Ann Arbor, Michigan (MI) Colleges and Universities

There are 22 schools located within a 25-mile radius of the city of Ann Arbor, Michigan. We have compiled lists of some of these schools according to important categories, like school location and net price of attendance.

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Students looking for an education in Ann Arbor will appreciate the variety of options. Not only are there multiple schools directly in Ann Arbor, but there are several others in the towns that neighbor it within 25 miles. This article will focus on some of these schools in the Ann Arbor area -- including four-year universities (public and private) and two-year colleges (community and technical) -- in the following four categories:

Closest Schools to Ann Arbor, Michigan

Though Ann Arbor is a relatively small city, it lies in close proximity to many different-sized schools, including larger public universities and communities colleges. The schools with the closest campuses to Ann Arbor are:

  • University of Michigan--Ann Arbor (4.4 miles)
  • Concordia University--Ann Arbor (5.2 miles)
  • Washtenaw Community College (5.2 miles)
  • Eastern Michigan University (9.7 miles)
  • Madonna University (22.7 miles)

Largest Schools near Ann Arbor, Michigan

Without a doubt, the largest school in the Ann Arbor region is the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, with a student population that totals 42,625. For students interested in different-sized programs, the following schools have the remaining highest body of admitted students:

  • Eastern Michigan University (22,401 students)
  • Washtenaw Community College (12,295 students)
  • Schoolcraft College (11,542 students)
  • Madonna University (3,947 students)
  • Concordia University-Ann Arbor (829 students)

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Schools with Lowest Net Price

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) determines a school's net price for a given year by determining the average cost of attending that school and subtracting from it the average amount of financial aid given to full-time undergraduates. For the 2014-2015 academic year, the schools near Ann Arbor with the lowest net prices were:

  • Washtenaw Community College ($3,503)
  • Schoolcraft College ($4,854)
  • Cleary University ($10,615)
  • Eastern Michigan University ($12,782)
  • Madonna University ($13,710)

Schools with Highest Graduation Rates

The NCES compiles school graduation rates based on the percentage of a particular school's undergraduate population that graduates within 150% of the average timeline for their particular programs. These schools had the highest graduation rate near Ann Arbor in the 2014-2015 academic year:

  • University of Michigan-Ann Arbor (90% graduation rate)
  • Madonna University (61% graduation rate)
  • Cleary University (52% graduation rate)
  • Concordia University-Ann Arbor (43% graduation rate)
  • Eastern Michigan University (40% graduation rate)

Regardless of what kind of program you would like to apply to, or what kind of education or training you are interested in, factors like length of commute, number of full-time students, average cost and graduation rate will help you make better-informed decisions for your educational future.

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