Higher Education

Area students can choose between large state schools, small private colleges, and trade schools.

Central Michigan University

With more than 28,000 students, Central Michigan University is one of the largest schools in the state. It features eight large academic divisions which include the region’s largest medical school. website

Saginaw 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. website

Northwood University

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. website

Michigan State 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. website

Alma College

Alma is a liberal arts college with more than 130 years of history in the small town of Alma, Michigan. website

Davenport University

A private university with 11 campuses throughout Michigan, Davenport is known for its emphasis on business, health, and technology education. website

Delta College

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. website

Mid Michigan Community College

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. website