Michigan Colleges Summary

The state of Michigan offers college students many diverse options -- from community colleges, vocational and technical schools, to public and private universities with four-year degree programs.

The Michigan Community College Association consists of 28 public schools. Their combined annual enrollment tops 400,000 students. Students can also take classes or pursue associate degree programs from any MCCA member institution through Michigan Colleges Online.

The Ohio-Michigan Association of Career Colleges and Schools, meanwhile, is a dual-state association that represents vocational and technical/trade schools across Michigan and Ohio. Prospective students can check the online map to see what schools may be in their area.

The Michigan Association of State Universities is the coordinating board for the 15 public state universities in Michigan. Total enrollment in fall of 2017 was more than 290,000 students with the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor among the association's largest institutions.

The 25-member Michigan Independent Colleges and Universities system has more than 80 campus locations throughout the state. The Michigan Colleges Alliance, meanwhile, is a 14-member institution of independent colleges and universities in Michigan.

Michigan's Higher Education Initiatives

Statewide educational initiatives include the Michigan College Access Network, whose goal is 60 percent college attainment by the year 2025, as well as increased college readiness and participation among low-income students and first-generation college students. Students also can pursue online degree programs in other states through the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement.

For more information on colleges in Michigan, check with the state's Department of Education.


  • Enrollment report, Michigan Association of State Universities, https://masu.org/Portals/0/docs/MASU%20Fall%20Enrollment%202017%20FINAL.pdf
  • 2017 Annual Report, University of Michigan, http://2017.annualreport.umich.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/56/2018/01/2017-UM-Financial-Report-final.pdf
  • Reports, Michigan Independent Colleges & Universities, http://www.micolleges.org/reports
  • Higher Education Access for Veterans in Michigan, Michigan Independent Colleges and Universities, http://www.micolleges.org/sites/default/files/MICU-Veterans%20Brief%202017.pdf
  • Fast Facts, Michigan Community College Association, http://www.mcca.org/content.cfm?m=87&id=87&startRow=1&mm=0

Education Institutes in Michigan
Total Number of Educational Institutes
Total Enrollment in all institutes
Number of Public Educational Institutes
Number of Private For-Profit Institutes
Number of Private Non-Profit Institutes
Graduation Rate
Total Graduates With Bachelors Degree
On Campus and Online Programs in Michigan
Number of Institutes Offering on-campus programs
Number of Institutes Offering on-line programs
Number of Institutes Offering both
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Colleges and Universities in Michigan
SchoolCityTotal EnrollmentInstitution LevelAvg In-State TuitionPrograms Offered
West Michigan College of Barbering and BeautyKalamazoo29At least 2 but less than 4 yearsN/A4
Adrian CollegeAdrian1,684Four or more years34,04082
Albion CollegeAlbion1,418Four or more years40,57068
Hillsdale Beauty CollegeHillsdale32Less than 2 years (below associate)N/A3
Northwestern Technological InstituteSouthfield468Less than 2 years (below associate)N/A1
Alma CollegeAlma1,451Four or more years36,89053
Alpena Community CollegeAlpena1,536Four or more years6,855104
Andrews UniversityBerrien Springs3,317Four or more years26,790161
Bay de Noc Community CollegeEscanaba1,842At least 2 but less than 4 years6,00636
Bayshire Academy of Beauty Craft IncBay City38Less than 2 years (below associate)N/A4
Calvin CollegeGrand Rapids3,918Four or more years31,73092
Calvin Theological SeminaryGrand Rapids270Four or more yearsN/A12
Carnegie InstituteTroy176At least 2 but less than 4 years12,73010
Michigan School of Professional PsychologyFarmington Hills140Four or more yearsN/A2
Mott Community CollegeFlint8,013At least 2 but less than 4 years4,404119
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