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Best Colleges in Detroit

The Fast Lane to Success

The Motor City offers more than just car manufacturing

Innovation fuels Detroit. It fuels the automobile industry and the arts scene, and it's definitely part of the 5 community colleges and 14 four-year universities. With degrees available in nearly any area of study, you'll be sure to advance your own interests within the city's rich legacy. and don't worry, job opportunities are aplenty, but so are the paychecks — average weekly wages of $1,071 are higher than the U.S. average. Businesses within this metro area are expanding into the emerging fields of life sciences, fuel cell technology, information technology, and advanced manufacturing, just to name a few.

The automobile capital of the world has diverse college options, but an even more diverse culture. From Corktown to Greektown to Mexicantown, you can chow down on authentic cuisine. and if you're in need for some inspiration, Detroit has one of the largest theater districts, a variety of museums, four major sports leagues, and many famous, world-changing individuals that have called this city home, such as Henry Ford, Madonna, and Robin Williams. Follow in their footsteps. Make the Motor City your ride to your future.

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Best Four Year Universities in Detroit

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 University of Detroit Mercy Detroit, MI

University of Detroit Mercy offers 176 Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a large city. In 2015, 1,711 students graduated with students earning 852 Bachelor's degrees, 486 Master's degrees, 247 Doctoral degrees, and 126 Certificates degrees.

Based on 12 Reviews
2 Madonna University Livonia, MI

Madonna University offers 437 Degree programs. It's a small private university in a small city. In 2015, 1,705 students graduated with students earning 781 Bachelor's degrees, 459 Certificates degrees, 311 Master's degrees, 149 Associate's degrees, and 5 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 12 Reviews
3 Lawrence Technological University Southfield, MI

Lawrence Technological University offers 119 Degree programs. It's a small private university in a small city. In 2015, 682 students graduated with students earning 311 Bachelor's degrees, 295 Master's degrees, 55 Certificates degrees, 15 Associate's degrees, and 6 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 4 Reviews
4 Wayne State University Detroit, MI

Wayne State University offers 469 Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 6,603 students graduated with students earning 3,280 Bachelor's degrees, 2,252 Master's degrees, 864 Doctoral degrees, and 207 Certificates degrees.

Based on 16 Reviews
5 College for Creative Studies Detroit, MI

College for Creative Studies offers 12 Degree programs. It's a small private university in a large city. In 2015, 264 students graduated with students earning 247 Bachelor's degrees, 13 Master's degrees, and 4 Certificates degrees.

6 Rochester College Rochester Hills, MI

Rochester College offers 33 Degree programs. It's a very small private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 235 students graduated with students earning 219 Bachelor's degrees, 8 Associate's degrees, and 8 Master's degrees.

7 Marygrove College Detroit, MI

Marygrove College offers 87 Degree programs. It's a small private university in a large city. In 2015, 564 students graduated with students earning 346 Master's degrees, 161 Bachelor's degrees, 47 Certificates degrees, and 10 Associate's degrees.

8 Michigan Jewish Institute W Bloomfield, MI

Michigan Jewish Institute offers 4 Degree programs. It's a very small private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 61 students graduated with students earning 61 Bachelor's degrees.

9 ITT Technical Institute-Troy Troy, MI

ITT Technical Institute-Troy offers 18 Degree programs. It's a very small private university in a small city. In 2015, 182 students graduated with students earning 131 Associate's degrees, and 51 Bachelor's degrees.

10 ITT Technical Institute-Canton Canton, MI

ITT Technical Institute-Canton offers 13 Degree programs. It's a very small private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 138 students graduated with students earning 104 Associate's degrees, and 34 Bachelor's degrees.

Best Community Colleges in Detroit

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 Henry Ford College Dearborn, MI

Henry Ford College offers 143 Degree programs. It's a large public college in a small city. In 2015, 1,950 students graduated with students earning 1,557 Associate's degrees, and 393 Certificates degrees.

2 Wayne County Community College District Detroit, MI

Wayne County Community College District offers 132 Degree programs. It's a large public college in a large city. In 2015, 3,009 students graduated with students earning 2,386 Associate's degrees, and 623 Certificates degrees.

3 St Clair County Community College Port Huron, MI

St Clair County Community College offers 64 Degree programs. It's a medium sized public college in a small suburb. In 2015, 836 students graduated with students earning 756 Associate's degrees, and 80 Certificates degrees.

4 Macomb Community College Warren, MI

Macomb Community College offers 176 Degree programs. It's a very large public college in a mid sized city. In 2015, 3,352 students graduated with students earning 2,768 Associate's degrees, and 584 Certificates degrees.

Based on 4 Reviews
5 Schoolcraft College Livonia, MI

Schoolcraft College offers 93 Degree programs. It's a large public university in a small city. In 2015, 2,020 students graduated with students earning 1,426 Associate's degrees, and 594 Certificates degrees.

6 Oakland Community College Bloomfield Hills, MI

Oakland Community College offers 238 Degree programs. It's a very large public college in a large suburb. In 2015, 3,214 students graduated with students earning 2,601 Associate's degrees, and 613 Certificates degrees.

7 MIAT College of Technology Canton, MI

MIAT College of Technology offers 11 Degree programs. It's a very small private college in a large suburb. In 2015, 734 students graduated with students earning 603 Certificates degrees, and 131 Associate's degrees.

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School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
University of Detroit Mercy University of Detroit Mercy Detroit, MI
5/5
12 : 1 4,920
Madonna University Madonna University Livonia, MI
4/5
19 : 1 3,704
Lawrence Technological University Lawrence Technological University Southfield, MI
5/5
17 : 1 3,516
Wayne State University Wayne State University Detroit, MI
3/5
14 : 1 27,140
College for Creative Studies College for Creative Studies Detroit, MI
5/5
11 : 1 1,487
Rochester College Rochester College Rochester Hills, MI
4/5
16 : 1 1,173
Henry Ford College Henry Ford College Dearborn, MI
2/5
35 : 1 12,755
Marygrove College Marygrove College Detroit, MI
4/5
15 : 1 1,380
University Logo Wayne County Community College District Detroit, MI
2/5
57 : 1 16,654
St Clair County Community College St Clair County Community College Port Huron, MI
2/5
31 : 1 3,730
Macomb Community College Macomb Community College Warren, MI
2/5
48 : 1 22,182
Schoolcraft College Schoolcraft College Livonia, MI
2/5
49 : 1 11,687
Oakland Community College Oakland Community College Bloomfield Hills, MI
2/5
36 : 1 21,061
Ross Medical Education Center-New Baltimore Ross Medical Education Center-New Baltimore New Baltimore, MI 15 : 1 134
Ross Medical Education Center-Brighton Ross Medical Education Center-Brighton Brighton, MI 14 : 1 97
Michigan Jewish Institute Michigan Jewish Institute W Bloomfield, MI
2/5
249 : 1 996
University Logo Brighton Institute of Cosmetology Brighton, MI 11 : 1 54
Carnegie Institute Carnegie Institute Troy, MI
3/5
13 : 1 190
MIAT College of Technology MIAT College of Technology Canton, MI
3/5
10 : 1 541
Dorsey Business Schools-Farmington Hills Dorsey Business Schools-Farmington Hills Farmington Hills, MI
4/5
22 : 1 86
University Logo Paul Mitchell the School-Great Lakes Port Huron, MI 23 : 1 91
Ross Medical Education Center-Madison Heights Ross Medical Education Center-Madison Heights Madison Heights, MI 25 : 1 195
Focus-Hope Information Technologies Center Focus-Hope Information Technologies Center Detroit, MI 32 : 1 63
University Logo David Pressley School of Cosmetology Royal Oak, MI 17 : 1 197
University Logo Paul Mitchell the School-Michigan Sterling Heights, MI 23 : 1 204
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