Online College Courses in Michigan (MI)
Home to nearly 10 million people, Michigan is known for its lakes—it is home to more than 11,000 inland lakes and borders four of the Great Lakes—and its rustic beauty. Michigan is also home to several institutes of higher education, including the University of Michigan System, the Michigan State University System, Wayne State University, and the private Davenport University System, as well as several community colleges that serve students across the state. Many of these schools offer educational opportunities to residents through online college courses in Michigan and across the country.
Detroit. Home to more than 700,000 people, Detroit, nicknamed "Motor City" and "Motown," is Michigan's largest city and is known as the founding place of both the modern American automobile factory and Motown music, named after the popular 1960s record label. Detroit is an hour from Toledo, Ohio; Flint, Mich.; and Ann Arbor, Mich., and is about one mile from the Canadian border. The city is home to many colleges and universities, several of which provide learning opportunities through online college courses in Detroit.
- Marygrove College. This four-year, private institution serves more than 2,700 students through associate, bachelor's, and master's degree programs, as well as certificate programs. Marygrove offers several online courses in areas including education, business, photography, and non-profit management.
- University of Detroit Mercy. This four-year, private university serves more than 5,500 students through certificates and bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree programs. UD Mercy is a Jesuit Catholic university that offers several liberal arts degree programs in fields including accounting, addiction studies, Catholic studies, engineering, and political science.
- Wayne County Community College District. Serving more than 21,000 students, this two-year, public institution offers certificates and associate degrees. Students can take a variety of online courses and earn degrees in fields like business, communications, and the arts.
- Wayne State University. Detroit's largest university, Wayne State, is a four-year, public school that serves more than 31,000 students through certificates and bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree programs. Wayne State offers a variety of online courses and degree programs in fields including social work, business, education, and library and information science.
Grand Rapids. Home to nearly 190,000 residents, Grand Rapids is about 30 miles east of Lake Michigan and about 30 miles south of Manistee National Forest. Grand Rapids is also home to a few colleges and universities, many of which offer online college courses in Grand Rapids and several continuing education opportunities.
- Aquinas College. Serving more than 2,100 students, Aquinas College is a four-year, private, not-for-profit Catholic Dominican institution offering associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Aquinas College's online course offerings include math, education, and management.
- Cornerstone University. This private, Christian institution serves more than 2,800 students through certificates and associate, bachelor's, and master's degree programs. Cornerstone offers online courses and degrees in business, education, and ministry.
- Davenport University. The Grand Rapids campus of this large, private, not-for-profit university system serves nearly 12,000 students through certificates, bachelor's, and master's degree programs. Davenport offers approximately 50 different online certificate and degree programs in fields including accounting, marketing, sport management, and medical billing.
- Grand Rapids Community College. Serving nearly 18,000 students, Grand Rapids Community College is the city's largest institution of higher education. The public school offers online certificates and associate degrees in a variety of fields, including architecture, education, web design, and physics.
East Lansing. Just a few miles from Michigan's capital city of Lansing, East Lansing is home to approximately 49,000 people — only slightly more than the number of students at Michigan State University, the city and state's largest school. The university provides educational opportunities through online college courses in East Lansing and to residents elsewhere.
- Michigan State University. The state's largest campus, Michigan State serves more than 46,000 students through certificate programs and bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree programs. Michigan State offers more than 100 online courses in a variety of fields including criminal justice, education, and nursing.
- Michigan State University College of Law. Part of the Michigan State University System, the college of law offers law degrees to more than 900 students. It offers online courses in legal research, national security law, dispute resolution, and other legal subjects.