Colleges & Universities

Colleges & Universities Clinton County MI

Colleges and Universities

Part of East Lansing, the home of Michigan State University, is located within southern Clinton County. MSU is the 9th largest university campus in the U.S. with a total enrollment of 47,131 from all 50 states and 130 countries.

Research and other grants to MSU from top federal funding agencies such as the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture totaled $495 million in the 2009–10 school year.

Michigan State’s graduate programs in nuclear physics rank first in the nation – graduating one in 10 of PH.Ds conferred in the United States. The University’s National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory is the nation’s premier rare isotope research facility. In 2007, MSU was selected by the U.S. Department of Energy to design and establish the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, a $600 million facility that will advance understanding of rare nuclear isotopes and the evolution of the cosmos as it provides research opportunities for scientists and students from around the globe.

Michigan State University is the only university in the country with three on-campus medical schools. MSU’s Eli Broad College of Business undergraduate supply chain program ranks second in the nation. Other top-ranked undergraduate programs at Broad include accounting and production/operations management, both ranked 12th, and international business ranked 20th.

MSU has pioneered advancements in agricultural and natural resource research ranging from Malcolm Trout’s process for homogenizing milk to the hybridization of corn by William Beal.

 With the county being centrally located, the post-secondary educational opportunities are endless. The enrollment at the 43 colleges and universities within a 100 mile radius of Clinton County totals over 398,000 students providing a deep pool of college graduates for the region in almost all professions and disciplines. These colleges and Universities include: 

Michigan State University, recognized around the world as a top research university is located within 10 minutes. MSU leads the nation in study abroad participation among public universities and ranks as one of the top 100 universities in the world offering three medical schools, law school, and numerous highly acclaimed research programs.

Alma College was founded in 1886 by Michigan Presbyterians. While still maintaining a close relationship with the Presbyterian Church (USA), the College offers an environment that welcomes students of all religious backgrounds.

Baker College, a leader among institutions of higher education in assuring career readiness and employment of its graduates, offers academic programs that emphasize employability and career advancement.

Central Michigan University CMU’s 2010-2011 enrollment is the fourth largest among Michigan’s 15 public universities – including 21,290 enrolled at the Mount Pleasant campus and 7,099 enrolled online and at more than 60 locations throughout Michigan and North America.

Calvin College is the distinctively Christian, academically excellent liberal arts college that consistently receives national recognition for academic excellence. Calvin’s well-respected faculty, inquiring student body and innovative core curriculum come together in an environment that links intellectual freedom with a heart for service. 

Cleary University was founded in 1883 on the simple belief that a business school should prepare students to exceed the expectations of their employers. It is an institution committed to teaching the American free market economic system, ethical business practices, and leadership skills.

Concordia University is a private liberal arts university in Ann Arbor, Michigan. It is affiliated with the Lutheran Church and is a college of the Concordia University system. Its small size and low student-to-faculty ratio foster close relationships between students and faculty and create a supportive, caring community.

Thomas M. Cooley Law School, the largest law school in the country and ranked No. 12 nationally is located within 10 minutes of Clinton County.

Cornerstone University is interdenominational and located in Grand Rapids, Mich. it offers traditional undergraduate programs as well as adult undergraduate and graduate programs through its Professional & Graduate Studies Division, Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, and Asia Baptist Theological Seminary.

Delta College – often referred to as one of America’s leading community colleges – promotes academic excellence, and is known for exemplary programs, technological innovation, community leadership, and graduates who make a difference.

Davenport University is a private, non-profit, multi-location university located at 14 campuses throughout Michigan and online. It was founded in 1866 by Conrad Swensburg and currently offers Master’s Degrees, Bachelor’s Degrees, Associate’s Degrees, diplomas, and post-grad certification programs in business, technology, health professions, and graduate studies.

 Eastern Michigan University currently serves 23,000 students who are pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences and professions. In all, more than 200 majors, minors and concentrations are delivered through the University’s Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Health and Human Services; Technology, and its graduate school.

Ferris State University is the fastest growing public university in Michigan, with 14,381 students enrolled in classes on the main campus in Big Rapids, 19 off-campus sites throughout Michigan and at Ferris’ Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids.

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