List of Private Universities & Colleges in Michigan
Private universities can be found throughout the state of Michigan, and can vary greatly in size and enrollment. Most private institutions tend to specialize in specific areas of study, and tend to have higher tuition costs due to a lack of public funding. The level of education offered by private institutions varies from institution to institution, with some schools offering the full range of degree levels, while others may focus specifically on undergraduate or graduate level studies. Private schools tend to have more individualized education options, but may only have a few, if any, research program options in place.
List of Large 4-Year Private Universities in Michigan
There are 12 large private universities in our database for Michigan. Follow the links below to get more details about each school.
Large Universities with Research Facilities or Faculty
The universities listed below offer many diverse academic programs, have a large student body, and usually have research facilities or faculty involved with research. These schools very often have graduate and professional programs as well.
Andrews University (Andrews) in Berrien Springs, MI
Visit the website for Andrews University at andrews.edu
- 1,000 to 4,999 Undergraduate Students Enrolled
- Estimated tuition & fees: $28,000 per year
Large Primarily Academic Universities
Each university listed below offers a diverse set of degrees and programs, unlike the research universities listed above, these schools contain little to no research activity on campus and are primarily academic.
- Baker College of Flint in Flint, MI
- Calvin College in Grand Rapids, 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
- Marygrove College in Detroit, MI
- Siena Heights University in Adrian, MI
- Spring Arbor University (SAU) in Spring Arbor, MI
- University of Detroit Mercy in Detroit, MI
Small to Medium Sized 4-Year Universities
The 4-year schools listed below have a small to medium sized student body and may offer a wide range of associate and bachelor's degrees. Get more information about each school by clicking the links below.
- in Southfield, MI
- in Hillsdale, MI
- Adrian College in Adrian, MI
- Albion College in Albion, MI
- Alma College in Alma, MI
- Concordia University (CUAA) in Ann Arbor, MI
- Finlandia University in Hancock, MI
- Grace Bible College in Wyoming, MI
- ITT Technical Institute in Canton, MI
- ITT Technical Institute in Dearborn, MI
- ITT Technical Institute in Swartz Creek, MI
- ITT Technical Institute in Troy, MI
- Kalamazoo College in Kalamazoo, MI
- Olivet College (OC Comets) in Olivet, MI
- Rochester College in Rochester Hills, MI
- South University in Novi, MI
4-Year Colleges with a Special Focus on an Area of Study
The schools below are grouped by their special area of focus. To learn about admissions, tuition & fees, programs offered, and more click on the school names below.
Schools of Business and Management
- (DeVry University-Southfield) in Southfield, MI
- Cleary University (Cleary College) in Howell, MI
- Northwood University - Michigan in Midland, MI
Schools of Art, Music, and Design
- ITT Technical Institute in Wyoming, MI
Theological Seminaries, Bible Colleges, and Other Faith-Related Institutions
Notes: Tuition & fee amounts are for both Michigan in-state residents and out of state students, unless noted otherwise. The tuition information displayed is an estimate, which we calculated based on historical data and should be solely used for informational purposes only. Please contact the respective school for information about the current school year.
Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.