Michigan is a land surrounded by major lakes and best known for its largest city, Detroit. With car manufacturing, farming, timber and fishing making up its major industries, education, and career training are extremely important to Michiganites. The Wolverine State is more than industry, lakes and education though, it offers some of the most beautiful natural scenery in the country. Students studying in the state have plenty of options ranging from major universities to trade schools, and they have a rather unique advantage of a beautiful countryside to relax, or a bustling city to play. The state has seen some struggles with the economic down turn, but it has also shown that it is a fighter and continued to prove that Michigan is a state that will survive and it will do so through ingenuity.
Lawrence Technological University
- About the School: Lawrence Technological University is dedicated to preparing students for the career of their choice. With a wide variety of programs available, scholarships for incoming and current students, multiple sports teams, a focus on the arts and the sciences and a diverse student body, LTU ensures your education will be second to none.
- Laptop Program: Each fall semester, a specially configured and branded laptop unit, complete with furnished software, is issued to all undergraduate students.
- Web Address: LTU.edu
- Programs Offered: Architectural Technology, Community and Regional Planning, International Business, Trade and Commerce, Operations Management and Supervision, Photographic and Film or Video Technology, Digital Communication, Biomedical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mechatronics, Robotics, Automation Engineering, Electronic and Communications Engineering, Humanities, English language and Literature, Chemistry, Interior Design, Psychology, Physics
- Accreditation: HLCNCA, NCACS, NCAHLC, ABET, CIDA, NAAB, NASAD, ACBSP, IACBE, ACS, AACSB
Northern Michigan University
- About the School: Northern Michigan University is located in Marquette and offers a dynamic four-year public, education with award winning leadership programs, cutting edge technology initiatives and nationally recognized academic programs. With an exhaustive list of online and on campus programs, students are sure to find what they are looking for and many programs boast a 90 percent placement rate or higher in business, clinical sciences, technology, theater as well as pre-medical and pre-dental students.
- Laptop Program: Each TLC participant receives a current model ThinkPad or a MacBook (art and design majors) model notebook computer; MacBooks are provided for students declaring Art and Design as their primary major. An additional fee of $250 per semester ($500 per year) is required to cover the higher cost of the MacBook and its related software.
- Web Address: NMU.edu
- Programs Offered: Botany, Microbiology, Zoology, Data Entry, Computer and Information Sciences, Property maintenance, Chemistry, Education, Language Arts, Engineering, Child Development, Community Health Services, Cytotechnologist, Pre-Medicine, Radiographer, Fitness Administration, Welding Technology, Experimental Psychology, Geographic Information Science.
- Awards and Accreditations: Online program ranked top 50 in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, Master’s Program ranked top 20 by U.S. News and World Report. Top 25 Underrated Creative Writing MFA programs by the Huffington Post, NCATE, TEAC, MDE Approvals
- About the School: Independence University boasts one of the longest standing online education programs in the country, with over 37 years of distance education offerings. Independence University is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools, a recognized accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education. As a non-profit university, Independence University is uniquely situated to provide their students with a great return on their education investment.
- Laptop Program: Students enrolled at Independence University qualify to receive both a tablet and a laptop. The tablet is shipped to the student upon enrollment and the laptop is shipped at the beginning of the student’s fourth module. All the software you need to complete your degree program is included. Students keep the laptop upon graduation. Tablets and Laptops are not issued to graduate or completion program students.
- Web Address: https://www.independence.edu/
- Programs Offered: Business Management & Accounting, Graphic Arts, Medical Specialties, Respiratory Therapy, Healthcare Administration, Information Systems, Master of Business Administration, Master of Business Administration with an Entrepreneurship emphasis, Master of Public Health, Nursing Administration, Nursing Education, Accounting, Accounting with a Forensic Accounting emphasis, Business Administration, Business Administration with a Human Resources emphasis, Business Administration with a New Media Marketing emphasis, Business Administration with a Technology emphasis, Business Administration with an Asset Management emphasis, Graphic Arts with an Information Design emphasis, Health Information Management, Health Services Management, Networking & Information Systems Security, Nursing (RN to BS Completion), Respiratory Care with a Respiratory Care Management concentration, Respiratory Care with an Advanced Clinical Practice concentration, Software & Mobile Applications Development, Web Design and Development
- Accreditation: ACCSC