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197 Colleges in Michigan

So you want to attend college in Michigan?

If you are a native or a Michigan implant, there are umpteen reasons that you may want to attend college at home, ranging from finances to keeping family tradition.

Top Schools

The highest-ranking colleges and universities in Michigan in 2010, were:

  1. Michigan State University - located in East Lansing, it was ranked 16th in the nation
  2. Kalamazoo College - located in Kalamazoo, it was ranked 27th in the nation
  3. Michigan Technological University - located in Houghton, it was ranked 29th in the nation

 

Programs Offered

Michigan has a total college student population of 2,715,954 students. Approximately 36.2% of these students are pursuing degrees in one of the 2,100 bachelors degree programs offered in Michigan. Another 20.9% of Michigan students are enrolled in one of Michigan's 1,212 master's or Ph.D. level programs. The remaining 43.0% of students are pursuing credentials from one of Michigan's 2,496 certificate or associate's degree programs.

In Michigan, the most popular fields to get degrees in are:

  1. Healthcare - 10% of students graduated from healthcare programs
  2. Business - 8% of students graduated from business programs
  3. Allied Health - 5% of students graduated from allied health programs

Tuition

In 2011, the average cost of in-state tuition at Michigan schools was $6,547 per year. The highest tuition being charged at a Michigan schools was $34,417 per year and the lowest was $2,028 per year. In 2011, the Michigan schools charging the highest tuition were:

  1. Kalamazoo College - located in Kalamazoo, it charged students a tuition of $34,417 per year
  2. College for Creative Studies - located in Detroit, it charged students a tuition of $31,275 per year
  3. Albion College - located in Albion, it charged students a tuition of $31,186 per year

The Michigan state schools with the lowest tuition were:

  1. West Shore Community College - located in Scottville, it charged students a tuition of $2,028 per year
  2. Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College - located in Mount Pleasant, it charged students a tuition of $2,040 per year
  3. Washtenaw Community College - located in Ann Arbor, it charged students a tuition of $2,088 per year

Financial Aid

Students in Michigan received $1,502,645,279 in financial aid in 2008. Approximately 72% of this was in the form of institutional grants or scholarships. The Michigan schools that provided the highest amount of institutional grants and scholarships to students were:

Michigan Student Demographics

Michigan colleges and universities have an average student population of 3,785 students. 22 Michigan schools have more than 10,000 students each. In 2010, the following the Michigan colleges and universities had the largest student populations:

  1. Michigan State University - located in East Lansing, it had 47,071 students
  2. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor - located in Ann Arbor, it had 41,674 students
  3. Wayne State University - located in Detroit, it had 31,786 students

The Michigan colleges and universities with the smallest student population were:

  1. Fiser's College of Cosmetology - located in Adrian, it had 8 students
  2. Wright Beauty Academy - located in Portage, it had 17 students
  3. Houghton Lake Institute of Cosmetology LLC - located in Houghton Lake, it had 21 students

Graduation Rates

In 2010, 283,081 students graduated from colleges and universities in Michigan. In 2010, the graduation rates were highest at the following Michigan colleges and universities:

  1. Twin City Beauty College - located in Saint Joseph, it had a graduation rate of 100%
  2. Ann Arbor Institute of Massage Therapy - located in Ann Arbor, it had a graduation rate of 95%
  3. Michigan Career and Technical Institute - located in Plainwell, it had a graduation rate of 93%

The schools with the lowest graduation rates in Michigan were:

  1. Mid Michigan Community College - located in Harrison, it had a graduation rate of 3%
  2. In Session Arts of Cosmetology Beauty School - located in Saginaw, it had a graduation rate of 5%
  3. Yeshiva Gedolah of Greater Detroit - located in Oak Park, it had a graduation rate of 7%

Diversity

The student population at Michigan schools is quite diverse. In 2009, approximately 33 in every 100 students at Michigan colleges were from a racial or ethnic minority background. About 57% of undergraduates at Michigan colleges and universities were female. Approximately 35% of Michigan students were older than 24 years of age in 2009. The following Michigan colleges and universities had the greatest percentage of minority students:

  1. Regency Beauty Institute-Flint - located in Flint, 100% of students were from minority backgrounds
  2. Lawton Career Institute-Warren - located in Warren, 100% of students were from minority backgrounds
  3. Regency Beauty Institute-Detroit-Lakeside - located in Utica, 100% of students were from minority backgrounds

Michigan Faculty Demographics

Like the students at Michigan schools, the faculty at Michigan colleges and universities is also diverse. In 2009, 33% of faculty at Michigan schools were from a racial or ethnic minority background. At Michigan colleges and universities, for every 1 male faculty, there were 1 female faculty.

Faculty to Student Ratio

On average, for every 100 students in Michigan colleges and universities, there were 13 faculty in 2009. The schools with the largest number of faculty for each student in Michigan were:

  1. Fiser's College of Cosmetology
  2. Twin City Beauty College
  3. Twin City Beauty College

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Rank Occupation Num of Jobs Avg Salary Avg Salary (Nat'l) Job Growth (Past 5 Yrs)
1
Retail Salespersons+ 127,520 $25,320 $25,000 -18.7%
2
Office Clerks, General+ 107,700 $28,210 $28,240 6.6%
3
Registered Nurses+ 86,040 $63,970 $67,720 5.7%
4
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive+ 50,250 $32,450 $32,000 -10.1%
5
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants+ 49,570 $25,490 $25,140 1.2%
6
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks+ 43,060 $35,000 $35,340 -17.1%
7
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education+ 40,100 $56,870 $54,330 -15.3%
8
General and Operations Managers+ 36,840 $106,400 $113,100 -8.8%
9
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers+ 35,950 $40,720 $39,890 2.5%
10
Home Health Aides+ 34,980 $21,110 $21,760 33.8%
11
Cooks, Restaurant+ 30,780 $22,030 $23,260 31.6%
12
Mechanical Engineers+ 30,260 $85,360 $82,480 52.5%
13
Accountants and Auditors+ 28,850 $66,450 $68,960 -5.9%
14
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants+ 28,650 $43,770 $45,860 -21.5%
15
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers+ 28,130 $49,420 $50,770 -20.8%
16
Security Guards+ 21,680 $25,580 $26,870 -21.2%
17
Medical Assistants+ 20,720 $28,330 $29,760 43.0%
18
Cooks, Fast Food+ 18,790 $18,540 $18,540 -12.0%
19
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics+ 18,520 $39,290 $38,200 -18.1%
20
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses+ 18,410 $42,240 $41,360 3.1%
21
Construction Laborers+ 18,270 $34,380 $33,590 -15.3%
22
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education+ 15,970 $58,020 $54,880 -20.9%
23
Electricians+ 15,930 $54,510 $51,810 -33.7%
24
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers+ 15,780 $51,840 $55,620 -13.7%
25
Billing and Posting Clerks+ 14,010 $32,750 $33,270 -22.9%
26
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other+ 12,800 $178,130 $180,870 25.2%
27
Lawyers+ 12,790 $111,630 $129,440 -11.2%
28
Carpenters+ 12,230 $42,690 $43,890 -59.0%
29
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists+ 12,090 $24,760 $26,510 -11.6%
30
Social and Human Service Assistants+ 11,480 $29,030 $30,100 18.1%
31
Pharmacy Technicians+ 11,090 $27,620 $29,330 29.6%
32
Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products+ 10,870 $63,460 $60,160 -9.1%
33
Managers, All Other+ 10,380 $95,530 $102,160 -24.9%
34
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria+ 10,350 $25,660 $24,180 3.2%
35
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers+ 10,260 $61,790 $62,260 -26.1%
36
Financial Managers+ 10,180 $103,470 $116,970 -11.4%
37
Computer Programmers+ 10,160 $69,010 $74,900
38
Chief Executives+ 10,130 $163,080 $173,350 -42.1%
39
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters+ 10,000 $55,000 $50,360 -30.3%
40
Software Developers, Applications+ 9,880 $80,540 $90,410
41
Medical and Health Services Managers+ 9,860 $85,980 $93,670 31.1%
42
Child, Family, and School Social Workers+ 9,540 $47,210 $43,850 4.4%
43
Sales Managers+ 9,380 $108,410 $114,110 -16.7%
44
Dental Assistants+ 9,350 $33,460 $34,140 -3.1%
45
Correctional Officers and Jailers+ 9,340 $47,270 $42,780 3.3%
46
Management Analysts+ 9,170 $79,930 $87,260 -12.7%
47
Healthcare Social Workers+ 9,030 $49,400 $49,200 124.1%
48
Postsecondary Teachers, All Other+ 8,970 $53,650 $71,280 -26.2%
49
Engineers, All Other+ 8,890 $82,980 $91,770
50
Dental Hygienists+ 8,570 $59,200 $68,680 9.2%