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Old 11-01-2012, 06:27 PM
 
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Hello people of Michigan. Please help me to understand where your kids go to study after they are graduating from a high school? For example, my kid is interested in IT/computers.
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Old 11-01-2012, 06:54 PM
 
Location: denison,tx
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I'm not from or in Michigan but have lived in the US all my life...

Some kids once they graduate high school may go to any of the following:

some kind of Tech school like "ITT Institute" or something similar
a community college to get the basic subjects (pre-requisites) like english,history,etc.
some register into a 4-year program of study(university) either public or private

a lot of students don't go on to college for various reasons

others may go into the military and get some training there, then go to college once they
have completed their term of enlistment...the military has gotten more selective though with
who can enlist...
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Old 11-01-2012, 07:18 PM
 
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I am more concern if there are any universities of a good quality around GR area. Of course, kids could choose to go to one of listed above, but is there a real opportunity for children once they are in GR. do they really have to leave the state to get good education? For years we are trying to leave San Diego behind us and move, but than this economic downturn began and my husband afraid to leave his good job here and begin again in MI. We have 13 years old kid who will begin a high school next year.
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Old 11-03-2012, 12:29 AM
 
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I am more concern if there are any universities of a good quality around GR area. Of course, kids could choose to go to one of listed above, but is there a real opportunity for children once they are in GR. do they really have to leave the state to get good education? For years we are trying to leave San Diego behind us and move, but than this economic downturn began and my husband afraid to leave his good job here and begin again in MI. We have 13 years old kid who will begin a high school next year.
The University of Michigan is one of the best universities in the country..

Michigan State is a top notch university. Western Michigan, Central Michigan are good universities. Grand Valley State University is pretty good too.

No, your children will not have to leave, Michigan is a great place for education.

SD is definitely worse off than Grand Rapids in all ways besides sun in the winter.
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Old 11-03-2012, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Grand Rapids Metro
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I know a tech company owner who swears by the IT graduates coming out of Grand Valley State University. He says they have one of the best programs in the Midwest, in his opinion.
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Old 11-03-2012, 10:25 PM
 
Location: Niceville, FL
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Grand Valley is quietly building quite a good reputation in the Midwest. Even as they've aggressively grown their student body in recent years, they've also increased their admission standards, and is about as hard to get into as Michigan State or Michigan Tech these days.

University of Michigan is pretty equivalent to Cal.
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Wyoming, MI
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The closest universities I would consider for computer science are University of Michigan Ann Arbor and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Both have very good reputations and strong programs in that area.
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Old 11-08-2012, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Ferris State has a lot of technical/trades programs
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:30 AM
 
Location: Michigan
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Swede, if you or your husband can get a job here in MI, then by all means, move! burgler09 is correct about the quality of the universities here in MI, and your child will qualify for in-state tuition by the time he or she graduates from high school.
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:57 PM
 
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we have jobs offer pretty good ones I believe
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