Our friends at WalletHub.com have ranked all of the colleges and universities across the nation as well as in Michigan and their results might surprise you.

As usual, the only school from Michigan that ranks among the best schools in the nation is the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor campus.  U of M tops the list in Michigan and is ranked 30th in the nation and the University of Michigan is such a good school that the Dearborn campus even beats out most other schools in Michigan.

Top 10 Colleges & Universities in Michigan

  1. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
  2. Michigan Technological University
  3. University of Michigan-Dearborn
  4. Albion College
  5. Calvin University
  6. University of Detroit Mercy
  7. Michigan State University
  8. Aquinas College
  9. Hope College
  10. Kettering University

In the article 2021's College & University Rankings, WalletHub ranked every higher education school in America and the top 10 list looks pretty much like it does every year with Ivy League schools dominating the list.

Top 10 Colleges & Universities in the United States

  1. Harvard University
  2. Yale University
  3. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  4. Princeton University
  5. California Institute of Technology
  6. Stanford University
  7. Rice University
  8. Northwestern University
  9. Duke University
  10. University of Pennsylvania

The entire list of schools is at WalletHub.com, and in addition to looking at every schools rank, you can also sort by region.  Like, if you sort by Midwest, you'll see that the University of Michigan is ranked 3rd in the region.  You can also check out the map with all of the schools ranked below.

Source: WalletHub

WalletHub's methodology ranked the schools based on seven key dimensions: Student Selectivity, Cost & Financing, Faculty Resources, Campus Safety, Campus Experience, Educational Outcomes, and Career Outcomes.  Those key dimensions are individually weighted and further broken down into dozens of metrics to determine the rankings.  You can read more about their methodology here.