Getting its name from the “grand” river running through its center, Grand Rapids is the 2nd largest city in Michigan. With 15 colleges situated around the city, there are plenty of chances to pursue your degree.* Jobs are spread evenly amongst four industries, so students studying manufacturing, transportation, education, or healthcare have the best shot at securing a job after graduation.* If you’re studying medicine, you’ll never want to leave. The River City is home to the Grand Rapids Medical Mile, institutions dedicated solely to medicine, which has grown 5 times in size since its origin.* And thanks to a brand new $40 million rapid bus system, students can easily travel around town, from class to concerts to all the craft beer spots that earned Grand Rapids the title “Beer City, USA.”
Located a half hour from Lake Michigan, Grand Rapids has a unique climate that makes it ideal for fruit production in the hot summers while the winters bring close to 80 inches of snow.* Experience all four seasons with temperatures ranging from 31◦ -83◦ throughout the year.* The city’s varied topography allows for a variety of cultural and outdoor experiences year around: hunting, skiing, fishing, and golf. Lots of golf. The city has more public courses than any other city. And who said a lot of snow means no beaches? Grand Rapids has over 3,200 miles of shoreline* including Keweenaw Peninsula and the Sunrise Coast. Grand Rapids is always moving, and now that employment and salaries are on the rise, what better time than now to make the move?Click Here to See the Best Colleges in the US*www.usclimatedata.com *Bureau of labor statistics *www.michigan.org *Wikipedia, “Grand Rapids”
Grand Valley State University offers 136 degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2020, 5,598 students graduated with students earning 4,539 Bachelor's degrees, 937 Master's degrees, 85 Doctoral degrees, and 37 Certificates.
Cornerstone University offers 76 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2020, 621 students graduated with students earning 379 Bachelor's degrees, 203 Master's degrees, 36 Associate's degrees, and 3 Doctoral degrees.
Davenport University offers 169 degree programs. It's a medium sized, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2020, 1,633 students graduated with students earning 943 Bachelor's degrees, 423 Master's degrees, 172 Associate's degrees, and 95 Certificates.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Calvin University Grand Rapids, MI||16 : 1||3,307|
|Hope College Holland, MI||14 : 1||3,061|
|Compass College of Cinematic Arts Grand Rapids, MI||24 : 1||72|
|Aquinas College Grand Rapids, MI||18 : 1||1,517|
|Kuyper College Grand Rapids, MI||15 : 1||152|