Michigan Public Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2019

How much does it cost to attend public college in Michigan?   The average annual in-state four year, public college tuition in Michigan was $11,883 for the 2017-2018 academic year. This is a change of $932 from the 2015-2016 average of $10,951 and represents a 8.51% 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 Michigan State University with 43,695 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $14,460. Michigan Technological University is the most expensive public school in Michigan with an in-state tuition of $14,774.

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 2017-2018 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Explore Michigan Colleges

School Tuition Rating $Value
Macomb Community College
Warren, 6,468 Students
$5,766 - -
Michigan State University  Best Value
East Lansing, 43,695 Students
$14,460 75 80
Michigan Technological University
Houghton, 6,456 Students
$14,774 66 76
Mid Michigan Community College
Harrison, 1,347 Students
$6,627 - -
Monroe County Community College
Monroe, 954 Students
$5,700 - -
Montcalm Community College
Sidney, 484 Students
$6,120 - -
Mott Community College
Flint, 2,186 Students
$4,404 - -
Muskegon Community College
Muskegon, 1,466 Students
$7,840 - -
North Central Michigan College
Petoskey, 815 Students
$5,714 - -
Northern Michigan University
Marquette, 6,470 Students
$9,528 44 72
Northwestern Michigan College
Traverse City, 1,534 Students
$6,468 - -
Oakland Community College
Bloomfield Hills, 5,104 Students
$4,176 - -
Oakland University
Rochester Hills, 14,707 Students
$11,970 42 69
Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College
Mount Pleasant, 57 Students
$1,440 - -
Saginaw Valley State University
University Center, 7,168 Students
$9,381 39 66
Schoolcraft College
Livonia, 3,134 Students
$4,082 - -
Southwestern Michigan College
Dowagiac, 1,059 Students
$4,620 - -
St Clair County Community College
Port Huron, 1,415 Students
$7,564 - -
University of Michigan  Best Value
Ann Arbor, 42,361 Students
$14,498 96 83
University of Michigan Dearborn
Dearborn, 5,551 Students
$11,718 60 79