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Our college towns—great places to live and work
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 Greater Lansing.
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
- 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
- Nuclear research program second only to MIT
- 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.