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93 Colleges
119,966 Yearly Graduations
$61,170 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$26,478 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In terms of yearly graduations, Michigan is ranked #9 in the country with 119,966 degrees handed out in 2018. Michigan colleges offer students average in-student tuition of $15,293 per year, while students attending fron out-of-state may pay something more like $17,943 per year.

An estimated 50% of college students in Michigan take out loans, with the average loan amount being $6,620 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, Michigan
Public Public vs. Private
14,753 Yearly Degrees
$23,128 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at University of Michigan - Ann Arbor is 46,002, of which 28,702 students are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average U of Michigan undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 27%. Of the accepted students, 48% 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 student loan default rate of 1.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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

#2

Michigan State University

East Lansing, Michigan
Public Public vs. Private
12,672 Yearly Degrees
$18,132 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 35,404 full-time undergraduates at Michigan State, and 50,019 students altogether. For undergraduates at Michigan State, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

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

Approximately 41% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,129 a year. Michigan State has a 2.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Michigan State with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $41,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#3

Wayne State University

Detroit, Michigan
Public Public vs. Private
6,767 Yearly Degrees
$15,780 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 12,389 full-time undergraduates at Wayne State, and 27,064 students altogether. It takes the average Wayne State undergraduate about 4.9 years to complete their degree.

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 average amount of student loans is $5,857 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.2% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $32,600 during the early-career years.

#4

Grand Valley State University

Allendale, Michigan
Public Public vs. Private
6,521 Yearly Degrees
$16,693 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Grand Valley State University is 25,049, of which 19,373 students are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at GVSU is 4.6 years.

About 81% of students who apply get accepted. 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 3.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from GVSU is $35,300.

#5

Central Michigan University

Mount Pleasant, Michigan
Public Public vs. Private
6,218 Yearly Degrees
$13,354 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Central Michigan University is 23,257, of which 15,585 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

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.

Approximately 79% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,919 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Central Michigan with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $34,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#6

Western Michigan University

Kalamazoo, Michigan
Public Public vs. Private
5,448 Yearly Degrees
$15,638 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 15,063 full-time undergraduates at WMU, and 22,869 students altogether. It takes the average WMU undergraduate about 4.7 years to complete their degree.

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

Roughly 76% of students at WMU take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,792 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.6% 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

Eastern Michigan University

Ypsilanti, Michigan
Public Public vs. Private
4,975 Yearly Degrees
$18,000 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 20,525 students at Eastern Michigan in total, 12,410 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

About 45% of students who apply get accepted. Around 62% of accepted students are men, and 25% are women.

Roughly 60% of students at Eastern Michigan take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,418 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.5% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Eastern Michigan is $32,000.

#8

Oakland University

Rochester Hills, Michigan
Public Public vs. Private
4,458 Yearly Degrees
$17,712 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 12,549 full-time undergraduates at Oakland, and 19,333 students altogether. It takes the average Oakland undergraduate about 4.8 years to complete their degree.

About 84% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 39% are men and 61% are women.

Roughly 50% of students at Oakland take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,271 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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

#9

Ferris State University

Big Rapids, Michigan
Public Public vs. Private
3,812 Yearly Degrees
$7,320 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 13,798 students at Ferris in total, 8,469 of which are full-time undergraduates. 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%. 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 typical student loan amount is $7,487 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $36,500 during the early-career years.

#10

Baker College

Flint, Michigan
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
3,275 Yearly Degrees
$12,510 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 4,372 full-time undergraduates at Baker College, and 12,018 students altogether. It takes the average Baker College undergraduate about 5.0 years to complete their degree.

60% of Baker College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,612 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Baker College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $23,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#11

Macomb Community College

Warren, Michigan
Public Public vs. Private
2,505 Yearly Degrees

There are 21,014 students at Macomb Community College in total, 6,116 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 24 to 1.

Roughly 7% of students at Macomb Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $3,575 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,600 during the early-career years.

#12

University of Michigan - Dearborn

Dearborn, Michigan
Public Public vs. Private
2,278 Yearly Degrees
$12,140 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 5,137 full-time undergraduates at UM Dearborn, and 9,330 students altogether. For undergraduates at UM Dearborn, the average graduation time is 4.9 years.

About 64% of students who apply get accepted. Around 50% of accepted students 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 school reports a student loan default rate of 4.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UM Dearborn is $37,600.

#13

Oakland Community College

Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Public Public vs. Private
2,156 Yearly Degrees

There are 4,373 full-time undergraduates at Oakland Community College, and 17,116 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

Approximately 12% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $3,670 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Oakland Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $24,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#14

Davenport University

Grand Rapids, Michigan
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,848 Yearly Degrees
$14,256 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Davenport University is 7,160, of which 2,621 students are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Davenport University is 4.5 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 82%. Of the accepted students, 47% are men and 53% are women.

Approximately 71% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $11,317 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.7% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Davenport University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $31,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#15

Saginaw Valley State University

University Center, Michigan
Public Public vs. Private
1,808 Yearly Degrees
$14,234 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 8,617 students at Saginaw Valley State University in total, 6,559 of which are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at Saginaw Valley State University, the average graduation time 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.

64% of Saginaw Valley State University students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,378 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $32,500 during the early-career years.

#16

Michigan Technological University

Houghton, Michigan
Public Public vs. Private
1,754 Yearly Degrees
$19,350 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 5,492 full-time undergraduates at Michigan Tech, and 7,292 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

About 74% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 70% are men and 30% are women.

57% of Michigan Tech students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,726 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Michigan Tech is $55,200.

#17

University of Michigan - Flint

Flint, Michigan
Public Public vs. Private
1,684 Yearly Degrees
$10,872 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 3,809 full-time undergraduates at UM Flint, and 7,836 students altogether. For undergraduates at UM Flint, the average graduation time 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.

Roughly 53% of students at UM Flint take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,123 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.6% 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.

#18

Grand Rapids Community College

Grand Rapids, Michigan
Public Public vs. Private
1,636 Yearly Degrees

There are 14,269 students at Grand Rapids Community College in total, 4,252 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

25% of Grand Rapids Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $3,611 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Grand Rapids Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $25,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#19

Northern Michigan University

Marquette, Michigan
Public Public vs. Private
1,628 Yearly Degrees
$8,672 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 7,612 students at Northern Michigan University in total, 6,207 of which are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at Northern Michigan University, the average graduation time is 4.7 years.

About 74% of students who apply get accepted. Around 41% of accepted students are men, and 59% are women.

Approximately 67% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,119 a year. Northern Michigan University has a 8.3% 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 Northern Michigan University is $28,500.

Public Public vs. Private
1,591 Yearly Degrees

There are 2,062 full-time undergraduates at WCCCD, and 14,806 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

25% of WCCCD students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,240 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 WCCCD with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $19,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#21

Lansing Community College

Lansing, Michigan
Public Public vs. Private
1,572 Yearly Degrees

There are 12,882 students at LCC in total, 4,750 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Approximately 26% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $3,938 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from LCC is $25,900.

#22

University of Detroit Mercy

Detroit, Michigan
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,549 Yearly Degrees
$28,422 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 5,113 students at UDM in total, 2,338 of which are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average UDM undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

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 51% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,243 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UDM is $45,100.

#23

Schoolcraft College

Livonia, Michigan
Public Public vs. Private
1,331 Yearly Degrees

There are 10,558 students at Schoolcraft College in total, 2,955 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

Approximately 8% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $3,076 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 $27,500 during the early-career years.

#24

Henry Ford College

Dearborn, Michigan
Public Public vs. Private
1,319 Yearly Degrees

There are 4,327 full-time undergraduates at Henry Ford College, and 12,786 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Approximately 29% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,091 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $23,900 during the early-career years.

#25

Washtenaw Community College

Ann Arbor, Michigan
Public Public vs. Private
1,315 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Washtenaw Community College is 12,335, of which 3,213 students are 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 average amount of student loans is $4,847 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.5% 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.

Other Michigan Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Mott Community College 1,209
27 Northwood University 1,184
28 Calvin University 1,066
29 Delta College 1,034
30 Siena Heights University 999
31 Spring Arbor University 975
32 Madonna University 943
33 Kalamazoo Valley Community College 910
34 Lawrence Technological University 838
35 Hope College 793
36 St Clair County Community College 772
37 Walsh College of Accountancy and Business Administration 766
38 Andrews University 731
39 Cornerstone University 681
40 Kellogg Community College 655
41 Jackson College 645
42 Lake Superior State University 590
43 Northwestern Michigan College 553
44 Kettering University 542
45 Muskegon Community College 535
46 Lake Michigan College 436
47 Monroe County Community College 434
48 Hillsdale College 417
49 Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School 416
50 Aquinas College Michigan 412
51 Kalamazoo College 403
52 Mid Michigan Community College 394
53 Adrian College 380
54 Southwestern Michigan College 370
55 Alma College 353
56 Albion College 335
57 North Central Michigan College 299
58 Michigan State University College of Law 287
59 College for Creative Studies 286
59 Bay de Noc Community College 286
61 Rochester College 265
62 Alpena Community College 264
63 Grace Bible College 213
63 Olivet College 213
65 Kirtland Community College 209
66 Montcalm Community College 194
67 Cleary University 182
68 West Shore Community College 178
69 Gogebic Community College 168
70 Concordia University - Ann Arbor 117
71 MIAT College of Technology 109
72 South University - Novi 108
73 Glen Oaks Community College 105
74 Chamberlain University-Michigan 82
75 Sacred Heart Major Seminary 79
76 University of Phoenix - Michigan 74
77 Cranbrook Academy of Art 71
78 Finlandia University 69
79 Calvin Theological Seminary 60
80 Michigan School of Professional Psychology 52
81 Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine 50
82 Bay Mills Community College 48
83 Kuyper College 45
84 Western Theological Seminary 41
85 Career Quest Learning Centers-Lansing 40
86 Compass College of Cinematic Arts 25
87 Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College 22
88 Great Lakes Christian College 21
89 Ecumenical Theological Seminary 18
90 Career Quest Learning Centers-Jackson 15
91 Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College 12
92 Yeshiva Gedolah of Greater Detroit 8
93 Career Quest Learning Center-Mt. Pleasant 7

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