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.*Wikipedia, "Michigan" *travel.usnews.com/Phoenix_AZ
A public institution that was founded in 1817 by Gabriel Richard as a research institution, the University of Michigan has a total undergraduate enrollment of about 30,000. The university is known for its prestigious alumni network that includes Nobel Prize winners, Turing Award winners, and eight world leaders including former President Gerald Ford.
The University of Michigan is known for its sprawling campus that spans central, north, and south campuses which are connected by a dependable bus system. Michigan residents should note that in-state students pay about one-third of what out-of-state students pay for tuition and fees. Located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, The University of Michigan has an endowment that exceeds $10 billion, one of the largest endowments of any university. The school is known for its competitive STEM programs which include prestigious architecture, medicine, and pharmaceutical schools. The university is located in a suburban setting with a campus that covers just over 3,000 acres and operates on a trimester system. The University of Michigan has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1 which translates to smaller-format classes than many other Division 1 universities.
Beyond academics, The University of Michigan’s Trojan athletic teams competes in the Big10, with an annual football rivalry with the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. University students enjoy a picturesque campus situated just west of downtown Detroit, and within driving distance to Chicago, Cleveland, and Columbus. Notable alumni include the legendary voice of Darth Vader, James Earl Jones, quarterback Tom Brady, and Olympian Michael Phelps.
Andrews University offers 189 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a outlying town. In 2019, 728 students graduated with students earning 301 Bachelor's degrees, 293 Master's degrees, 108 Doctoral degrees, 25 Certificates, and 1 Associate's degree.
Michigan State University offers 403 degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 12,424 students graduated with students earning 8,792 Bachelor's degrees, 2,199 Master's degrees, 1,149 Doctoral degrees, and 284 Certificates.
Michigan Technological University offers 153 degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, four-year university in a remote town. In 2019, 1,742 students graduated with students earning 1,139 Bachelor's degrees, 448 Master's degrees, 86 Doctoral degrees, 68 Certificates, and 1 Associate's degree.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|University of Michigan-Ann Arbor Ann Arbor, MI||12 : 1||48,090|
|Hillsdale College Hillsdale, MI||11 : 1||1,526|
|Kalamazoo College Kalamazoo, MI||11 : 1||1,286|
|Andrews University Berrien Springs, MI||16 : 1||3,390|
|Michigan State University East Lansing, MI||20 : 1||49,809|
|Albion College Albion, MI||13 : 1||1,475|
|Michigan Technological University Houghton, MI||17 : 1||7,027|
|Calvin University Grand Rapids, MI||15 : 1||3,570|
|Kettering University Flint, MI||20 : 1||2,221|
|Hope College Holland, MI||13 : 1||3,056|
|Alma College Alma, MI||14 : 1||1,442|
|College for Creative Studies Detroit, MI||27 : 1||1,533|
|University of Detroit Mercy Detroit, MI||16 : 1||5,080|
|University of Michigan-Dearborn Dearborn, MI||25 : 1||9,191|
|Aquinas College Grand Rapids, MI||18 : 1||1,600|
|School of Missionary Aviation Technology Ionia, MI||27|
|Grand Valley State University Allendale, MI||21 : 1||24,033|
|Spring Arbor University Spring Arbor, MI||37 : 1||3,333|
|Compass College of Cinematic Arts Grand Rapids, MI||19 : 1||93|
|Wayne State University Detroit, MI||26 : 1||26,824|