Dearborn, Michigan (MI) Colleges and Universities

Students wanting to stay close to Dearborn, Michigan for college will find 32 schools, excluding for-profit institutions, located within a 25-mile radius. We'll discuss a number of these schools' attributes key to your search.

Learn about the graduation rates, net prices, population sizes, and proximity to Dearborn of various schools situated close to town. These statistics have been calculated by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

Closest Schools to Dearborn, Michigan

Students can find several schools within 7 miles of Dearborn and many more by looking a little further. There are two schools located right in town, though they aren't the closest colleges to downtown. The nearest schools to downtown Dearborn are:

  • Baker College of Allen Park (4.1 miles from downtown)
  • Henry Ford College (4.8 miles from downtown)
  • University of Michigan-Dearborn (4.8 miles from downtown)
  • Wayne County Community College District (6.4 miles from downtown)
  • Wayne State University (6.7 miles from downtown)

Largest Schools Near Dearborn, Michigan

Wayne State University is the largest school near Dearborn, with 27,140 students in attendance. This is a 4-year public option and, like most of the schools on the list, is located in an urban setting. Other relatively large colleges close by include:

  • Macomb Community College(22,182 students)
  • Eastern Michigan University (21,824 students)
  • Oakland Community College (21,061 students)
  • Wayne County Community College District (16,654 students)
  • Henry Ford College (12,755 students)

Lowest Net Price

Net price is useful when it comes to deciphering how much you'll need to pay for college post-financial aid. Net price statistics apply to full-time undergraduate students based on the 2014-2015 school year. During this academic year, Henry Ford College was the least expensive option in the area, with a net cost of $3,928. The next cheapest schools included:

  • Oakland Community College ($4,175)
  • Schoolcraft College ($4,854)
  • Wayne County Community College District ($5,337)
  • Macomb Community College ($7,173)
  • University of Michigan-Dearborn ($11,382)

Highest Graduation Rate

The National Education Center for Education Statistics' graduation rates are only applicable to full-time undergraduate students. These rates are calculated by taking into account the percentage of students who complete their programs in 150% of the usual time it takes to finish. The University of Detroit Mercy had the highest graduation rate in the surrounding area at 63%. This is a private school located in the major city of Detroit, offering both undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The schools with the next best graduation rates in the area for 2015 were:

  • Madonna University (61%)
  • Lawrence Technological University (56%)
  • University of Michigan-Dearborn (53%)
  • College for Creative Studies (51%)
  • Eastern Michigan University (40%)

Students trying to stick by Dearborn for college will find a healthy variety of options close by, with big public universities like Wayne State as well as several community colleges for students seeking smaller college experiences.

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