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Michigan Private Colleges and Universities

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Michigan private colleges are famous for many things: cold winters, football, Greek life, and academic excellence. If any or all of these appeal to you, then you should add Michigan schools, colleges, and universities to your list of places to study. During football season, it is almost impossible to live in the "Wolverine State" and not catch pig skin fever. And for many students, sororities and fraternities are as much a part of the collegiate experience as any college classrooms or term papers ever could be. Although the latter will certainly form a substantial part of your private university career.

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Private Colleges in Michigan

Michigan private colleges and universities offer a wide range of education programs with degrees and certificates up to the doctoral level, as well as professional degrees such as law and medicine.

There are 98 colleges in Michigan, 46 public and 52 private, offering a wide range of programs and majors. These Michigan private colleges are diverse in character, academic emphasis, and origins. Some private colleges or schools have a religious affiliation; others are secular. Private colleges and universities may be profit or non-profit institutions. Typically, Michigan independent colleges or private schools give weight to personal characteristics and activities in addition to considering GPA and test scores.

Private Colleges and Universities in Michigan includes:

  • Albion College (Albion)
  • Alma College (Alma)
  • Calvin College (Grand Rapids)
  • Kalamazoo College (Kalamazoo)
  • Andrews University (Andrews) in Berrien Springs, MI
  • Baker College Center for Graduate Studies in Flint, MI
  • Baker College of Allen Park in Allen Park, MI
  • Baker College of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, MI
  • Baker College of Clinton Township in Clinton Township, MI
  • Baker College of Flint in Flint, MI
  • Baker College of Muskegon in Muskegon, MI
  • Baker College of Owosso in Owosso, MI
  • Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, MI
  • Davenport University in Grand Rapids, MI
  • Kettering University in Flint, MI
  • Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, MI
  • Madonna University in Livonia, MI
  • Siena Heights University in Adrian, MI
  • Spring Arbor University (SAU) in Spring Arbor, MI
  • University of Detroit Mercy (Detroit Mercy) in Detroit, MI

The largest being University of Detroit Mercy with 3,900 full time students. Kalamazoo College is the most expensive with an in-state tuition of $37,392.

Michigan Independent Colleges and Universities

The mission of the Michigan Independent Colleges and Universities is to plan, conduct, coordinate, supervise and finance activities that promote the well-being of the private, independent, non-profit institutions of higher education in Michigan.

We are Michigan Independent Colleges & Universities, representing Michigan's not-for-profit independent colleges and universities. As the voice of Michigan's not-for-profit institutions of higher education, our goal is to increase awareness of the impact MICU members have on higher education in Michigan. With over 125,000 students at our institutions, Michigan independent colleges educate approximately 25 percent of all college students in the state.

MICU serves its members through government relations, public policy development and advocacy.

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