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164 Colleges
136,065 Yearly Graduations
$65,137 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$29,700 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

Michigan ranked #13 in the nation for degrees handed out in 2019. Around 136,065 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 $16,284 per year to get their degree at a college in Michigan, while out of state students will pay an average of $18,782 per year.

An estimated 59% of college students in Michigan take out loans, with the average loan amount being $7,425 per year.

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#1

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, Michigan
Public Public vs. Private
14,350 Yearly Degrees
$23,890 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. For undergraduates at U of Michigan, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

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.

Roughly 32% of students at U of Michigan take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,099 a year. U of Michigan has a 1.1% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

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

#2

Michigan State University

East Lansing, Michigan
Public Public vs. Private
12,640 Yearly Degrees
$18,858 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 35,404 full-time undergraduates at Michigan State, and 50,019 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Michigan State is 4.4 years.

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

41% of Michigan State students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,129 a year. Michigan State has a 3.4% 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 Michigan State is $41,600.

#3

Wayne State University

Detroit, Michigan
Public Public vs. Private
6,827 Yearly Degrees
$16,285 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 12,389 full-time undergraduates at Wayne State, and 27,064 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 67%. 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 7.2% 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
6,588 Yearly Degrees
$17,208 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 25,049 students at GVSU in total, 19,373 of which are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at GVSU, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

About 81% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 37% 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.

#5

Central Michigan University

Mount Pleasant, Michigan
Public Public vs. Private
6,386 Yearly Degrees
$16,700 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 15,585 full-time undergraduates at Central Michigan, and 23,257 students altogether. 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.

Roughly 79% of students at Central Michigan take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,919 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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

#6

Western Michigan University

Kalamazoo, Michigan
Public Public vs. Private
5,333 Yearly Degrees
$16,360 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 15,063 full-time undergraduates at WMU, and 22,869 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 82%. Of the accepted students, 46% 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 school reports a student loan default rate of 7.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $32,300 during the early-career years.

#7

Eastern Michigan University

Ypsilanti, Michigan
Public Public vs. Private
4,872 Yearly Degrees
$18,912 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 20,525 students at Eastern Michigan in total, 12,410 of which are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Eastern Michigan is 4.9 years.

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

Approximately 60% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,418 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.1% 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
4,644 Yearly Degrees
$18,546 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Oakland University is 19,333, of which 12,549 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 84%. Around 39% of accepted students are men, and 61% are women.

Roughly 50% of students at Oakland take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount 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%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $36,000 during the early-career years.

#9

Washtenaw Community College

Ann Arbor, Michigan
Public Public vs. Private
4,550 Yearly Degrees

There are 3,213 full-time undergraduates at Washtenaw Community College, and 12,335 students altogether. 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%.

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.

#10

Ferris State University

Big Rapids, Michigan
Public Public vs. Private
4,111 Yearly Degrees
$7,608 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 13,798 students at Ferris in total, 8,469 of which are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Ferris is 4.7 years.

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.

Approximately 68% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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%.

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

#11

Baker College

Flint, Michigan
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
2,976 Yearly Degrees
$12,510 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Baker College is 12,018, of which 4,372 students are full-time undergraduates. 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%.

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.

#12

Macomb Community College

Warren, Michigan
Public Public vs. Private
2,906 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.

Approximately 7% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $3,575 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Macomb Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#13

Lansing Community College

Lansing, Michigan
Public Public vs. Private
2,440 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Lansing Community College is 12,882, of which 4,750 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

26% of LCC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $3,938 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from LCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $25,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#14

Grand Rapids Community College

Grand Rapids, Michigan
Public Public vs. Private
2,347 Yearly Degrees

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

Roughly 25% of students at Grand Rapids Community College take out loans to pay for college. 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Grand Rapids Community College is $25,200.

#15

Oakland Community College

Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Public Public vs. Private
2,307 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.

12% of Oakland Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $3,670 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $24,900 during the early-career years.

#16

University of Michigan - Dearborn

Dearborn, Michigan
Public Public vs. Private
2,258 Yearly Degrees
$12,770 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 9,330 students at UM Dearborn in total, 5,137 of which are full-time undergraduates. 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.

Roughly 87% of students at UM Dearborn take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,373 a year. UM Dearborn 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 UM Dearborn with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $37,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#17

Saginaw Valley State University

University Center, Michigan
Public Public vs. Private
1,868 Yearly Degrees
$14,950 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 6,559 full-time undergraduates at Saginaw Valley State University, and 8,617 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

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

Roughly 64% of students at Saginaw Valley State University take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans 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%!

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

#18

Michigan Technological University

Houghton, Michigan
Public Public vs. Private
1,800 Yearly Degrees
$20,511 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Michigan Technological University is 7,292, of which 5,492 students are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Michigan Tech is 4.7 years.

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

Roughly 57% of students at Michigan Tech take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,726 a year. Michigan Tech has a 2.8% 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 Michigan Tech is $55,200.

#19

Davenport University

Grand Rapids, Michigan
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,714 Yearly Degrees
$14,958 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.

Roughly 71% of students at Davenport University take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $11,317 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 Davenport University is $31,400.

#20

Northern Michigan University

Marquette, Michigan
Public Public vs. Private
1,707 Yearly Degrees
$9,072 Yearly Tuition (In-State

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

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.

Approximately 67% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount 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%.

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

Public Public vs. Private
1,639 Yearly Degrees

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

Approximately 25% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,240 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 24.1% 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.

#22

Schoolcraft College

Livonia, Michigan
Public Public vs. Private
1,593 Yearly Degrees

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

8% of Schoolcraft College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $3,076 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Schoolcraft College is $27,500.

#23

University of Detroit Mercy

Detroit, Michigan
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,560 Yearly Degrees
$29,268 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at University of Detroit Mercy is 5,113, of which 2,338 students are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average UDM undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

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

Roughly 51% of students at UDM take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,243 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $45,100 during the early-career years.

#24

University of Michigan - Flint

Flint, Michigan
Public Public vs. Private
1,550 Yearly Degrees
$11,403 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at University of Michigan - Flint is 7,836, of which 3,809 students are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at UM Flint, the average graduation time is 4.9 years.

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

Roughly 53% of students at UM Flint take out loans to pay for college. 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%!

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

#25

Henry Ford College

Dearborn, Michigan
Public Public vs. Private
1,511 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Henry Ford College is 12,786, of which 4,327 students are 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 typical student loan amount 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.

Other Michigan Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Mott Community College 1,283
27 Delta College 1,197
28 Northwood University 1,168
29 Madonna University 1,086
30 Kalamazoo Valley Community College 1,075
31 Calvin University 1,069
32 Spring Arbor University 962
33 Kellogg Community College 947
34 St Clair County Community College 929
35 Jackson College 895
36 Siena Heights University 846
37 Hope College 838
38 Walsh College of Accountancy and Business Administration 776
39 Andrews University 740
40 Northwestern Michigan College 689
41 Douglas J Aveda Institute 673
42 Muskegon Community College 667
43 Cornerstone University 658
44 Lawrence Technological University 630
45 U.S. Truck Driver Training School 567
46 Kettering University 566
47 Lake Superior State University 516
48 Career Quest Learning Centers-Lansing 496
49 Lake Michigan College 459
49 Northwestern Technological Institute 459
51 Aquinas College Michigan 420
52 Hillsdale College 419
53 Adrian College 413
54 Montcalm Community College 402
55 MIAT College of Technology 401
56 Monroe County Community College 383
57 Kalamazoo College 373
58 Albion College 371
58 Bay de Noc Community College 371
60 Alpena Community College 369
61 Mid Michigan Community College 367
62 Michigan Career and Technical Institute 362
63 North Central Michigan College 354
64 Southwestern Michigan College 342
65 Alma College 326
66 Kirtland Community College 321
67 Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School 303
68 Dorsey Business Schools-Madison Heights 296
69 Specs Howard School of Media Arts 294
70 College for Creative Studies 287
71 Dorsey Business Schools-Roseville 281
72 Michigan State University College of Law 259
73 Rochester College 245
74 Dorsey Business Schools-Wayne 232
75 Michigan College of Beauty-Troy 220
76 Olivet College 207
77 Gogebic Community College 206
78 Glen Oaks Community College 200
79 Cleary University 198
80 Dorsey Business Schools-Dearborn 197
81 West Shore Community College 195
82 Concordia University - Ann Arbor 188
83 Grace Bible College 161
84 Career Quest Learning Centers-Jackson 157
85 Ross Medical Education Center-Madison Heights 149
86 Ross Medical Education Center-Kentwood 147
87 David Pressley School of Cosmetology 146
88 Irene’s Myomassology Institute 142
88 Abcott Institute 142
90 Career Quest Learning Center-Mt. Pleasant 141
91 Ross Medical Education Center-Roosevelt Park 131
92 Chamberlain University-Michigan 129
93 Calvin Theological Seminary 128
94 Ross Medical Education Center-Midland 127
94 Empire Beauty School-Michigan 127
96 Bay Mills Community College 123
97 Ross Medical Education Center - Kalamazoo 122
98 Ross Medical Education Center-Flint 114
99 Sacred Heart Major Seminary 111
100 Carnegie Institute 105
101 Ross Medical Education Center-Grand Rapids North 101
102 L’esprit Academy 99
103 Dsdt 93
104 Ross Medical Education Center-Portage 90
104 Twin City Beauty College 90
106 Taylortown School of Beauty Inc 89
107 Ross Medical Education Center-Lansing 88
108 Paul Mitchell the School-Michigan 87
109 Finlandia University 86
110 Ross Medical Education Center-Davison 85
111 Dorsey Business Schools-Southgate 84
112 Ross Medical Education Center-New Baltimore 83
113 Ross Medical Education Center-Saginaw 82
114 Ross Medical Education Center-Canton 76
114 Elevate Salon Institute 76
116 Ross Medical Education Center-Taylor 73
117 Michigan School of Professional Psychology 70
118 Dorsey Business Schools-Waterford Pontiac 69
119 Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine 68
119 Dorsey Business Schools-Roseville Culinary Academy 68
121 Paul Mitchell The School-Farmington Hills 66
121 Kuyper College 66
121 Dorsey Business Schools-Saginaw 66
121 Ross Medical Education Center-Ann Arbor 66
125 Cranbrook Academy of Art 65
126 Career-Quest-Learning-Center-Bay-City-Branch 62
127 Ross Medical Education Center-Brighton 60
128 Michigan College of Beauty-Monroe 58
129 Western Theological Seminary 56
130 Michigan Barber School Inc 54
131 Ross Medical Education Center-Port Huron 53
132 Paul Mitchell the School-Grand Rapids 52
132 Paul Mitchell the School-Great Lakes 52
134 Bayshire Academy of Beauty Craft Inc 49
135 Marketti Academy of Cosmetology 47
136 Compass College of Cinematic Arts 46
137 Brighton Institute of Cosmetology 45
138 Detroit Business Institute-Downriver 44
138 French Academy of Cosmetology 44
140 P&A Scholars Beauty School 43
141 Creative Hair School of Cosmetology 35
142 University of Phoenix - Michigan 34
143 Protege Academy 30
144 M J Murphy Beauty College of Mount Pleasant 28
145 Port Huron Cosmetology College 27
145 Wright Beauty Academy 27
147 School of Missionary Aviation Technology 24
147 Protege Academy 24
149 Nuvo College of Cosmetology 22
149 West Michigan College of Barbering and Beauty 22
151 Great Lakes Christian College 21
152 Flint Institute of Barbering Inc 18
152 Lakewood School of Therapeutic Massage 18
152 Ecumenical Theological Seminary 18
155 Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College 16
156 Metro Detroit Barber College 11
156 Princess Beauty School 11
158 The Salon Professional Academy 10
158 Sharps Academy of Hair Styling 10
160 Hillsdale Beauty College 9
160 Houghton Lake Institute of Cosmetology 9
162 Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College 7
163 D&S-School-Of-Cosmetology 6
164 Yeshiva Gedolah of Greater Detroit 5

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