Detroit Business Institute Downriver

Overview of Detroit Business Institute Downriver

The campus of Detroit Business Institute is in Riverview, MI, which is a large suburb. The school is a private, for-profit institution. Degrees at Detroit Business Institute include, at the school's highest level, the Certificate.

Areas of Study

The school is known for its programs in law, office and administration.

Detroit Business Institute Selectivity

Admission at Detroit Business Institute is selective, not open to all who apply.

Student Body

In 2007-2008, the school had 81 students enrolled (87 full-time equivalent). A large number of students at Detroit Business Institute are 40 years old or older. A very high share of students at the school are female.

Student Life

A lot of students at Detroit Business Institute attend part-time.

The school reports its educational mission is:
"The mission of Detroit Business Institute-Downriver is twofold: To serve the needs of both the individual student and the community. Our role is to provide specialized vocational education which will help our students prepare for a productive career and to provide the community with employees educated in professional and vocational skills."

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting Detroit Business Institute

Detroit Business Institute-Downriver
19100 Fort St
Riverview , MI 48193
General Phone: (734) 479-0660

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Detroit Business Institute Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Medical Support and Technology34medical assistant
Medical Administration10medical secretary
Office and Administration4administrative assistant, office data entry
Law2legal secretary

Number of programs and degrees for Detroit Business Institute in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years505

Detroit Business Institute Student Body

In 2007-2008, Detroit Business Institute had a total enrollment of 81 students (87 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 6%
Women 94%
Full-Time 77%
Part-Time 23%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 86%
Black 9%
Hispanic 4%
Unknown 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 11%
20-21 16%
22-24 16%
25-29 14%
30-34 10%
35-39 12%
40-49 11%
50-64 7%
65+ 1%

Detroit Business Institute Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 52 %
Part-Time 55 %

Graduation and Transfer Rates (2007):
(Graduation rate is percent of students graduating within 150% of the normal time.)

Item Percent
Graduating 87%

Detroit Business Institute Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Riverview, Michigan for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Michigan Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Detroit Business Institute Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Application Requirements:

GPAnot required
Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programnot required
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)not required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)not required
Other Standardized Testsrequired

Detroit Business Institute Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 8,325
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 8,325
Books and supplies $ 200

Financial Aid:
Detroit Business Institute participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 3005700)

Detroit Business Institute Degree Programs (2007)

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary

Medical Administration
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary

Medical Support And Technology
Medical/Clinical Assistant

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry

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Detroit Business Institute Highlights

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What Sets Detroit Business Institute Apart:

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Female % of student body
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% of freshmen enrolled part-time
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Top 8%Detroit Business Institute % of freshmen enrolled part-time
% students 40 years or older
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Top 16%Detroit Business Institute % students 40 years or older
% of degrees in office and administration
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Top 18%Detroit Business Institute % of degrees in office and administration
% of degrees in law
(vs. all colleges)
Top 19%Detroit Business Institute % of degrees in law

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