Colleges and Universities in Michigan

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
Albion College
Albion, Michigan
Alma College
Alma, Michigan
Alpena Community College
Alpena, Michigan
Andrews University
Berrien Springs, Michigan (Seventh-Day Adventist)
Aquinas College
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Ave Maria College
Ypsilanti, Michigan
Bay de Noc Community College
Escanaba, Michigan
Bay Mills Community College
Brimley, Michigan
Calvin College
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Cornerstone University
Grand Rapids, Holland, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Davenport University
Grand Rapids and locations in Michigan and northern Indiana
Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, Michigan
Ferris State University
Big Rapids, Grand Rapids, several satellite campuses, Michigan
Finlandia University
Hancock, Houghton, Michigan (formerly Suomi College)
Glen Oaks Community College
Centreville, Michigan
Gogebic Community College
Ironwood, Michigan
Grace Bible College
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Grand Valley State University
Allendale, Michigan
Henry Ford Community College
Dearborn, Michigan
Hope College
Holland, Michigan
Jackson Community College
Jackson, Adrian, Hillsdale, Michigan
Kellogg Community College
Battle Creek, Michigan
Kettering University
Flint, Michigan
Lake Superior State University
Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
Macomb Community College
Warren, Michigan
Madonna University
Livonia, Michigan
Marygrove College
Detroit, Michigan
Michigan Jewish Institute
Oak Park, MI
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI
Mid Michigan Community College
Harrison, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan
Monroe County Community College
Monroe, Michigan
Montcalm Community College
Sidney, Michigan
Mott Community College
Flint, Michigan
Muskegon Community College
Muskegon, Michigan
North Central Michigan College
Petoskey, MI
Northern Michigan University
Marquette, Michigan
Oakland Community College
Bloomfield Hills, Waterford, Farmington Hills, Royal Oak, Southfield, Pontiac, Auburn Hills, Michigan
Olivet College
Olivet, Michigan
Rochester College
Rochester Hills, Michigan
Sacred Heart Major Seminary
Detroit, Michigan
Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College
Mount Pleasant, Michigan
Saginaw Valley State University
University Center, Michigan
Schoolcraft College
Livonia, Michigan
Siena Heights University
Adrian, satellite centers in Southfield, Monroe, Jackson, Battle Creek, Lansing, Kalamazoo, Benton Harbor, Port Huron, Michigan
Southwestern Michigan College
Dowagiac, Niles, Michigan
Spring Arbor University
Spring Arbor, Michigan
Washtenaw Community College
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Wayne State University
Detroit, Michigan
West Shore Community College
Scottville, Michigan
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
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