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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
Alpena Community College
Alpena, 746 Students
$6,090 - -
Bay de Noc Community College
Escanaba, 695 Students
$6,150 - -
Bay Mills Community College
Brimley, 203 Students
$2,660 - -
Central Michigan University
Mount Pleasant, 19,252 Students
$12,510 50 72
Delta College
University Center, 3,312 Students
$5,490 - -
Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, 13,882 Students
$11,919 41 68
Ferris State University
Big Rapids, 9,642 Students
$11,628 44 71
Glen Oaks Community College
Centreville, 354 Students
$4,200 - -
Gogebic Community College
Ironwood, 597 Students
$5,084 - -
Grand Rapids Community College
Grand Rapids, 4,321 Students
$6,486 - -
Grand Valley State University
Allendale, 21,095 Students
$11,994 52 68
Henry Ford Community College
Dearborn, 4,491 Students
$3,984 - -
Jackson Community College
Jackson, 2,192 Students
$6,944 - -
Kalamazoo Valley Community College
Kalamazoo, 2,749 Students
$5,415 - -
Kellogg Community College
Battle Creek, 1,180 Students
$5,592 - -
Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College
Baraga, 51 Students
$2,520 - -
Kirtland Community College
Roscommon, 469 Students
$4,980 - -
Lake Michigan College
Benton Harbor, 1,122 Students
$4,725 - -
Lake Superior State University
Sault Ste Marie, 1,811 Students
$11,232 30 65
Lansing Community College
Lansing, 5,088 Students
$6,180 - -
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
University of Michigan Flint
Flint, 4,388 Students
$10,410 50 76
Washtenaw Community College
Ann Arbor, 3,249 Students
$3,792 - -
Wayne County Community College District
Detroit, 2,531 Students
$2,839 - -
Wayne State University
Detroit, 18,233 Students
$11,217 42 71
West Shore Community College
Scottville, 335 Students
$4,120 - -
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, 16,201 Students
$11,020 44 65