GLIAC Member Institution Information

Ashland University (Ashland, Ohio -- Founded 1878)

Ashland University is a mid-sized regional teaching university, historically related to the Brethren Church. Its mission is to serve the educational needs of all students -- undergraduate and graduate, traditional and non-traditional, full and part-time -- by providing educational programs of high quality in an environment that is both challenging and supportive.


Davenport University (Grand Rapids, Mich. -- Founded 1866)

Davenport provides high academic quality, small class sizes, conveniently located campuses, faculty with real-world experience and more than 50 dynamic undergraduate and graduate programs addressing in-demand careers.

                                         Link to Davenport University web site
                                               Davenport University Athletics
Ferris State University (Big Rapids, Mich. -- Founded 1884)

Ferris State is a career-oriented public university located in Big Rapids, Michigan. More than 170 degrees are offered through the colleges of Allied Health Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business, Education and Human Services, Optometry, Pharmacy, and Technology.
Grand Valley State University (Allendale, Mich. -- Founded 1960)

Grand Valley features a rich academic environment focusing on excellent faculty, outstanding students, hands-on research opportunities and nationally ranked graduate programs. GVSU offers over 200 areas of study, including 68 undergraduate majors and 22 graduate programs. A liberal arts emphasis teaches students critical thinking and problem resolution.
Lake Superior State University (Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.  -- Founded 1946)

Lake Superior State University empowers capable and responsible students in the pursuit of academic excellence. Faculty, staff, and students value rigorous education, collaborative learning, flexible and innovative programs, and a safe and supportive environment. Honoring the history and traditions of the people of Michigan and Ontario.
Michigan Technological University (Houghton, Mich. -- Founded 1885)

Michigan Tech was founded in 1885 in the aftermath of the first mining boom in the US—the clamor for Michigan’s copper preceding the California Gold Rush by several years. At its outset, the college trained mining and metallurgical engineers Today, the University offers associate, bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degrees in the sciences, engineering, forestry, business, computers, communication, and technology.
Northern Michigan University (Marquette, Mich. -- Founded 1899)

Northern Michigan University, by providing quality academic programs, strong student support, and extensive regional service for its stakeholders in the upper Midwest, challenges its students, faculty, staff, and alumni to strive for excellence, both inside and outside the classroom, and to become outstanding citizens and leaders.
Northwood University (Midland, Mich. -- Founded 1959)

The mission of Northwood University is to prepare qualified undergraduate and graduate learners of any age or station with the tools, skills, and intellectual capacities for productive leadership careers in a global economic network of free markets and private enterprise. The University emphasizes experiential learning and innovation at graduate and undergraduate levels for both traditional and non-traditional students.
Purdue University Northwest (Hammond, Ind. & Westville, Ind. -- Founded 2016)

Purdue University Northwest, in the land grant tradition of learning, discovery and engagement, provides high quality, affordable undergraduate and graduate education to students of Northwest Indiana and beyond. We create a welcoming environment that promotes critical inquiry through experiential learning, faculty scholarship, civic engagement and community partnerships.
                                      Link to Purdue University Northwest web site
                                           Purdue University Northwest Athletics
Saginaw Valley State University (University Center, Mich. -- Founded 1963)

Saginaw Valley State University provides academic and professional programs and services for its students at the highest levels of quality and value, and be recognized as among the finest teaching universities in the United States. SVSU graduates will rise to key positions in economic, political, cultural and civic leadership and will distinguish themselves and our University through their accomplishments and service.
Tiffin University (Tiffin, Ohio. -- Founded 1888)

Tiffin University is proud to offer a personal and practical education for motivated, professionally focused students who want real-world experiences and results. Tiffin is a private, coeducational university located in Tiffin, Ohio, on a small but growing campus that offers students a safe, friendly place to pursue their dreams.
Wayne State University (Detroit, Mich. -- Founded 1868)

Wayne State University is Michigan's only urban research university, fulfilling a unique niche in providing access to a world-class education at a great value. Wayne State's 13 schools and colleges offer more than 350 major subject areas to our 33,000 graduate and undergraduate students.