Are you planning for your future? Opportunity abounds for higher education in Oakland County. Scholars have several options to choose from with various universities, skilled trade schools, degree programs, and career and specialty schools nearby. Take a look at our GIS College Connections story map and learn about the exciting options that are available to you right here in Oakland County. Click on a college or school that interests you to learn more about what they have to offer.
The Oakland County College Connections story map can be a great resource for your decision-making process.
Whether you’re looking to acquire a new skilled trade, earn a bachelor’s or master’s degree, or obtain new career skills, the possibilities for higher education in Oakland County are almost endless. It’s time to apply – your future is now!
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Specs Howard School of Media Arts is all about the business of creativity. Since 1970, Specs Howard has offered hands-on experience and project-oriented learning in the media arts. The private career school in Southfield offers programs of study in Broadcast Media Arts, Graphic Design, and Digital Media Arts. Today, over 15,000 Specs Howard graduates are working throughout the world in all aspects of the media arts.
Using a blended curriculum and project-based education, Specs Howard can offer you the training you need to get started in the industries of graphic or web design, videography, digital media, radio and television production, and more.
Take a look at our video for a quick peek at the hands-on experiences Specs Howard has to offer.
Cranbrook Academy of Art, located in Bloomfield Hills, is one of the nation’s leading graduate schools of art, architecture, and design. The historic and beautiful 319-acre campus has been home to some of the world’s most renowned artists and features a world-class museum devoted exclusively to modern and contemporary art, design, and architecture. Cranbrook Academy of Art is like no other program in the country and was recently named one of the 15 top art schools in the U.S. Study at Cranbrook is based on the idea that Artists-in-Residence, their families, and students live and work in close proximity. Each year, just 75 students are invited to study and live on the landmark Saarinen-designed campus.
Is Cranbrook Academy of Art’s studio-based philosophy the type of graduate experience you’re searching for? Take a look at our video to learn more.
As one of Michigan’s largest business schools, Walsh College is well-known in the Metro Detroit area as a leading, all-business college that offers students educational programs based on business theory and real-world experience. Aimed at boosting career success, classes are taught by faculty made up of business professionals who incorporate their experience into the classroom. It offers 16 fully accredited, employer-respected business and information technology degree programs, and three business certificate programs at locations in Troy, Novi, Clinton Township, and Port Huron.
See what opportunities Walsh College can offer you in our video:
Rochester College is a four-year liberal arts college in Rochester Hills, Michigan that offers challenging academics within an inclusive christian community. Curriculum is focused on academic excellence, principled character, servant leadership, and global awareness. Undergraduate and graduate degrees are offered, as well as athletics and specialty programs that include studying abroad, honors programs, and more.
The college sits on a beautiful 80-acre suburban campus that’s nestled along the Clinton River Trail and overlooks the scenic Clinton River and Lake Norcentra Park. The natural setting provides students with ample opportunities for biking, walking, running, relaxing, and other activities. Nearby Downtown Rochester offers a small town, community feel with shopping, restaurants, trails, holiday events, and more. Students living on or off campus can become involved in campus ministry, theatre, music, student publications, Greek Life, and more.
See what awaits you as a Rochester College student in our video: