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Education

Albion has been a leader in the knowledge industry for over 150 years. Our superior educational resources set Albion apart from any other small mid-American city, giving business and industry access to skills, knowledge, and facilities usually found only in an urban setting. This educational profile provides a brief outline of the educational resources that make Albion a community that works.

Albion College

Albion College is a private, coeducational 4-year liberal arts college. Founded in 1835 by members of the Methodist Church, Albion has come to be recognized as one of the premier liberal arts colleges in the United States.The college offers a complete liberal arts curriculum that includes a full slate of humanities, natural science, art, and social science majors, as well as a variety of special concentrations, including education, pre-medical, pre-law, professional management, environmental science, public service, and several others. Students come from the upper echelons of their respective high schools and 95% of the faculty hold a Ph.D. or similar degree.The college enriches community life through internship programs, service projects, athletic events, theatrical, artistic and musical performances, Greek life, and a variety of other advantages. Contact the college for more information on the opportunities it can provide.

Address: Albion College, 611 E. Porter Street Albion, MI 49224

Phone: (517) 629-1000

Kellogg Community College

Kellogg Community College was founded in 1956 by the Battle Creek Board of Education which operated it until 1970 when voters created an area-wide college district.The College, situated on sites in Battle Creek, Albion (Eastern Academic Center), Coldwater (Grahl Center), Hastings (Fehsenfeld Center), and Ft. Custer Industrial Park (Regional Manufacturing Technology Center), offers nearly 100 pre-professional college/university transfer curricula; approximately 40 occupational associate degree programs in health, business, secretarial, technical and public science fields; and over 30 certificate programs aimed toward job preparation; and related training for apprenticeships.KCC provides customized training services designed and delivered to area businesses and institutions and a wide range of lifelong learning programs for personal enrichment. Over the past several years, hundreds of area businesses have received specialized training for thousands of employees and dozens of small businesses and individuals through the College’s customized training programs.The College was fully reaccredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools during the spring semester of 2002. During the spring 2002 semester KCC had 91 administrative personnel, 94 full time faculty members, 78 support staff, 21 maintenance persons, 100 part-time employees, and 200 part-time faculty. There were also 80 students employed.

Address: 450 North Ave, Battle Creek, MI 49017

Phone: (269) 965-3931

Other Colleges and Universities in the Region

Home of its own great institution of higher learning, Albion is located in a region rich with educational resources. Colleges and universities within a 30-mile radius include:

Hillsdale College: 4-year liberal arts

Olivet College: 4-year liberal arts

Spring Arbor University: 4-year liberal arts

Jackson College:4-year liberal arts

 

Albion is within a 60-mile radius of many other excellent institutions:

University of Michigan: Public University

Michigan State University: Public University

Western Michigan University: Public University

Adrian College: 4-year liberal arts

Kalamazoo College: 4-year liberal arts

Siena Heights College: 4-year liberal arts

Marshall Public Schools

Albion and Marshall have joined their school systems.  Marshall Public Schools offer a full range of educational services, from gifted and talented classes to special-needs programs, from pre-kindergarten to adult education. Albion children grades k thru 5th attend Harrington Elementary, located at 100 South Clark Street, Albion.  Upon the conclusion of elementary, students grade 6 thru 8th continue their education at Marshall Middle School. Once in high school, children in grades 9 thru 12th have several options: Marshall High School, Marshall Alternative High School, Eastern Calhoun Early College, Michigan Youth ChalleNGe Academy, or parents may look elsewhere and admit their children to a high school of their choosing.

Special services include Adult/Community Education, Employability Skills Training (in partnership with local businesses), Special Education, Bilingual Education, Eastern Calhoun Early College, and A Great Start Readiness Program (preschool).

Please contact Marshall Public Schools directly for more information:
Central Administration Offices: www.marshall.k12.mi.us

Address: 100 E. Green Street, Marshall, MI 49068
Phone: (269) 781-1250

 

 

Starr Commonwealth

Established in Albion in 1913, Starr Commonwealth serves boys and girls, families and professionals at its Albion campus and at four other locations in Michigan and Ohio. Starr works with troubled youths, many of whom come from broken homes and/or have experienced abuse or neglect. In both residential and community-based settings, Starr’s programs serve 5,000 children and their families each year. Starr Commonwealth is an independent and non-profit organization.Address: Starr Commonwealth – Albion 13725 Starr Commonwealth Road Albion, MI 49224.
Phone: (517) 629-5591Vocational and Technological Schools
Calhoun Area Technology Center (CATC)
The Calhoun Area Technology Center, located in Battle Creek, Michigan, is a provider of career/technical education for 13 public and private area school districts, comprised of students from rural and urban locations. Since opening in September 1970, over 29,000 students have attended the CATC. Students enroll through their local high school as juniors or seniors, in one of 19 programs, based on an individual interest and aptitude assessment, and educational/employability development plan.

Address: 475 E. Roosevelt Battle Creek 49017
Phone: (269) 968-2271

 

Jackson Area Career Center

The Jackson Area Career Center, located in Jackson, Michigan, provides over 1,000 students a year from 21 Jackson county high schools with the opportunity to take several of the 26 different vocational training programs available. Most of the students are juniors and seniors in high school and complete their courses in two years. However, JACC also offers adult vocational technical programs in the evening.

Address: 6800 Browns Lake Rd, Jackson, MI 49201

Phone: (517) 768-5200

Albion’s two libraries are committed to providing access to information for all members of the community. To that end, every card holder at either library has full privileges at both.

Albion District Library

The Albion District Library is a full-service community resource. In addition to its 64,000-volume collection, the library provides public computing facilities, Internet services, meeting rooms, a historical collection, children’s story hours, and much more. The library also runs the Forks Initiative, Albion’s community technology network.

Address: Albion Public Library, 501 South Superior Street, Albion MI 49224

Phone: (517) 629-3993

 

Stockwell-Mudd Libraries, Albion College

The Stockwell-Mudd Libraries at Albion College provide research opportunities far beyond what might be expected from a small college. With over 400,000 volumes, on-line services, multimedia capabilities, and government depository status, Stockwell-Mudd libraries are superb educational, community, and business assets.

Address: Stockwell-Mudd Libraries, Albion College, 602 E. Cass St., Albion, MI 49224

Phone: (517) 629-0382