Colleges in Michigan: Universities, Trade and Technical Schools

Michigan Colleges Summary

Michigan is one of only 11 US states with more than 170 post-secondary schools and colleges. It also has a very large student population with more than 600,000 students (only seven states have more students).

The two largest colleges in the state are Michigan State University and the University of Michigan. Michigan State University has approximately 45,000 students. The University of Michigan has more than 50,000 students based in three locations: Ann Arbor, Dearborn, and Flint. Michigan has 22 colleges with more than 10,000 students.

Michigan also has more than 20 community colleges. The nine largest community colleges are Oakland Community College, Macomb Community College, Lansing Community College, Grand Rapids Community College, Wayne County Community College District, Henry Ford Community College, Washtenaw Community College, Kalamazoo Valley Community College, and Mott Community College. Each of these has more than 10,000 students.

The highest educational authority in Michigan is the Michigan Department of Education. They are located at 608 West Allegan Street in Lansing and have a web address of http://www.michigan.gov/mde/.

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Colleges and Universities in Michigan

School City Students Dorms Open Admission Typical SAT Range
Adrian College Adrian 1,309 1,320 No V: 460-550
M: 483-613
Albion College Albion 1,938 1,848 No V: 530-630
M: 500-650
W: 500-630
Alma College Alma 1,355 1,113 No V: 518-678
M: 528-686
Alpena Community College Alpena 2,058   Yes
Andrews University Berrien Springs 3,221 1,230 No V: 470-610
M: 440-610
W: 420-540
Ann Arbor Institute of Massage Therapy Ann Arbor 86   Yes
Aquinas College Grand Rapids 2,107 864 No
Ave Maria School of Law Ann Arbor 332   No
Bay de Noc Community College Escanaba 2,203 98 Yes
Bay Mills Community College Brimley 427   Yes
Bayshire Academy of Beauty Craft Bay City 95   Yes
Blue Water College of Cosmetology Marysville 60   Yes
Calvin College Grand Rapids 4,224 2,479 No V: 530-660
M: 545-665
Calvin Theological Seminary Grand Rapids 305   No
Carnegie Institute Troy 357   Yes
Central Michigan University Mount Pleasant 26,611 6,698 No V: 470-580
M: 480-600
W: 450-558
Cleary University Ann Arbor 818   Yes
College for Creative Studies Detroit 1,307 385 No
Concordia University Ann Arbor Ann Arbor 1,075 436 No V: 515-600
M: 510-601
W: 505-565
Cranbrook Academy of Art Bloomfield Hills 144 75 No
Creative Hair School of Cosmetology Flint 31   Yes
Davenport University Grand Rapids 11,606 230 No
David Pressley School of Cosmetology Royal Oak 281   No
Delta College University Center 10,406   Yes
Detroit Business Institute Downriver Riverview 81   No
Detroit Business Institute Southfield Southfield 198   No
Douglas J Aveda Institute East Lansing 199   Yes
Eastern Michigan University Ypsilanti 22,837 3,599 No V: 450-570
M: 450-580
W: 430-543
Ecumenical Theological Seminary Detroit 134   No
Ferris State University Big Rapids 13,087 3,837 No
Finlandia University Hancock 559 182 No
Fiser's College of Cosmetology Adrian 16   Yes
Flint Institute of Barbering Flint 52   No
Focus HOPE Detroit 28   Yes
Glen Oaks Community College Centreville 1,383   Yes
Gogebic Community College Ironwood 975 96 Yes
Grace Bible College Wyoming 160 80 No V: 460-540
M: 400-560
W: 400-460
Grand Rapids Community College Grand Rapids 15,212   Yes
Grand Valley State University Allendale 23,464 5,464 No V: 480-600
M: 510-630
W: 480-600
Great Lakes Academy of Hair Design Port Huron 115   Yes
Great Lakes Christian College Lansing 260 151 Yes
Henry Ford Community College Dearborn 13,983   Yes
Hillsdale Beauty College Hillsdale 118   Yes
Hope College Holland 3,226 2,496 No V: 530-650
M: 530-660
Houghton Lake Institute of Cosmetology Houghton Lake 16   Yes
In Session Arts of Cosmetology Beauty School Saginaw 34   Yes
Josephs College of Beauty Jackson 6,173 96 Yes
Kalamazoo College Kalamazoo 1,340 852 No V: 580-690
M: 570-680
Kalamazoo Valley Community College Kalamazoo 11,113   Yes
Kellogg Community College Battle Creek 5,553   Yes
Kettering University Flint 2,675 620 No V: 530-630
M: 590-670
Kirtland Community College Roscommon 1,897   Yes
Kuyper College Grand Rapids 300 160 No V: 450-510
M: 440-500
W: 375-485
Lake Michigan College Benton Harbor 3,740   Yes
Lake Superior State University Sault Ste Marie 2,819 1,014 No V: 450-540
M: 440-620
W: 435-502
Lansing Community College Lansing 19,465   Yes
Lawrence Technological University Southfield 4,570 514 No
Lawton School Southfield 167   Yes
M J Murphy Beauty College of Mount Pleasant Mount Pleasant 97   Yes
Macomb Community College Warren 22,081   Yes
Madonna University Livonia 4,019 250 No
Marygrove College Detroit 2,756 145 No
Michigan Barber School Detroit 277   No
Michigan Career and Technical Institute Plainwell 235 350 No
Michigan College of Beauty Monroe Monroe 214   No
Michigan College of Beauty Troy Troy 334   Yes
Michigan Jewish Institute Oak Park 95   No
Michigan School of Professional Psychology Farmington Hills 110   No
Michigan State University East Lansing 46,045 16,759 No V: 480-620
M: 540-660
W: 480-610
Michigan State University College of Law East Lansing 1,011   No
Michigan Technological University Houghton 6,744 3,045 No V: 530-650
M: 590-690
W: 500-620
Michigan Theological Seminary Plymouth 183   No
Mid Michigan Community College Harrison 3,918   Yes
Monroe County Community College Monroe 4,433   Yes
Montcalm Community College Sidney 2,717   Yes
Mott Community College Flint 10,455   Yes
Mr Bela's School of Cosmetology Warren 122   Yes
Muskegon Community College Muskegon 4,711   Yes
North Central Michigan College Petoskey 2,770 148 Yes
Northern Michigan University Marquette 9,358 2,653 No
Northwestern Michigan College Traverse City 4,499 206 Yes
Northwestern Technological Institute Southfield 510   No
Northwood University Midland Midland 4,095 826 No V: 420-520
M: 460-560
Nuvo College of Cosmetology Norton Shores 56   Yes
Oakland Community College Bloomfield Hills 24,532   Yes
Oakland University Rochester Hills 18,081 1,979 No
Olivet College Olivet 1,049 711 No
P&A Scholars Beauty School Detroit 212   No
Paul Mitchell The School Escanaba Escanaba 13   Yes
Port Huron Cosmetology College Waterford 125   Yes
Rochester College Rochester Hills 977 288 No V: 420-520
M: 390-480
Ross Medical Education Center Ann Arbor Ann Arbor 160   No
Ross Medical Education Center Brighton Brighton 104   No
Ross Medical Education Center Flint Flint 227   No
Ross Medical Education Center Grand Rapids Grand Rapids 172   No
Ross Medical Education Center Lansing Lansing 232   No
Ross Medical Education Center Madison Heights Madison Heights 153   No
Ross Medical Education Center Port Huron Port Huron 126   No
Ross Medical Education Center Redford Redford 94   No
Ross Medical Education Center Roosevelt Park Roosevelt Park 160   No
Ross Medical Education Center Saginaw Saginaw 203   No
Sacred Heart Major Seminary Detroit 448 115 No
Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College Mount Pleasant 127   Yes
Saginaw Valley State University University Center 9,662 2,497 No
School of Creative Hair Design Coldwater 45   Yes
Schoolcraft College Livonia 12,148   Yes
Sharps Academy of Hair Styling Grand Blanc 53   Yes
Siena Heights University Adrian 2,161 369 No
Southwestern Michigan College Dowagiac 2,494   Yes
Specs Howard School of Broadcast Arts Southfield 544   Yes
Spring Arbor University Spring Arbor 3,965 1,098 No V: 460-660
M: 440-600
W: 450-580
St Clair County Community College Port Huron 4,270   Yes
Taylortown School of Beauty Taylor 86   Yes
The Robert B Miller College Battle Creek 198   No
Thomas M. Cooley Law School Lansing 3,664   No
Twin City Beauty College Saint Joseph 51   Yes
University of Detroit Mercy Detroit 5,723 966 No V: 450-580
M: 470-580
University of Michigan Ann Arbor Ann Arbor 41,042 11,171 No V: 580-690
M: 640-740
University of Michigan Dearborn Dearborn 8,336   No M: 520-640
W: 470-580
University of Michigan Flint Flint 6,883 310 No V: 380-560
M: 460-590
W: 440-493
Virginia Farrell Beauty School Ferndale Ferndale 129   Yes
Virginia Farrell Beauty School Livonia Livonia 140   Yes
Virginia Farrell Beauty School Saint Clair Shores Saint Clair Shores 66   Yes
Virginia Farrell Beauty School Westland Westland 223   Yes
Walsh College of Accountancy and Business Administration Troy 3,195   No
Washtenaw Community College Ann Arbor 12,068   Yes
Wayne County Community College District Detroit 20,504   Yes
Wayne State University Detroit 32,380 1,663 No
West Michigan College of Barbering and Beauty Kalamazoo 111   Yes
West Shore Community College Scottville 1,352   Yes
Western Michigan University Kalamazoo 24,433 5,679 No
Western Theological Seminary Holland 232   No
Wright Beauty Academy Battle Creek Battle Creek 50   Yes
Wright Beauty Academy Portage Portage 101   Yes
Yeshiva Gedolah of Greater Detroit Oak Park 64 75 No
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