Students who would like to learn how the Methodist faith can inform their education and professional career, as well as their personal life, can do so at these Michigan colleges and universities.
Michigan Methodist Schools Comparison
This chart provides the location and undergraduate tuition for three Methodist-affiliated colleges and universities in the state.
|School Name||Institution Type||Location||Undergraduate Tuition and Fees (2017-2018)*|
|Adrian College||4-year, Private not-for-profit||Adrian, MI||$36,010|
|Albion College||4-year, Private not-for-profit||Albion, MI||$43,050|
|Spring Arbor University||4-year, Private not-for-profit||Spring Arbor, MI||$27,750|
Source: *National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
Overview of Michigan Methodist Colleges
Albion College offers bachelor's degree programs, while Adrian College and Spring Arbor University offer bachelor's and master's degree programs. Each institution holds weekly chapel services and offers a wealth of faith-oriented activities, such as small groups, professor-led Bible study sessions, and chapel choir or band.
Adrian College offers both undergraduate and master's degree programs. Undergraduate majors include physics, mathematics, philosophy and religion, and art history. Students can earn a master's degree in accountancy, athletic training, criminal justice, sport administration and leadership, and teacher education. The college enrolled 1,709 students for the fall 2017 semester, according to NCES. The college offers chapel services every Wednesday at 12:00 PM. Students of all faiths are welcome to attend the forty-five-minute service that incorporates a mix of modern and traditional music. Adrian also has a meditation chapel where students can reflect individually or in small groups. Campus life includes Greek organizations, a praise team, a spiritual life council, and educational clubs devoted to subjects like art, biology, finance geology, and pre-law.
NCES lists a 2017 student enrollment of 1,568 for Albion College. Albion holds a Christian, student-led worship service each Wednesday at 9:00 PM. The college also incorporates other faiths into the spiritual life, including a Diwali celebration, monthly Catholic masses, and various events for the Jewish religion. Along with these opportunities, the college offers faith-oriented groups like Campus Crusade for Christ, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, and Muslim Student Association. Other student organizations include Habitat for Humanity, Global Medical Brigades, a marketing association, and a pre-vet club. Students can earn their bachelor's degrees in fields such as business, Earth science, political science, and Spanish.
Spring Arbor University
Spring Arbor University's mission statement is called The Concept. It describes an environment dedicated to study with Jesus Christ at the center of learning. Spring Arbor's undergraduate majors include advertising and public relations, biochemistry, early childhood education, and pastoral ministry. Master's degree programs range from business administration and early childhood education to nursing and social work. Residential students at Spring Arbor are required to attend weekly chapel services that consist of approximately 1,000 attendees. Spring Arbor also offers small groups called Love Builds, Athletes for Christ, and professor-led Bible studies. Campus organizations include academic, music, media, and service clubs, like the Social Work Association, a chapel band and gospel choir, an American Red Cross Club, and a campus news magazine. The university had a 2017 student population of 3,342, per NCES.