Education is essential for training today’s students for tomorrow’s jobs. Our educational partners and local business community are committed to developing a strong workforce through various programs designed to create awareness and interest in a vast array of career opportunities. Cornerstone Alliance is focused on ensuring that our existing and future workforce receives the appropriate training. Our primary, secondary schools, local and regional colleges and universities work with local businesses to create relevant and innovative curriculum.

Our high school graduation rates are over 87%. There are 18 colleges and universities within a 50-mile radius of Michigan’s Great Southwest with a student population of over 83,000 with over 15,000 graduates annually.


Colleges and Universities within a 50-mile radius of 49085

* most recent information available

4 YearFall 2016 Undergraduate Enrollment2017 Graduates
Andrews University 1,673 376
Bethel College 1,388 315
Goshen College 800 195
195Holy Cross College 618 92
Indiana University South Bend 6,653 808
Kalamazoo College 1,443 381
The University of Notre Dame 8,530 2,146
Western Michigan University 18,313 3,774
Saint Mary's College 1,625 353
Valparaiso University 3,273 832
TOTAL 44,316 9,272


2-YearFall 2016 Undergraduate Enrollment2017 Graduates
Ancilla College 582 113
Brown Mackie College-South Bend 131 79
Glen Oaks Community College 1,187 142
Ivy Tech-North Central Unavailable Unavailable
Ivy Tech-Northwest Unavailable Unavailable
Kalamazoo Valley Community College 8,549 1,010
Lake Michigan College 4,059 491
Southwestern Michigan College 2,252 597
TOTAL 16,760 2,432

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