What colleges are in Michigan? There are dozens and dozens! These are the 92 colleges and universities currently operating in the state of Michigan.

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Research Universities

Michigan is home to eight research universities at which students may seek bachelor's, master's, and/or doctoral degrees.

Central Michigan University

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Central Michigan University was founded in 1892 in Mount Pleasant. It offers nearly 300 undergraduate and graduate programs and is well-known for its online master of business administration (MBA) and online graduate cybersecurity certificate programs.

Eastern Michigan University

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The engineering programs at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti are ranked among the 100 best in the nation, according to U.S. News and World Report.

Michigan State University

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Michigan State University in East Lansing was founded in 1855. While it's always been heavily associated with agriculture, today's MSU is very well-rounded, offering hundreds of different degrees.

Michigan Technological University

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Michigan Technological University was originally founded as Michigan Mining School in Houghton in 1885.

Oakland University

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Oakland University in Auburn Hills and Rochester was originally a satellite campus of Michigan State.

University of Michigan

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The University of Michigan is in Ann Arbor. The school is well-known for its athletic training, dentistry and music education programs among others.

Wayne State University

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Wayne State University is located in the heart of Detroit. Its criminal justice, public health and public policy programs rank highly.

Western Michigan University

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Located in Kalamazoo, Western Michigan University ranks more highly for its social scene than for its academic prowess—according to Niche.

Doctoral/Professional Universities

According to Carnegie, doctoral/professional universities are

institutions that awarded at least 20 research/scholarship doctoral degrees during the update year and also institutions with below 20 research/scholarship doctoral degrees that awarded at least 30 professional practice doctoral degrees in at least 2 programs.

Michigan is home to five institutions that belong to this category.

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Andrews University is a private Seventh-Day Adventist university in Berrien Springs. It's named for John Nevins Andrews, the first missionary sent overseas by the faith.

Ferris State University

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Ferris State University has its main campus in Big Rapids. Its criminal justice program gets high marks.

Grand Valley State University

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Grand Valley State University in Allendale has a highly-rated athletic program compared to schools of its size. Academically, it's known for its kinesiology and physical therapy programs, as well as accounting and finance.

University of Detroit Mercy

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The largest Catholic university in Michigan is University of Detroit Mercy. Its biology and public policy programs rate well.

University of Michigan — Flint

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The University of Michigan — Flint campus was the school's first satellite campus away from Ann Arbor. It was established in 1956.

Master’s Universities

Thirteen Michigan institutions are characterized as master's universities.

Baker College

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Baker College is based in Owosso but has satellite campuses throughout the state.

Calvin University

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Calvin University was founded in Grand Rapids in 1876. It ranks among the top 10% of Niche's Best Christian Colleges in America.

Concordia University Ann Arbor

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Concordia University Ann Arbor is a Lutheran satellite campus of Concordia University in Mequon, Wisconsin.

Cornerstone University

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Cornerstone University of Grand Rapids is a Christian university ranked among the most conservative colleges in the nation, according to Niche.

Davenport University

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Davenport University is based in Grand Rapids but has seven satellite campuses throughout Michigan. It's listed among the Top 10% of Niche's most liberal colleges in the country.

Kettering University

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Flint's Kettering University is renowned for its experiential STEM and management education programs.

Lawrence Technological University

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Lawrence Technological University of Southfield ranks among the nation's best institutions of higher education for architecture, design and engineering.

Madonna University

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Madonna University in Livonia gets high marks for its nursing and health services programs and offers more than 20 bachelor, master, and doctoral degree programs in the field.

Northern Michigan University

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In Marquette, Northern Michigan University is among the nation's best colleges for art, as well as criminal justice and environmental science.

Saginaw Valley State University

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Saginaw Valley State University is technically in University Center, Michigan —but not everyone knows where that is. It's midway between Saginaw and Bay City. The campus and dorms at SVSU are ranked the best in Michigan, according to Niche.

Siena Heights University

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Siena Heights University in Adrian boasts Catholic tradition dating back more than a century. Popular majors at Siena Heights include business, criminal justice and safety studies, as well as nursing.

Spring Arbor University

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Just to the southwest of Jackson, Niche lists the conservative-leaning Spring Arbor University among its Top 10% of colleges for Public Policy in America.

University of Michigan — Dearborn

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Most common majors among students at the University of Michigan — Dearborn include psychology and mechanical and/or electrical engineering.

Baccalaureate Colleges

According to Carnegie, baccalaureate colleges are those

where baccalaureate or higher degrees represent at least 50 percent of all degrees but where fewer than 50 master's degrees or 20 doctoral degrees were awarded during the update year.

Adrian College

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Adrian College is affiliated with the United Methodist Church and offers more than 90 undergrad degrees. Its marketing and sports management programs are popular.

Albion College

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Located in its namesake town, Albion College is a small liberal arts school known for its research and experimental psychology program, as well as biology and economics.

Alma College

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According to the most recent data provided by Niche, more Alma College graduates majored in Foods, Nutrition and Wellness Studies than anything else.

Aquinas College

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Aquinas College is a Catholic liberal arts institution based in Grand Rapids. 100% of first-year students receive some sort of aid.

Finlandia University

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Finlandia University is an Evangelical Lutheran college located in Hancock. This small school boasts a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

Grace Christian University

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Grace Christian University located just outside Grand Rapids in Wyoming is ranked among the top 2% of the safest college campuses in the nation.

Great Lakes Christian College

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Lansing's Great Lakes Christian College is one of the state's smallest universities, offering a dozen majors and a 100% acceptance rate.

Hillsdale College

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Hillsdale College, located in its namesake city, is a private Christian university that does not accept government funding. English, economics and history are among its most common majors.

Hope College

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Located in Holland, Hope College prides itself on being the first private, four-year, undergraduate liberal arts college in the United States with national accreditation in art, dance, music and theatre.

Kalamazoo College

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The 79% graduation rate at Kalamazoo College is 2nd-highest in the state, behind only the University of Michigan.

Kuyper College

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The 7:1 student-to-faculty ratio at Kuyper College (rhymes with "hyper") in Grand Rapids is among the lowest in the state. Most grads major in biblical studies.

Lake Superior State University

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Lake Superior State University is located in Sault Ste. Marie. Criminal justice and law enforcement administration are among its most popular programs.

Olivet College

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Founded in 1844, Olivet College was the second in the nation to accept both male and female students.

Rochester University

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According to Niche, the campus of Rochester University in Rochester Hills is the safest in Michigan.

Baccalaureate/Associate’s Colleges

Baccalaureate/Associate's Colleges are defined by Carnegie as

four-year colleges (by virtue of having at least one baccalaureate degree program) that conferred more than 50 percent of degrees at the associate's level.

Alpena Community College

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Alpena Community College in Alpena has a 100% acceptance rate. Popular majors here include Electrical Engineering Technician, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Licensed Practical Nurse Training (LPN).

Henry Ford College

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Located in Dearborn, Henry Ford College offers more than 150 job-focused, career-ready academic programs and certificates.

Jackson College

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According to Niche, a little more than two-thirds of students at Jackson College in Jackson are Pell Grant recipients.

Lake Michigan College

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Lake Michigan College is in Benton Harbor. Liberal Arts and Humanities majors make up the majority of its graduates.

Northwestern Michigan College

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Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City features a police academy, nursing and engineering programs and much more.

Schoolcraft College

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Livonia's Schoolcraft College prides itself on a supportive, diverse and encouraging environment.

Associate’s Colleges

Carnegie classifies Associate's Colleges as those "institutions at which the highest level degree awarded is an associate's degree."

Bay de Noc Community College

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Escanaba's Bay de Noc Community College (more commonly known as Bay College) has a second campus in Iron Mountain, as well as clinical sites throughout the Upper Peninsula.

Delta College

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Delta College is located in University Center, Michigan, in the Saginaw area. Niche ranks it as the best community college in the state, with A or B grades in nearly every major category.

Glen Oaks Community College

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Glen Oaks Community College is in Centreville. This school offers nearly 300 different courses en route to numerous degree and certificate programs.

Gogebic Community College

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Ironwood is home to the main campus of Gogebic Community College, which also has a satellite campus in Houghton. It was founded as Ironwood Junior College more than 90 years ago.

Grand Rapids Community College

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Grand Rapids Community College in Grand Rapids awards more than $1,000,000 in scholarships every year.

Kellogg Community College

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Kellogg Community College is based in Battle Creek, with satellite campuses in Albion, Coldwater, Hastings and in the Fort Custer Industrial Park.

Kirtland Community College

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Kirtland Community College in Grayling offers more than three dozen degrees and certificates, as well as three transfer associate degree programs—including Accounting, Business Administration, and Science and Arts.

Lansing Community College

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Lansing Community College is centered about two blocks from the state capitol. According to Niche, the school's most popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Aircraft Maintenance, and Nursing.

Macomb Community College

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Macomb Community College in Warren is the largest community college in the state, serving more than 16,000 students.

Mid Michigan College

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Located in Harrison, Mid Michigan College has a satellite campus in Mount Pleasant. The institution offers one- and two-year certificates and associate degrees in occupational and health science programs.

Monroe County Community College

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Monroe County Community College is in Monroe and offers nationally accredited Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education programs among many others.

Montcalm Community College

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Montcalm Community College is in Sidney. According to Niche, popular majors here include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Nursing, and Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technician.

Mott Community College

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Mott Community College in Flint is named for General Motors co-founder and former Flint mayor Charles Stewart Mott.

Muskegon Community College

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Muskegon Community College in Muskegon offers workforce training and continuing education classes as well as many certificate and degree programs.

North Central Michigan College

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Located in Petoskey, North Central Michigan College also operates "learning centers" in Gaylord and Cheboygan.

Oakland Community College

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Oakland Community College in Bloomfield Hills boasts several notable alumni, including singers Glenn Frey and Ted Nugent, along with actress Pam Dawber.

Southwestern Michigan College

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The main campus of Southwestern Michigan College is near Dowagiac, but the institution also operates a satellite campus near Niles. Its student-faculty ratio is 13:1.

St. Clair County Community College

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St. Clair Community College in Port Huron just celebrated its centennial! It's been in operation since 1923.

Washtenaw Community College

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Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor is ranked among Niche's top 5 community colleges in Michigan, with its highest marks coming for student life and safety.

Wayne County Community College District

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Wayne County Community College District is headquartered in Detroit, with a total of six campuses: Eastern, Downtown, Downriver, Northwest, Western, and University Square.

West Shore Community College

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West Shore Community College is located in Scottville, not far from Manistee and Ludington. According to its website,

the college offers Associate of Applied Arts and Sciences Degrees, one- and two-year certificates, and many custom-designed Associate of Arts and Associate of Sciences degree programs to meet transfer students’ needs.

Special-Focus Institutions

According to Carnegie, these are institutions where a "high concentration of degrees is in a single field or set of related fields".

Calvin Theological Seminary

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Calvin Theological Seminary is in Grand Rapids. It is a private Christian Reformed Church seminary, closely tied to Calvin University.

Cleary University

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Cleary University in Howell offers certificate, ABA, BBA, MS, and MBA programs. All of its classes are available online. The school also offers more than a dozen sports programs.

College for Creative Studies

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Detroit's College for Creative Studies is a private art school and is among the nation's highest-rated colleges for art and design.

Cranbrook Academy of Art

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Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills prides itself on being recognized as "the nation's top-ranked school devoted exclusively to graduate education in art, architecture, craft, and design".

Ecumenical Theological Seminary

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Detroit's Ecumenical Theological Seminary offers a large number of degree programs in ministry, along with a certificate program in theological studies plus an urban ministry diploma.

Michigan School of Psychology

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Michigan School of Psychology is in Farmington Hills. It is a private graduate school specializing in clinical psychology.

Moody Theological Seminary – Michigan

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Moody Theological Seminary and Graduate School in Plymouth has a sister college in Chicago.

Northwood University

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Located in Midland, business-centric Northwood University is the first university in the state to offer a BBA in Esports Management.

Sacred Heart Major Seminary

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Detroit's Sacred Heart Major Seminary is a private Roman Catholic seminary affiliated with the Archdiocese of Detroit.

Walsh College of Accountancy and Business

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Known by most as Walsh College, this private Troy university maintains a focus on business education.

Western Michigan University Cooley Law School

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Despite the name, Western Michigan University Cooley Law School is actually located in Lansing. It is considered to be one of the country's biggest and most diverse law schools.

Western Theological Seminary

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Western Theological Seminary in Holland has been around since right after the Civil War. It is a ministry-focused institution affiliated with the Reformed Church in America.

Yeshiva Gedolah of Greater Detroit

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Yeshiva Gedolah of Greater Detroit is located in Oak Park. It is a small Jewish college whose only major offered is Talmudic and Rabbinical Studies.

Tribal Colleges

These are colleges that Carnegie classifies as those "that are members of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium, as identified in IPEDS Institutional Characteristics."

Bay Mills Community College

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Bay Mills Community College in Brimley is associated with the federally recognized Bay Mills Indian Community of Michigan, serving approximately 500 students.

Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College

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Located in Baraga, the mission of Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College is to provide a post-secondary education steeped in Ojibwa culture, tradition and beliefs supporting life-long learning.

Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College

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Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College is actually located in Mount Pleasant. Its mission is to promote the Anishinaabek Community's culture.

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