Houghton, MI Colleges

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Houghton

Houghton is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan's Upper Peninsula and largest city in the Copper Country on the Keweenaw Peninsula. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 7,708. It is the county seat of Houghton County. It has been listed as one of the "100 Best Small Towns in America."

Houghton is sometimes confused with, or thought to be close to, Houghton Lake; the latter is actually located in the state's Lower Peninsula. Due to its location in the northwestern portion of the Upper Peninsula, Houghton is isolated from the state's most populous areas. It is farther to drive from Houghton to Detroit, Michigan, than it is from Detroit to Washington, DC. It takes several fewer hours to travel to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, or Minneapolis, Minnesota, from Houghton than it does to travel to Detroit.

Houghton was named after Houghton County, which was named after Douglass Houghton, an American geologist and physician, primarily known for his exploration of the Keweenaw Peninsula of Michigan.

The area lends itself to a wide variety of outdoor sports, both winter (ice hockey, Nordic and Alpine skiing, figure skating, and snowmobiling) and summer (trail running, hiking, camping, river and sea kayaking, sailing, windsurfing and road and mountain biking).

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Schools in and around Houghton, MI

Name
Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $1,920 average out-state tuition; $1,920 average in-state tuition
Finlandia University
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $19,398 average out-state tuition; $19,398 average in-state tuition
Michigan Technological University
Four or more years; Public; $25,710 average out-state tuition; $12,615 average in-state tuition
Northern Michigan University
Four or more years; Public; $12,504 average out-state tuition; $7,776 average in-state tuition
Gogebic Community College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $4,898 average out-state tuition; $3,968 average in-state tuition
Nicolet Area Technical College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $4,027 average out-state tuition; $2,684 average in-state tuition
Northland International University
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $11,990 average out-state tuition; $11,990 average in-state tuition

Houghton, MI Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
Sue Walicki Nursing Scholarship Up to $5,000 March 01, 2017
Dorothy and Dick Burgess Scholarship Up to $4,000 March 01, 2017
Antonia Dellas Memorial Scholarship Up to $2,000 March 01, 2017
Earl I. Anderson Scholarship $1,250 January 31, 2017
David Arver Memorial Scholarship $1,000 April 01, 2017
Jon and Kay Simpson Scholarship Varies March 15, 2017
Pessetti Family Scholarship Varies March 24, 2017
Marion Maccarrell Scott Scholarship Varies January 31, 2017
Edward L. and Joanne M. Drewno Scholarship Varies March 24, 2017
Calhoun County Medical Society Alliance Nursing Scholarship Varies March 24, 2017