Michigan residents have access to some of the best educational resources in the nation. With many excellent schools, colleges, and universities, Detroit is positioned to be a premier place for education.
The state has led the way in setting some of the most rigorous high school graduation standards in the nation. Few other states boast a public university system with 15 quality and affordable institutions, including the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, and Wayne State University. Michigan also has an excellent community college system that touches every community in the state.
In Detroit, residents have access to the Detroit Public School system, which educates more than 110,000 students annually. The district has recently consolidated school buildings to more effectively educate students and has completed a $1 billion school renovation and construction initiative. Premier schools within the system include the new Cass Tech High School, the Renaissance High School campus and the Detroit School of Arts. Also, Detroit provides many options for private education including University of Detroit Jesuit High School, Friends School, and the Detroit Waldorf School. Great primary school options can be found through the Skillman Foundations’ Good Schools initiative. Detroit's suburban communities also offer a host of excelent schools to meet a variety of educational needs.
In addition, Detroit is home to established universities including the University of Detroit Mercy, Michigan's largest and most comprehensive Catholic university, Marygrove College and, located in the heart of the Cultural Center, Wayne State University, Michigan's only urban research university, fulfilling a unique niche in providing access to a world-class education at a great value.