A locally based college plans to open a new campus in Detroit.
In January, Caledonia Township-based Davenport University will open a campus on the first floor of the New Center One building in Detroit, at 3031 W. Grand Blvd.
The 12,000-square-foot space will offer six classrooms, a computer lab and a variety of work and study areas for more than 2,000 students.
“With the new Detroit campus, Davenport is bringing the full force of the university to the city of Detroit,” said Richard Pappas, president, Davenport University.
“I am confident that with Davenport University’s investment in the new Detroit campus, we’ll be able to advance the careers, skills and opportunities for students and, as a result, produce a competitive advantage for the employers of Detroit.”
The university is working with Detroit employers to offer scholarships and programs specifically designed for the city.
Students in the metro may attend classes at the new Detroit campus or at the school's Warren campus or its centers at Wayne County Community College, Schoolcraft College or Macomb Community College.
Enrollment is now available for the Detroit campus for classes starting January 2019.
Davenport said it has been engaged in the education of the Detroit area for more than 60 years.
Founded in 1866, Davenport University serves nearly 7,500 students at 12 campuses in Michigan and through online courses.