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

Other Colleges & Universities in Michigan

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