The price of education: Which 4-year Michigan schools charge the lowest in-state tuition?


Michigan residents attending four-year schools pay the lowest in-state tuition at Henry Ford College, Schoolcraft College and Lake Michigan College, according to an analysis of federal data.

The analysis includes the cost of tuition only for the 2018-19 academic year reported by four-year schools to the U.S. Department of Education.

Where do residents pay the lowest in-state tuition?

Rank
School
City
Enrollment
2018-19 tuition
1
Henry Ford College
Dearborn
12,786
$4,876
2
Schoolcraft College
Livonia
10,558
$5,176
3
Lake Michigan College
Harbor
3,477
$6,345
4
Yeshiva Gedolah of Greater Detroit
Park
66
$6,800
5
Alpena Community College
Alpena
1,611
$6,840
6
Northwestern Michigan College
City
3,954
$7,604
7
Jackson College
Jackson
4,798
$8,742
8
University of Phoenix-Michigan
Southfield
158
$9,552
9
Baker College
Flint
12,018
$9,800
10
Saginaw Valley State University
Center
8,617
$10,308
11
Northern Michigan University
Marquette
7,612
$10,729
12
Walsh College of Accountancy and Business Administration
Troy
2,299
$11,037
13
University of Michigan-Flint
Flint
7,836
$11,304
14
Ferris State University
Rapids
13,798
$11,788
15
Lake Superior State University
Marie
1,963
$11,895
16
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo
22,869
$12,483
17
Grand Valley State University
Allendale
25,049
$12,484
18
Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti
20,525
$12,508
19
Oakland University
Hills
19,333
$12,606
20
University of Michigan-Dearborn
Dearborn
9,330
$12,930
21
Central Michigan University
Pleasant
23,257
$12,960
22
Wayne State University
Detroit
27,064
$13,097
23
Grace Bible College
Wyoming
888
$13,945
24
Michigan State University
Lansing
50,019
$14,460
25
Compass College of Cinematic Arts
Rapids
134
$15,050
26
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Arbor
46,002
$15,262
27
Michigan Technological University
Houghton
7,292
$15,646
28
South University-Novi
Novi
431
$17,014
29
Great Lakes Christian College
Lansing
129
$17,220
30
Davenport University
Rapids
7,160
$18,414
31
Chamberlain University-Michigan
Troy
290
$19,375
32
Sacred Heart Major Seminary
Detroit
496
$19,900
33
Cleary University
Howell
647
$20,550
34
Madonna University
Livonia
3,086
$21,900
35
Kuyper College
Rapids
184
$21,989
36
Finlandia University
Hancock
402
$22,758
37
Rochester College
Hills
1,168
$23,282
38
Cornerstone University
Rapids
2,361
$24,500
39
Northwood University
Midland
3,353
$27,060
40
Siena Heights University
Adrian
2,464
$27,124
41
Hillsdale College
Hillsdale
1,556
$27,578
42
Olivet College
Olivet
1,224
$27,680
43
University of Detroit Mercy
Detroit
5,113
$28,000
44
Spring Arbor University
Arbor
3,342
$28,810
45
Andrews University
Springs
3,300
$29,288
46
Concordia University-Ann Arbor
Arbor
1,081
$29,290
47
Aquinas College
Rapids
1,716
$32,574
48
Lawrence Technological University
Southfield
3,069
$33,570
49
Hope College
Holland
3,150
$34,010
50
Calvin College
Rapids
3,840
$34,600
51
Adrian College
Adrian
1,709
$37,087
52
Alma College
Alma
1,426
$40,258
53
Kettering University
Flint
2,311
$43,490
54
College for Creative Studies
Detroit
1,453
$44,110
55
Albion College
Albion
1,568
$45,590
56
Kalamazoo College
Kalamazoo
1,436
$48,666

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