Portage, MI Colleges

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Portage

Portage is a city in Kalamazoo County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 46,292 in the 2010 census. It is the smaller of the two main cities included in the Kalamazoo-Portage Metropolitan Statistical Area, which has a population of 326,589 as of 2010.

Portage is adjacent to the southern boundary of the City of Kalamazoo. The city was incorporated from the entirety of the former Portage Township on December 31, 1963.

There are two public high schools in Portage, Portage Central and Portage Northern. The pharmaceutical company Pfizer also has manufacturing operations located there, which in recent years has caused much controversy due to layoffs. Stryker Corporation also has a large manufacturing presence in the city and is a world wide leader in medical equipment, instruments and imaging technologies. Portage is also home to FEMA Corporation, a growing hydraulic valve manufacturing company.

Portage is known for its extensive network of historical parks and trails used for cycling, walking, canoeing, and other recreational activities. Since the creation of the Portage Bikeway system in 1989, the trails have expanded to over 50 miles (80 km), over five times as long as the city’s expressways. Portage is also home to the Kalamazoo Air Zoo.

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Schools in and around Portage, MI

Name
Wright Beauty Academy
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit
Ross Medical Education Center-Portage
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit
Career Quest Learning Center-Kalamazoo
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit
West Michigan College of Barbering and Beauty LLC
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit
Kalamazoo Valley Community College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $5,580 average out-state tuition; $4,092 average in-state tuition
Western Michigan University
Four or more years; Public; $21,494 average out-state tuition; $8,762 average in-state tuition
Kalamazoo College
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $35,508 average out-state tuition; $35,508 average in-state tuition

Portage, 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