Michigan Best Colleges Comparison

View the Michigan Best Colleges Comparison and compare the schools with key academic characteristics such as tuition and test scores to get right decision.
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Colleges In Michigan Statistics

There are 212 colleges in Michigan - 48 public and 164 private schools. The 2020 average undergraduate tuition & fees of the schools is $17,798 and the average graduate tuition & fees is $20,574. The average SAT scores of enrolled students is 1,121 and the average acceptance rate is 75% for Michigan Best Colleges Comparison.
Next table shows the key academic facts for all colleges in Michigan. You may want to check more statistics and compare all Michigan colleges at Michigan Statistics page.
2019-2020 Colleges In Michigan Statistics
Top 20 colleges in MichiganAll colleges in Michigan
Number of Schools20 schools
(11 public, 9 private)
212 schools
(48 public, 164 private)
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees$14,004 (in-state)
$30,806 (out-of-state)
$7,269 (in-state)
$17,798 (out-of-state)
Graduate Tuition & Fees$17,146 (in-state)
$22,270 (out-of-state)
$16,661 (in-state)
$20,574 (out-of-state)
Average Financial Aid$14,020$7,480
Test Scores1,173 SAT, 26 ACT 1,121 SAT, 24 ACT
Acceptance Rate72.40% 75.49%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)26.15% 31.51%
Population239,382504,594
Undergraduate186,328427,915
Graduate53,05476,679
Graduation Rate63.05%55.72%
Transfer-out Rate17.00%20.31%
Students to Faculty Ratio13.70 to 114.53 to 1

Top Colleges In Michigan Comparison

Next table lists the top 20 colleges in Michigan for academic year 2019-2020. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor ranked top in the Michigan Best Colleges Comparison and Hillsdale College and Michigan State University follows it. The 2020 average tuition & fees is $30,806 for undergraduate programs $22,270 for graduate programs. The average SAT score of the top colleges in Michigan is 1,173 and the acceptance rate is 72.40%. The average students to faculty ratio is 13.70 to 1 for top colleges in Michigan. You can sort the schools by clicking column name that you want to sort.
2019-2020 Top colleges in Michigan Comparison
Rank*NameTuition & FeesAverage Financial AidPopulationAcceptance RateTest ScoresStudents to Faculty Ratio
1 University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
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Public, 4 yearsAnn Arbor, MI
$53,232
($16,178)
$22,021 47,90720% 1,430 SAT
33 ACT
11 to 1
2 Hillsdale College
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Private, 4 yearsHillsdale, MI
$30,042 $20,490 1,54324% 1,425 SAT
32 ACT
9 to 1
3 Michigan State University
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Public, 4 yearsEast Lansing, MI
$40,562
($14,750)
$11,721 49,69583% 1,210 SAT
26 ACT
16 to 1
4 Hope College
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Private, 4 yearsHolland, MI
$36,650 $16,691 3,06192% 1,215 SAT
28 ACT
11 to 1
5 Calvin University
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Private, 4 yearsGrand Rapids, MI
$38,240 $21,017 3,30775% 1,230 SAT
27 ACT
12 to 1
6 Kettering University
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Private, 4 yearsFlint, MI
$44,380 $20,365 2,03086% 1,240 SAT
28 ACT
13 to 1
7 Michigan Technological University
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Public, 4 yearsHoughton, MI
$38,112
($16,966)
$12,190 6,87386% 1,233 SAT
28 ACT
13 to 1
8 University of Detroit Mercy
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Private, 4 yearsDetroit, MI
$30,154 $18,124 4,98793% 1,155 SAT
26 ACT
11 to 1
9 University of Michigan-Dearborn
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Public, 4 yearsDearborn, MI
$28,048
($13,816)
$8,129 8,78369% 1,175 SAT
25 ACT
16 to 1
10 Northern Michigan University
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Public, 4 yearsMarquette, MI
$18,414
($12,918)
$7,557 7,36871% 1,080 SAT
23 ACT
20 to 1
11 University of Michigan-Flint
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Public, 4 yearsFlint, MI
$24,974
($12,750)
$6,663 6,82974% 1,133 SAT
25 ACT
14 to 1
12 Central Michigan University
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Public, 4 yearsMount Pleasant, MI
$13,200
($12,746)
$7,843 17,31177% 1,115 SAT
23 ACT
18 to 1
13 Oakland University
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Public, 4 yearsRochester Hills, MI
$24,708
($13,934)
$8,451 18,55292% 1,100 SAT
25 ACT
19 to 1
14 Lawrence Technological University
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Private, 4 yearsSouthfield, MI
$37,680 $15,355 2,81281% 1,145 SAT
24 ACT
11 to 1
15 Eastern Michigan University
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Public, 4 yearsYpsilanti, MI
$15,700
($15,295)
$7,711 16,29485% 1,055 SAT
22 ACT
15 to 1
16 Albion College
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Private, 4 yearsAlbion, MI
$53,090 $40,840 1,50669% 1,045 SAT
23 ACT
12 to 1
17 Saginaw Valley State University
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Public, 4 yearsUniversity Center, MI
$26,144
($11,130)
$7,865 8,02878% 1,065 SAT
22 ACT
17 to 1
18 Baker College
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Private, 4 yearsOwosso, MI
$12,420 $5,371 6,02841% - 8 to 1
19 Grand Valley State University
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Public, 4 yearsAllendale, MI
$19,296
($13,560)
$6,717 23,35092% 1,150 SAT
24 ACT
16 to 1
20 Spring Arbor University
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Private, 4 yearsSpring Arbor, MI
$31,080 $15,275 3,11860% 1,085 SAT
24 ACT
12 to 1
Average$30,806
($14,004)
$14,020 239,38272.40% 1,173 SAT
25.6842 ACT
13.70 to 1
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All data used in our site is from IPEDS (The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System), U.S. Department of Education, academic year 2019-2020