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61 Colleges
6,114 Yearly Graduations
$61,428 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$25,363 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

Michigan ranked #19 in the nation for teaching degrees handed out in 2019. Around 6,114 students received some type of diploma that year. Students who are able to take advantage of in-state tuition will only pay an average of $15,357 per year to get their degree at a college in Michigan, while out of state students will pay an average of $18,865 per year.

An estimated 48% of college students in Michigan take out loans, with the average loan amount being $6,341 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

Michigan State University

East Lansing, Michigan
Public Public vs. Private
698 Yearly Degrees
$15,555 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 49,809 students at Michigan State in total, 39,176 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 35,722 are full-time. Students tend to stick around at Michigan State. The freshman retention rate is 91%.

About 72% of students who apply get accepted. Around 48% of accepted students are men, and 52% are women.

Roughly 41% of students at Michigan State take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $8,129 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Michigan State is $41,600.

#2

Grand Valley State University

Allendale, Michigan
Public Public vs. Private
661 Yearly Degrees
$13,180 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Grand Valley State University is 24,033, of which 21,112 students are undergraduates and of those, 18,810 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at GVSU is 4.6 years.

About 81% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 37% are men and 63% are women.

62% of GVSU students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,584 a year. GVSU has a 3.8% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from GVSU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $35,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#3

Eastern Michigan University

Ypsilanti, Michigan
Public Public vs. Private
645 Yearly Degrees
$13,758 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 14,872 undergraduates at Eastern Michigan, of which 10,572 are full-time, and there are 17,784 students altogether. It takes the average Eastern Michigan undergraduate about 4.9 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 45%. Around 62% of accepted students are men, and 25% are women.

60% of Eastern Michigan students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,418 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.1% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $32,000 during the early-career years.

#4

Central Michigan University

Mount Pleasant, Michigan
Public Public vs. Private
592 Yearly Degrees
$12,833 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 19,362 students at Central Michigan in total, 14,627 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 12,798 are full-time. It takes the average Central Michigan undergraduate about 4.7 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 68%. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 60% are women.

79% of Central Michigan students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,919 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Central Michigan is $34,100.

#5

Wayne State University

Detroit, Michigan
Public Public vs. Private
535 Yearly Degrees
$14,629 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Wayne State University is 26,824, of which 17,643 students are undergraduates and of those, 13,107 are full-time. It takes the average Wayne State undergraduate about 4.9 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 67%. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 60% are women.

Approximately 49% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,857 a year. Wayne State has a 7.2% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Wayne State is $32,600.

#6

Western Michigan University

Kalamazoo, Michigan
Public Public vs. Private
451 Yearly Degrees
$13,017 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 17,051 undergraduates at WMU, of which 14,558 are full-time, and there are 21,470 students altogether. For undergraduates at WMU, the average graduation time is 4.7 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 82%. Of the accepted students, 46% are men and 54% are women.

Roughly 76% of students at WMU take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,792 a year. WMU has a 7.0% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from WMU is $32,300.

#7

Oakland University

Rochester Hills, Michigan
Public Public vs. Private
437 Yearly Degrees
$14,520 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 15,543 undergraduates at Oakland, of which 12,454 are full-time, and there are 19,013 students altogether. For undergraduates at Oakland, the average graduation time is 4.8 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 84%. Around 39% of accepted students are men, and 61% are women.

Approximately 50% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,271 a year. Oakland has a 4.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Oakland with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $36,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#8

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, Michigan
Public Public vs. Private
258 Yearly Degrees
$16,540 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Michigan - Ann Arbor is 48,090, of which 31,266 students are undergraduates and of those, 30,204 are full-time. The freshman retention rate at U-M is 97%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 27%. Around 48% of accepted students are men, and 52% are women.

Roughly 32% of students at U-M take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,099 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from U-M with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $49,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#9

Saginaw Valley State University

University Center, Michigan
Public Public vs. Private
240 Yearly Degrees
$10,814 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Saginaw Valley State University is 8,251, of which 7,476 students are undergraduates and of those, 6,348 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Saginaw Valley State University is 4.9 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 74%. Around 37% of accepted students are men, and 63% are women.

Approximately 64% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,378 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Saginaw Valley State University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#10

Northern Michigan University

Marquette, Michigan
Public Public vs. Private
131 Yearly Degrees
$11,525 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,732 students at Northern Michigan University in total, 7,136 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 6,191 are full-time. It takes the average Northern Michigan University undergraduate about 4.7 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 74%. Around 41% of accepted students are men, and 59% are women.

67% of Northern Michigan University students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,119 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Northern Michigan University is $28,500.

#11

Ferris State University

Big Rapids, Michigan
Public Public vs. Private
126 Yearly Degrees
$12,376 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 11,184 undergraduates at Ferris, of which 7,779 are full-time, and there are 12,472 students altogether. It takes the average Ferris undergraduate about 4.7 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 74%. Of the accepted students, 42% are men and 58% are women.

68% of Ferris students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,487 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Ferris is $36,500.

#12

University of Michigan - Dearborn

Dearborn, Michigan
Public Public vs. Private
119 Yearly Degrees
$13,529 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,910 undergraduates at UM Dearborn, of which 5,051 are full-time, and there are 9,191 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UM Dearborn is 4.9 years.

About 64% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 50% are men and 50% are women.

Roughly 87% of students at UM Dearborn take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,373 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $37,600 during the early-career years.

#13

Calvin University

Grand Rapids, Michigan
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
117 Yearly Degrees
$36,300 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,570 students at Calvin in total, 3,467 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 3,234 are full-time. The freshman retention rate at Calvin is 87%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

About 83% of students who apply get accepted. Around 43% of accepted students are men, and 57% are women.

Roughly 50% of students at Calvin take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,710 a year. Calvin has a 2.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Calvin is $36,200.

#14

University of Michigan - Flint

Flint, Michigan
Public Public vs. Private
113 Yearly Degrees
$11,860 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,297 students at UM Flint in total, 5,862 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 3,633 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UM Flint is 4.9 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 65%. Around 39% of accepted students are men, and 61% are women.

Approximately 53% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,123 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UM Flint is $32,500.

#15

Madonna University

Livonia, Michigan
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
110 Yearly Degrees
$23,100 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,441 undergraduates at Madonna, of which 1,645 are full-time, and there are 2,992 students altogether. For undergraduates at Madonna, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

About 74% of students who apply get accepted. Around 32% of accepted students are men, and 68% are women.

67% of Madonna students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,975 a year. Madonna has a 5.5% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $38,200 during the early-career years.

#16

Spring Arbor University

Spring Arbor, Michigan
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
91 Yearly Degrees
$29,630 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,614 undergraduates at Spring Arbor, of which 1,134 are full-time, and there are 3,333 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Spring Arbor is 4.4 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 67%. Around 34% of accepted students are men, and 66% are women.

Roughly 73% of students at Spring Arbor take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,170 a year. Spring Arbor has a 6.1% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $34,100 during the early-career years.

#17

Hope College

Holland, Michigan
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
71 Yearly Degrees
$35,330 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,917 full-time undergraduates at Hope, and 3,056 students altogether. It takes the average Hope undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 74%. Of the accepted students, 36% are men and 64% are women.

Approximately 59% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,864 a year. Hope has a 2.0% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Hope is $36,500.

#18

Cornerstone University

Grand Rapids, Michigan
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
65 Yearly Degrees
$25,360 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,504 undergraduates at Cornerstone, of which 1,020 are full-time, and there are 1,998 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 67%. Of the accepted students, 33% are men and 67% are women.

Roughly 91% of students at Cornerstone take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $9,308 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Cornerstone with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#19

Rochester College

Rochester Hills, Michigan
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
61 Yearly Degrees
$23,996 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Rochester College is 1,087, of which 1,044 students are undergraduates and of those, 658 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Rochester College is 4.6 years.

Around 100% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 44% are men and 56% are women.

Roughly 82% of students at Rochester College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,964 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Rochester College is $31,600.

#20

Henry Ford College

Dearborn, Michigan
Public Public vs. Private
56 Yearly Degrees
$5,020 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Henry Ford College is 12,146, which includes 4,213 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Roughly 29% of students at Henry Ford College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,091 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 21.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Henry Ford College is $23,900.

#21

Aquinas College Michigan

Grand Rapids, Michigan
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
43 Yearly Degrees
$33,854 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,600 students at Aquinas College Michigan in total, 1,456 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,196 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

About 75% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 36% are men and 64% are women.

Roughly 61% of students at Aquinas College Michigan take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,028 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Aquinas College Michigan is $31,000.

#22

Alma College

Alma, Michigan
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
42 Yearly Degrees
$41,398 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Alma College is 1,442, which includes 1,404 full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Alma is 4.2 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 64%. Around 38% of accepted students are men, and 62% are women.

Approximately 77% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $9,614 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $34,000 during the early-career years.

#23

Andrews University

Berrien Springs, Michigan
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
40 Yearly Degrees
$30,158 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,390 students at Andrews in total, 1,693 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,352 are full-time. The freshman retention rate at Andrews is 88%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 58%. Of the accepted students, 44% are men and 56% are women.

Approximately 64% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $10,091 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $33,300 during the early-career years.

#24

Washtenaw Community College

Ann Arbor, Michigan
Public Public vs. Private
32 Yearly Degrees
$4,176 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Washtenaw Community College is 11,978, which includes 3,013 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

22% of Washtenaw Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,847 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $25,400 during the early-career years.

#25

Baker College

Owosso, Michigan
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
31 Yearly Degrees
$9,920 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Baker College is 7,606, of which 7,240 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,801 are full-time. For undergraduates at Baker College, the average graduation time is 5.0 years.

Roughly 60% of students at Baker College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,612 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $23,800 during the early-career years.

Other Michigan Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Bay Mills Community College 30
27 Concordia University, Ann Arbor 27
28 Davenport University 26
29 Kalamazoo Valley Community College 24
30 Lake Superior State University 23
31 Adrian College 21
32 Siena Heights University 20
33 University of Detroit Mercy 18
33 Lansing Community College 18
35 Muskegon Community College 17
35 Montcalm Community College 17
37 Alpena Community College 14
37 Albion College 14
37 Monroe County Community College 14
40 Mid Michigan College 10
41 Michigan Technological University 8
42 Gogebic Community College 7
43 College for Creative Studies 6
43 North Central Michigan College 6
45 Lake Michigan College 5
45 Kellogg Community College 5
45 Southwestern Michigan College 5
45 Wayne County Community College District 5
49 Lawrence Technological University 4
50 Kuyper College 3
51 Delta College 2
52 Glen Oaks Community College 0
52 Northwestern Michigan College 0
52 Macomb Community College 0
52 Schoolcraft College 0
52 Mott Community College 0
52 Great Lakes Christian College 0
52 Grand Rapids Community College 0
52 West Shore Community College 0
52 Grace Bible College 0
52 Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College 0

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