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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. The average in-state tuition for students attending college in Michigan is $15,357 a year, while the average out-of-state tuition is $18,865 a year.

About 48% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly 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 50,351 students at Michigan State in total, 39,423 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 35,744 are full-time. For undergraduates at Michigan State, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 72%. 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 school reports a student loan default rate of 3.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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 24,677, of which 21,680 students are undergraduates and of those, 19,233 are full-time. For undergraduates at GVSU, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 81%. Around 37% of accepted students are men, and 63% are women.

Roughly 62% of students at GVSU take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,584 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $35,300 during the early-career years.

#3

Eastern Michigan University

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

There are 16,022 undergraduates at Eastern Michigan, of which 11,428 are full-time, and there are 19,123 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

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

60% of Eastern Michigan students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount 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

The total student population at Central Michigan University is 21,622, of which 16,387 students are undergraduates and of those, 14,264 are full-time. For undergraduates at Central Michigan, the average graduation time is 4.7 years.

About 68% of students who apply get accepted. 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. Central Michigan has a 4.9% 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.

#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 27,025, of which 17,574 students are undergraduates and of those, 12,956 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Wayne State is 4.9 years.

About 67% of students who apply get accepted. Around 40% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

49% of Wayne State students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,857 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Wayne State with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#6

Western Michigan University

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

There are 22,562 students at WMU in total, 17,760 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 14,983 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

About 82% of students who apply get accepted. Around 46% of accepted students are men, and 54% are women.

Approximately 76% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,792 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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 15,799 undergraduates at Oakland, of which 12,656 are full-time, and there are 19,309 students altogether. It takes the average Oakland undergraduate about 4.8 years to complete their degree.

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

Approximately 50% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,271 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Oakland is $36,000.

#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 46,716, of which 30,318 students are undergraduates and of those, 29,245 are full-time. The freshman retention rate at U-M is 97%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

About 27% of students who apply get accepted. Around 48% of accepted students are men, and 52% are women.

Approximately 32% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,099 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $49,800 during the early-career years.

#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 8,515, of which 7,719 students are undergraduates and of those, 6,472 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Saginaw Valley State University is 4.9 years.

About 74% of students who apply get accepted. Around 37% of accepted students are men, and 63% are women.

64% of Saginaw Valley State University students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,378 a year. Saginaw Valley State University has a 8.1% 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 Saginaw Valley State University is $32,500.

#10

Northern Michigan University

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

The total student population at Northern Michigan University is 7,595, of which 7,089 students are undergraduates and of those, 6,184 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Northern Michigan University is 4.7 years.

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

Roughly 67% of students at Northern Michigan University take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,119 a year. Northern Michigan University has a 8.5% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Northern Michigan University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#11

Ferris State University

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

There are 13,250 students at Ferris in total, 11,896 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 8,079 are full-time. For undergraduates at Ferris, the average graduation time is 4.7 years.

About 74% of students who apply get accepted. Around 42% of accepted students are men, and 58% are women.

Roughly 68% of students at Ferris take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,487 a year. Ferris 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 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

The total student population at University of Michigan - Dearborn is 9,460, of which 7,177 students are undergraduates and of those, 5,238 are full-time. It takes the average UM Dearborn undergraduate about 4.9 years to complete their degree.

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

87% of UM Dearborn students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,373 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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 3,625 undergraduates at Calvin, of which 3,417 are full-time, and there are 3,732 students altogether. It takes the average Calvin undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

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

Approximately 50% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,710 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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 6,097 undergraduates at UM Flint, of which 3,674 are full-time, and there are 7,532 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UM Flint is 4.9 years.

About 65% of students who apply get accepted. Around 39% of accepted students are men, and 61% are women.

Approximately 53% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount 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%!

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

#15

Madonna University

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

There are 2,440 undergraduates at Madonna, of which 1,431 are full-time, and there are 3,044 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

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

Roughly 67% of students at Madonna take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,975 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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

The total student population at Spring Arbor University is 3,436, of which 1,807 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,181 are full-time. 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%. Of the accepted students, 34% 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%.

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

#17

Hope College

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

The total student population at Hope College is 3,149, which includes 3,032 full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Hope undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

About 74% of students who apply get accepted. Around 36% of accepted students are men, and 64% are women.

Approximately 59% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans 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

The total student population at Cornerstone University is 2,131, of which 1,625 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,288 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Cornerstone is 4.4 years.

About 67% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 33% are men and 67% are women.

91% of Cornerstone students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $9,308 a year. Cornerstone has a 5.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

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 1,098, of which 1,065 students are undergraduates and of those, 697 are full-time. For undergraduates at Rochester College, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

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

82% of Rochester College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,964 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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

There are 4,068 full-time undergraduates at Henry Ford College, and 12,219 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

29% of Henry Ford College students take out loans to afford college costs. 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%.

Students who graduate from Henry Ford College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $23,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#21

Aquinas College Michigan

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

The total student population at Aquinas College Michigan is 1,758, of which 1,578 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,299 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Aquinas College Michigan is 4.6 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 75%. 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 typical student loan amount 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

There are 1,397 full-time undergraduates at Alma, and 1,433 students altogether. For undergraduates at Alma, the average graduation time 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.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Alma is $34,000.

#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 1,702 undergraduates at Andrews, of which 1,346 are full-time, and there are 3,407 students altogether. Students tend to stick around at Andrews. The freshman retention rate is 88%.

About 58% of students who apply get accepted. 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 12,264, which includes 3,171 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Roughly 22% of students at Washtenaw Community College take out loans to pay for college. 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%.

Students who graduate from Washtenaw Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $25,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#25

Baker College

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

There are 8,974 undergraduates at Baker College, of which 3,779 are full-time, and there are 9,332 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Baker College is 5.0 years.

Approximately 60% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Baker College is $23,800.

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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