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Schools Offering Nursing Programs in Michigan

Each year, roughly 1.9% of Michigan students graduate with degrees in nursing. Thus, Michigan's 56 RN schools put out approximately 5,396 registered nurses each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Michigan with a RN program is Michigan State University, which is located in East Lansing. In 2010, it was ranked 16th nationwide. In 2010, Michigan State University graduated 236 students from its RN program. The tuition rate at Michigan State University was $11,152 per year.

Grand Valley State University, which was ranked 29th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Michigan that has a RN program. It is located in Allendale. In 2010, Grand Valley State University graduated 253 students from its RN program. Students at Grand Valley State University paid $9,088 per year in tuition fees.

The third-ranked school in Michigan that has a RN program is Andrews University. Andrews University, which was ranked 37th in the country in 2010, is located in Berrien Springs. 21 students graduated with degree in RN from Andrews University in 2010. Students at Andrews University paid $22,242 per year in tuition fees.


Tuition at Michigan's RN schools ranges from $30,660 per year to $2,028 per year. But, the average tuition is $7,565 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Michigan RN schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. University of Detroit Mercy - located in Detroit, students are charged $30,660 per year
  2. Hope College - located in Holland, students are charged $26,510 per year
  3. Calvin College - located in Grand Rapids, students are charged $24,870 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Michigan RN schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. West Shore Community College - located in Scottville, students are charged $2,028 per year
  2. Washtenaw Community College - located in Ann Arbor, students are charged $2,088 per year
  3. Henry Ford Community College - located in Dearborn, students are charged $2,104 per year

A RN degree from a Michigan school... what next?

The highest percentage of RN graduates in Michigan pursue careers as a registered nurse. 86,040 registered nurses were working in Michigan in 2010. In Michigan, the largest numbers of registered nurses work in the following counties:

  1. Lapeer County - 19,430 registered nurses
  2. Wayne County - 18,160 registered nurses
  3. Barry County - 7,550 registered nurses

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of registered nurses is expected to grow by 20% by 2018. There are projected to be 104,860 registered nurses working in the Michigan then.


A registered nurse in Michigan earns $63,970 per year on average. However, Michigan registered nurses earned anywhere in the range from as less than $39,220 per year to more than $105,770 per year in 2010. The following counties in Michigan have the highest average salaries for registered nurses:

  1. Calhoun County - $73,660 per year
  2. Wayne County - $68,230 per year
  3. Lapeer County - $67,770 per year

On average, registered nurses earns the least in the following Michigan counties:

  1. Jackson County - $54,680 per year
  2. Alger County - $54,920 per year
  3. Antrim County - $56,200 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in nursing in Michigan and to compare salaries with various related fields such as nurse assisting or forensic nursing, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Nursing in Michigan
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing in Michigan
  • Master's Degree in Nursing in Michigan
  • Doctoral Degree in Nursing in Michigan
  • Certificate in Nursing in Michigan

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,944 miles from location Michigan State University East Lansing MI 83.667 40% 47,071
5,901 miles from location University of Michigan-Ann Arbor Ann Arbor MI 52.5737 41% 41,674
5,871 miles from location Wayne State University Detroit MI 28.8305 38% 31,786
5,881 miles from location Oakland Community College Bloomfield Hills MI 13.5337 n/a 28,042
6,000 miles from location Western Michigan University Kalamazoo MI 34.0778 31% 24,576
6,017 miles from location Grand Valley State University Allendale MI 70.8032 35% 24,408
5,867 miles from location Macomb Community College Warren MI 13.6456 n/a 24,376
5,898 miles from location Eastern Michigan University Ypsilanti MI 62.0788 31% 22,893
5,948 miles from location Lansing Community College Lansing MI 16.5641 n/a 21,123
5,870 miles from location Wayne County Community College District Detroit MI 9.57621 n/a 20,770
5,878 miles from location Oakland University Rochester MI 28.3132 36% 18,918
5,879 miles from location Henry Ford Community College Dearborn MI 10.2952 n/a 17,542
6,006 miles from location Grand Rapids Community College Grand Rapids MI 12.7836 n/a 16,944
5,901 miles from location Washtenaw Community College Ann Arbor MI 12.1404 n/a 14,202
5,999 miles from location Ferris State University Big Rapids MI 29.008 35% 13,865
5,890 miles from location Schoolcraft College Livonia MI 14.2976 n/a 13,042
5,905 miles from location Mott Community College Flint MI 10.8541 n/a 12,151
6,004 miles from location Kalamazoo Valley Community College Kalamazoo MI 9.81337 n/a 11,999
5,998 miles from location Davenport University Grand Rapids MI 17.9777 42% 11,507
5,923 miles from location Delta College University Center MI 14.2836 n/a 11,354
5,923 miles from location Saginaw Valley State University University Center MI 25.4946 33% 10,498
5,906 miles from location University of Michigan-Flint Flint MI 57.7428 35% 7,773
5,938 miles from location Jackson Community College Jackson MI 12.2419 n/a 7,729
5,906 miles from location Baker College of Flint Flint MI 8.69426 n/a 7,277
5,864 miles from location Baker College of Clinton Township Clinton Township MI 8.1289 n/a 6,455
6,033 miles from location Baker College of Muskegon Muskegon MI 11.8393 n/a 6,132
5,979 miles from location Kellogg Community College Battle Creek MI 12.6312 n/a 5,976
5,875 miles from location University of Detroit Mercy Detroit MI 27.1221 30% 5,585
6,033 miles from location Muskegon Community College Muskegon MI 11.0122 n/a 5,144
6,008 miles from location Northwestern Michigan College Traverse City MI 12.7466 n/a 5,065
5,842 miles from location St Clair County Community College Port Huron MI 11.3268 n/a 4,884
5,964 miles from location Mid Michigan Community College Harrison MI 6.14891 n/a 4,767
6,040 miles from location Lake Michigan College Benton Harbor MI 9.92778 n/a 4,688
0 miles from location Monroe County Community College Monroe MI 15.7279 n/a 4,624
5,888 miles from location Madonna University Livonia MI 61.5051 36% 4,211
6,002 miles from location Calvin College Grand Rapids MI 34.2296 40% 4,092
5,930 miles from location Baker College of Owosso Owosso MI 12.0785 n/a 3,637
6,037 miles from location Andrews University Berrien Springs MI 63.2907 42% 3,589
6,027 miles from location Hope College Holland MI 34.8469 32% 3,230
5,980 miles from location North Central Michigan College Petoskey MI 14.8083 n/a 3,123
6,024 miles from location Southwestern Michigan College Dowagiac MI 12.9702 n/a 2,970
6,084 miles from location Bay de Noc Community College Escanaba MI 15.597 n/a 2,742
5,957 miles from location Lake Superior State University Sault Sainte Marie MI 21.3389 49% 2,588
5,917 miles from location Siena Heights University Adrian MI 23.1842 35% 2,351
5,978 miles from location Montcalm Community College Sidney MI 12.4097 n/a 2,328
5,877 miles from location University of Phoenix-Metro Detroit Campus Troy MI 7.14524 n/a 2,255
5,905 miles from location Alpena Community College Alpena MI 16.3076 n/a 2,077
5,996 miles from location Baker College of Cadillac Cadillac MI 14.9101 n/a 2,070
5,949 miles from location Kirtland Community College Roscommon MI 10.9292 n/a 1,972
5,994 miles from location Glen Oaks Community College Centreville MI 8.4541 n/a 1,691
6,043 miles from location West Shore Community College Scottville MI 10.8849 n/a 1,553
5,890 miles from location ITT Technical Institute-Canton Canton MI 22.6225 100% 1,296
6,232 miles from location Gogebic Community College Ironwood MI 24.1512 n/a 1,162
6,158 miles from location Finlandia University Hancock MI 22.8807 49% 589
6,006 miles from location University of Phoenix-West Michigan Campus Grand Rapids MI 7.2655 n/a 453
5,979 miles from location The Robert B Miller College Battle Creek MI 1.3853 n/a 290

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Registered Nurses + 86,040 $63,970 5.7%

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