Getting its name from the “grand” river running through its center, Grand Rapids is the 2nd largest city in Michigan. With 15 colleges situated around the city, there are plenty of chances to pursue your degree.* Jobs are spread evenly amongst four industries, so students studying manufacturing, transportation, education, or healthcare have the best shot at securing a job after graduation.* If you’re studying medicine, you’ll never want to leave. The River City is home to the Grand Rapids Medical Mile, institutions dedicated solely to medicine, which has grown 5 times in size since its origin.* And thanks to a brand new $40 million rapid bus system, students can easily travel around town, from class to concerts to all the craft beer spots that earned Grand Rapids the title “Beer City, USA.”
Located a half hour from Lake Michigan, Grand Rapids has a unique climate that makes it ideal for fruit production in the hot summers while the winters bring close to 80 inches of snow.* Experience all four seasons with temperatures ranging from 31◦ -83◦ throughout the year.* The city’s varied topography allows for a variety of cultural and outdoor experiences year around: hunting, skiing, fishing, and golf. Lots of golf. The city has more public courses than any other city. And who said a lot of snow means no beaches? Grand Rapids has over 3,200 miles of shoreline* including Keweenaw Peninsula and the Sunrise Coast. Grand Rapids is always moving, and now that employment and salaries are on the rise, what better time than now to make the move?*www.usclimatedata.com *Bureau of labor statistics *www.michigan.org *Wikipedia, “Grand Rapids”
Calvin University offers 85 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 907 students graduated with students earning 807 Bachelor's degrees, 61 Master's degrees, 20 Certificates, and 19 Associate's degrees.
Grand Valley State University offers 135 degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 5,789 students graduated with students earning 4,646 Bachelor's degrees, 991 Master's degrees, 109 Doctoral degrees, and 43 Certificates.
Cornerstone University offers 87 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 655 students graduated with students earning 413 Bachelor's degrees, 200 Master's degrees, 40 Associate's degrees, and 2 Doctoral degrees.
Davenport University offers 158 degree programs. It's a medium sized, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 1,710 students graduated with students earning 1,000 Bachelor's degrees, 439 Master's degrees, 178 Associate's degrees, and 93 Certificates.
Montcalm Community College offers 55 degree programs. It's a small, public, two-year college in a faraway rural area. In 2019, 389 students graduated with students earning 197 Associate's degrees, and 192 Certificates.
Itasca Community College offers 25 degree programs. It's a small, public, two-year college in a remote town. In 2019, 324 students graduated with students earning 176 Associate's degrees, and 148 Certificates.
Grand Rapids Community College offers 99 degree programs. It's a large, public, two-year college in a midsize city. In 2019, 2,336 students graduated with students earning 1,967 Associate's degrees, and 369 Certificates.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Calvin University Grand Rapids, MI||15 : 1||3,570|
|Hope College Holland, MI||13 : 1||3,056|
|Aquinas College Grand Rapids, MI||18 : 1||1,600|
|Grand Valley State University Allendale, MI||21 : 1||24,033|
|Compass College of Cinematic Arts Grand Rapids, MI||19 : 1||93|
|Kuyper College Grand Rapids, MI||16 : 1||143|
|Cornerstone University Grand Rapids, MI||30 : 1||1,998|
|Michigan Career and Technical Institute Plainwell, MI||198|
|Davenport University Grand Rapids, MI||59 : 1||6,429|
|Grace Christian University Wyoming, MI||52 : 1||1,097|
|Empire Beauty School-Michigan Grand Rapids, MI||230|
|French Academy of Cosmetology Spring Lake, MI||39|
|Ross Medical Education Center-Kentwood Kentwood, MI||169|
|Montcalm Community College Sidney, MI||49 : 1||1,529|
|Itasca Community College Grand Rapids, MN||42 : 1||1,062|
|Grand Rapids Community College Grand Rapids, MI||61 : 1||13,270|
|Calvin Theological Seminary Grand Rapids, MI||23 : 1||295|
|Western Theological Seminary Holland, MI||29 : 1||322|