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Michigan Jewish Institute

Michigan Jewish Institute is Jewish college with 1662 students located in W Bloomfield, MI.

Offers Baccalaureate Degrees, Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Liberal Arts College, Religiously affiliated


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Michigan Jewish Institute says

In 1994 a group of public minded members of the Metropolitan Detroit Jewish community formed a Board of Trustees to take over the Norman and Esther Allen Touro College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Congregation Beth-Chabad agreed to sponsor this much needed institution and provided the initial investment capital to establish and accredit the college and to provide a permanent home for the school on the Center for Living Judaism campus in West Bloomfield.

Michigan Jewish Institute is an independently operated institution with its own Board of Trustees. As a private institution of higher education, Michigan Jewish Institute is uniquely positioned to provide career-oriented academic studies in a warm and intimate learning environment that adheres to the highest ethical standards and religious traditions of Judaism. Our carefully chosen, up-to date and balanced curriculums in business, computer information systems and Judaic Studies equip students with the relevant theory and practical skills necessary to create new employment opportunities, enhance value in the work-place and revive careers. MJI also prepares students with a strong foundation for success in advanced degree programs upon graduation.

Since it's founding in 1994, Michigan Jewish Institute has pursued a mission of providing an excellent academic baccalaureate degree-granting program that combines an arts and sciences foundation with a concentration for career development in business-related disciplines. Recognized as an institution of higher learning by the Department of Education, Michigan Jewish Institute's collegiate accreditation has been with the Accrediting Council of Independent Colleges and Schools since 1997.

Our Mission

The Michigan Jewish Institute seeks to provide excellent academic baccalaureate and other degree granting programs that combine an arts and sciences foundation with concentrations for career development in technology, business and applied Judaic disciplines. The Institute offers instruction that keeps abreast of changing technologies and is personalized to meet the student's individual needs.

In addition to its general mission, MJI also has the special purpose of providing assistance to those who have completed course and programs of higher education in other countries or settings. Within this context the Institute works with the new immigrant Jewish community in obtaining the professional educational skills required for financial self-reliance and independence in the United States.

The Michigan Jewish Institute seeks to serve all segments of the Jewish community. All of its educational programs are offered in a manner and within an environment that adheres to the highest ethical standards and religious traditions of Judaism.

The Michigan Jewish Institute seeks to promote scholarship of the Talmud and codes, and therefore, in addition to its undergraduate degree programs, the Institute grants certificates in Talmudic Law and Jurisprudence (for men only).

Student Life

Student Life

Student Body

Total Undergraduates 1,662
Gender 45% Male / 55% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 76% Full Time / 24% Part Time
Geography 80% In State / 20% Out of State / 0% International
Socio-Economic Diversity 99% of students received Pell Grants, which are provided by the U.S. government to students from middle and lower income families. It gives you an idea of a school’s socio-economic diversity.
Ethnic Diversity
White 100%
International 0%

Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: learning center reduced course load remedial instruction study skills assistance tutoring
  • Computer Services: computer center, libraries, student center wireless network available
  • Counseling Services: alcohol/substance abuse counseling chaplain/spiritual director career counseling employment services for undergraduates financial aid counseling personal counseling adult (re-entering) student services/programs
  • Facilities: synagogue available on west bloomfield campus.
  • Special Needs Services: wheelchair accessibility partial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Specialty Programs (ROTC, Accelerated Programs, Professional Development, etc.): accelerated program cooperative education double major dual enrollment of high school students english as a second language (esl) independent study liberal arts/career combination internships
  • Transfer In Services
  • Transfer Out Services



Popular Majors

Jewish/Judaic Studies (100%), Computer and Information Sciences (0%), Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry (0%)

Majors Offered


A program that focuses on the history, culture, and religion of the Jewish people. Includes instruction in Jewish religious heritage, sacred texts, and law; Jewish philosophy and intellectual history; Jewish life and culture, both in Israel and the Jewish Diaspora; historical Jewish minority cultures such as the Yiddish, Sephardic, and other; anti-Semitism, gentile relations and Shoa; Zionism; and modern developments within Judaism.

Job Opportunities:

Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses pertaining to the culture and development of an area, an ethnic group, or any other group, such as Latin American studies, women's studies, or urban affairs. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.


A program that prepares individuals to support business information operations by using computer equipment to enter, process, and retrieve data for a wide variety of administrative purposes. Includes instruction in using basic business software and hardware, business computer networking, principles of desktop publishing, preparing mass mailings, compiling and editing spreadsheets, list maintenance, preparing tables and graphs, receipt control, and preparing business performance reports.

Job Opportunities:

Data Entry Keyers
Operate data entry device, such as keyboard or photo composing perforator. Duties may include verifying data and preparing materials for printing.


A general program that focuses on computing, computer science, and information science and systems. Such programs are undifferentiated as to title and content and are not to be confused with specific programs in computer science, information science, or related support services.

Job Opportunities:

Computer and Information Systems Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as electronic data processing, information systems, systems analysis, and computer programming.
Computer and Information Research Scientists
Conduct research into fundamental computer and information science as theorists, designers, or inventors. Develop solutions to problems in the field of computer hardware and software.
Computer Systems Analysts
Analyze science, engineering, business, and other data processing problems to implement and improve computer systems. Analyze user requirements, procedures, and problems to automate or improve existing systems and review computer system capabilities, workflow, and scheduling limitations. May analyze or recommend commercially available software.
Database Administrators
Administer, test, and implement computer databases, applying knowledge of database management systems. Coordinate changes to computer databases. May plan, coordinate, and implement security measures to safeguard computer databases.
Network and Computer Systems Administrators
Install, configure, and support an organization's local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), and Internet systems or a segment of a network system. Monitor network to ensure network availability to all system users and may perform necessary maintenance to support network availability. May monitor and test Web site performance to ensure Web sites operate correctly and without interruption. May assist in network modeling, analysis, planning, and coordination between network and data communications hardware and software. May supervise computer user support specialists and computer network support specialists. May administer network security measures.
Computer Network Architects
Design and implement computer and information networks, such as local area networks (LAN), wide area networks (WAN), intranets, extranets, and other data communications networks. Perform network modeling, analysis, and planning. May also design network and computer security measures. May research and recommend network and data communications hardware and software.
Computer Occupations, All Other
All computer occupations not listed separately.
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in computer science. May specialize in a field of computer science, such as the design and function of computers or operations and research analysis. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Administration & Faculty

President Kasriel Shemtov
Accredited by Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools
Full-time Faculty 2
Student : Faculty Ratio 19 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 50 : 50
Percentage of Faculty Members
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 100




Selectivity Score: 47/100

Acceptance Rate: 98.1% accepted of 1,683 applications

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Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $10,065 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $9,760
$30K-$48K $9,778
$48K-$75K $10,176
$75K-$110K $10,958
$110K+ $12,247

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $10,500, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $10,500 Same as On-Campus
Fees $200 Same as On-Campus
Housing N/A $4,128
Books $1,690 $1,690
Total (before financial aid) $12,390 $16,518

Students Receiving Aid

99% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 1% $4,605
Federal Scholarships/Grants 99% $5,206
Institutional Grants 1% $737
Pell Grants 99% $5,206
Student Loans 1% $4,605

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Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

5% of students graduated on time.

11% of students graduated in six years.

44% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.


Washington Monthly

#2 Liberal Arts Colleges - Graduation Rate Rank
#19 Liberal Arts Colleges - Overall Rank
#26 Best Bang for Buck Colleges - Overall Rank
#125 Liberal Arts Colleges - Service Staff, Courses, and Financial Aid Rank
#125 Liberal Arts Colleges - Community Service Participation Rank
#125 Liberal Arts Colleges - Federal Work-Study Funds Spent on Service Rank
#138 Liberal Arts Colleges - Research Expenditures Rank
#139 Liberal Arts Colleges - ROTC Rank
#208 Liberal Arts Colleges - Peace Corps Rank
#214 Liberal Arts Colleges - Bachelor's to PhD Rank
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