Most Affordable Colleges for Michigan Residents for 2019

State of Michigan
Middle Class Affordability Rankings™
Which colleges are most affordable for Michigan residents? The answer may surprise you.

These rankings of the most affordable colleges for Michigan residents are based on the estimated net price for a "typical" middle class family living in the state of Michigan.

Note: Net price is the actual cost of the school paid by the student and family, after factoring in merit and grant aid from the college federal programs and work study. The net prices displayed in these rankings are College Raptor's estimates.
"Typical" Middle Class Family
Used in the net price estimates shown below
Number in Family
4
Number In College
1
Total Income
$80,000
Total Assets
$50,000


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Rank College Name Typical Net Price Sticker Price % Savings # Undergrads Est. Median SAT Acceptance Rate
1 Ferris State University $13,500 Image $23,600 43% 12,512 1,075 74.16%
2 Marygrove College $14,900 Image $35,800 58% 285 1,030 40.98%
3 Central Michigan University $15,300 Image $24,500 37% 17,804 1,130 67.75%
4 Lake Superior State University $15,700 Image $24,600 36% 1,963 1,150 58.16%
5 Kuyper College $16,200 Image $32,300 50% 184 1,095 66.14%
6 Grace Bible College $16,300 Image $21,700 25% 874 1,065 64.11%
6 Grand Valley State University $16,300 Image $24,500 33% 21,937 1,155 80.9%
8 Saginaw Valley State University $16,400 Image $23,400 30% 7,846 1,105 73.84%
9 Wayne State University $17,000 Image $25,700 34% 17,297 1,140 67.41%
10 University of Michigan-Flint $17,700 Image $24,500 28% 6,434 1,094 65.12%
11 Oakland University $18,300 Image $23,300 22% 15,901 1,149 84.41%
12 Eastern Michigan University $18,400 Image $21,400 14% 17,217 1,050 44.74%
13 Western Michigan University $19,100 Image $26,500 28% 17,936 1,105 82.32%
14 Madonna University $19,700 Image $36,900 47% 2,456 1,055 74.33%
14 Spring Arbor University $19,700 Image $42,500 54% 1,957 1,120 67.02%
16 Cornerstone University $19,800 Image $42,300 53% 1,755 1,075 67.37%
17 Rochester College $20,000 Image $33,600 40% 1,153 1,000 100%
18 Kalamazoo College $20,200 Image $63,500 68% 1,436 1,309 73.38%
19 Michigan Technological University $20,700 Image $29,000 29% 5,890 1,279 74.49%
20 Albion College $21,200 Image $56,800 63% 1,568 1,125 70.6%
21 Olivet College $21,300 Image $42,800 50% 1,177 1,050 70.07%
22 Northern Michigan University $21,700 Image $24,500 11% 7,018 1,090 74.37%
23 Hope College $21,800 Image $48,500 55% 3,150 1,243 73.63%
24 Cleary University $21,900 Image $37,400 41% 524 1,020 47.74%
25 University of Michigan-Ann Arbor $23,700 Image $35,900 34% 29,821 1,436 26.5%
26 Finlandia University $24,700 Image $33,000 25% 402 970 35.64%
27 Michigan State University $24,800 Image $28,900 14% 38,996 1,219 71.55%
28 Concordia University-Ann Arbor $25,400 Image $44,400 43% 904 1,085 45.69%
29 Aquinas College $25,600 Image $44,000 42% 1,551 1,145 74.51%
30 Calvin College $26,500 Image $46,500 43% 3,746 1,239 83.48%
31 Alma College $26,800 Image $53,600 50% 1,426 1,140 64%
32 Adrian College $27,300 Image $54,600 50% 1,671 1,075 59.73%
33 Lawrence Technological University $29,700 Image $48,400 39% 2,191 1,154 59.64%
34 University of Detroit Mercy $30,500 Image $42,500 28% 2,843 1,165 64.71%
35 Northwood University $31,000 Image $39,100 21% 2,951 1,095 69.27%
36 Andrews University $31,200 Image $41,500 25% 1,704 1,196 57.66%
37 Davenport University $32,500 Image $34,200 5% 5,597 N/A 81.92%
38 Siena Heights University $37,800 Image $37,800 0% 2,302 1,097 67.12%
39 Kettering University $40,900 Image $52,000 21% 1,889 1,274 70.33%
40 College for Creative Studies $44,600 Image $58,000 23% 1,391 1,154 48.99%
School data from 2016-2017
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