The highly accessible regional location of Michigan City boasts 20 different colleges, universities and vocational schools easily within a one-hour drive. These educational and cultural opportunities include the nationally recognized institutions of Indiana University, the University of Notre Dame, Purdue University, St. Mary’s College and Valparaiso University.
Key to business success, education is a leading component to any site selection, both for the quality of life of its employees, as well as for a source of qualified employment candidates. While the location of Michigan City affords easy access to a range of vocational schools and nationally recognized universities, it is also home to outstanding educational programs – including the state’s first construction trade apprenticeship program and energy academy.
La Porte County Career and Technical Education Center
La Porte County Career and Technical Education Center is much more than a high school curriculum. It is high school with direction, hands-on learning, and real-world work experience. Students can participate in a variety of technical training programs including agricultural sciences, automotive services technology, construction and technology, engineering and more. Students earn credits than can be transferred to a two or four-year college, and earn certifications recognized by business and industry that can secure immediate job placement.
817 Lafayette Street
Michigan City, IN 46360
Purdue University Northwest
Purdue University Northwest (PNW), a comprehensive regional university within the Purdue University system, has two campuses in Hammond and Westville in Northwest Indiana. The university was formed by the unification in 2016 of the former Purdue University Calumet and Purdue University North Central. With more than 15,000 students and nearly 70 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, Purdue Northwest is Indiana’s fifth largest public university. Purdue Northwest’s larger scale provides enhanced opportunities for students, such as more choices in programs, a wider variety of shared online courses and more options for community engagement and professional development and more resources for student success. The Hammond and Westville campuses have been a part of Northwest Indiana since 1946 when Purdue University began offering technical courses in communities throughout the area.
1401 South US 421
Westville, IN 46391
2200 169th Street
Hammond, IN 46323
Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana’s third largest public higher education system. An open-access, two-year technical college, Ivy Tech offers courses, degree programs, and training leading to certification as well as continuing education. With a local campus located in Michigan City, businesses have ready-access to customized training opportunities to meet their specific requirements.
3714 Franklin Street
Michigan City, IN 46360