The 11 Best Christian Colleges in Michigan for 2022

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The editors at Lord’s Library have compiled this list of the best Christian colleges in Michigan to save you the search.

Searching for the best Christian colleges in Michigan can involve a fair bit of research with a number of options across the state. According to Pew Research Center’s 2014 Religious Landscape Study, the religious composition of Christian adults in the state is 70 percent. Michigan’s Christian higher learning landscape includes colleges and universities with varying degrees of religious study, as well as dedicated Bible colleges for a scripture-first approach.

Choosing the institution that is right for you will largely depend on your spiritual and educational goals. It’s with this in mind that our editors assembled this list of the best Christian colleges in Michigan to consider. Each entry includes the school’s location and a brief “From the institution” description to give you a high-level overview of the college and save you time. Simply click the college name or logo to go direct to the institution’s website if you want to learn more.

Note: The best Christian colleges in Michigan are ranked in alphabetical order.

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The Best Christian Colleges in Michigan


Albion CollegeAlbion College

Location: Albion, MI

From the institution: “In 1835, Albion College was awarded a charter by the Michigan Territorial Legislature, thanks to the efforts of Methodists who were early settlers in the Michigan Territory. Albion College is an undergraduate, liberal arts institution committed to academic excellence. We are learning-centered and recognize that valuable learning takes place in and outside the classroom, on and off campus. We prepare students to translate critical thought into action.”


Andrews UniversityAndrews University

Location: Berrien Springs, MI

From the institution: “Andrews University is the heartbeat of Adventist education. As a Christian school, we encourage strong moral principles and a close relationship with God. We believe in a holistic approach to life that balances body, mind and spirit in such a way that students are fully prepared to serve the world when they finish their studies. Andrews University, a distinctive Seventh-day Adventist institution, transforms its students by educating them to Seek Knowledge and Affirm Faith in order to Change the World.”


Calvin UniversityCalvin University

Location: Grand Rapids, MI

From the institution: “Calvin University is a Christian academic community dedicated to rigorous intellectual inquiry. Calvin students study the liberal arts and select from a broad range of majors and professional programs. The university fosters scholarship that creates new knowledge, that performs creative work, and that sustains natural and cultural resources. A Calvin education, marked by scholarly engagement with enduring questions and emerging concerns, prepares students to answer God’s call to live and serve in God’s world as agents of renewal.”


Concordia University Ann ArborConcordia University Ann Arbor

Location: Ann Arbor, MI

From the institution: “Concordia University is an uncommon community of students, faculty, alumni, and staff who are gifted by grace and ever-preparing to live out our purpose to serve Christ in the Church and world. We intentionally cultivate experiences, discussions, and opportunities that will help our students grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ, deepen their understanding of the issues impacting their communities, and engage in solving some of the world’s biggest problems.”


Cornerstone UniversityCornerstone University

Location: Grand Rapids, MI

From the institution: “At Cornerstone University, we are committed to the steadfast teachings of Christ. We preach, teach and confess God’s word in all things. And we train and equip future leaders to do the same in whatever environment they are called to. We invite you to learn more about who we are, our mission and why we’re here—to serve our community without ceasing. Cornerstone is a Christ-centered university with a passion for global influence through the transforming power of the gospel.”


Grace Christian UniversityGrace Christian University

Location: Grand Rapids, MI

From the institution: “Grace Christian University 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.”


Great Lakes Christian CollegeGreat Lakes Christian College

Location: Lansig, MI

From the institution: “Over a generation ago, men of God were deeply concerned with the lack of vitality and the shrinking numbers of Christian Churches/Churches of Christ in Michigan. Their concern led to plans for founding Great Lakes Bible College, which came into being in 1949 at Rock Lake, near Vestaburg, Michigan. Great Lakes Christian College, an institution of higher education affiliated with Christian Churches/Churches of Christ, seeks to glorify God by preparing students to be servant-leaders in the church and world.”


Hope CollegeHope College

Location: Holland, MI

From the institution: “Hope College is a four-year liberal arts college where academic excellence and vibrant Christian faith join together in a supportive and welcoming community. Hope’s campus is nestled in the heart of downtown Holland, just miles from Lake Michigan. We’ve been part of this community for more than 150 years, growing from the 10 students who enrolled in 1862 to more than 3,100 students on campus today.”


Kuyper CollegeKuyper College

Location: Grand Rapids, MI

From the institution: “Kuyper is a leading Christian College located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, focused on effectively training students to make a difference in God’s world. And they are doing so with extraordinary results as they use what they’ve learned at Kuyper to make an impact in the lives of others in more than 50 countries around the globe. At Kuyper, we put biblical faith first in the academic and community experience of our students through the integration of a high-quality academic curriculum and a Reformed worldview.”


Rochester UniversityRochester University

Location: Rochester, MI

From the institution: “Rochester University is an accredited liberal arts educational institution firmly grounded in the teachings of Jesus. The university offers 22 bachelor’s degree majors in traditional and accelerated learning formats, and a master’s degree in missional leadership. Educational programs in areas such as business, education, mass communication, ministry, nursing and psychology prepare students for careers while emphasizing Christian values and integrity.”


Spring Arbor UniversitySpring Arbor University

Location: Spring Arbor, MI

From the institution: “An SAU education is relational, deep and rewarding. And it’s an education with a life-changing difference — Jesus Christ at the center of it all. Here, your studies won’t only earn you a degree. They’ll equip you with a mission. One that brings the light of Christ into our jobs, relationships and communities. At SAU, we bring the light of Christ into everything we do. Our tight-knit campus community fosters spiritual, intellectual, whole-person transformation within our students, staff and faculty.”


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Tim is the Founder and Ministerial Editor at Lord's Library, a Christian resource hub focused on helping readers grow their faith in Jesus Christ. Tim became a Christian in April 2021 and believes 1 Peter 4:11 commands him to share The Gospel (1 Corinthians 15: 1-4) "as of the ability which God giveth."

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