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

Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2018-19, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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Colleges and Universities in Michigan
SchoolCityTotal EnrollmentInstitution LevelAvg. In-State Tuition & FeesNumber of Programs Offered
Michigan State UniversityEast Lansing50,351Four or more years$14,460383
University of Michigan-Ann ArborAnn Arbor46,716Four or more years$15,262503
Wayne State UniversityDetroit27,025Four or more years$13,097374
Grand Valley State UniversityAllendale24,677Four or more years$12,484149
Western Michigan UniversityKalamazoo22,562Four or more years$12,483325
Central Michigan UniversityMount Pleasant21,622Four or more years$12,960234
Macomb Community CollegeWarren20,220At least 2 but less than 4 years$5,952187
Oakland UniversityRochester Hills19,309Four or more years$12,606242
Eastern Michigan UniversityYpsilanti19,123Four or more years$12,508342
Oakland Community CollegeBloomfield Hills15,411At least 2 but less than 4 years$4,472127
Wayne County Community College DistrictDetroit14,957At least 2 but less than 4 years$3,107132
Grand Rapids Community CollegeGrand Rapids13,788At least 2 but less than 4 years$7,681107
Ferris State UniversityBig Rapids13,250Four or more years$11,788230
Washtenaw Community CollegeAnn Arbor12,264At least 2 but less than 4 years$4,104121
Henry Ford CollegeDearborn12,219Four or more years$4,876136

Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2018-19, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/