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The Detroit region is booming with higher education resources that feed the growing need for high-level talent. According to the U.S. Census Bureau downtown Detroit experienced a 59 percent increase in the number of college-educated residents under the age of 35 in the last decade. The University Research Corridor – a partnership between the University of Michigan, Michigan State University and Wayne State University – ranks 2nd among top university clusters in the Innovation Power Ranking, spending over $2 billion each year on research and development and contributing $17.5 billion to the Michigan economy in 2015, up $700 million from the previous year.
Much of this educational excellence is focused on technology. The University of Michigan ranks 7th among engineering/technology and computer science programs in the world. Michigan State University’s supply chain management program is ranked #1 for undergraduates and #2 for graduates.
To feed the talent pipeline, the Detroit region’s colleges and universities, such as the University of Michigan, Wayne State University, Lawrence Technological and others, rank in the top 10 for graduating students in each type of degree conferred. Detroit regional community colleges engage nearly 125,000 students and work with local companies to develop customized workforce training.
Public Colleges & Universities, Fall Enrollment 2015
The University of Michigan, founded in 1817, was the nation’s first state university and was recently ranked number 4 in U.S. News and World Report’s annual list of top public universities and number 29 in the report’s annual list of top universities. Michigan’s Ross School of Business, School of Education, College of Engineering, Law School, School of Nursing, and Medical School also all rank in the top 12 graduate schools in the country.
|College/University||City||2015 Fall Enrollment|
|Central Michigan University||Mount Pleasant||26,968|
|Eastern Michigan University||Ypsilanti||21,634|
|Michigan State University||Lansing||50,543|
|The University of Michigan-Ann Arbor||Ann Arbor||43,651|
|The University of Michigan-Dearborn||Dearborn||9,308|
|The University of Michigan-Flint||Flint||8,470|
|Wayne State University||Detroit||27,222|
Private Colleges & Universities, Fall Enrollment 2014
|College/University||City||2014 Fall Enrollment|
|Baker College (5 campuses)||Auburn Hills||28,024|
|College for Creative Studies||Detroit||1,459|
|Concordia University||Ann Arbor||829|
|Davenport University||Grand Rapids||8,715|
|Lawrence Technological University||Southfield||4,015|
|Rochester College||Rochester Hills||1,113|
|Siena Heights University||Adrian||2,642|
|Spring Arbor University||Spring Arbor||3,733|
|Thomas M. Cooley Law School||Lansing||1,880|
|University of Detroit Mercy||Detroit||4,945|
|University of Phoenix||Southfield||1,361|
Community Colleges, Fall Enrollment 2014
If you are thinking about a career in manufacturing, you will find that many of the community colleges in the Detroit region offer just the program for you.
|College/University||City||2014 Fall Enrollment|
|Henry Ford College||Dearborn||13,790|
|Macomb Community College||Warren||22,914|
|Monroe County Community College||Monroe||3,482|
|Mott Community College||Flint||8,937|
|Oakland Community College||Bloomfield Hills||24,031|
|St. Clair County Community College||Port Huron||4,127|
|Washtenaw Community College||Ann Arbor||12,295|
|Wayne County Community College District||Detroit||16,310|
Degrees Conferred in the Detroit Region, 2014
Michigan ranks in the top 10 for every type of degree conferred with more than 122,000 degrees awarded for the 2013-2014 academic year and half of those degrees awarded by institutions in the Detroit region.
|Architecture & Related||10||223||347||4||584|
|Biological & Biomedical Sciences||199||1,645||283||161||2,288|
|Business, Management, Marketing & Related||2,121||4,217||3,068||41||9,447|
|Communications Technologies, Computer and Information Services||871||1064||407||19||2,361|
|Engineering & Engineering Technologies||836||2,267||1,648||339||5,190|
|English & Foreign Languages, & Literature||47||1,185||167||54||1,453|
|Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences||3,305||3,262||1,244||1,085||8,896|
|Legal Professions & Studies||169||82||44||748||1,043|
|Mathematics & Statistics||11||349||185||49||594|
|Physical Sciences & Science Technicians||68||329||144||129||770|
|Total, All Programs||17,949||26,725||12,151||3,045||59,870|
Vocational Training Providers
Vocational training institutes provide specific or technical training to students in order to prepare them for a particular career. The Detroit region’s strong manufacturing base necessitates the needs for many different vocational and technical education programs. There are more than 60 vocational training providers in the region, a few are provided below. They provide training from construction to casino dealer training to advanced manufacturing.