List of 4-Year Public Universities & Colleges in Michigan

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Michigan is the 10th most populated state in the country with approximately ten million residents. It is also the eleventh largest state by land mass and the largest state east of the Mississippi River. The public college system in the state of Michigan is full of well-known, highly regarded schools. State schools can be found in Dearborn, Flint, Big Rapids, Benton Harbor, Detroit, and Kalamazoo to name a few cities. Top ranked public colleges in Michigan include the University of Michigan, Central Michigan University, Michigan State University, Western Michigan University, and Wayne State University. Enrollment at public universities in Michigan range from a few thousand to tens of thousands of students, providing substantive diversity in campus life and classroom experience for differing student needs.

Michigan State University Degree Programs

The degree tracks offered by state colleges, both small and large, is about as diverse as you can get in any state. Using MatchCollege, you can quickly find degree programs from state colleges that range from traditional to specialty degrees of all kinds. Regionally charged degree programs may include advanced auto mechanics, industrial engineering, automotive engineering, design technology, healthcare administration, CNC programming, and computer programming. Alternatively, common professional degree programs include physical therapy, nursing, veterinary medicine, law, pharmacy, and medical school. Traditional degree pathways such as business, engineering, English, political science, and economics are no longer common if parlayed into a graduate school degree in an adjacent field of study. As an example, a student earning a degree in political science may leverage that degree to earn a graduate degree in environmental science to step into a lobbyist position after graduation. Given the expanse of academics and the sectors of the economy that require subject mastery, the choices are virtually unlimited.

University of Michigan

The 2 schools listed below are part of the University of Michigan system. By following the links below, you can view each school's profile in detail.

Institution Name Number Students Information Virtual Tour
University of Michigan - Dearborn in Dearborn, MI5,000 to 9,999info
University of Michigan - Flint in Flint, MI5,000 to 9,999info

Other Public 4-Year State Universities & Colleges

Below is a list of other 4-year state universities and colleges in Michigan.

Institution Name Number Students Information Virtual Tour
Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, MIMore Than 20,000info
Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, MIMore Than 20,000info Virtual Campus Tour of Eastern Michigan University
Ferris State University in Big Rapids, MI10,000 to 19,999info Virtual Campus Tour of Ferris State University
Grand Valley State University in Allendale, MIMore Than 20,000info
Jackson College in Jackson, MI5,000 to 9,999info
Lake Michigan College in Benton Harbor, MI1,000 to 4,999info
Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste Marie, MI1,000 to 4,999info
Michigan State University in East Lansing, MIMore Than 20,000info
Michigan Technological University in Houghton, MI5,000 to 9,999info
Northern Michigan University in Marquette, MI5,000 to 9,999info
Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City, MI1,000 to 4,999info Virtual Campus Tour of Northwestern Michigan College
Oakland University in Rochester Hills, MIMore Than 20,000info
Saginaw Valley State University in University Center, MI5,000 to 9,999info
Schoolcraft College in Livonia, MI10,000 to 19,999info
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor in Ann Arbor, MIMore Than 20,000info
Wayne State University in Detroit, MIMore Than 20,000info
Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MIMore Than 20,000info

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.