College for Creative Studies
1,300 undergraduate students
Art and Design
Academic: University of Michigan, Strate Collège (France), Monash University (Australia). CCS is also part of GM's international consortium.
Business: Students have done sponsored work for Michelin, Nissan, Honda, Hyundai, Fiat, Ferrari, Leo Burnett, and Bayer.
Top Employers: Ford, GM, Chrysler, BBDO
Claim to Fame: Alumnus Bill Morrison is creative director of Bongo Comics, responsible for The Simpsons and Futurama. Alumnus Ralph Gilles is vice-president for design at Chrysler
Signature Programs: A leader in automotive design, CCS teams its students up with U. Michigan engineers to do sponsored projects for the Detroit auto industry. The program requires a one-semester internship, and many students take these with high-profile foreign auto companies like Fiat and Ferrari.