4 year Private Institutions

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Adrian College located in Adrian , Michigan is a private, co-educational college of liberal arts and sciences related to The United Methodist Church. It is a traditional four-year, residential college that focuses completely on undergraduate education.  Adrian was founded in 1859.

Albion College located in Albion , Michigan is a n independent, coeducational, residential college founded more than 170 years ago, Albion is committed to the liberal arts tradition. Historically related to the United Methodist Church, the College is dedicated to preserving the values of the past, to serving the needs of the present and to anticipating the goals of the future.

Alma College  located in Alma , Michigan is a coed 4 year liberal arts and science college. Alma, founded in 1886 by Presbyterians, is a selective, residential, private liberal arts college devoted to the teaching and education of undergraduate students.

Andrews University located in Berrien Springs, Michigan  aims to make sure that you achieve that balance between theory and practice, and that you experience growth on your personal spiritual journey  Andrews is the best-known Adventist educational institution in the world.

Aquinas College  located in Grand Rapids , Michigan is an inclusive educational community rooted in the Catholic Dominican tradition, provides a liberal arts education with a global perspective, emphasizes career preparation focused on leadership and service to others, and fosters a commitment to lifelong learning dedicated to the pursuit of truth and the common good.

Baker College located throughout Michigan the largest independent college in the state of Michigan with the most focused approach to education and training available. We believe that going to college should lead you directly to a great career. And that's exactly where we come in. Unlike other colleges and universities, Baker is a career college, with one mission: to provide you job specific training so you can enter a more personally rewarding career right out of college. You will become a working professional in a successful career, not a career student.  

Calvin College located in Grand Rapids , Michigan is the distinctively Christian, academically excellent liberal arts college that shapes minds for intentional participation in the renewal of all things.

Cleary University located throughout Michigan offers Masters of Business Administration, Bachelor of Business Administration, Associate in Business Administration, Bachelor of Science and Associate in Applied Science degrees. 

College for Creative Studies located in Detroit, Michigan offers Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in 11 majors and Master of Fine Arts degrees in two majors.

Concordia University located in Ann Arbor, Michigan is a private liberal arts university affiliated with the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.  

Cornerstone University located in Grand Rapids , Michigan is an inter-denominational, Christ-centered university. We offer both traditional and adult undergraduate and graduate programs, Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, Asia Baptist Theological Seminary and the multi-faceted broadcast outreaches of Cornerstone University Radio.  Cornerstone was founded in 1941.  

Davenport University located in Grand Rapids , Michigan as well as other locations throughout the state offers business, technology and health programs designed to put you in demand in the fastest growing fields and hottest careers.  

Finlandia University located in Hancock , Michigan is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in American (ELCA), and with a proud Lutheran and Finnish heritage, the university takes pride in being the only remaining institution of higher learning in North America founded by Finns.


Grace Bible College located in Grand Rapids, Michigan seeks to develop passionate servants of Jesus Christ by personally educating students in an educational program which emphasizes the integration of biblical truth, ministry experience, and character transformation. This emphasis pervades the entire campus as the College strives to cultivate a caring learning community where Jesus Christ is exalted and students are equipped for serving the needs of church and society.

Great Lakes Christian College located in Lansing, Michigan an institution of higher education affiliated with Christian Churches/Churches of Christ, seeks to glorify God by preparing students to be servant-leaders in the church and world.

 Hillsdale College located in Hillsdale , Michigan is an independent, coeducational, residential, liberal arts college with a student body of about 1,300. Its four-year curriculum leads to the bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree.

Hope College located in Holland , Michigan is a distinguished and distinctive four-year, liberal arts, undergraduate college, affiliated with the Reformed Church in America. Its great religious heritage is expressed through a dynamic Christian community of students and teachers vitally concerned with a relevant faith that changes lives and transforms society.

Kalamazoo College located in Kalamazoo , Michigan seeks talented students from diverse backgrounds who are looking for the academic and personal challenges that are offered in a Kalamazoo College education. Admission is very selective and is offered to those applicants whose academic and personal qualities promise success.  

Kettering University located in Flint , Michigan is built on a tradition of co-operative education and preparation of future leaders for a global society, is dedicated to adding transformational value to our students and stakeholders through exemplary programs in engineering, science and business. Kettering was founded in 1919 as General Motors Institute.


Kuyper College  located in Grand Rapids , Michigan is a ministry-focused Christian leadership college that educates and trains Christian leaders for ministry and service. Through the integration of a high-quality academic curriculum and a Reformed worldview, we provide students who desire a well-rounded biblical and academic college experience with the opportunity to see, understand, and live all of life through the filter of Scripture.

Lawrence Technological University located in Southfield , Michigan was founded in 1932 as a place to develop leaders through innovative and agile programs embracing theory and practice.


Lewis College of Business located in Detroit, Michigan will  equip students to pursue further academic studies, to enter the world of work, or to become an entrepreneur upon graduation from the College.

Madonna University located in Livonia, Michigan is a Catholic university in the Franciscan tradition committed to teaching, scholarship, and service. The University's educational philosophy is founded on the Franciscan spirit, which encounters God in the whole of creation, manifested by people, events, and nature.

Marygrove College located in Detroit, Michigan is a forward-thinking, independent Catholic liberal arts college, we want you to become a competent, compassionate, and committed leader. 

New Tribes Bible Institute located in Jackson, Michigan is to equip and establish believers in the interpretation and application of the foundational truths of the Bible.

Northwood University located in Midland, Michigan is known a s the school-of-choice for business-minded students of all ages and backgrounds, Northwood University's management and entrepreneurship focus prepares students to become the future leaders of a global, free-enterprise society.


Olivet College located in Olivet, Michigan  is a private, four-year liberal arts institution. As a small, coeducational college, Olivet takes pride in recognizing its students as individuals. 


Rochester College located in Rochester Hills, Michigan exists to engage students in a vigorous educational program that combines liberal arts and professional studies within a Christian community that will promote a life of study and service.

Sacred Heart Major Seminary located in Detroit, Michigan is an institution of higher education that primarily prepares candidates for the Roman Catholic priesthood and, further, prepares individuals for the diaconate, lay ministry and other leadership roles. Sacred Heart Major Seminary seeks to provide an excellent undergraduate formation based on an emphasis in Philosophy and ministry that will serve as a sound foundation to pursue theological studies. The graduate Theology programs seek to ensure a clearly Catholic professional and academic formation for ministerial service.

Siena Heights University located in Adrian, Michigan  is a Catholic university founded and sponsored by the Adrian Dominican Sisters. Founded in the liberal arts tradition, Siena offers associate's, bachelor's and master's degrees.

Spring Arbor University located in Spring Arbor, Michigan has distinguished itself as the place where faith and learning meet. What began as a small elementary and secondary school in the late 1800s has evolved into a top-tier, liberal arts, Christian university with over 4,000 enrolled students. Offering over 60 undergraduate majors and programs, seven degree completion programs, two associate programs, and eight graduate programs, presented in both face-to-face and online formats, the University continues to meet the growing needs of its students.

Thomas M. Cooley Law School located throughout Michigan  is to prepare its graduates for entry into the legal profession through an integrated program with practical legal scholarship as its guiding principle and focus. This mission includes providing broad access to those who seek the opportunity to study law, while requiring that those to whom that opportunity is offered meet Cooley's rigorous academic standards.


University of Detroit Mercy located in Dertroit , Michigan is a liberal arts college that will sharpen your communication and problem-solving skills and give you the cultural context to thrive in any environment.


Walsh College is an independent, non-profit institution offering a broad range of business and related technology degree programs, the college grants degrees at the bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels that are responsive to student, employer, and community needs.  Courses and services are available at Troy, Novi, Clinton Township, Harper Woods, Port Huron, and online.