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School District

In Michigan, an Intermediate School District (ISD) is a governmental agency organized at the county or multi-county level that partners and assists a local school district in providing programs and services.  The St. Joseph County ISD is a key economic development partner in educating students from birth through high school in the Southwest Michigan Region.

Higher Education

Among the largest universities in the United States with almost 19,000 undergraduate students, Western Michigan University is ranked among U.S. News and World Report’s top national universities and one of only four public universities in the state to be named in the top tier. Kalamazoo College ranks among the nation’s top 100 liberal arts colleges. More than 48,000 students are preparing to enter the workforce at one of Southwest Michigan’s colleges or universities, with an additional 259,000 studying just beyond our region’s physical border and within a two-hour drive. There are many notable colleges and universities within a close proximity.


Colleges and Universities in Southwest Michigan

Albion College | Albion, MI

Andrews University | Berrien Springs, MI

Glen Oaks Community College | Centreville, MI

Kalamazoo College | Kalamazoo, MI

Kalamazoo Valley Community College | Kalamazoo, MI

Kellogg Community College| Battle Creek, MI

Lake Michigan College | Benton Harbor, MI

Southwestern Michigan College | Dowagiac, MI

Western Michigan University | Kalamazoo, MI

Selected Colleges and Universities in Proximity

Aquinas College | Grand Rapids, MI

Calvin College | Grand Rapids, MI

Central Michigan University | Mount Pleasant, MI

Davenport University | Grand Rapids, MI

Eastern Michigan University| Ypsilanti, MI

Ferris State University | Big Rapids, MI

Grand Valley State University| Allendale, MI

Hillsdale College | Hillsdale, MI

Hope College | Holland, MI

Loyola University | Chicago, IL

Michigan State University | East Lansing, MI

Northwestern University | Chicago, IL

Oakland University| Rochester, MI

Trine University | Angola, IN

University of Illinois at Chicago | Chicago, IL

University of Michigan | Ann Arbor, Dearborn, Flint, MI

University of Notre Dame | South Bend, IN

Valparaiso University | Valparaiso, IN

Wayne State University | Detroit, MI

Western Theological Seminary | Holland, MI

Internship Programs

MIINTERNSHIP.com is a one-stop web resource for employers and Miinternshipstudents to post and apply for internship, apprenticeship, fellowship and co-op positions in the Southwest Michigan Region.

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