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Muskegon, Michigan (MI) Colleges and Universities

Muskegon, Michigan and the surrounding 50 miles house 26 colleges and universities. See comparisons of schools with the highest graduation rates in and around Muskegon to determine which schools might be right for you.

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Students searching for postsecondary options near Muskegon, Michigan have several 2-year and 4-year options. We focus our attention on the traditional schools near Muskegon that offer a variety of programs, and compare them using data from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

Closest Schools to Muskegon, Michigan

Students wishing to attend school close to Muskegon have mostly private institutions to choose from. The majority of the closest schools offer 4-year programs, but there are some 2-year (or fewer) options as well. The closest schools are:

  • Baker College of Muskegon (4.1 miles from downtown)
  • Muskegon Community College (4.1 miles from downtown)
  • Grand Valley State University (24.2 miles from downtown)
  • Hope College (31.6 miles from downtown)
  • Davenport University-Holland Location (32.2 miles from downtown)

Largest Schools Near Muskegon, Michigan

The Muskegon area offers several larger institutions that have between roughly 4,000 and 25,000 students. Some of these larger 4-year schools even offer graduate degree programs in addition to undergraduate programs. The largest schools include:

  • Grand Valley State University (25,325 students)
  • Grand Rapids Community College (14,926 students)
  • Davenport University (8,142 students)
  • Muskegon Community College (4,506 students)
  • Calvin College (3,990 students)

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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

The 2-year public community colleges in Muskegon tended to have lower net prices than the 4-year public or private universities for 2014-2015. Net price stats from the NCES are calculated by subtracting the average full-time undergrad student's financial aid from the average resident student's cost of attendance.

  • West Shore Community College ($3,880)
  • Muskegon Community College ($4,326)
  • Grand Rapids Community College ($4,565)
  • Grand Valley State University ($15,752)
  • Davenport University ($16,126)

Highest Graduation Rates

The NCES determines graduation rates by looking at full-time undergraduate students who graduate within 150% of the program's normal completion time. As a result, the NCES' graduation rates statistics for 4-year schools are taken from a 6-year period while a 3-year period is used for 2-year schools. The traditional schools in the area had rates that ranged from 15% to 76% for 2015. The schools with the highest graduation rates are:

  • Hope College (76% graduation rate)
  • Calvin College (74% graduation rate)
  • Grand Valley State University (67% graduation rate)
  • Kuyper College (63% graduation rate)
  • Cornerstone University (60% graduation rate)

Muskegon, MI, and the surrounding area is home to a variety of public and private institutions that have diverse locations, sizes, prices, and graduation rates for future students.

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