Michigan Out of State Total Cost Ranking

The Cheapest Colleges in Michigan by Out of State Total Cost for 2021

Cheapest Colleges in Michigan by Out of State Total Cost

If you're looking for an affordable university in Michigan but aren't a state resident, these are the least expensive out of state colleges to consider. Additionally, if you are a foreign citizen and cannot qualify for in-state tuition, these are the cheapest universities in Michigan for international students.

Affordable doesn't simply mean finding a school with a low published out of state total cost. It's important to research the typical financial aid package offered by a school, the average net price actually paid and most importantly the quality of education you receive for your tuition dollar. Sometimes a school which appears cheap based on list price can be a poor relative value if it can't award competitive financial aid or doesn't offer a quality education. The list below is a ranking on published out of state total cost with no consideration of actual average price paid or academic quality of the school. Please see the CollegeCalc best value colleges in Michigan list for a ranking which considers school quality and average net price.

Total cost may factor in an estimated off-campus living expense if a school doens't provide housing. This estimate may vary widely by college. To view a rank by academic fees alone please see our Michigan tuition ranking.

The most affordable four year colleges in Michigan are listed by one year's out of state total cost list price for the 2018/2019 school year. Total cost includes tuition, room and board or estimated off campus living expenses, books and supplies and other fees.

What is the cheapest college in Michigan? Leading the colleges list is Michigan Jewish Institute in W Bloomfield with an out of state total cost of $9,911.

Academic Rating is a CollegeCalc rating of a college's overall academics and effectiveness. The score ranges from zero to one hundred, with fifty being the median for all eligible colleges. Dollar value is a measure of a school's academic rating compared with the average price paid by students. Colleges which are ranked "n/a" didn't report sufficient data to formulate a score. Learn more about our rating methodology.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2019/2020 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2019/2020 academic year.

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Michigan's Cheapest Colleges by Out of State Total Cost
College Out of State Total Cost Rating Value
#21 Western Michigan University

Kalamazoo, Public Not For Profit

$27,595 49 31
#22 Northern Michigan University

Marquette, Public Not For Profit

$28,285 43 30
#23 Grand Valley State University

Allendale, Public Not For Profit

$28,436 52 39
#24 Davenport University

Grand Rapids, Private Not For Profit

$30,310 NA NA
#25 Kuyper College

Grand Rapids, Private Not For Profit

$31,256 56 43
#26 Marygrove College

Detroit, Private Not For Profit

$31,290 NA NA
#27 Cleary University

Ann Arbor, Private Not For Profit

$32,454 43 35
#28 Sacred Heart Major Seminary

Detroit, Private Not For Profit

$33,128 NA NA
#29 University of Michigan Flint

Flint, Public Not For Profit

$33,594 47 47
#30 Finlandia University

Hancock, Private Not For Profit

$33,696 39 20
#31 Rochester College

Rochester Hills, Private Not For Profit

$34,352 NA NA
#32 Central Michigan University

Mount Pleasant, Public Not For Profit

$35,448 44 36
#33 Cornerstone University

Grand Rapids, Private Not For Profit

$35,790 38 20
#34 Madonna University

Livonia, Private Not For Profit

$35,910 45 37
#35 Oakland University

Rochester Hills, Public Not For Profit

$36,300 43 42
#36 University of Michigan Dearborn

Dearborn, Public Not For Profit

$36,768 58 78
#37 Saginaw Valley State University

University Center, Public Not For Profit

$36,871 34 15
#38 Siena Heights University

Adrian, Private Not For Profit

$39,142 NA NA
#39 Olivet College

Olivet, Private Not For Profit

$39,992 NA NA
#40 University of Detroit Mercy

Detroit, Private Not For Profit

$40,070 70 90