Flint & Genesee has a great network of higher education institutions – including the University of Michigan-Flint, Kettering University, Baker College and Mott Community College – to help drive innovation and support workforce development. Two of Flint’s colleges rank as a “Best in the Midwest” college in the Princeton Review rankings.

Regional Completions by Award Level/Degree

Award Level Completions (2015*)
At least 1 but less than 2 academic years 886
Associates degree 5,110
At least 2 but less than 4 academic years 46
Bachelor’s degree 3,448
Post-baccalaureate certificate 46
Master’s degree 440
Doctor’s degree 109

*Source: Emsi, latest available

Higher Education

University of Michigan-Flint

Offers more than 100 undergraduate and 18 master degree programs recognized for their excellence and relevancy. Ranked as one of Princeton Review’s Best Colleges in the Midwest (2016).

Kettering University

  • A national leader in experiential STEM education, integrating an intense academic curriculum in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and business with applied professional and cooperative learning experiences.
  • Ranked among the top engineering programs in the country (U.S. News and World Report ‘Best Colleges’ edition, 2017) and as one of the Best Colleges in the Midwest (Princeton Review, 2016).

Baker College of Flint

The largest, independent, not-for-profit college in the State of Michigan—and one of the ten largest private colleges in the United States. Flint’s campus offers more than 100 career programs.

Mott Community College

MCC’s programs focus on university transfer, technical learning, as well as workforce and economic development. The college also has a Workforce Development Center in Flint that offers customized training programs to regional employers.

Several other well-known Michigan-based universities have established satellite campuses in the area:

  •  Ferris State University
  • Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
  • Northwood University
  • Spring Arbor University

To complement the high-quality in public education delivered to the more than 67,000* students attending school in Flint & Genesee, the Genesee Intermediate School District operates the Genesee Career Institute (GCI) that provides instruction and experiential learning in a variety of career areas. GCI helps prepare students in Flint & Genesee County for immediate entry into the workforce, upon completion of high school and the GCI program. (*Genesee Intermediate School District)