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Where to Attend College in Muskegon, MI

These two colleges allow students to stay close to home to meet their higher education goals.

By Kevin Litwin on April 25, 2022

Baker College in Muskegon, MI
Baker College

Students along the Muskegon Lakeshore have convenient access to higher education opportunities, thanks to Baker College Muskegon and Muskegon Community College.

The two colleges are located across from each other on Marquette Avenue, although Baker College officials announced in October 2021 that they are planning to eventually relocate their campus to downtown Muskegon so that students can enjoy attending classes in the walkable downtown district.

Higher Education Close to Home

Baker College offers a range of programs that can result in students earning everything from certificates to Ph.Ds, including a College of Health Science to help meet the demands for skilled health care workers.

Baker College Muskegon already has a satellite Culinary Institute of Michigan campus in downtown Muskegon. Here, culinary students gain real-world experience in an on-site restaurant, as well as a pastry and coffee shop. Its main campus on Marquette Avenue is nestled on 63 wooded acres.

Muskegon Community College in Muskegon, MI
Muskegon Community College

Find a Top-Notch Community College in Muskegon

Muskegon Community College, known for its nationally top ranked nursing program, offers over 80 degree and certificate programs. In addition, the campus features the Stevenson Center for Higher Education with Michigan State University offering courses in agriculture, urban forest management, and food processing complete with a product development incubator. The downtown Sturrus Technology Center features high tech, hands-on learning, a Fab Lab for community use and a Consumers Energy Stem Lab for K-12 students.

MCC is also home to the only free, state-of-the-art planetarium in West Michigan.

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