Education

Education in Flint & Genesee

Flint and Genesee County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked K-12 public schools in Michigan, seamless integration from high school to college or career, and notable higher education institutions. Families living in Flint & Genesee can be assured of a quality education for their students. Flint and Genesee County has an educational attainment rate of 90% (high school diplomas or higher) — greater than the national average.

Quality Education Programs from K-12 to Higher Education

Flint and Genesee County offers a robust talent pipeline with outstanding education offerings at all ages.

Flint & Genesee Education & Talent, a division of the Flint & Genesee Group, focuses on a “cradle to career” model that is bolstered by the free and innovative afterschool enrichment programs, YouthQuest and TeenQuest. Students are inspired to prepare for future academic and life challenges.

To complement the high quality public education delivered to the more than 67,000 students attending school in Flint & Genesee, the Genesee Intermediate School District operates the Genesee Career Institute (GCI) that provides instruction and experiential learning in a variety of career areas. GCI helps prepare students in Flint and Genesee County for immediate entry into the workforce, upon completion of high school and the GCI program.

Additionally, access to quality higher education is abundant with three universities and a community college, as well as several Michigan-based university satellite campuses. The University of Michigan’s main campus in Ann Arbor and Michigan State University are within an hour drive. The Flint Promise scholarship and Genesee Opportunity stipend, assure higher education is attainable for those that seek it.

  • Kettering University’s Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineers is considered the West Point for engineers.
  • University of Michigan– Flint offers a BS and a MS in Engineering.
  • Mott Community College produces an industrial trade workforce with Associate and Certificate programs in Engineering, Manufacturing, and Industrial Technologies that target careers in automotive technology, air conditioning/heating technology, computer aided drafting and design, electronics and electrical technology, robotics, mechanical operations/machining, and welding.