The following are amongst the best universities in the state of Michigan:

Eastern Michigan University - It has been named one of the best regional colleges in the Midwest in the annual U.S. News and World Report 2011 Best Colleges edition.

Central Michigan University - It is ranked within the nation's top 20 research institutions among universities with 16 or fewer doctoral programs in 2008.

Ferris State University - It is a top technical and professional institution, providing high quality education to make its students immediately employable upon graduation.

Grand Valley State University - It is listed as one of America's Best Colleges in 2010 by Forbes. Michigan has 15 public universities. Of the nine on the list, Grand Valley is ranked 4th.

Lake Superior State University - The fire science program at Lake Superior State University was the first accredited four year degree in the United States.

Michigan State University - The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in 2007 selected MSU as one of the first universities to be designated as a "community-engaged university" using its new Community Engagement Classification.

Michigan Technological University - The University has been recognized by The Princeton Review in its annual college guide, "The Best 371 Colleges". It has received high marks for fire safety, quality of life and "green" policies and procedures; students praised both academics and extracurricular activities.

Northern Michigan University - NMU is the first public university in Michigan--but one of many nationwide--to pursue the idea of a "laptop" campus.

Oakland University - It has been recognized by several national organizations including The Princeton Review, Carnegie Foundation, “U.S News and World Report” and is listed in “The Unofficial, Unbiased Guide to the 328 Most Interesting Colleges”.

Saginaw Valley State University - It is one of the fastest growing universities in Michigan. SVSU's residential facilities have been voted "Michigan's Best Residential Life" by Michigan Organization of Residence Halls Association (MORHA).

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor - It is ranked 15th globally in the QS World University Rankings 2010 and the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2010.

University of Michigan Dearborn - UM-Dearborn's College of Business has been ranked for having one of the best part-time M.B.A. programs available by US News.

University of Michigan-Flint - The MBA program has been ranked among the top 10 part-time MBA programs in the Midwest by BusinessWeek.

Wayne State University - It has been recognized as one of the nation's "Great Colleges to Work for" by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Western Michigan University - WMU is one of 158 "Best in the Midwest" schools, according to the Princeton Review.

Andrews University - Only 98 private institutions are classified as national universities and Andrews is the only Seventh-day Adventist institution included in this classification (USNWR 2011).

Lawrence Technological University - It has been named to the Military Friendly Schools list for 2011 compiled by G.I. Jobs.

Spring Arbor University - It is affiliated with the Free Methodist Church of North America and is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

University of Detroit Mercy - It is ranked as one of the top 30 Midwest Regional Universities, the highest ranking Michigan university in the list (USNWR 2011).

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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