Sep 19, 2017


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.

MichiganAccording 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.

Top Reasons to Study in Michigan

  • Quality of Life: With more than 11,000 inland lakes, 36,000 miles of streams, 3,000 miles of shoreline, 1,300 miles of scenic trails and 99 parks, Michigan offers plenty of options for outdoor activity – from fishing to hiking. Michigan leads the country in ski areas and golf courses. Ann Arbor, which is home to the University of Michigan was rated the 14thbest place to live in America in 2014.
  • Employment Prospects: Although Michigan is yet to fully recover from its past decline, the state has registered strong gains in recent years, and remains a major manufacturing sector with fast expanding opportunities for engineering graduates.

Featured Colleges and Universities

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
Saginaw Valley State University Business,Communications/ Journalism,Education Public >10,000 Request Info
Ferris State University Business,Engineering,Health Public >10,000 Request Info
Macomb Community College Economics,Political Science,Psychology Public >10,000 Request Info

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