Area students can choose between large state schools, small private colleges, and trade schools.
With more than 28,000 students, Central Michigan University is one of the largest schools in the state. CMU features eight large academic divisions which includes the region’s largest medical school.
VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
Easily accessed from Saginaw, Bay City, and Midland, Saginaw Valley State is a public university with fields of study ranging from engineering to art to education.
Nestled within its wooded Midland campus, Northwood offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in business-related fields such as automotive marketing & management, economics, accounting, and entrepreneurship.
One of the ten largest community colleges in the State, Delta offers a wide range of degree and certificate programs. More than 63% of their graduates reside in the Great Lakes Bay Region.
UNIVERSITY RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR VALUE CHAIN CREATION
In addition to interdisciplinary research, the Midland-based Institute offers graduate studies and non-degree programs from Michigan State’s top-ranked supply chain management program.
Serving more than 4,000 students from campuses in Mt. Pleasant and Harrison, Mid Michigan is best known for its programs on health science and technical trades such as welding, CAD, automotive technology, and plastics engineering.