Detroit

MSU AND DETROIT: SIDE BY SIDE FOR A BETTER TOMORROW

For decades, Michigan State University has been working with partners in Detroit to support economic development, advance the arts, transform schools, improve health, and sustain the environment. Like Detroit, MSU values resilience, hard work, and a commitment to solving problems and empowering people for better lives.

972

Enrolled Detroit Students

$20.6m

Spending with Detroit Businesses

$303m

Economic Impact in Region

4,387

Alumni

Detroit Apple Academy

Detroit Apple Developer Academy Celebrates First Graduating Class

The academy in Detroit is the first in the United States, launched as part of Apple’s Racial Equity and Justice Initiative. The free program offers students an opportunity to become entrepreneurs and app developers by learning the fundamentals of coding, design, marketing and project management — with an emphasis on inclusivity and making a positive impact in local communities.

Detroit Nursing

MSU Nursing Students Speed into the Motor City

Keeping hundreds of Detroit Public Schools elementary and middle school children orderly while collecting saliva samples as part of COVID-19 screenings proved overwhelming and, that day, the nursing students only made it through fourth grade.

Apple Detroit

Apple, MSU collaborate to launch first U.S. Developer Academy:

Apple and Michigan State University announced that they will partner to launch the tech giant’s first United States-based Developer Academy in Detroit.

Detroit Fountain

Why Nonprofits Are Taking Over Detroit, Flint Governance

Though nonprofit philanthropies aid cities in times of need, like when natural disasters hit, their work usually ends when the crisis subsides. But that’s not the case in Detroit and FlintNew research from Michigan State University finds that nonprofits have acquired unprecedented involvement in how these two cities are governed.

InnovateGov

Training Detroit's Future Civic Leaders

Over the past five years, Joshua Sapotichne and his team have deployed more than 160 students from 22 majors to partner with more than 30 Detroit civic organizations. Today, dozens of MSU InnovateGov alumni work full time in civic roles in Detroit.