Ann Arbor, MI: Higher Education Overview

By Anna Beth Blevins on June 13, 2012 at 7:26 pm EST

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Ann Arbor is known as a college town for good reason. Home to the University of Michigan’s flagship campus, the state’s oldest university provides higher education to more than 40,000 students. The University of Michigan has one of the nation’s largest university research expenditures with more than $1 billion for 2010-2011. Outside of the classroom, the university’s Wolverines are part of the Big 10 Conference, and football is a big draw for fans.

If attending a big school isn’t appealing, Ann Arbor is also home to several small private universities and community colleges. Washtenaw Community College has more than 13,000 students enrolled annually, and childcare is available for parents taking classes. Whether you’re seeking a big university or a small liberal arts college experience, Ann Arbor has a school suited to meet your needs.

Learn more about Ann Arbor’s public and private schools.

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