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Ann Arbor is home to Higher Education

The Ann Arbor region is rich in opportunity for higher education. With five universities and a community college, we are graduating thousands of talented individuals each year.


The University of Michigan is synonymous with Ann Arbor and is one of America's great public universities. Academically, the U-M ranks among the world's top universities and its graduate and professional programs consistently rank within the nation's top ten. The University of Michigan has made a $900 million commitment to new life sciences facilities and programs. U-M is also one of the world's premiere research institutions with over $1 billion in research funding in 2009. Thanks in large part to the University of Michigan, the region is home to several federal research labs. 


Eastern Michigan University graduates thousands of technologically-prepared students annually in every field of study, from education to business to engineering technology to computer science. EMU also provides customized educational seminars for over 7,500 local area employees each year at the Corporate Education Center. With an enrollment of approximately 23,000, EMU is the fifth largest university in Michigan. 


For over 40 years, WCC’s open-door admissions policy, affordable tuition rates and high-quality classes have attracted students from communities around the world. More than 18,000 register for credit classes each year and thousands more enroll in non-credit LifeLong Learning classes. Washtenaw Community College's diverse student body includes more than 1,000 students from over 100 foreign countries. WCC’s small classes allow for lots of individual attention as the average class size is 22 students. That’s a fraction of the size of many basic classes at four-year colleges and universities. WCC also emphasizes convenience. It offers classes seven days a week, at night, and online. Transferring credits to another institution is easy through WCC's agreements with four-year schools throughout Michigan including Eastern Michigan Unversity and the University of Michigan. 


Concordia University is a private, liberal arts university in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Concordia's small size and low student-to-faculty ratio foster close relationships between students and faculty creating a supportive, caring community. The four schools at Concordia (Liberal Arts & Sciences, Education, Haab School of Business & Management and Adult & Continuing Education) offer students a great education in the liberal arts tradition while giving them the experience and skills to succeed. The 187-acre campus, located on the banks of the Huron River in Ann Arbor, Michigan, creates a beautiful and safe environment and is just minutes from the restaurants, cultural activities and resources of downtown Ann Arbor. 


Cleary University is an independent, not-for-profit, multi-campus, specialized business university. Cleary is committed to the betterment of society through the success of its alumni and their employers; to operate as a role model of responsible business practice; to embrace quality management principles, innovation and an attentive customer focus; and to aspire to a better future. Their mission is to provide a practical, application-based education, which equips students to advance their careers.