Known as “The Great Lakes State”, Michigan is the only state that touches four of the five great lakes – Lakes Superior, Michigan, Eerie and Huron. It shares borders with Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Wisconsin and Canada.
According to estimates from the United States Census Bureau, Michigan had a total population of 9,895,622 in 2013. Michigan's capital is Lansing, while Detroit is the state's largest city. Other large cities include Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor, and Warren.
Michigan offers a mix of public and private college education options, including nationally ranked universities like the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor and Michigan State University. The state is home to 119 universities and colleges and 308 vocational and technical schools.
Below are some of the popular colleges in the state. You can also use our college finder search tool to find the right college for you based on your preferred area of study.
For a full list of accredited colleges and universities in Michigan, contact the Michigan Department of Education.
|College||Popular Majors||Type of Institution||Enrollment|
|University of Detroit Mercy||Finance,International Business,Marketing||Private||>10,000||Request Info|
|Central Michigan University||Biology,Business,Education||Public||>10,000||Request Info|
|Madonna University||Business,Health,Liberal Arts||Private||>10,000||Request Info|
|Grand Valley State University||Biology,Business,Health||Public||>10,000||Request Info|
|Calvin College||Business,Elementary Education,Engineering||Private||>10,000||Request Info|
|University of Michigan||Biological/Life Sciences,Finance,Psychology||Public||>10,000||Request Info|
|Michigan Technological University||Accounting,Finance,Psychology||Public||>10,000||Request Info|
|Michigan State University||Accounting,Marketing,Psychology||Public||>10,000||Request Info|
|University of Michigan: Flint||Business Administration,Economics,Psychology||Public||>10,000||Request Info|
|Davenport University||Economics,Government,Psychology||Private||>10,000||Request Info|