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 89%. 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 (Fall 2020)

4-YearUndergraduate EnrollmentGraduates
Andrews University 1,583 376
Bethel College 1,161 315
Goshen College 827 195
Holy Cross College 455 92
Indiana University South Bend 4,375 808
Kalamazoo College 1,451 381
The University of Notre Dame 8,874 2,146
Western Michigan University 16,554 3,774
Saint Mary's College 1,438 353
Valparaiso University 2,723 832
TOTAL 39,441 9,272


2-YearUndergraduate EnrollmentGraduates
Ancilla College 415 113
Brown Mackie College-South Bend 131 79
Glen Oaks Community College 1,201 142
Ivy Tech-North Central Unavailable Unavailable
Ivy Tech-Northwest Unavailable Unavailable
Kalamazoo Valley Community College 8,069 1,010
Lake Michigan College 3,202 491
Southwestern Michigan College 2,130 597
TOTAL 15,148 2,432