Best colleges in Detroit

The Fast Lane to Success

The Motor City offers more than just car manufacturing

Innovation fuels Detroit. It fuels the automobile industry and the arts scene, and it's definitely part of the 5 community colleges and 14 four-year universities. With degrees available in nearly any area of study, you'll be sure to advance your own interests within the city's rich legacy. and don't worry, job opportunities are aplenty, but so are the paychecks — average weekly wages of $1,071 are higher than the U.S. average. Businesses within this metro area are expanding into the emerging fields of life sciences, fuel cell technology, information technology, and advanced manufacturing, just to name a few.

The automobile capital of the world has diverse college options, but an even more diverse culture. From Corktown to Greektown to Mexicantown, you can chow down on authentic cuisine. and if you're in need for some inspiration, Detroit has one of the largest theater districts, a variety of museums, four major sports leagues, and many famous, world-changing individuals that have called this city home, such as Henry Ford, Madonna, and Robin Williams. Follow in their footsteps. Make the Motor City your ride to your future.

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Best Four Year Universities in Detroit

College for Creative Studies offers 15 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 287 students graduated with students earning 255 Bachelor's degrees, 26 Master's degrees, and 6 Certificates.

University of Detroit Mercy offers 145 degree programs. It's a medium sized, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 1,550 students graduated with students earning 744 Bachelor's degrees, 387 Master's degrees, 331 Doctoral degrees, and 88 Certificates.

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Wayne State University offers 420 degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 6,637 students graduated with students earning 3,474 Bachelor's degrees, 2,140 Master's degrees, 774 Doctoral degrees, and 249 Certificates.

Lawrence Technological University offers 118 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 619 students graduated with students earning 327 Bachelor's degrees, 255 Master's degrees, 16 Certificates, 12 Doctoral degrees, and 9 Associate's degrees.

Madonna University
Livonia, MI

Madonna University offers 287 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 1,035 students graduated with students earning 570 Bachelor's degrees, 209 Master's degrees, 205 Certificates, 47 Associate's degrees, and 4 Doctoral degrees.

Rochester University
Rochester Hills, MI

Rochester University offers 34 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 245 students graduated with students earning 228 Bachelor's degrees, 11 Associate's degrees, and 6 Master's degrees.

Yeshiva Gedolah of Greater Detroit offers 3 degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 5 students graduated with students earning 5 Bachelor's degrees.

Sacred Heart Major Seminary offers 9 degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 100 students graduated with students earning 40 Master's degrees, 39 Certificates, 20 Bachelor's degrees, and 1 Associate's degree.

Henry Ford College
Dearborn, MI

Henry Ford College offers 171 degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 1,477 students graduated with students earning 1,222 Associate's degrees, 248 Certificates, and 7 Bachelor's degrees.

Ecumenical Theological Seminary offers 5 degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 18 students graduated with students earning 7 Doctoral degrees, 6 Certificates, and 5 Master's degrees.

Best Community Colleges in Detroit

MIAT College of Technology offers 10 degree programs. It's a small, private for-profit, two-year college in a large suburb. In 2019, 401 students graduated with students earning 298 Certificates, and 103 Associate's degrees.

St Clair County Community College offers 43 degree programs. It's a small, public, two-year college in a small suburb. In 2019, 681 students graduated with students earning 593 Associate's degrees, and 88 Certificates.

Oakland Community College
Bloomfield Hills, MI

Oakland Community College offers 109 degree programs. It's a large, public, two-year college in a large suburb. In 2019, 2,040 students graduated with students earning 1,594 Associate's degrees, and 446 Certificates.

Macomb Community College offers 217 degree programs. It's a large, public, two-year college in a midsize city. In 2019, 2,714 students graduated with students earning 2,322 Associate's degrees, and 392 Certificates.

Wayne County Community College District offers 119 degree programs. It's a large, public, two-year college in a large city. In 2019, 1,629 students graduated with students earning 1,397 Associate's degrees, and 232 Certificates.

List of all colleges in Detroit

School Average Tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
College for Creative Studies Logo College for Creative Studies Detroit, MI
5/5
27 : 1 1,533
University of Detroit Mercy Logo University of Detroit Mercy Detroit, MI
5/5
16 : 1 5,080
Wayne State University Logo Wayne State University Detroit, MI
3/5
26 : 1 26,824
MIAT College of Technology Logo MIAT College of Technology Canton, MI
3/5
17 : 1 1,082
Carnegie Institute Logo Carnegie Institute Troy, MI
3/5
  129
Lawrence Technological University Logo Lawrence Technological University Southfield, MI
5/5
27 : 1 2,848
Michigan Barber School Inc Logo Michigan Barber School Inc Detroit, MI     171
Madonna University Logo Madonna University Livonia, MI
4/5
33 : 1 2,992
Rochester University Logo Rochester University Rochester Hills, MI
4/5
31 : 1 1,087
P&A Scholars Beauty School Logo P&A Scholars Beauty School Detroit, MI     285
L'esprit Academy Logo L'esprit Academy Canton, MI     175
Brighton Institute of Cosmetology Logo Brighton Institute of Cosmetology Brighton, MI     49
David Pressley School of Cosmetology Logo David Pressley School of Cosmetology Royal Oak, MI     251
Paul Mitchell the School-Great Lakes Logo Paul Mitchell the School-Great Lakes Port Huron, MI     68
Elevate Salon Institute Logo Elevate Salon Institute Royal Oak, MI     114
Paul Mitchell the School-Michigan Logo Paul Mitchell the School-Michigan Sterling Heights, MI     222
Port Huron Cosmetology College Logo Port Huron Cosmetology College Waterford, MI     49
Abcott Institute Logo Abcott Institute Southfield, MI     143
Yeshiva Gedolah of Greater Detroit Logo Yeshiva Gedolah of Greater Detroit Oak Park, MI
2/5
10 : 1 62
Ross Medical Education Center-Canton Logo Ross Medical Education Center-Canton Canton, MI     128