Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

Tuition for Baker College of Muskegon is $8,280 for the 2018/2019 academic year. This is 71% cheaper than the national average private non-profit four year college tuition of $28,471. The cost is 57% cheaper than the average Michigan tuition of $19,309 for 4 year colleges. Tuition ranks 4th in Michigan amongst 4 year colleges for affordability and is the 55th most expensive 4 year college in the state. Price does not vary by residence.

Housing Costs

On campus room and board is provided by the school at a cost of $5,400 per academic year. Students electing to live off campus elsewhere in Muskegon should budget at least this amount.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,800.

Other Living Expenses

If living on-campus, students should budget for $0 in additional living expenses. Off-campus students should budget for $0 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The annual tuition and living expense budget to go to Baker College of Muskegon was $15,480 for the 2018/2019 academic year. The cost is the same for all students regardless of Michigan residence status as there is no in-state discount.

Citation: Price data from the U.S. Department of Education's 2018-2019 and 2017-2018 IPEDS survey response for Baker College of Muskegon and represent reported costs for the 2016-2017 and 2015-2016 academic years.

Costs and Tuition for Baker College of Muskegon
Estimated Budgets
Michigan Resident Total Budget $15,480
   In-State Tuition$8,280
   Other Fees$0
   Room and Board$5,400
   On-Campus Other Budget$0
   Books and Supplies$1,800
Non-Resident Total Budget $15,480
   Out-of-State Tuition$8,280
   Other Fees$0
   Room and Board$5,400
   On-Campus Other Budget$0
   Books and Supplies$1,800


What it Really Costs

Depending on many factors including student and parent income and assets, the total cost of attendance may be less than the $15,480 published price if scholarship or grant aid is made available to you.

Net Price

The net out-of-pocket total cost you end up paying or financing though student loans is known as the net price. The reported Baker College of Muskegon net price for in-state students is $13,184* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

88% of Baker College of Muskegon students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $5,331. 73 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2014/2015 was $3,502. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend Baker College of Muskegon, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for Baker College of Muskegon
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$13,184*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid88%
Average Total Grant Aid$5,331
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants73%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$3,502

Average Net Price by Family Income

The average net total cost of attendance for different levels of family income after federal, state or local government, institutional grant and scholarship aid are awarded. Data last published for the 2014/2015 academic year.

Family Income Avg. Net Price
$0 to $30,000$12,596
$30,001 to $48,000$12,816
$48,001 to $75,000$14,737
$75,001 to $110,000$16,701

Average Financial Aid Mix - $15,480 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $15,480. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.


Grants and Scholarships

 34% - $5,331

Money granted to you by the U.S. Department of Education, Baker College of Muskegon or other organizations. These are not loans and do not need to be repaid.

Federal Loans

 37% - $5,659

Low interest student loans funded by the U.S. Department of Education. This amount will need to be repaid.

Out of Pocket

 29% -  $4,490

Covered by family savings, work or private student loans which you will have to repay.

*Reported Average Annual Net Price for students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's Academic Year 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.

Cost of a Degree

When considering ability to pay for college, the annual cost is often discussed but it's the "all in" multi-year degree cost which matters in the end. Let's take a look at what it could really cost for four years at Baker College of Muskegon.

Estimated 4 Year Cost at Published Tuition

At the current published rates, an estimated total tuition, fees and living expense price for a 4 year bachelor's degree at Baker College of Muskegon is $61,920 for students graduating in normal time. This methodology for estimating the 4 year cost is a straight multiple of the most recent reported annual total cost and does not factor in tuition increases during the time you're in school. It also assumes you receive no grant or scholarship aid and pay the full list price.

A potentially more accurate but less conservative estimate of a degree cost can be made by using the school's annual $12,190 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 4 would estimate the cost of a degree at $48,760**

If you end up on the "five year plan" and need an additional year to graduate, your five year cost could be as high as $77,400 or $60,950 using an average net price.

**Based on a 4 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Other Costs

Cost Per Credit Hour and Cost for a Class

Some schools offer the ability to take single classes by paying on a per credit hour basis. The reported price per credit hour and estimated cost for one class at Baker College of Muskegon are as follows. Per credit costs are for reference only as many schools will not allow students to pay by credit hour.

Cost per credit hour and per class at Baker College of Muskegon
Price per credit hour$210
Cost for one class (3 credit hours)$630
Cost for one class (4 credit hours)$840


Student Loans and Debt

The second consideration after understanding the cost of college is determining how to finance it. Some students are fortunate enough to have some form of family financial assistance, but student loans end up financing a significant portion of higher education in the U.S. 66% of Baker College of Muskegon students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $5,659.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for Baker College of Muskegon? Obviously this varies based on a number of factors - offsetting financial aid you receive, percentage of fee you pay upfront while enrolled and the interest rate on your loans. We've modeled a sample student loan based on current Stafford loan rates to give you an approximate idea.

The following are the costs for a loan if you borrowed $48,760, 100% of the estimated average net price for a four year program and paid nothing while enrolled. The total of all payments including interest would sum $60,499.98. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at Baker College of Muskegon. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 88% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $12,190. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our Baker College of Muskegon student loan calculator below to change loan assumptions and recalculate.

Student loans are not free money and must be repaid. You cannot dismiss student loans by via bankruptcy.

Baker College of Muskegon Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$504.17
Amount Borrowed$48,760.00
Interest Rate4.5%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$11,739.98
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$60,499.98

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend Baker College of Muskegon? In the end, the answer comes down a determination if you will earn enough to comfortably pay back a student loan with your post graduation salary. This is an extremely important point to consider. In order to afford student loan payments and still meet all your other costs of living, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income earned after graduation. If you're considering attending Baker College of Muskegon, you need to carefully consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.

Using the 10% of salary threshold, an annual income of $60,499.98 would be needed to afford a $504.17 monthly payment in the example $48,760.00 loan modeled above. You will need to determine if it is at all realistic that you will be earning this type of salary after graduation. This assumes a loan payback over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below.

Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

What will it cost to send your child to Baker College of Muskegon in the future? In the past four years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $7,740 to $8,280. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 1.4%. Nationally, university tuition prices are rising around 5% per year. Looking out five, ten, fifteen or eighteen years, these are CollegeCalc's estimates how much you could expect to pay for a 4 year degree assuming tuition increases at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current 4 year cost of $61,920.00. Use the college savings plan calculator below to perform a more comprehensive analysis on future costs and how much you will need to save for Baker College of Muskegon.

Annual4 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2025$21,289$85,154
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2030$27,170$108,681
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2035 $34,677$138,708
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2038 $40,143$160,571

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Baker College of Muskegon to the national average for all other colleges offering the same major. Use this comparison to determine particular programs where this school offers value relative to other colleges.

Area of Study Graduates vs National Avg
Family and Community Services Associate's Degree 57 9% cheaper
Medical/Clinical Assistant Associate's Degree 43 24% cheaper
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant Associate's Degree 33 23% cheaper
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant Associate's Degree 29 22% cheaper
Child Development Associate's Degree 27 13% cheaper
Business Administration and Management, General Associate's Degree 26 28% cheaper
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's Degree 25 23% cheaper
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications Associate's Degree 24 18% cheaper
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant Associate's Degree 23 24% cheaper
Surgical Technology/Technologist Associate's Degree 22 21% cheaper
Accounting Associate's Degree 21 24% cheaper
Culinary Arts/Chef Training Associate's Degree 21 24% cheaper
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist Associate's Degree 16 27% cheaper
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies Associate's Degree 16 12% cheaper
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary Associate's Degree 16 19% cheaper
Occupational Therapist Assistant Associate's Degree 15 23% cheaper
Marketing/Marketing Management, General Associate's Degree 14 20% cheaper
Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef Associate's Degree 12 37% cheaper
Commercial and Advertising Art Associate's Degree 12 24% cheaper
Legal Assistant/Paralegal Associate's Degree 11 24% cheaper
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage Associate's Degree 11 26% cheaper
Health/Health Care Administration/Management Associate's Degree 9 32% cheaper
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary Associate's Degree 8 11% cheaper
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance Bachelor's Degree 8 38% cheaper
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General Associate's Degree 8 26% cheaper
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD Associate's Degree 7 22% cheaper
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD Associate's Degree 6 18% cheaper
Medical Insurance Specialist/Medical Biller Associate's Degree 6 25% cheaper
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager Associate's Degree 6 25% cheaper
Computer Programming/Programmer, General Associate's Degree 6 17% cheaper
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation Associate's Degree 6 21% cheaper
Corrections Associate's Degree 6 12% cheaper
Computer Science Bachelor's Degree 4 63% cheaper
Interior Design Associate's Degree 4 26% cheaper
Industrial Technology/Technician Bachelor's Degree 4 48% cheaper
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 4 21% cheaper
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster Associate's Degree 3 19% cheaper
Quality Control Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 2 12% cheaper
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations Bachelor's Degree 2 54% cheaper
Teacher Assistant/Aide Associate's Degree 2 18% cheaper
Security System Installation, Repair, and Inspection Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 2 22% cheaper
Elementary Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 2 56% cheaper
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 2 51% cheaper
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia Associate's Degree 1 23% cheaper
Education, General Bachelor's Degree 1 64% cheaper
Secondary Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 1 58% cheaper
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other Bachelor's Degree 1 57% cheaper


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About Baker College of Muskegon

Baker College of Muskegon is a four year private college located in Muskegon, Michigan.  Full time enrollment is 3,312 and part time is 1,708.  Baker College of Muskegon has an open admission policy meaning that any prospective student who has completed high school or attained a GED certificate may enroll in classes. Learn more about Baker College of Muskegon at CollegeSimply.

Students attending this school may pursue both undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Baker College of Muskegon
1903 Marquette Ave
Muskegon, Michigan

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

Baker College of Muskegon is a private not for profit institution.

Baker College of Muskegon cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=171298 IPEDS survey data.