See high schools where each Michigan college draws the most students

July 14, 2018

Of the 102,334 public school students in Michigan's Class of 2017, about 61 percent -- 62,806 -- enrolled in college with six months of leaving high school, according to state data.

 

The No. 1 destination: Michigan State University, which enrolled more than 5,000 of those students.

 

The No. 1 high school sending students to MSU: Northville High School in Wayne County, where 112 teens went to Michigan State. That's 22 percent of Northville's Class of 2017.

 

This post looks at the top high schools sending students to each of Michigan's 15 public universities and 24 private colleges. It also includes data for the 15 community colleges enrolling the most students from the Class of 2017.

 

The data from this post uses data collected by the Michigan Center for Educational Performance and Information. (The state only tracks public-school graduates, so the private schools are not included here) 

 

First, here's an online database that allows you to look up any high school in Michigan and see where its Class of 2017 enrolled in college.

 

A big caveat about the data: There is likely  underreporting. CEPI got the numbers by matching Michigan's official list of public high school students against enrollment data from the National Student Clearinghouse Student Tracker.

 

However, the student's name or date of birth must be an exact match. Also, not every college participates in the National Student Clearinghouse program. (Among the non-participants: Hillsdale College, Notre Dame and the U.S. military academies.)

 

A few highlights from the data:

  • About 89 percent of college-going students stayed in Michigan;

  • About 45 percent enrolled at a Michigan public university;

  • About 36 percent enrolled at a Michigan community college;

  • About 9 percent enrolled at a Michigan private college.

Of the 11 percent going out-of-state, the No. 1 destination was University of Toledo, which enrolled 467 Michigan public school students from the Class of 2017. 

 

Among those who went to elite schools: 22 Michigan public-school grads went to Harvard; 18 to University of Chicago; 17 to Northwestern University and 13 enrolled at Yale. (By typing the name of a college into our online database above, you see the high schools where those students came from.)

 

Next is the list of Michigan's 15 public universities, ranked by the number of public-school students they enrolled from the state's Class of 2017. (Note: Class of 2017 numbers include those who entered as transfer students as well as first-time freshman.)

 

 

Michigan State University: 5,066

 

MSU had 8,108 first-time freshmen in fall 2017, and enrolled 5,066 Michigan public school students from the Class of 2017.

 

Here's a list of the public schools sending the most students, the number they sent  and the percentage of college-going students from that class who enrolled at MSU:

  • Northville High School: 112, 22%;

  • Utica Eisenhower High School: 83, 16%;

  • Detroit Cass Technical High School: 82, 25%;

  • Rochester Adams High School: 81, 235;

  • Novi High School: 75, 19%;

  • Grosse Pointe South High School: 73 , 20%;

  • Birmingham Seaholm High School: 69, 24%;

  • Rochester Stoney Creek High School: 69, 22%; 

  • Lake Orion High School: 67, 16%;

  • Clarkston High School: 66, 15%;

  • Forest Hills Central High School: 64, 24%'

  • Brighton High School: 64 , 16%;

  • Okemos High School: 63, 26%;

  • Troy High School: 63, 16%;

  • Walled Lake Northern High School: 61, 19%.

 

Grand Valley State University: 3,023

 

GVSU had 3,185 first-time freshmen in fall 2017, and enrolled 3,023 Michigan public school students from the Class of 2017.

 

Here's a list of the public schools sending the most students, the number they sent   and the percentage of college-going students from that class who enrolled at GVSU:

  • Jenison High School: 57, 24%;

  • Hudsonville High School: 57, 21%; 

  • Grand Haven High School: 50, 18%;

  • Rockford High School: 49, 13%;

  • Walled Lake Northern High School: 42, 13%;

  • West Ottawa High School: 41, 15%;

  • Lake Orion High School: 36, 8%;

  • Grandville High School: 35, 12%;

  • Brighton High School: 35, 9%;   

  • Allendale High School: 33, 30%;

  • Caledonia High School: 32, 14%;  

  • East Kentwood High School: 31, 9%; 

  • Rochester Stoney Creek High School: 31, 10%; 

  • Canton High School: 31, 7%;

  • Utica Eisenhower High School: 30, 6%;

  • Clarkston High School: 30, 7%.

 

University of Michigan: 2,875

 

U-M had 6,847 first-time freshmen in fall 2017, and enrolled 2,875 Michigan public school students from the Class of 2017.

 

Here's a list of the public schools sending the most students, the number they sent   and the percentage of college-going students from that class who enrolled at U-M:

  • Oakland International  Academy: 98, 31%;

  • Ann Arbor  Pioneer High School: 87, 27%;

  •  Northville High School: 78, 16%;  

  • Troy High School: 65, 17%:

  • Novi High School: 62, 16%;

  • Ann Arbor Skyline High School: 62, 22%;

  • Ann Arbor  Huron High School: 55, 22%;

  •  Bloomfield Hills High School: 51, 16%;

  • Saline High School: 49, 14%;

  • Rochester Adams High School: 46, 13%;

  • Troy Athens High School: 44, 14%;

  • Grosse Pointe South High School:  43, 12%;

  • West Bloomfield High School: 37, 12%;

  • Birmingham Seaholm High School: 34, 12%;

  • Rochester Stoney Creek High School: 34, 11%; 

  • Canton High School: 34, 8%.   

 

Central Michigan University: 2,485

 

CMU had 3,076 first-time freshmen in fall 2017, and enrolled 2,485 Michigan public school students from the Class of 2017.

 

Here's a list of the public schools sending the most students, the number they sent   and the percentage of college-going students from that class who enrolled at CMU:

  • Mount Pleasant High School: 43, 27%;

  • Lake Orion High School: 35, 8%;

  • Saginaw Township Heritage High School: 31,14%;   

  • Clarkston High School: 28, 6%; 

  • Hartland High School: 27, 8%

  • St. Johns High School: 27, 16%;

  • Brighton High School: 25, 6%; 

  • Howell High School: 24, 6%;  

  • Grand Blanc High School: 24, 6%

  • Midland Dow High School: 24, 11%.  

 

Western Michigan University: 2,213

 

WMU had 3,178 first-time freshmen in fall 2017, and enrolled 2,213 Michigan public school students from the Class of 2017.

 

Here's a list of the public schools sending the most students, the number they sent   and the percentage of college-going students from that class who enrolled at WMU:

  • Portage Central High School: 49, 19%;  

  • Mattawan High School: 48, 22%;

  • Kalamazoo Central High School: 37, 19%;  

  • Portage Northern High School: 37, 15%;

  • Kalamazoo Loy Norrix High School: 34, 18%;

  • Grand Haven High School: 29, 11%;

  • Lakeview High School (Calhoun County): 26, 13%; 

  • Southfield High School for the Arts and  Technology: 25, 11%;

  • Grandville High School: 23, 8%;

  • Brighton High School: 23, 6%.

 

Wayne State University: 2,203

 

WSU had 2,653 first-time freshmen in fall 2017, and enrolled 2,203 Michigan public school students from the Class of 2017.

 

Here's a list of the public schools sending the most students, the number they sent   and the percentage of college-going students from that class who enrolled at WSU:

  • Detroit Cass Technical High School: 67, 21%;

  • Dearborn Fordson High School: 63, 14%;

  • Dearborn High School: 49, 13%: 

  • Utica Adlai Stevenson High School: 41, 8%;

  • Crestwood High School: 38, 15%;

  • Troy High School: 37, 9%;

  • Utica High School: 36, 12%;

  • Warren Mott High School: 34, 14%;

  • West Bloomfield High School: 34, 11%;  

  • Oakland International Academy: 34, 11%.

 

Eastern Michigan University: 2,113

 

EMU had 2,781 first-time freshmen in fall 2017, and enrolled 2,133 Michigan public school students from the Class of 2017.

 

Here's a list of the public schools sending the most students, the number they sent and the percentage of college-going students from that class who enrolled at EMU:

  • Washtenaw Early College Alliance: 67, 64%; 

  • Salem High School: 48, 12%;

  • Belleville High School: 47, 23%;

  • Plymouth High School: 40, 9%;

  • Saline High School: 38, 11%

  • Ann Arbor Huron High School: 34, 14% 

  • Canton High School: 33,  7%

  • Howell High School: 31, 8%

  • Wayne-Westland John Glenn High School: 31, 15%   

  • Southgate Anderson High School: 30, 15%.  

 

Oakland University: 2,060

 

Oakland had 2,456 first-time freshmen in fall 2017, and enrolled 2,060 Michigan public school students from the Class of 2017.

 

Here's a list of the public schools sending the most students, the number they sent and the percentage of college-going students from that class who enrolled at Oakland:

  • Utica Eisenhower High School: 94, 18%;

  • Utica Stevenson High School: 77, 16%;

  • Chippewa Valley Dakota High School: 69, 13%;   

  • Lake Orion High School: 65, 15%;

  • Rochester High School: 64, 22%;

  • Chippewa Valley High School: 60, 16%;   

  • Rochester Adams High School: 54, 15%;

  • Troy Athens High School: 50, 16%[

  • Rochester Stoney Creek High School: 49, 16%;   

  • Oxford High School: 47, 19%.

 

Ferris State University: 1,511

 

Ferris had 1,829 first-time freshmen in fall 2017, and enrolled 1,511 Michigan public school students from the Class of 2017.

 

Here's a list of the public schools sending the most students, the number they sent and the percentage of college-going students from that class who enrolled at Ferris:

  • Big Rapids High School: 49, 58%;   

  • Rockford High School: 31 , 6%;

  • Morley Stanwood High School: 25, 76%;   

  • Lowell Senior High School: 20, 9%;  

  • Hudsonville High School: 20, 7%; 

  • Reed City High School: 18, 45%;

  • Caledonia High School: 17,  7%;

  • Zeeland West High School: 17, 16%; 

  • Cedar Springs High School: 16, 13%;  

  • West Ottawa High School; 16, 6%. 

 

Saginaw Valley State University: 1,038

 

SVSU had 1,230 first-time freshmen in fall 2017, and enrolled 1,038 Michigan public school students from the Class of 2017.

 

Here's a list of the public schools sending the most students, the number they sent and the percentage of college-going students from that class who enrolled at SVSU:

  • Bay City Western High  School: 37, 18%;  

  • Saginaw Great Lakes Bay Early College: 28 , 50%;

  • Saginaw Township Heritage High School: 19, 9%;  

  • Midland Dow High School: 16, 7%;

  • Bangor Townshiip John Glenn High School: 15, 11%;

  • Midland High School: 15, 6%;

  • Lapeer High School: 14, 6%;

  • Chesaning Union High School: 14 , 17%;

  • Bay City Central High School: 13, 10%;

  •  Flushing High School: 13 , 6%

  • Saginaw Arthur Hill High School: 13, 16%.

 

Northern Michigan University: 1,002

 

NMU had 1,033 first-time freshmen in fall 2017, and enrolled 1,002 Michigan public school students from the Class of 2017.

 

Here's a list of the public schools sending the most students, the number they sent and the percentage of college-going students from that class who enrolled at NMU:

  • Marquette High School: 90, 60%;  

  • Negaunee High School: 51, 70%;

  • NICE Westwood High School: 36,  80%;

  •  Kingsford High School: 25,  37%

  • Sault Area High School: 15, 16%

  • Gwinn High School: 15,  58%; 

  • Iron Mountain High School: 14, 28%;  

  • Munising High School: 14, 45% 

  • Ishpeming High School: 13, 41%;

  • Manistique High School: 11 , 22%. 

 

University of Michigan - Dearborn: 919

 

U-M Dearborn had 1,074 first-time freshmen in fall 2017, and enrolled 919 Michigan public school students from the Class of 2017.

 

Here's a list of the public schools sending the most students, the number they sent and the percentage of college-going students from that class who enrolled at U-M Dearborn:

  • Dearborn High School: 82, 21%  

  • Crestwood High School: 54, 21%; 

  • Dearborn Fordson High School: 53, 12%;   

  • Dearborn Edsel Ford High School: 30, 13%;

  • Plymouth High School: 30, 7%; 

  • Salem High School: 26, 6%; 

  • Canton High School: 26, 6%;

  • Livonia Stevenson High School: 25, 7%;   

  • Riverview High School: 20, 15%;  

  • Livonia Franklin High School: 17, 7%  

  • Northville High School: 17, 3%;

  • Wyandotte Roosevelt High School: 17, 11%.

 

Michigan Tech University: 887

 

Michigan Tech had 1,323 first-time freshmen in fall 2017, and enrolled 887 Michigan public school students from the Class of 2017.

 

Here's a list of the public schools sending the most students, the number they sent and the percentage of college-going students from that class who enrolled at Michigan Tech:

  • Houghton Central High  School: 22, 32%; 

  • Calumet High School: 14 , 28%;

  • Utica Eisenhower High School: 12, 2%;  

  • Marquette Senior High School: 12, 8%;

  • Jeffers High School: 11, 42%; 

  • Negaunee High School: 11, 15%  

  • Gladstone Area High School: 10, 13%   

  • L'Anse High School: 10, 38%   

  • Hancock High School: 10, 29%;   

  • Howell High School: 9, 2%;  

  • Brighton High School: 9, 2%.

 

University of Michigan - Flint: 596

 

U-M Flint had 640 first-time freshmen in fall 2017, and enrolled 596 Michigan public school students from the Class of 2017.

 

Here's a list of the public schools sending the most students, the number they sent and the percentage of college-going students from that class who enrolled at U-M Flint:

  • Grand Blanc High School: 58 , 13%;

  • Davison High School: 33, 14%; 

  • Swartz Creek High School: 33, 20%; 

  • Carman-Ainsworth High School: 30, 15%:  

  • Flushing High School: 26, 13%;

  • Fenton Senior High School: 24 ,13%;  

  • Linden High School: 22, 15%;

  • Kearsley High School: 21, 14%;

  • Lapeer High School: 19, 8%;

  • Flint Southwestern Classical Academy: 17, 20%

  • Genesee Early College: 17, 61%. 

 

Lake Superior State University: 279

 

Lake Superior had 358 first-time freshmen in fall 2017, and enrolled 279 Michigan public school students from the Class of 2017.

 

Here's a list of the public schools sending the most students, the number they sent and the percentage of college-going students from that class who enrolled at Lake Superior:

  • Sault Area High School: 27,  30%;

  • Pickford Public Schools: 8, 36%; 

  • St. Ignace LaSalle High School: 8 , 21%; 

  • Traverse City Central High School: 6, 3%;  

  • Kalamazoo Central High School: 5, 3%;  

  •  DeTour High School: 5, 45%;  

  • Rudyard Area Schools: 5, 19%.

For more information on Michigan college enrollment, visit mlive.com/expo/erry-2018/05/3f2ff604553639/see_where_michigan_colleges_ge.html.

 

Source: MLive

 

 

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