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College Consensus Releases Ranking of Best Colleges in Michigan 2018


College Consensus Releases Ranking of Best Colleges in Michigan 2018

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Aug. 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- College Consensus (, a unique new college ranking website, has published their ranking of the Best Colleges in Michigan 2018 at

To identify the Best Colleges in Michigan for 2018, College Consensus combined the latest results from the most respected college ranking systems with thousands of real student reviews to produce a unique consensus score for each school. According to College Consensus founder Jeremy Alder, "Similar to what Rotten Tomatoes does for movies, College Consensus gathers the publisher rankings and student reviews from around the web and distills the results into simple, easy to understand scores so students can quickly and easily compare schools. It is the ranking of all rankings, so to speak." Learn more about the College Consensus rankings methodology at

To help prospective Michigan students evaluate the higher education options that are right for their individual needs, College Consensus identified the best-ranked colleges in Michigan:

 University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, MI

 Calvin College - Grand Rapids, MI

 Kalamazoo College - Kalamazoo, MI

 Michigan State University - East Lansing

 Hope College - Holland, MI

 Adrian College - Adrian, MI

 Kuyper College - Grand Rapids, MI

 Kettering University - Flint, MI

 University of Detroit Mercy - Detroit, MI

 Albion College - Albion, MI

 Michigan Technological University - Houghton, MI

 University of Michigan-Dearborn - Dearborn, MI

 Northern Michigan University - Marquette, MI

 Lawrence Technological University - Southfield, MI (tie)

 Spring Arbor University - Spring Arbor, MI (tie)

 University of Michigan-Flint - Flint, MI

 Alma College - Alma, MI

 Grand Valley State University - Allendale, MI

 Ferris State University - Big Rapids, MI

 Cornerstone University - Grand Rapids, MI

 Olivet College - Olivet, MI

 Siena Heights University - Adrian, MI

 Andrews University - Berrien Springs, MI

 Lake Superior State University - Sault Ste. Marie, MI

 Western Michigan University - Kalamazoo, MI

Surrounded and bisected by the Great Lakes, Michigan was an uncommonly important territory, fought over by France and Britain, then by Britain and the new United States, because of its centrality to transportation and trade. With an incredible wealth of natural resources, from farmland to mines, forests to fishing, Michigan was critical, but what no one could have known in the 18th century was that those industries were setting the stage for a future of manufacturing, technology, and engineering revolutions. In the 21st century, Michigan is defying Rust Belt stereotypes as one of the top states for job creation, one of the best places for tech workers, and a leader in scientific research and development. For that, Michigan can thank a well-educated workforce, led by its best colleges and universities, from the University of Michigan and Michigan State University - top public research institutions - to world-changing small liberal arts colleges.

"Michigan's people are diverse," as Managing Editor Carrie Sealey-Morris explains; "Michigan has welcomed all and given all a place to make their living," the source of the state's economic and cultural strength. "All along, Michigan's top colleges and universities have heard the people's needs and met them," Sealey-Morris writes, including "the early seminaries and teacher's schools bringing religion and education," and "the major public research universities like the University of Michigan and Michigan State University." Michigan meets people where they are, Sealey-Morris notes: "practical career and professional programs;" "leading-edge research in science, social science, and humanities that changes the world daily;" and "innovative delivery methods like online degrees, extension programs, and adult education opportunities." Whatever the institution, "Michigan's higher education system is dedicated to the people first."

Carrie Sealey-Morris
Managing Editor, College Consensus 
(512) 710-9901

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