Kalamazoo College, a private, nationally ranked, four-year liberal arts college, has an enrollment of over 1,200 students and has been ranked among the nation's top 100 best liberal arts colleges by US News and World Report. Kalamazoo College is known for its international education focus and the K-Plan, which allows students to customize a number of outstanding educational options to produce a unique collegiate experience.
Kalamazoo Valley Community College
Kalamazoo Valley Community College (KVCC), a two-year public institution, has a total enrollment of more than 10,000 students and boasts small class sizes. KVCC offers associate degree programs and a variety of certificate programs.
Western Michigan University (WMU), which now boasts an enrollment over 26,000 students is now the 4th largest university in the State and is one of the 50 largest universities in the country. WMU's College of Engineering and Applied Sciences building opened adjacent to the Business and Technology Research (BTR) Park which houses other technology-based companies such as Stryker, Tekna, Southwest Michigan Innovation Center, Richard Allan Scientific and Nasco Technology Corporation. Additionally, new buildings include the College of Health and Human Services as well as the new constructions of the 83,000 square-foot chemistry building and the 45,000 square foot Richmond Center for Visual Arts facility.
WMU outlines its Kalamazoo Promise offer here.