Michigan Jewish Institute is a four-year private school located in Bloomfield, Michigan. MJI was founded in 1994. The Detroit Metropolitan area has a strong and vibrant Jewish community. Nearby suburban cities such as Oak Park, Southfield, Farmington and West Bloomfield are home to numerous synangogues, several Yeshivos (Talmudic Academies), and Kollels (postgraduate fellowship based institutions).
MJI students are encouraged to participate in the many extra-curricular activities at the Institute. Activities include an annual Holocaust symposium, Consitution Day, Holiday and Shabbaton programming and more.
Michigan Jewish Institute offers certificates of completion, associate’s degrees, and bachelor’s degrees. The Michigan Jewish Institute seeks to provide curriculum that combine an arts and sciences foundation with concentrations for career development in technology, business and applied Judaic disciplines. Classes are offered during the daytime, evening, and weekend. MJI offers a program to high school juniors and seniors providing an opportunity to take select classes at MJI that may count as both high school and college credit.
Michigan Jewish Institute has 1,352 students (all undergraduates) and 22 faculty members, giving the university a 40:1 student-to-faculty ratio. Of all faculty members, six teach full-time and 16 teach part-time. About 72 percent of undergraduate students study full-time and 28 percent study part-time.
The student body contains 59 percent female students and 41 percent male students. All students attending Michigan Jewish Institute are white. About 85 percent of students are ages 24 and younger, with 15 percent of students being ages 25 and older. About two percent of students are from Michigan, 43 percent are from out-of-state, and 55 percent are from a foreign country.
The retention rate for first-time, full-time students is nine percent and the retention rate for first-time, part-time students is 40 percent. The overall graduation rate is 83 percent and the overall transfer-out rate is 17 percent. The overall graduation rate by gender is 82 percent for males and 83 percent for females.
Off-campus living is estimated to cost $4,062 per year with $1,418 in additional living expenses.
Students have access to services such as: remedial tutoring, academic counseling, career counseling, and placement services for completers. Special learning opportunities include teacher certification, distance education, and study abroad.
Tuition costs $10,700 per year and books and other supplies are estimated to cost $1,690 per year. Tuition payment plans are offered. Financial aid is offered in the form of state grants, federal grants, scholarships, and loans. To qualify to receive financial aid, students must complete a FAFSA form and be evaluated to be in financial need. Approximately 94 percent of those attending Michigan Jewish Institute receive financial aid.
Michigan Jewish Institute receives over 700 applications per year and accepts about 76% of those students. Statistically, 67 percent of men and 80 percent of women who apply will be accepted. Acceptance to MJI is contingent upon satisfactory completion of all work in progress at the time of acceptance. To be considered for admission, applicants must submit the following: completed application with a $50 non-refundable application fee and evidence or student affirmation of graduation from High School or equivalent. MJI uses a rolling admissions policy.
Michigan Jewish Institute has been accredited by The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools since 1997.
Sector Of Institution:Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Highest Level Of Offering:Bachelor's degree
Adult Age Enrollments:202
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