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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 - -
Macomb Community College
Warren, 5,975 Students
$5,677 - -
Michigan State University  Best Value
East Lansing, 43,863 Students
$14,460 67 75
Michigan Technological University
Houghton, 6,438 Students
$15,346 68 75
Mid Michigan Community College
Harrison, 1,336 Students
$6,860 - -
Monroe County Community College
Monroe, 821 Students
$5,835 - -
Montcalm Community College
Sidney, 429 Students
$6,120 - -
Mott Community College
Flint, 1,914 Students
$4,404 - -
Muskegon Community College
Muskegon, 1,445 Students
$8,480 - -
North Central Michigan College
Petoskey, 646 Students
$5,544 - -
Northern Michigan University
Marquette, 6,338 Students
$9,984 55 74
Northwestern Michigan College
Traverse City, 1,381 Students
$6,609 - -
Oakland Community College
Bloomfield Hills, 3,876 Students
$4,272 - -
Oakland University
Rochester Hills, 14,605 Students
$12,606 46 71
Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College
Mount Pleasant, 53 Students
$1,440 - -
Saginaw Valley State University
University Center, 6,743 Students
$9,870 43 68
Schoolcraft College
Livonia, 2,631 Students
$4,316 - -
Southwestern Michigan College
Dowagiac, 880 Students
$4,740 - -
St Clair County Community College
Port Huron, 1,290 Students
$7,998 - -
University of Michigan  Best Value
Ann Arbor, 44,340 Students
$14,934 96 83
University of Michigan Dearborn
Dearborn, 5,740 Students
$12,150 57 83
University of Michigan Flint
Flint, 4,208 Students
$10,872 50 78
Washtenaw Community College
Ann Arbor, 3,171 Students
$3,864 - -
Wayne County Community College District
Detroit, 2,005 Students
$2,839 - -
Wayne State University
Detroit, 18,746 Students
$11,542 46 71
West Shore Community College
Scottville, 271 Students
$4,120 - -
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, 16,030 Students
$11,560 50 69