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Colleges & Universities

Whether you’re looking for a place to locate your business or your family, there are a lot of advantages to being in or near a “college town” like the Lansing region.

Ready access to an excellent education certainly tops the list. But it’s just the beginning. Our college towns offer:

  • Great opportunities to attend everything from lectures and concerts to sporting events and theater.
  • Ready access to innovation in healthcare, engineering, environmental leadership and more.
  • Excellent K-12 education
  • Economic stability. An academic presence makes it easier for our region to weather economic downturns.
  • Energy that’s driven by a sense of “what if?”

Greater Lansing-area colleges and universities include:

Michigan State University

  • #1 Nuclear Physics program in the world, ahead of MIT
  • This “Big 10” school has an international reputation for excellence.
  • Ranked 30th among public universities (U.S. News & World Report, 2009)
  • 460,000+ living alumni worldwide—imagine the networking possibilities!—and more than 46,000 students in 2008-2009
  • World-renowned for research
  • Most Rhodes Scholars in the Big 10 for the past 25 years
  • More than 200 areas of study
  • 14 different degree-granting schools and colleges, including three medical schools, law school and numerous Ph.D. programs

Thomas M. Cooley Law School

  • Largest law school in the U.S.
  • Ranked #12 nationally in Judging the Law Schools
  • Most faculty members are former practicing lawyers and judges
  • 2nd for total minority enrollment among the 195 American Bar Association-accredited law schools (2007)

Lansing Community College (LCC)

  • 40,000 students
  • 300 areas of study including 240+ associate degree and certificate programs
  • Two-year transfer programs
  • University Center at LCC lets students pursue B.S. and M.S. degrees from a number of universities without leaving our area campus
  • 200+ courses and 15 degrees/certificates offered online
  • 3 major campuses, plus a number of specialty campuses

Other area colleges

These top-notch schools offer a variety of programs and a wide range of degree levels, including graduate

  • Central Michigan University
  • Cornerstone University
  • Davenport University
  • Great Lakes Christian College
  • Harry Hill Vocational Center
  • Northwood University
  • Olivet College
  • Ross Medical Education Center
  • Siena Heights University
  • Spring Arbor University
  • The University of Phoenix
  • Western Michigan University