Known around the world as the "Motor City," Detroit, has long been home to America's once booming automotive industry. With the headquarters of General Motors located within the city, and the headquarters for Ford and Chrysler located within Detroit's metro area, the automotive industry and manufacturing play a huge role in Detroit's economy. Other major employers include Quicken Loans, the Detroit Medical Center, and DTE Energy.
The City of Detroit is buzzing with all of the activities and attractions afforded by most other major U.S. cities. As the largest city in Michigan, Detroit is also the cultural hub of the region. With museums, theaters, professional sports, and great architecture, there is something for every persuasion in Detroit.
According to the National Center for Education Statistics, there are 12 institutions of higher learning with enrollment totaling 53,779 students within the city of Detroit. These institutions include large 4-year public schools, 4-year private colleges, community colleges, seminaries and institutions offering less than two year degrees or certificates.
As the largest institute of higher learning in Detroit, Wayne State University is a major public 4-year university offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in a wealth of different fields. Enrollment at Wayne State totaled 27,578 in 2014, with over 18,000 of those students enrolled in undergraduate coursework.
The University of Detroit Mercy is a private not-for-profit college offering bachelor's, master's, professional, and doctoral degrees in a variety of different fields. In 2014, the school reported its enrollment as 4,945 students (2,762 undergraduate). Students enjoyed a student-to-faculty ratio of 13:1.
Wayne County Community College serves Detroit area students at 5 different locations, offering both associate's degrees and career training certifications. Total enrollment for 2014 was 16,310 students. Popular areas of study include business, accounting, computer programming, automotive repair, HVAC, and healthcare related fields.
Marygrove College is a private Catholic liberal arts school offering degree and certificate programs in a wide variety of fields. In 2014, the total number of students attending the school was reported as 1,774. Marygrove College boasted a low student-to-faculty ration of 9:1.
Detroit's College for Creative Studies is a private, not-for-profit specialty school which trains students for careers in many different areas of art and design. Total enrollment for 2014 numbered 1,459 and popular areas of study included animation, graphic design, illustration, and industrial and product design.
The Michigan Barber School provides career training for students who wish to become licensed barber stylists in the state of Michigan. The school awards a 2-year certificate to graduates. Enrollment in 2014 numbered 92 students.
Detroit is known as the capital of America's automotive industry. In addition to automotive and manufacturing jobs, Detroit is the second leading city for architectural and engineering jobs and is becoming a major player in the emerging technologies market. The 2013 median household income for Detroit registered at $26,325, which is well below the national and state average. Median housing values also stood much lower than average at $50,400, with 51.9% of residents owning their homes.
Detroit is the largest city in Michigan with a 2014 population of 680,250 as estimated by the U.S. Census Bureau. That is down 4.7% from 2010. Just 12.7% of residents hold a bachelor's degree or higher, although 77.6% have at least a high school diploma. Only 5.1% of Detroit residents were foreign born, with 9.6% speaking a language other than English at home.
In 1909, the first mile of concrete highway ever built in the United States was constructed by the Wayne County Road Commission in Detroit.
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These schools do not admit all qualified applicants.
Based on 2008-2009 information.
College for Creative Studies
201 E Kirby
Detroit, MI 48202
Ecumenical Theological Seminary
2930 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48201
8425 W McNichols Rd
Detroit, MI 48221-2599
Michigan Barber School
8988-90 Grand River Avenue
Detroit, MI 48204-2244
P&A Scholars Beauty School
12001 Grandriver Ave.
Detroit, MI 48204
Sacred Heart Major Seminary
2701 Chicago Blvd
Detroit, MI 48206-1799
University of Detroit Mercy
4001 W McNichols Rd
Detroit, MI 48221-3038
Wayne State University
656 West Kirby Street
Detroit, MI 48202
Schools open to most or all qualified applicants (qualifications vary).
Based on 2008-2009 information.
1200 Oakman Blvd
Detroit, MI 48238
Wayne County Community College District
801 W Fort St
Detroit, MI 48226
Detroit Graduate Schools
Detroit Graduate and Business Schools
Detroit career and employment information.
(Student count includes part-time and full-time; not all students live in the city or town. Data as of 2007.)
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