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Schools Offering Nursing Programs in Michigan

Around 3.0% of Michigan's graduates graduate from nursing degree programs every year. Thus, Michigan's 69 nursing schools put out approximately 8,558 nurses each year.

Top Schools

Michigan State University, which is located in East Lansing, is the top-ranked school in Michigan that has a nursing program. It received a ranking of 16th in the country in 2010. In 2010, Michigan State University graduated 237 students from its nursing program. Michigan State University charged in-state students $11,152 in tuition fees per year.

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

The third-ranked school in Michigan with a nursing program is Andrews University, which is located in Berrien Springs. In 2010, it was ranked 37th nationwide. In 2010, 26 students graduated from Andrews University nursing program. Andrews University charged in-state students $22,242 in tuition fees per year.


Tuition at Michigan's nursing schools ranges from $30,660 per year to $2,028 per year. But, the average tuition is $8,083 per year. In 2010, the nursing schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Michigan were:

  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 nursing 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 nursing degree from a Michigan school... what next?

Some of the most popular jobs nursing graduates in Michigan pursue include licensed practical nurse, family nurse practitioner, critical care clinical nurse specialist, and patient care assistant. Michigan had 165,670 nurses in 2010. 86,040 of these nurses were registered nurses, 18,410 were licensed practical nurses, and 1,790 were family nurse practitioners. In Michigan, the largest numbers of nurse work in the following counties:

  1. Lapeer County - 36,410 nurses
  2. Wayne County - 32,520 nurses
  3. Barry County - 15,750 nurses

Projected Growth

The government projects that, by 2018, the number of nurses in the state of Michigan will grow to 198,680. This would require a 15% growth in the field.


On average, nurses earn $58,716 per year. But, salaries for nurse can vary. In 2010, nurse made as little as less than $17,360 per year or as much as more than $156,890 per year in Michigan. Nurses in the following Michigan counties make the highest salaries on average:

  1. Antrim County - $79,010 per year
  2. Allegan County - $64,244 per year
  3. Washtenaw County - $63,588 per year

The following counties in Michigan have the lowest average salaries for nurse:

  1. Alcona County - $47,688 per year
  2. Jackson County - $48,095 per year
  3. Monroe County - $49,873 per year

The nurses with highest average salaries in Michigan were:

  1. Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist - $85,980 per year
  2. Family Nurse Practitioner - $75,900 per year
  3. Registered Nurse - $63,970 per year

The nurses with lowest average salaries in Michigan were:

  1. Licensed Practical Nurse - $42,240 per year
  2. Patient Care Assistant - $25,490 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 LPN, 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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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Registered Nurses 86,040 $63,970 5.7%
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 49,570 $25,490 1.2%
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 18,410 $42,240 3.1%
Medical and Health Services Managers 9,860 $85,980 31.1%
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other 1,790 $75,900 -27.8%

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