There aren't many postsecondary options near Port Huron, so students may have to commute or relocate. We compare the traditional institutions in the area with information presented by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).
Closest Schools to Port Huron, Michigan
The closest schools to Port Huron are mostly less than 2-year specialty schools; therefore, some of the traditional schools are a little farther away. Of the traditional schools that are the closest to downtown, they are a fairly even mix of 2-year and 4-year schools.
- Baker College of Port Huron (located downtown)
- St Clair County Community College (1.4 miles from downtown)
- Baker College of Clinton Township (37.4 miles from downtown)
- Rochester College (40.6 miles from downtown)
- Macomb Community College (41.8 miles from downtown)
Largest Schools Near Port Huron, Michigan
There are only a handful of schools near Port Huron that have more than 1,000 students. These larger institutions are primarily public schools.
- Macomb Community College (22,182 students)
- Oakland Community College (21,061 students)
- Oakland University (20,261 students)
- St Clair County Community College (3,730 students)
- Rochester College (1,173 students)
Lowest Net Price
To calculate a school's average net price, the NCES subtracts a full-time undergrad student's average financial aid from the average entire attendance cost. The NCES discovered that for the 2014-2015 school year, the community colleges in the area were generally cheaper than the 4-year institutions.
- Oakland Community College ($4,175)
- St Clair County Community College ($5,888)
- Macomb Community College ($7,173)
- Oakland University ($11,145)
- Rochester College ($16,504)
Highest Graduation Rates
Graduation rates reported by the NCES typically include full-time undergraduate students that have graduated within 150% of the normal time for their programs. In this format, students pursuing an associate's degree have three years while students earning a bachelor's degree have six years. As noted by the NCES for 2015, the traditional schools in the area all had rates below 50%.
- Oakland University (44% graduation rate)
- Rochester College (35% graduation rate)
- ITT Technical Institute-Troy (33% graduation rate)
- St Clair County Community College (20% graduation rate)
- Macomb Community College (11% graduation rate)
Despite the Port Huron, MI, area's shortage of traditional schools, there are still several 2-year and 4-year institutions that offer students some variety in location, size, price, and graduation rate.