A Definitive Ranking of the 37 Best Colleges in Michigan for 2017


By: Jon Corrigan

Like most states, Michigan has an abundance of esteemed colleges and universities.

Though people will go to the grave defending their alma mater, the fact is some schools are just better than others.

To help quell the debate, Niche released a 2017 ranking of the best schools in the America – providing lists at the national and state level.

“The 2017 Best Colleges ranking is based on rigorous analysis of academic, admissions, financial, and student life data from the U.S. Department of Education along with millions of reviews from students and alumni.”

The rankings analyzed 1,647 schools using 9 factors: academics, value, professors, student surveys on overall experience, diversity, athletics, campus quality, local area and safety.

Best Colleges in Michigan 2017: 

1. University of Michigan – Ann Arbor
Nationally ranked #23 – Ann Arbor, MI

2. Michigan State University
Nationally ranked #95 – East Lansing, MI

3. Michigan Technological University
Nationally ranked #114 – Houghton, MI

4. Calvin College
Nationally ranked #176 – Grand Rapids, MI

5. Hope College
Nationally ranked #244 – Holland, MI

6. Kalamazoo College
Nationally ranked #273 – Kalamazoo, MI

7. Madonna University
Nationally ranked #312 – Livonia, MI

8. Kettering University
Nationally ranked #323 – Flint, MI

9. Albion College
Nationally ranked #385 – Albion, MI

10. University of Michigan – Dearborn
Nationally ranked #465 – Dearborn, MI

11. Wayne State University
Nationally ranked #485 – Detroit, MI

12. Central Michigan University
Nationally ranked #490 – Mount Pleasant, MI

13. Lawrence Technological University
Nationally ranked #491 – Southfield, MI

14. Western Michigan University
Nationally ranked #503 – Kalamazoo, MI

15. College for Creative Studies
Nationally ranked #581 – Detroit, MI

16. Grace Bible College
Nationally ranked #586 – Wyoming, MI

17. Spring Arbor University
Nationally ranked #600 – Spring Arbor, MI

18. Grand Valley State University
Nationally ranked #606 – Allendale, MI

19. Andrews University 
Nationally ranked #607 – Berrien Springs, MI

20. Ferris State University
Nationally ranked #701 – Big Rapids, MI

21. Saginaw Valley State University
Nationally ranked #710 – Kochville Township, MI

22. Rochester College
Nationally ranked #719 – Rochester Hills, MI

23. Alma College
Nationally ranked #730 – Alma, MI

24. University of Michigan – Flint
Nationally ranked #833 – Flint, MI

25. Northwood University – Midland
Nationally ranked #890 – Midland, MI

26. University of Detroit Mercy
Nationally ranked #899 – Detroit, MI

27. Adrian College
Nationally ranked #909 – Adrian, MI

28. Oakland University
Nationally ranked #929 – Rochester, MI

29. Concordia University – Ann Arbor
Nationally ranked #989 – Ann Arbor, MI

30. Northern Michigan University
Nationally ranked #1,008 – Marquette, MI

31. Siena Heights University
Nationally ranked #1,092 – Adrian, MI

32. Cornerstone University
Nationally ranked #1,150 – Grand Rapids, MI

33. Lake Superior State University
Nationally ranked #1,155 – Sault Ste. Marie, MI

34. Aquinas College
Nationally ranked #1,181 – Grand Rapids, MI

35. Eastern Michigan University
Nationally ranked #1,206 – Ypsilanti, MI

36. Davenport University
Nationally ranked #1,306 – Grand Rapids, MI

37. Schoolcraft College
Nationally ranked #1,311 – Livonia, MI

To view the 100 Best Colleges in America, click here.

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