Mount Pleasant, Michigan (MI) Colleges and Universities

While there are only four schools in Mount Pleasant, MI, there at least 6 more schools located within a 35-mile radius. Read about the schools in several categories, including lowest net price and highest graduation rates, to find the school for you.

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Students who seek an education in or around Mount Pleasant can choose among a variety of 2-year institutions or 4-year schools. The information provided uses data from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) to compare schools in several categories.

Closest Schools to Mount Pleasant, Michigan

Although the closest schools are specialty schools, public and private institutions can be found within 30 miles of downtown Mount Pleasant. These schools are mostly 4-year universities, but some 2-year schools are available. The closest schools include:

  • Central Michigan University (0.6 miles from downtown)
  • Alma College (16.7 miles from downtown)
  • Northwood University - Michigan (25.8 miles from downtown)
  • Davenport University - Midland Location (29.4 miles from downtown)
  • Montcalm Community College (30 miles from downtown)

Largest Schools Near Mount Pleasant, Michigan

For students interested in attending larger schools, Mount Pleasant offers mostly large, public institutions. The five largest schools offer undergraduate degrees, and a few of them offer graduate-level programs as well. These schools are:

  • Central Michigan University (26,879 students)
  • Ferris State University (14,600 students)
  • Mid Michigan Community College (4,422 students)
  • Northwood University-Michigan (3,131 students)
  • Montcalm Community College (1,832 students)

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  • Agriculture
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  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences
  • Business
  • Communications and Journalism
  • Computer Sciences
  • Culinary Arts and Personal Services
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Legal
  • Liberal Arts and Humanities
  • Mechanic and Repair Technologies
  • Medical and Health Professions
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Transportation and Distribution
  • Visual and Performing Arts

Lowest Net Price

An average net price is determined through the NCES calculation that subtracts the average financial aid awarded from the total cost of attendance for in-state, full-time undergraduate students. The following schools near Mount Pleasant have some of the lowest average net prices for 2014-2015:

  • Mid Michigan Community College ($6,407)
  • Montcalm Community College ($6,845)
  • Ferris State University ($12,813)
  • Central Michigan University ($14,204)
  • Northwood University - Michigan ($21,908)

Highest Graduation Rate

Overall graduation rates are calculated by NCES and reflect the portion of full-time undergraduate students who complete their programs in 150% of the normal time, such as three years for associate's degrees and six years for bachelor's degrees. The schools below had among the highest graduation rates for 2014:

  • Alma College (62% graduation rate)
  • Central Michigan University (59% graduation rate)
  • Northwood University - Michigan (57% graduation rate)
  • Ferris State University (41% graduation rate)
  • Montcalm Community College (26% graduation rate)

For students who value proximity to Mount Pleasant, as well as school size, price, and graduation rates, Mount Pleasant and the surrounding area offers a unique mix of private and public institutions.

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