Southwest Michigan region is located halfway between Chicago & Detroit.

Southwest Michigan encompasses several distinct areas including Kalamazoo, Battle Creek, St. Joseph, and more — each offering affordable living and a family-friendly environment with highly rated K-12 education systems. Additionally, graduating Kalamazoo Public School students benefit from the Kalamazoo Promise, a scholarship program that covers tuition costs at over 60 higher learning institutions across the state. Also recently announced is the Bearcat Advantage — a new scholarship available to eligible Battle Creek Public School graduates that covers up to 100% of college tuition and mandatory fees starting with the graduating class of 2023.

Southwest Michigan is also home to nationally recognized healthcare systems that provide top-notch medical services and eight colleges and universities that foster a culture of intellectual growth and career progressions. The region is also well connected to the rest of the world through Kalamazoo Battle Creek International Airport (AZO), located just minutes south of Kalamazoo in Portage.


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