Colleges and Universities

Member Colleges

Cornerstone University Professional & Graduate Studies
Cornerstone University PGS’s mission extends the college’s mission to adult learners who want to complete a degree program in their current field, extend and deepen their professional knowledge, and prepare the ground for a career path change through further education.
15% tuition discount for employees of Hello West Michigan member companies

Davenport University
Davenport University prepares students for the most in-demand, fastest-growing careers in business, health and technology. Quality, career-oriented academic programs are offered through our main campus in Grand Rapids and other campuses throughout Michigan.
20% tuition discount for employees of Hello West Michigan member companies

Grand Valley State University
Grand Valley offers more than 200 areas of study, including 77 undergraduate majors and 28 graduate programs. Teaching in the liberal tradition, whether in general arts and sciences or the professional degree programs, has always been at the heart of Grand Valley’s educational mission.

Olivet Nazarene University
Conveniently located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the new site will provide office and classroom space for the university. Classes are scheduled to begin at the Grand Ledge office in the Fall 2015, and will provide opportunities for students in this region to continue their education in the areas of business and engineering .
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Other Area Colleges

Aquinas College
Aquinas College, an inclusive educational community rooted in the Catholic Dominican tradition, provides a liberal arts education with a global perspective, emphasizes career preparation focused on leadership and service to others, and fosters a commitment to lifelong learning dedicated to the pursuit of truth and the common good.

Calvin College
Calvin College is a comprehensive liberal arts college in the Reformed tradition of historic Christianity. Through our learning, we seek to be agents of renewal in the academy, church, and society. We pledge fidelity to Jesus Christ, offering our hearts and lives to do God’s work in God’s world.

Cornerstone University
Cornerstone University is a Christ-centered university with a passion for global influence through the transforming power of the gospel. Cornerstone is interdenominational and located in Grand Rapids, Mich. We offer traditional undergraduate programs as well as adult undergraduate and graduate programs through our Professional & Graduate Studies Division, Grand Rapids Theological Seminary and Asia Baptist Theological Seminary.

Ferris State University – GR 
A mix of traditional and non-traditional campus features and dozens of programs to choose from makes Ferris in Grand Rapids the place to start on the path to your new career. Current and anticipated programs are at your fingertips to enable you to discover your potential.

Grace Bible College
Grace Bible College seeks to develop passionate servants of Jesus Christ by personally educating students in an educational program which emphasizes the integration of biblical truth, ministry experience, and character transformation. This emphasis pervades the entire campus as the College strives to cultivate a caring learning community where Jesus Christ is exalted and students are equipped for serving the needs of church and society.

Grand Rapids Community College
GRCC’s varied program levels, flexible scheduling, and student support services enable people of all ages and backgrounds to have access to the higher education they need to achieve their goals. There are dozens of associate degrees, certificate programs, and transfer options available through GRCC.

Hope College
Hope College is a private, residential, liberal arts college of approximately 3200 students, located in Holland, Michigan. Hope provides a distinctive blend of exceptional academic opportunities and caring faculty in a Christian atmosphere emphasizing openness and freedom.

Kendall College of Art & Design
Our faculty members are regionally and nationally known artists in their own right who share their experience freely in the studio and beyond. Our professors know their students by name and are invested in their success. Our facilities provide well-resourced studios, classrooms, labs, workshops, and exhibition spaces. And our technology is directly aligned with the systems and software used in the professional world. With 1,419 students and 176 faculty (as of fall 2010), we offer a culture that’s intimate, supportive, and collaborative.

Kuyper College
At Kuyper College, students find one of the most outstanding values in Christian higher education today. Within a community that welcomes a diversity of races, nationalities and denominations, Kuyper students develop lifetime bonds, gain professional skills, and acquire experience that equips them for service to God and his kingdom, whether as missionaries, educators, youth pastors, social workers, physicians, chaplains, or business leaders who daily influence those around them in important ways.

Michigan State – College of Human Medicine 
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine has a national reputation for its history of innovation and excellence in medical student education. The college is ranked among the nation’s top 25 medical schools in primary care by U.S. News & World Report.

Northwood University 
Known as the school-of-choice for business-minded students of all ages and backgrounds, Northwood University’s management and entrepreneurship focus prepares students to become the future leaders of a global, free-enterprise society. With residential campuses in Florida, Michigan, and Texas; Northwood University offers you the business degree options you need and the college experience you want.

Western Michigan University Cooley Law School 
WMU-Cooley represents the affiliation of Cooley Law School, West Michigan’s first and only law school, with Western Michigan University, a top-100 public university. As a national leader in practice preparation, WMU-Cooley’s graduates – located in every state in the U.S. and 20+ foreign nations and territories – possess the legal knowledge, practical skill, and ethical training needed to practice law competently and responsibly.

Western Michigan University – Grand Rapids
As our name implies, nearly all the offerings in Grand Rapids are graduate programs at the master’s or doctoral level.   The programs are designed for working adults who need to continue their education and professional development on a part-time basis.  Programs can be completed entirely in Grand Rapids, and classes are offered primarily evenings or some weekends at two convenient locations in the city.

Western Theological Seminary
Western Theological Seminary is deeply committed to the task of preparing men and women called by God to preach, teach, counsel, care, pursue justice, and tell the good news of Jesus to everyone, everywhere.

Grand Rapids was ranked as one of the Best Places for Businesses and Careers by Forbes