Michigan Colleges and Universities


Colleges and Universities in Michigan

Michigan's urban areas--yes, even Detroit--are experiencing a resurgence. Young people, in particular, are attracted to Michigan's centers of urban renewal. In some parts of Detroit, the average age is just 33 years old. Michigan's population has decreased in recent years (it's down about 1 percent since 2000), and the median household income still hovers slightly below the national average. (In 2010, it was $45,000). The state is in transition, moving from its industrial past to a future grounded in alternative energy, the life sciences and technology.


Michigan is home to more than 100 institutions of higher learning. These include four-year public and private universities and two-year institutions. Actor Jeff Daniels is an alumnus of Central Michigan University, which is assisting the Pentagon in development of a water-filtration system and is considered a top research university. The University of Michigan, a renowned research institute, is ranked the world's 15th best university by U.S. News & World Report.

Building your career in Michigan

More than 20 Fortune 500 companies including Ally Financial, Dow Chemical, Ford, GM, Kellogg's, Lear and multiple energy firms are located in Michigan. While the auto industry isn't the powerhouse it once was, the state still attracts large numbers of designers, engineers and researchers. Detroit is currently the hottest market in the nation for tech jobs--and many of those techies are quietly re-envisioning vehicle transportation.

Other hot industries in Michigan include alternative energy (bioenergy, wind and solar), life sciences (including pharmaceuticals and medical device development) and defense. Some of the occupations with the most openings in the state include those for accountants and auditors, industrial engineers and registered nurses. According to 2010 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean earned wages associated with these and other top jobs included:

  1. Accountants and auditors: $66,450
  2. Computer systems analysts: $72,890
  3. Industrial engineers: $80,640
  4. General and operations managers: $106,400
  5. Mechanical engineers: $85,360
  6. Registered nurses: $63,970

Michigan's economy is described as recovering, according to Moody's Analytics, meaning that it could be a good idea to pursue your education and career in the state.

See also: Michigan Vocational Schools and Career Training

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            Adrian College
            Adrian, Michigan www.adrian.edu
            Albion College
            Albion, Michigan www.albion.edu
            Alma College
            Alma, Michigan www.alma.edu
            Alpena Community College
            Alpena, Michigan www.alpenacc.edu
            Andrews University
            Berrien Springs, Michigan (Seventh-Day Adventist) www.andrews.edu
            Aquinas College
            Grand Rapids, Michigan www.aquinas.edu
            Ave Maria College
            Ypsilanti, Michigan www.avemaria.edu
            Bay de Noc Community College
            Escanaba, Michigan www.baycollege.edu
            Bay Mills Community College
            Brimley, Michigan www.mills.edu
            Calvin College
            Grand Rapids, Michigan www.calvin.edu
            Cornerstone University
            Grand Rapids, Holland, Kalamazoo, Michigan www.cornerstone.edu
            Davenport University
            Grand Rapids and locations in Michigan and northern Indiana www.davenport.edu
            Eastern Michigan University
            Ypsilanti, Michigan www.emich.edu
            Ferris State University
            Big Rapids, Grand Rapids, several satellite campuses, Michigan www.ferris.edu
            Finlandia University
            Hancock, Houghton, Michigan (formerly Suomi College) www.finlandia.edu
            Glen Oaks Community College
            Centreville, Michigan www.glenoaks.edu
            Gogebic Community College
            Ironwood, Michigan www.gogebic.edu
            Grace Bible College
            Grand Rapids, Michigan www.gbcol.edu
            Grand Valley State University
            Allendale, Michigan www.gvsu.edu
            Henry Ford Community College
            Dearborn, Michigan www.hfcc.edu
            Hope College
            Holland, Michigan www.hope.edu
            Jackson Community College
            Jackson, Adrian, Hillsdale, Michigan www.jccmi.edu
            Kellogg Community College
            Battle Creek, Michigan www.kellogg.edu
            Kettering University
            Flint, Michigan www.kettering.edu
            Lake Superior State University
            Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan www.lssu.edu
            Macomb Community College
            Warren, Michigan www.macomb.edu
            Madonna University
            Livonia, Michigan www.madonna.edu
            Marygrove College
            Detroit, Michigan www.marygrove.edu
            Michigan Jewish Institute
            Oak Park, MI www.mji.edu
            Michigan State University
            East Lansing, MI www.msu.edu
            Mid Michigan Community College
            Harrison, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan www.midmich.edu
            Monroe County Community College
            Monroe, Michigan www.monroeccc.edu
            Montcalm Community College
            Sidney, Michigan www.montcalm.edu
            Mott Community College
            Flint, Michigan www.mcc.edu
            Muskegon Community College
            Muskegon, Michigan www.muskegoncc.edu
            North Central Michigan College
            Petoskey, MI www.ncmich.edu
            Northern Michigan University
            Marquette, Michigan www.nmu.edu
            Oakland Community College
            Bloomfield Hills, Waterford, Farmington Hills, Royal Oak, Southfield, Pontiac, Auburn Hills, Michigan www.oaklandcc.edu
            Olivet College
            Olivet, Michigan www.olivetcollege.edu
            Rochester College
            Rochester Hills, Michigan www.rc.edu
            Sacred Heart Major Seminary
            Detroit, Michigan www.aodonline.org/SHMS
            Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College
            Mount Pleasant, Michigan www.sagchip.org/tribalcollege/
            Saginaw Valley State University
            University Center, Michigan www.svsu.edu
            Schoolcraft College
            Livonia, Michigan www.schoolcraft.edu
            Siena Heights University
            Adrian, satellite centers in Southfield, Monroe, Jackson, Battle Creek, Lansing, Kalamazoo, Benton Harbor, Port Huron, Michigan www.sienaheights.edu
            Southwestern Michigan College
            Dowagiac, Niles, Michigan www.swmich.edu
            Spring Arbor University
            Spring Arbor, Michigan www.arbor.edu
            Washtenaw Community College
            Ann Arbor, Michigan www.wccnet.edu
            Wayne State University
            Detroit, Michigan www.wayne.edu
            West Shore Community College
            Scottville, Michigan www.westshore.edu
            Yeshiva Gedolah of Greater Detroit
            Oak Park, Michigan
            Central Michigan University
            Mount Pleasant
            Cleary University
            Ann Arbor, Howell, Michigan
            College for Creative Studies: Art & Design
            Detroit. Michigan
            Concordia University
            Ann Arbor
            Delta College
            University Center, Michigan www.delta.edu
            Grand Rapids Community College
            Grand Rapids MI
            Hillsdale College
            Kalamazoo College
            Kalamazoo Valley Community College
            Kendall College of Art and Design
            Grand Rapids
            Kirtland Community College
            Lake Michigan College
            Benton Harbor, Niles
            Lansing Community College
            Lawrence Technological University
            Michigan Technological University
            Michigan Theological Seminary
            Plymouth, MI www.mts.edu