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A nationally-recognized college that puts you at the center of everything.

Experience an education tailored to you.

Alma College is a liberal arts college nestled in scenic mid-Michigan. We offer residential undergraduate degrees and low-residency and online graduate degrees in a close-knit, supportive learning environment.

At A Glance



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A close-knit community with a global reach. Scottish heritage in a Midwestern setting. Higher education with a down-to-earth mindset. A small campus with enormous opportunities.
There’s the way the rest of the world approaches higher education. Then there’s the one you’ll find at Alma College.


Welcome to Alma

Since 1886, Alma College has been helping students develop the skills and confidence they need to thrive. 

Our mission is to prepare graduates who think critically, serve generously, lead purposefully and live responsibly. 

As a student at Alma, you’ll chart your own path, creating a tailored academic journey with plenty of opportunities for experiential learning and personal and professional development. 


Our Mission

Our Heritage

Known as Scotland, U.S.A., the town of Alma is famous for its annual Highland Festival. On campus, you'll find plenty of ways to show your Scottish pride — including one of the best Highland Arts programs in the country.

College Leadership

At Alma, our first goal is to enhance the value of the student experience. We achieve that with the support of a strong team of dedicated faculty and staff. Get to know our leadership team.

Strategic Plan

An Alma education has never been more relevant. "Evergreen" is our dynamic plan — a commitment to our future-focused vision and a blueprint for the work we will do to meet the evolving needs of our college, our community and our world.

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is the legislative body that guides Alma College and ensures we are following our mission.

Fast Facts
The Basics

  • Location: Alma, Michigan, one hour north of the state capital of Lansing, in the center of the Lower Peninsula.
  • Campus Size: 128 acres with 27 major buildings and a 200-acre ecological tract.
  • Degrees Awarded: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Bachelor of Music, Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, Master of Science in Communication Information Technology.
  • Accreditation: The Higher Learning Commission.

Accreditation and Accredited Programs


  • Number of undergraduate students: 1,250
  • Number of graduate students: 13
  • States: 29
  • Countries: 19
  • Students of color and/or international students: 17.9%

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  • Number of full-time faculty: 103
  • Percentage of faculty who hold a Ph.D. or other terminal degree: 82%
  • Student-to-faculty ratio: 12:1
  • Average class size: 18
  • Average incoming high-school GPA: 3.5

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Get in Touch

Have a question about Alma, or need advice about planning your visit? Our friendly team is here to help. Send us an email or give us a call. We’d love to hear from you!