Michigan’s Top 15 Independent Colleges and Universities

The Michigan Colleges Alliance, a collective of the top independent colleges and universities in Michigan, represents 41,000 students, 250,000 alumni and 100 academic programs.

Our students get the best of both world: small college values like critical thinking, ethics and personal attention, and big college quality with outstanding faculty and rigorous academic offerings.

Ready to choose your own path? Click a school below to learn more. Be bold. Be different. Go Independent.