Michigan has several options for those pursuing a post-secondary conservative Christian education. Along with a variety of degrees offered at each school, there are also religious opportunities unique to each school for students to choose from.
The chart below details five colleges and universities in Michigan with Christian faith-based programs. The schools are all private institutions, but each varies in denomination affiliation, tuition, and fees.
|School Name||Institution Type||Denomination||Location||Tuition and Fees (2018-2019)*|
|Hope College||4-year, private not-for-profit||Reformed Church in America||Holland, MI||$34,010|
|Albion College||4-year, private not-for-profit||United Methodist||Albion, MI||$45,590|
|Andrews University||4-year, private not-for-profit||Seventh Day Adventist||Berrien Springs, MI||$29,288|
|Calvin College||4-year, not-for-profit||Christian Reformed Church||Grand Rapids, MI||$34,600|
|Grace Christian University||4-year, private not-for-profit||Other Protestant||Wyoming, MI||$13,945|
*Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
Description of Schools
Each school below offers study abroad programs for students to participate in and a number of unique academic and faith opportunities. Read more to find out which university appeals most to you.
Hope College provides a liberal arts education with degree programs in the arts and humanities, social sciences, and natural and applied sciences. Students can choose to study internationally off-campus in over 60 countries across the world, such as Spain or South Africa. It is dedicated to ensuring students follow a Christian path by offering three chapel services each week. Chapel services are also posted online as a podcast for any students not able to attend.
Albion College has a number of academic departments for students to choose from, such as education, music, or religious studies. Students also have the opportunity to study abroad through the Center for International Education. It provides several campus spaces to meet students' spiritual needs and to help the college accomplish its mission of strengthening student values and community involvement. Students can meet in spaces such as the Boyd Meditation Chapel, Spiritual Life Library, or the Goodrich Chapel, among others.
With 130 programs and degrees, Andrews University provides a wide variety of options for students to choose from. Some examples of degrees include accounting, graphic design, and theology. It works with Adventist Colleges Abroad to help place students in global partnering universities, so they may study abroad if they wish. Andrews University is committed to the Seventh-Day Adventist Church by running its ministries through this Christian perspective. The Office of Campus Ministries is responsible for delivering shared beliefs and values to students.
Calvin College has a variety of degree choices for prospective students, such as degrees in communication, education, or fine arts. Semester programs offer students an opportunity to study abroad in countries such as France, China, or Hungary. Students can practice and attend faith and worship, respectively, through opportunities both on and off campus. Chapel, bible studies, or service-learning with the community are just some of the ways students can participate and learn about the Christian faith.
Grace Christian University
Grace Christian University has on-campus, online, and graduate online degree options. Examples of on-campus degrees include areas such as criminal justice, general ministry, and urban studies. It also offers study abroad programs, and countries to choose from include Ireland, Italy, and Israel. Its primary core value is that it is Bible-centered, and its mission is to prepare students to serve Christ and society. One component of each degree program is biblical and theological studies.