Best Colleges in Michigan

Two Peninsulas, Countless Opportunities

Wave hello to The Mitten State

Comprised of the iconic mitten-shape, there's more to Michigan than automobiles and Michael Phelps. Its manufacturing and technology industries, as well as its abundance of natural resources, have a claim to fame here in Michigan. Spread over 97,000 square miles, 93 colleges and universities pepper the state, with major universities in the largest cities of Detroit, Grand Rapids, Warren, Sterling Heights and Lansing. and if you're planning on majoring in sciences, engineering, or technology, Michigan's public universities and research facilities attract more than $1.5 billion in research and development grants per year. Not to mention they have the 3rd highest number of engineering grads nationally. Several top companies in the nation call Michigan home, including the infamous General Motors, Ford, and Dow, providing ample employment opportunities in manufacturing and industrial technology.

Not only will your career benefit, but so will your health. Michigan is a leading grower of fruit in the U.S. and contributes to the nation's annual production of blueberries, cherries, apples, peaches, and grapes. You can have a sweet tooth all year around. Prefer to spend your time in the wilderness? Michigan supports over 1 million licensed hunters and countless fishers. Bordered by 4 of the 5 Great Lakes and countless lakes and ponds, Michigan is the perfect place for water lovers. and the Detroit Lions, Tigers, and Redwings keep sports fans busy year-round. Wave hello to your new home in The Mitten State.

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Best Four Year Universities in Michigan

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 University of Michigan-Ann Arbor Ann Arbor, MI

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor offers 532 Degree programs. It's a large public university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 15,085 students graduated with students earning 8,554 Bachelor's degrees, 4,620 Master's degrees, 1,709 Doctoral degrees, and 202 Certificates degrees.

Based on 128 Reviews
2 Michigan State University East Lansing, MI

Michigan State University offers 400 Degree programs. It's a large public university in a small city. In 2015, 13,147 students graduated with students earning 8,785 Bachelor's degrees, 2,227 Master's degrees, 1,831 Doctoral degrees, and 304 Certificates degrees.

Based on 80 Reviews
3 Michigan Technological University Houghton, MI

Michigan Technological University offers 217 Degree programs. It's a medium sized public university in a remote town. In 2015, 1,786 students graduated with students earning 1,227 Bachelor's degrees, 367 Master's degrees, 116 Certificates degrees, 76 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 12 Reviews
4 Hope College Holland, MI

Hope College offers 123 Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a small city. In 2015, 917 students graduated with students earning 917 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 8 Reviews
5 University of Detroit Mercy Detroit, MI

University of Detroit Mercy offers 176 Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a large city. In 2015, 1,711 students graduated with students earning 852 Bachelor's degrees, 486 Master's degrees, 247 Doctoral degrees, and 126 Certificates degrees.

Based on 12 Reviews
6 Calvin College Grand Rapids, MI

Calvin College offers 161 Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 1,122 students graduated with students earning 1,072 Bachelor's degrees, and 50 Master's degrees.

Based on 4 Reviews
7 Andrews University Berrien Springs, MI

Andrews University offers 213 Degree programs. It's a small private university in a outlying town. In 2015, 1,014 students graduated with students earning 512 Bachelor's degrees, 309 Master's degrees, 169 Doctoral degrees, 16 Certificates degrees, and 8 Associate's degrees.

Based on 8 Reviews
8 Central Michigan University Mount Pleasant, MI

Central Michigan University offers 362 Degree programs. It's a large public university in a far away town. In 2015, 7,045 students graduated with students earning 4,868 Bachelor's degrees, 1,814 Master's degrees, 190 Certificates degrees, and 173 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 24 Reviews
9 Kettering University Flint, MI

Kettering University offers 54 Degree programs. It's a small private university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 424 students graduated with students earning 302 Bachelor's degrees, 114 Master's degrees, and 8 Certificates degrees.

Based on 8 Reviews
10 Madonna University Livonia, MI

Madonna University offers 437 Degree programs. It's a small private university in a small city. In 2015, 1,705 students graduated with students earning 781 Bachelor's degrees, 459 Certificates degrees, 311 Master's degrees, 149 Associate's degrees, and 5 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 12 Reviews

Best Community Colleges in Michigan

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 Delta College University Center, MI

Delta College offers 153 Degree programs. It's a large public college in a outlying rural. In 2015, 2,223 students graduated with students earning 1,562 Associate's degrees, and 661 Certificates degrees.

2 Grand Rapids Community College Grand Rapids, MI

Grand Rapids Community College offers 143 Degree programs. It's a large public college in a mid sized city. In 2015, 2,594 students graduated with students earning 2,191 Associate's degrees, and 403 Certificates degrees.

3 Washtenaw Community College Ann Arbor, MI

Washtenaw Community College offers 118 Degree programs. It's a large public college in a large suburb. In 2015, 3,190 students graduated with students earning 2,032 Certificates degrees, and 1,158 Associate's degrees.

4 Kellogg Community College Battle Creek, MI

Kellogg Community College offers 112 Degree programs. It's a medium sized public college in a small city. In 2015, 1,417 students graduated with students earning 960 Associate's degrees, and 457 Certificates degrees.

5 Henry Ford College Dearborn, MI

Henry Ford College offers 143 Degree programs. It's a large public college in a small city. In 2015, 1,950 students graduated with students earning 1,557 Associate's degrees, and 393 Certificates degrees.

6 Kalamazoo Valley Community College Kalamazoo, MI

Kalamazoo Valley Community College offers 112 Degree programs. It's a large public college in a mid sized suburb. In 2015, 1,532 students graduated with students earning 983 Associate's degrees, and 549 Certificates degrees.

7 Lansing Community College Lansing, MI

Lansing Community College offers 261 Degree programs. It's a large public college in a mid sized city. In 2015, 4,433 students graduated with students earning 2,553 Certificates degrees, and 1,880 Associate's degrees.

8 Wayne County Community College District Detroit, MI

Wayne County Community College District offers 133 Degree programs. It's a large public college in a large city. In 2015, 3,021 students graduated with students earning 2,398 Associate's degrees, and 623 Certificates degrees.

9 Monroe County Community College Monroe, MI

Monroe County Community College offers 83 Degree programs. It's a small public college in a outlying rural. In 2015, 575 students graduated with students earning 465 Associate's degrees, and 110 Certificates degrees.

10 St Clair County Community College Port Huron, MI

St Clair County Community College offers 64 Degree programs. It's a medium sized public college in a small suburb. In 2015, 836 students graduated with students earning 756 Associate's degrees, and 80 Certificates degrees.

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School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor University of Michigan-Ann Arbor Ann Arbor, MI
3/5
7 : 1 43,651
Michigan State University Michigan State University East Lansing, MI
3/5
18 : 1 50,538
Michigan Technological University Michigan Technological University Houghton, MI
3/5
18 : 1 7,218
Hope College Hope College Holland, MI
5/5
12 : 1 3,392
University of Detroit Mercy University of Detroit Mercy Detroit, MI
5/5
12 : 1 4,920
Calvin College Calvin College Grand Rapids, MI
5/5
14 : 1 3,990
Andrews University Andrews University Berrien Springs, MI
5/5
13 : 1 3,366
Central Michigan University Central Michigan University Mount Pleasant, MI
3/5
27 : 1 26,825
Kettering University Kettering University Flint, MI
5/5
19 : 1 2,252
Madonna University Madonna University Livonia, MI
4/5
19 : 1 3,704
Grand Valley State University Grand Valley State University Allendale, MI
3/5
20 : 1 25,325
University of Michigan-Dearborn University of Michigan-Dearborn Dearborn, MI
3/5
23 : 1 9,066
Spring Arbor University Spring Arbor University Spring Arbor, MI
5/5
15 : 1 3,401
University of Michigan-Flint University of Michigan-Flint Flint, MI
3/5
21 : 1 8,470
Northwood University-Michigan Northwood University-Michigan Midland, MI
5/5
19 : 1 3,337
Kalamazoo College Kalamazoo College Kalamazoo, MI
5/5
13 : 1 1,443
Lawrence Technological University Lawrence Technological University Southfield, MI
5/5
17 : 1 3,516
Siena Heights University Siena Heights University Adrian, MI
4/5
20 : 1 2,707
Eastern Michigan University Eastern Michigan University Ypsilanti, MI
3/5
23 : 1 21,824
Western Michigan University Western Michigan University Kalamazoo, MI
3/5
23 : 1 23,529
Albion College Albion College Albion, MI
5/5
13 : 1 1,376
Cornerstone University Cornerstone University Grand Rapids, MI
5/5
26 : 1 2,572
Wayne State University Wayne State University Detroit, MI
3/5
14 : 1 27,140
Oakland University Oakland University Rochester Hills, MI
3/5
26 : 1 20,261
Ferris State University Ferris State University Big Rapids, MI
3/5
20 : 1 14,715

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