Michigan Colleges

Michigan Colleges

Michigan Schools List

Michigan, The Great Lakes State, is unequivocally a popular location for prospective students. Some of the biggest and most well-known educational powerhouses call this state home. While several of the state’s colleges are more widely known for their success in sports, there are many schools in the state that are extremely successful in more academic endeavors. The state is home to just under 100 colleges and universities, a testament not only to the state’s rather large population (just under 10 million people), but also the overall educational focus that exists across the state from the K-12 level and on up to the post-secondary level.

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In their 2015 rankings of states with the best high schools, Michigan comes in at a very solid position: 29. Despite not existing at the very top of the list, Michigan is far from the worst, and indeed has a lot of boast about in its educational programs and offerings across all possible educational levels.

Despite having a relatively small number of public universities in comparison to the large number of private colleges and universities in the state, Michigan’s public university scene is extremely well respected. Several of the schools are highly ranked on a national level, with most ranked well regionally. The 15 public universities in the state are: Central Michigan University, Eastern Michigan University, Perris State University, Grand Valley State University, Lake Superior State University, Michigan State University, Michigan Technological University, Northern Michigan University, Oakland University, Saginaw Valley State University, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, University of Michigan-Dearborn, University of Michigan-Flint, Wayne State University and Western Michigan University. Of these, three are ranked nationally among the top 200 national universities: University of Michigan-Ann Arbor (#29), Western Michigan University (#187), Michigan Technological University (#123), Michigan State University (#75), and Central Michigan University (#194).

The private colleges and universities that exist in the state make up the vast majority of post-secondary offerings. Prospective students have a wide array of options on this end, many of which are equally ranked both nationally and regionally. While the two best ranked colleges in the state are public universities (University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and Michigan State University), among the top are: Albion College, Calvin College, and Kalamazoo College. All 3 of these are in the top 200 for national liberal arts colleges and universities in the country. Several other private institutions in the state are also nationally and regionally ranked, including Hillsdale College (#67 for liberal arts colleges), Madonna University (#98 for regional universities), and University of Detroit Mercy (#23 among Midwestern universities).

Prospective students looking at schools in Michigan will find that most of the state’s public universities annual tuition rates are either at or below the national average. Likewise, most of the state’s private colleges and universities are at or around the same rate, making Michigan’s schools, both public and private, among the best deals that students can find. Michigan is also home to many alternative and preliminary forms of post-secondary education. The state has a high number of community colleges, several art schools, and many technical schools. ITT Technical Institute has at least 5 locations across the state. There are also a few art schools, such as the Art Institute of Michigan and the Compass College of Cinematic Arts. For those seeking religiously focused study, the state is home to several Christian and Jewish schools, as well as one Islamic studies university (Islamic American University). As noted, the state has many options for students who are seeking different opportunities, making Michigan one of the best states for students looking into all forms of educational experiences.

Traditional Colleges In Michigan

Adrian College

Albion College

Alma College

Andrews University

Aquinas College

Calvin College

Central Michigan University

Concordia University Ann Arbor

Cornerstone University

Eastern Michigan University

Ferris State University

Grand Valley State University

Hillsdale College

Hope College

Kalamazoo College

Madonna University

Michigan State University

Michigan Technological University

  • Site – www.mtu.edu
  • Phone – 906-487-2335
  • Admissions – [email protected]
  • Financial Aid – finaid.mtu.edu

Northern Michigan University

Northwood University

Oakland University

Olivet College

Saginaw Valley State University

Siena Heights University

Spring Arbor University

University of Detroit Mercy (Michigan)

University of Michigan

University of Michigan Dearborn

Wayne State University

Western Michigan University

Community Colleges – Michigan

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Alpena Community College

  • Site – www.alpenacc.edu
  • Address – 666 Johnson St, Alpena, MI 49707
  • Phone – (989) 356-9021

Bay College

  • Site – www.baycollege.edu
  • Address – 2001 N Lincoln Rd, Escanaba, MI 49829
  • Phone – (906) 786-5802

Bay Mills Community College

  • Site – www.bmcc.edu
  • Address – 12214 W Lakeshore Dr, Brimley, MI 49715
  • Phone – (906) 248-8401

Delta College

  • Site – www.bmcc.edu
  • Address – 1961 Delta Rd, University Center, MI 48710
  • Phone – (989) 686-9000

Glen Oaks Community College

  • Site – www.glenoaks.edu/Pages/default.aspx
  • Address – 62249 Shimmel Road, Centreville, MI 49032
  • Phone – (269) 467-9945

Gogebic Community College

  • Site – www.gogebic.edu
  • Address – E4946 Jackson Rd, Ironwood, MI 49938
  • Phone – (906) 932-4231

Grand Rapids Community College

  • Site – www.grcc.edu
  • Address – 143 Bostwick Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Phone – (616) 234-4000

Henry Ford Community College

  • Site – www.hfcc.edu
  • Address – 5101 Evergreen Rd., Dearborn, MI 48128
  • Phone – (313) 845-9600

Jackson Community College

  • Site – www.jccmi.edu
  • Address – 2111 Emmons Rd, Jackson, MI 49201
  • Phone – (517) 787-0800

Kalamazoo Valley Community College

  • Site – www.kvcc.edu
  • Address – 6767 W O Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
  • Phone – (269) 488-4400

Kellogg Community College

  • Site – www.kellogg.edu
  • Address – 450 North Ave, Battle Creek, MI 49017
  • Phone – (269) 965-3931

Kirtland Community College

  • Site – www.kirtland.edu
  • Address – 10775 N St Helen Rd, Roscommon, MI 48653
  • Phone – (989) 275-5000

Lake Michigan College

  • Site – www.lakemichigancollege.edu
  • Address – 2755 E Napier Ave, Benton Harbor, MI 49022
  • Phone – (269) 927-1000

Lansing Community College

  • Site – www.lcc.edu
  • Address – 610 N Capitol Ave, Lansing, MI 48933
  • Phone – (800) 644-4522

Macomb Community College

  • Site – www.macomb.edu
  • Address – 14500 E. 12 Mile Road Warren, MI 48088
  • Phone – 586.445.7999

Mid Michigan Community College

  • Site – www.midmich.edu
  • Address – 1375 S Clare Ave, Harrison, MI 48625
  • Phone – (989) 386-6622

Monroe County Community College

  • Site – www.monroeccc.edu
  • Address – 1555 S Raisinville Rd, Monroe, MI 48161
  • Phone – (734) 242-7300

Montcalm Community College

  • Site – www.montcalm.edu
  • Address – 2800 College Dr, Sidney, MI 48885
  • Phone – (989) 328-2111

Mott Community College

  • Site – www.mcc.edu
  • Address – 1401 E Court St, Flint, MI 48503
  • Phone – (810) 762-0200

Muskegon Community College

  • Site – www.muskegoncc.edu
  • Address – 221 Quarterline Rd, Muskegon, MI 49442
  • Phone – (231) 773-9131

North Central Michigan College

  • Site – www.ncmich.edu
  • Address – 1515 Howard St, Petoskey, MI 49770
  • Phone – (888) 298-6605

Northwestern Michigan College

  • Site – www.nmc.edu
  • Address – 1701 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49686
  • Phone – (231) 995-1000

Oakland Community College

  • Site – www.oaklandcc.edu
  • Address – 739 S Washington Ave, Royal Oak, MI 48067
  • Phone – (248) 246-2400

Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College

  • Site – www.sagchip.edu
  • Address – 2274 Enterprise Dr, Mount Pleasant, MI 48858
  • Phone – (989) 775-4123

Saint Clair County Community College

  • Site – www.sc4.edu
  • Address – 323 Erie St, Port Huron, MI 48061
  • Phone – (810) 984-3881

Schoolcraft College

  • Site – www.schoolcraft.edu
  • Address – 1751 Radcliff St, Garden City, MI 48135
  • Phone – (734) 462-4770

Southwestern Michigan College

  • Site – www.swmich.edu
  • Address – 58900 Cherry Grove Rd, Dowagiac, MI 49047
  • Phone – (800) 456-8675

Washtenaw Community College

  • Site – www.wccnet.edu
  • Address – 4800 E Huron River Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
  • Phone – (734) 973-3300

Wayne County Community College

  • Site – www.wcccd.edu
  • Address – 8200 Outer Dr W, Detroit, MI 48219
  • Phone – (313) 943-4000

West Shore Community College

  • Site – www.westshore.edu
  • Address – 3000 S Stiles Rd, Scottville, MI 49454
  • Phone – (231) 845-6211

Michigan Schools – Vocational, Career & Trade

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Ann Arbor

University of Phoenix



Art Institute of Michigan

Dorsey School

Farmington Hills


University of Phoenix

Dorsey School

Madison Heights

University of Phoenix


Dorsey School



University of Phoenix


University of Phoenix


University of Phoenix

Everest College

University of Phoenix

Grand Rapids


Everest Institute

DeVry University

Everest Institute

Keller Graduate School of Management

University of Phoenix


Dorsey School



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Online Degrees and Programs In Michigan

Michigan is one of the biggest supporters of online education, not just in its public institutions, but vigorously among the private institutions as well. Over 90 colleges and universities within the state offer online degrees of some sort, many of which offer these courses at extremely low costs to students. Many of the public institutions within the state have online degree options, giving prospective students some avenue to enter the state’s premier colleges and universities even at the online degree level.

Michigan has a very healthy and vast online program for among its community colleges. The Michigan Colleges Online program, administered by the Michigan Community College Virtual Learning Collaborative, has a simple, but succinct mission statement: “To connect the teaching and student support capacity of Michigan community colleges so learners can access affordable, high-quality learning experiences whenever and wherever desired.” To that end, all of Michigan’s community colleges offer online degrees up to Associate’s degree level. Students can take programs in nearly 150 different subject areas, making the online degree program at Michigan’s community colleges one of the most extensive online learning initiatives in the country.

The top online programs within the state can be found at the following colleges and universities: Ferris State University, Michigan Jewish Institute, Baker College, Siena Heights University, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, Grace Bible College, Lawrence Technological University, Wayne State University, Central Michigan University, and Rochester College. All of these schools offer some form of financial aid, meaning that students who do choose to attend will be able to find some kind of monetary support, if need be. The most affordable online degree programs in the state can be found at Baker College of Auburn Hills ($230 per credit), Eastern Michigan University ($275 per credit), Wayne State University ($336 per credit), Oakland University ($354 per credit) and Northern Michigan University ($361 per credit).

Central Michigan University is unique among these in that it has a separate online programs called the Central Michigan University Global Campus. Central Michigan University’s online programs are rated among the best in the nation for Bachelor’s degrees, MBA programs, and Graduate programs. Prospective students interested in taking online programs at Central Michigan University will be able to pursue Bachelor’s degree programs in Building Code Administration, Organization Administration, Integrated Leadership Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Community Services, Health Sciences and Public Administration. Doctoral degrees are offered in Educational Leadership, Educational Technology and Health Administration. As far as graduate certificates go, the school offers a good many in such areas as Information Resource Management, Recreation and Park Administration, and Engineering Management, among many others. The school also offers Master’s degrees in several areas, including Education, Business Administration and Administration in various fields.