I hear a lot of great news about Bay de Noc Community College and I am hoping to attend soon. My friends and other acquaintances tell me of how much success they are retrieving from their classes and can not wait to pursue more of an education there.” – Jessica from Cornell, MI

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,...

Baker College of Cadillac is a regional campus of the Baker College system in northwest Michigan and part of the state’s largest independent college. The Cadillac campus offers courses in five academic departments and houses an Academic Resource...

Baker College of Jackson is a campus in the Baker College system with an emphasis on training for careers in industry. Located in southern Michigan, the Jackson campus offers courses in Baker’s five academic colleges. Outside of the classroom, Baker...

“…I really believe that I am getting an excellent education at Baker College of Jackson. They are keen on professionalism and respect. I know I will be an excellent choice for my field.” – Michelle from Jackson, MI

Thomas M. Cooley Law School is a private law school affiliated with Western Michigan University and its main branch is located in the capital city of Lansing. WMU-Cooley offers classes in Ethics, Service, and Professional programs in addition to...

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...

Originally founded in a log cabin schoolhouse, Great Lakes Christian College is a Christ-centered institution in central Michigan. Among the college’s 12 degree-granting programs, GLCC offers several Christian College Majors such as Advanced Biblical...

“…GLCC is really is a wonderful place to live and learn. The atmosphere is loving and encouraging and the professors are more than just authority figures. Everyone there really does want to help you grow and learn, in the field that you choose and in...” – Michelle from St. Johns, MI

With campus a short distance from Lake Huron and the St. Clair River, The Culinary Institute of Michigan is an affiliate of Baker College in Eastern Michigan. All students at the institute study the culinary arts taught by a faculty made up of award...

With a campus along the shore of Lake Superior, Bay Mills Community College is the first 2-year tribal community college in the northeastern upper peninsula of Michigan. BMCC confers degrees and certificates in 24 academic programs. As a tribal...

Compass College of Cinematic Arts is a Christian-centered film school in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The college’s Bachelor of Fine Arts in Cinematic & Media Arts program is divided into concentrations in Story, Acting, Production, and Post-production,...

“…it has a very small class size, about 140 in all classes, and only accept around 75 students from 600 applicants. however, the teachers are all very welcoming and are passionate about what they are doing. everyone is very nice and respectful and...” – elyse from rockford, mi

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....

“…Walsh college is fantastic for working students. I was able to complete my Master's degree online in one year and eleven weeks while working full time. The total cost was the same as a state college. ” – Timothy from Harrison Twp., MI

Affiliated with the Christian Reformed Church, Calvin Theological Seminary is a Christian graduate school in Grand Rapids dedicated to training ministry leaders. Calvin Seminary offers five theological master’s degree programs as well as a doctorate...

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...

Baker College Center for Graduate Studies, a branch of Baker College, is a private, graduate education institution located in Flint, Michigan. The college offers 18 fully-online programs throughout six schools of study, awarding master’s degrees,...

“…Baker College is exceptional in all areas. They have an environment that promotes positive learning, and their staff is all eager and willing to help you in whatever ways they can. For me, it is the BEST! ” – Cynthia from Detroit, MI

With campus a short drive from Lake Michigan, Western Theological Seminary is a western Michigan-based Christian graduate school in the Reformed tradition. WTS confers master’s degrees in Divinity, Theology, and Arts as well as a doctorate in...

Established by the Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Council, Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College is a 2-year tribal community college in central Michigan. Dedicated to providing higher education opportunities for Native Americans, SCTC offers associate degrees in...

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...

The School of Missionary Aviation Technology is a Christian-centered school of aviation training in central Michigan. SMAT offers an Aviation Flight Training Program and a 1-year Aviation Maintenance Training Program specializing in Airframe and...

With campus on the shores of Keweenaw Bay, Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College is a 2-year tribal community college in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. KBOCC confers associate degrees in five fields of study and hosts four certificate-granting programs....

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...

Hope College

Hope College is a 4-year liberal arts institute located in downtown Holland. Hope partners with the Reformed Church in America but welcomes students of all faiths, as well as those of no faith. The liberal arts curriculum at Hope is threaded through...

“…The academics at Hope are outstanding. Yes, that means the classes can be difficult and a lot of work, but the professors are all excellent; supportive, encouraging, and willing to help you out at virtually any time. They genuinely want you to...” – Dale from Grandville, MI

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