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

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