Michigan Public Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2020

How much does it cost to attend public college in Michigan?   The average annual in-state four year, public college tuition in Michigan was $12,276 for the 2018-2019 academic year. This is a change of $1,325 from the 2015-2016 average of $10,951 and represents a 12.1% annual increase. The list of Michigan public colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating. Public schools are partially funded by the taxpayers of Michigan and usually offer lower tuition to in-state residents.

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 46 public colleges and universities in Michigan, the most popular being University of Michigan with 44,340 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $14,934. Michigan Technological University is the most expensive public school in Michigan with an in-state tuition of $15,346.

Click on any school for current tuition, future cost estimates, school specific savings plans and estimated student loan payments. Michigan colleges can also be filtered by public, private, community colleges and four year schools. Additionally, cost based sorting is available for the lowest and highest tuition options. Jump directly to our ranking of best values in Michigan or cheap Michigan colleges guide.

Rating is a CollegeCalc proprietary national percentile ranking of a college's overall difficulty and educational effectiveness. An average score is 50. Dollar value is a measure of a school's academic rating compared with the average net price paid. Colleges which are ranked "n/a" didn't report sufficient data to formulate a score. Learn more about our ratings.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2018-2019 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Explore Michigan Colleges

School Tuition Rating $Value
Alpena Community College
Alpena, 670 Students
$6,300 - -
Bay de Noc Community College
Escanaba, 718 Students
$6,390 - -
Bay Mills Community College
Brimley, 192 Students
$2,660 - -
Central Michigan University
Mount Pleasant, 15,966 Students
$12,510 60 75
Delta College
University Center, 2,848 Students
$5,760 - -
Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, 12,358 Students
$12,408 36 61
Ferris State University
Big Rapids, 8,916 Students
$11,788 44 70
Glen Oaks Community College
Centreville, 417 Students
$4,368 - -
Gogebic Community College
Ironwood, 523 Students
$5,270 - -
Grand Rapids Community College
Grand Rapids, 4,104 Students
$7,222 - -
Grand Valley State University
Allendale, 20,653 Students
$12,484 55 70
Henry Ford Community College
Dearborn, 4,068 Students
$4,128 - -
Jackson Community College
Jackson, 1,802 Students
$7,334 - -
Kalamazoo Valley Community College
Kalamazoo, 2,604 Students
$5,520 - -
Kellogg Community College
Battle Creek, 1,049 Students
$5,592 - -
Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College
Baraga, 38 Students
$2,640 - -
Kirtland Community College
Roscommon, 457 Students
$5,250 - -
Lake Michigan College
Benton Harbor, 953 Students
$4,965 - -
Lake Superior State University
Sault Ste Marie, 1,669 Students
$11,640 46 73
Lansing Community College
Lansing, 4,321 Students
$6,300 - -