To identify the Best Colleges in Michigan for 2019 we averaged the results from the most respected college ranking systems (Niche.com + US News & World Report) from around the web to produce an entirely unique CollegeReviews Score for each school. And then ordered the schools based on that ranking. You won’t find a more exhaustive ranking of the best colleges and universities in Michigan anywhere.

Michigan is home to more than 200 public and private colleges and universities, community colleges and career colleges. It’s the only state with two peninsulas and while the Lower Peninsula boasts most of the colleges in Michigan, some top schools are located in the Upper Peninsula such as Northern Michigan University, Michigan Technological University and Lake Superior State University.

Michigan State University and the University of Michigan, Flint are two of the biggest public universities in the state and also two of the top ranked schools. Many Michigan colleges are found in and around Detroit including Wayne State University and University of Detroit Mercy. Grand Rapids, the state’s capital Lansing, Saginaw and Kalamazoo are other major cities with post secondary education options including a range of community colleges and career colleges.

Notable 2-year schools include Lansing Community College and Alpena Community College. Because Michigan is home to a very religious population, you’ll also find many religiously affiliated private schools throughout the state.

Regional Information about Michigan

Regional Information About Michigan
Major Cities: Detroit, Ann Harbor, Grand Rapids
Attractions: Mackinac Island,
Cost of Living: Best Places Michigan Cost of Living
Popular Schools: University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, Michigan State University, Michigan Technological University.

About Our Methodology

Our methodology for determining the best colleges in Michigan takes both editorial rankings from US News & World Report, Times Higher Education and combines it with student rankings from Niche.com. We weight student rankings higher giving them about a 80% weighted score vs editorial rankings. Thus creating a more accurate viewpoint of the best colleges in any given state.

  1. University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
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  2. Michigan State University
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  3. Michigan Technological University
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  4. Calvin College
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  5. Hope College
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  6. Andrews University
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  7. Kettering University
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  8. Kalamazoo College
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  9. University of Michigan - Dearborn
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  10. Western Michigan University
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  11. Wayne State University
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  12. Albion College
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  13. Grand Valley State University
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  14. University of Detroit Mercy
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  15. Central Michigan University
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  16. Madonna University
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  17. Lawrence Technological University
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  18. College for Creative Studies
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  19. Saginaw Valley State University
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  20. Concordia University - Ann Arbor
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