Largest Universities in Michigan

The largest universities in the state of Michigan are Michigan State University, University of Michigan, Wayne State University, Central Michigan University, Western Michigan University, among others.

Michigan State University (MSU) is among the largest and most comprehensive universities in the United States. It leads the nation in study abroad participation among public universities and has led the Big Ten in record number of Rhodes scholars for 25 years. MSU offers an extensive array of high-quality undergraduate, graduate, and preprofessional programs and resources.

The University of Michigan (U-M) is one of the world's largest and finest public universities, offering a wide variety of degree programs for undergraduate and graduate students.

Wayne State University is the third largest university in terms of enrollment with 33,091 students in 2003. Only Michigan State University (44,542) and the University of Michigan (38,808) are larger. The University has one of the largest graduate enrollments in the country.

Established in 1892, Central Michigan University is one of the nation's 100 largest public universities, offering a wide range of academic programs at the undergraduate, master's, specialist and doctoral levels, including nationally recognized programs in entrepreneurship, journalism, music, audiology, teacher education, psychology and physician assistant. CMU's unique offerings also include the only meteorology major in Michigan and the only bachelor's degree concentration in microscopy in the nation.

Western Michigan University (WMU) is Michigan's fourth largest higher education institution, attracting a diverse, culturally rich student body from around the state, country and world. WMU's Haworth College of Business ranks among the top 10 percent as one of the largest undergraduate business programs in the United States. The University's Medallion Scholarship program is one of the largest merit-based programs in the nation.