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138 Colleges
21,208 Yearly Graduations
$63,665 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$30,327 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In terms of yearly trade school graduations, Michigan is ranked #15 in the country with 21,208 degrees handed out in 2019. The average in-state tuition for students attending college in Michigan is $15,916 a year, while the average out-of-state tuition is $19,042 a year.

An estimated 57% of college students in Michigan take out loans, with the average loan amount being $7,582 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

Washtenaw Community College

Ann Arbor, Michigan
Public Public vs. Private
1,295 Yearly Degrees
$4,176 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,076 full-time undergraduates at Washtenaw Community College, and 11,140 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Approximately 19% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,814 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Washtenaw Community College is $25,400.

#2

Ferris State University

Big Rapids, Michigan
Public Public vs. Private
1,141 Yearly Degrees
$12,768 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 9,929 undergraduates at Ferris, of which 7,127 are full-time, and there are 11,165 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Ferris is 4.5 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 82%. Of the accepted students, 38% are men and 62% are women.

67% of Ferris students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,608 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.2% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Ferris with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $36,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#3

Baker College

Owosso, Michigan
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,113 Yearly Degrees
$10,160 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,680 undergraduates at Baker College, of which 2,170 are full-time, and there are 6,028 students altogether. It takes the average Baker College undergraduate about 4.7 years to complete their degree.

About 54% of students who apply get accepted. Around 26% of accepted students are men, and 74% are women.

61% of Baker College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,122 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $23,800 during the early-career years.

#4

Lansing Community College

Lansing, Michigan
Public Public vs. Private
936 Yearly Degrees
$7,160 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 10,306 students at LCC in total, 3,521 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Roughly 23% of students at LCC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $3,923 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from LCC is $25,900.

#5

Macomb Community College

Warren, Michigan
Public Public vs. Private
799 Yearly Degrees
$5,975 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 16,736 students at Macomb Community College in total, 5,341 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 24 to 1.

Approximately 14% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $3,245 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.4% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,600 during the early-career years.

#6

Douglas J Aveda Institute

East Lansing, Michigan
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
673 Yearly Degrees

There are 803 full-time undergraduates at Douglas J Aveda Institute, and 803 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

93% of Douglas J Aveda Institute students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,572 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Douglas J Aveda Institute is $21,500.

#7

U.S. Truck Driver Training School

Sterling Heights, Michigan
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
567 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at U.S. Truck Driver Training School is 172, which includes 172 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 3 to 1.

#8

Grand Rapids Community College

Grand Rapids, Michigan
Public Public vs. Private
549 Yearly Degrees
$7,869 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,625 full-time undergraduates at Grand Rapids Community College, and 12,107 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Approximately 25% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $3,976 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Grand Rapids Community College is $25,200.

#9

Northwestern Technological Institute

Southfield, Michigan
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
459 Yearly Degrees

There are 852 full-time undergraduates at Northwestern Technological Institute, and 852 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 25 to 1.

Approximately 65% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,323 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Northwestern Technological Institute is $27,300.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
412 Yearly Degrees

There are 288 students at Career Quest Learning Centers - Lansing in total, 288 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

Roughly 64% of students at Career Quest Learning Centers - Lansing take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,988 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.5% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $17,000 during the early-career years.

#11

MIAT College of Technology

Canton, Michigan
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
401 Yearly Degrees
$14,501 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,537 full-time undergraduates at MIAT College of Technology, and 1,537 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 81%. Of the accepted students, 94% are men and 6% are women.

Roughly 82% of students at MIAT College of Technology take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $10,782 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 21.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from MIAT College of Technology is $42,700.

#12

Oakland Community College

Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Public Public vs. Private
363 Yearly Degrees
$4,712 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Oakland Community College is 14,511, which includes 4,239 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

Roughly 15% of students at Oakland Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,222 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Oakland Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $24,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#13

Schoolcraft College

Livonia, Michigan
Public Public vs. Private
352 Yearly Degrees
$5,364 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,084 full-time undergraduates at Schoolcraft College, and 8,116 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

9% of Schoolcraft College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $2,767 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,500 during the early-career years.

#14

Michigan State University

East Lansing, Michigan
Public Public vs. Private
351 Yearly Degrees
$15,555 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 38,491 undergraduates at Michigan State, of which 34,588 are full-time, and there are 49,695 students altogether. The freshman retention rate at Michigan State is 91%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 76%. Of the accepted students, 47% are men and 53% are women.

Roughly 41% of students at Michigan State take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $8,718 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Michigan State is $41,600.

#15

Western Michigan University

Kalamazoo, Michigan
Public Public vs. Private
348 Yearly Degrees
$13,017 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Western Michigan University is 19,887, of which 15,969 students are undergraduates and of those, 13,296 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 85%. Around 45% of accepted students are men, and 55% are women.

Approximately 57% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,965 a year. WMU has a 7.8% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from WMU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#16

Henry Ford College

Dearborn, Michigan
Public Public vs. Private
341 Yearly Degrees
$5,020 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,051 full-time undergraduates at Henry Ford College, and 11,345 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

Roughly 24% of students at Henry Ford College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,468 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Henry Ford College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $23,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#17

Northern Michigan University

Marquette, Michigan
Public Public vs. Private
318 Yearly Degrees
$12,678 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,734 undergraduates at Northern Michigan University, of which 5,880 are full-time, and there are 7,368 students altogether. It takes the average Northern Michigan University undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

About 67% of students who apply get accepted. Around 39% of accepted students are men, and 61% are women.

64% of Northern Michigan University students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,804 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.3% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Northern Michigan University is $28,500.

#18

Kellogg Community College

Battle Creek, Michigan
Public Public vs. Private
315 Yearly Degrees
$6,967 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 897 full-time undergraduates at Kellogg Community College, and 3,469 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

Roughly 8% of students at Kellogg Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,403 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $25,700 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
301 Yearly Degrees
$3,263 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 10,748 students at WCCCD in total, 1,260 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Approximately 17% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,139 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 23.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from WCCCD with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $19,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#20

Dorsey College, Madison Heights

Madison Heights, Michigan
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
296 Yearly Degrees
$31,080 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 410 full-time undergraduates at Dorsey College, Madison Heights, and 410 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Roughly 98% of students at Dorsey College, Madison Heights take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $14,191 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 23.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Dorsey College, Madison Heights with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $19,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#21

Delta College

University Center, Michigan
Public Public vs. Private
290 Yearly Degrees
$6,680 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,383 full-time undergraduates at Delta College, and 6,954 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Roughly 16% of students at Delta College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,133 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $24,700 during the early-career years.

#22

Dorsey College, Roseville

Roseville, Michigan
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
281 Yearly Degrees
$31,080 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 403 full-time undergraduates at Dorsey College, Roseville, and 403 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Roughly 95% of students at Dorsey College, Roseville take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $13,557 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 23.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Dorsey College, Roseville is $19,600.

Public Public vs. Private
264 Yearly Degrees
$7,598 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Michigan Career and Technical Institute is 108, which includes 108 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 5 to 1.

Students who graduate from Michigan Career and Technical Institute with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $15,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#24

Kalamazoo Valley Community College

Kalamazoo, Michigan
Public Public vs. Private
254 Yearly Degrees
$6,100 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,656 students at Kalamazoo Valley Community College in total, 2,066 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Approximately 19% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $3,692 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Kalamazoo Valley Community College is $24,700.

#25

Eastern Michigan University

Ypsilanti, Michigan
Public Public vs. Private
244 Yearly Degrees
$15,295 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Eastern Michigan University is 16,294, of which 13,572 students are undergraduates and of those, 9,630 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

About 75% of students who apply get accepted. Around 35% of accepted students are men, and 65% are women.

Approximately 59% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,768 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Eastern Michigan is $32,000.

Other Michigan Trade Schools

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Mott Community College 239
27 Northwestern Michigan College 236
28 Dorsey College, Wayne 232
29 Michigan College of Beauty-Troy 220
30 Davenport University 219
31 Siena Heights University 216
32 Central Michigan University 201
33 Dorsey College, Dearborn 197
34 Muskegon Community College 194
35 Alpena Community College 190
36 Jackson College 175
37 Grand Valley State University 160
38 Ross Medical Education Center - Madison Heights 149
39 Ross Medical Education Center - Kentwood 147
40 Wayne State University 146
40 David Pressley School of Cosmetology 146
42 Kirtland Community College 142
42 Abcott Institute 142
42 Irene’s Myomassology Institute 142
42 Career Quest Learning Centers - Jackson 142
46 Career Quest Learning Center - Mt. Pleasant 138
47 Ross Medical Education Center - Roosevelt Park 131
48 Empire Beauty School-Michigan 127
48 Ross Medical Education Center - Midland 127
50 St Clair County Community College 124
51 Ross Medical Education Center - Kalamazoo 122
52 Ross Medical Education Center - Flint 114
53 Lake Michigan College 113
54 Carnegie Institute 105
55 Monroe County Community College 103
56 Ross Medical Education Center - Grand Rapids North 101
57 Mid Michigan College 100
58 L’esprit Academy 99
58 Montcalm Community College 99
60 University of Michigan - Flint 94
61 Bay de Noc Community College 93
62 Michigan Technological University 91
63 Ross Medical Education Center - Battle Creek 90
63 Twin City Beauty College 90
65 Dorsey School of Beauty - Taylor 89
66 Ross Medical Education Center - Lansing 88
67 Paul Mitchell the School Michigan 87
68 Ross Medical Education Center - Davison 85
69 Dorsey College, Woodhaven 84
70 Ross Medical Education Center - New Baltimore 83
71 Ross Medical Education Center - Saginaw 82
72 Ross Medical Education Center - Canton 76
72 Elevate Salon Institute 76
74 Ross Medical Education Center - Taylor 73
75 Gogebic Community College 72
76 Southwestern Michigan College 69
76 Dorsey Schools, Waterford Pontiac 69
78 Dorsey College Roseville Campus (Culinary) 68
79 Ross Medical Education Center - Ann Arbor 66
79 Dorsey College, Saginaw 66
79 Paul Mitchell the School Farmington Hills 66
82 Career Quest Learning Center - Bay City Branch 62
83 Ross Medical Education Center - Brighton 60
84 Michigan College of Beauty-Monroe 58
85 Michigan Barber School Inc 54
86 Ross Medical Education Center - Port Huron 53
87 Saginaw Valley State University 52
87 Paul Mitchell the School Grand Rapids 52
87 Paul Mitchell the School Great Lakes 52
90 Bayshire Academy of Beauty Craft Inc 49
91 University of Michigan - Ann Arbor 47
91 Marketti Academy of Cosmetology 47
93 Brighton Institute of Cosmetology 45
94 Detroit Business Institute-Downriver 44
94 French Academy of Cosmetology 44
96 P&A Scholars Beauty School 43
97 Glen Oaks Community College 42
98 Alma College 41
99 North Central Michigan College 40
99 Oakland University 40
101 University of Detroit Mercy 36
102 Creative Hair School of Cosmetology 35
103 West Shore Community College 34
104 Lawrence Technological University 32
105 Protege Academy 30
106 University of Michigan - Dearborn 29
107 M J Murphy Beauty College of Mount Pleasant 28
108 Michigan College Of Beauty 27
108 Wright Beauty Academy 27
110 Protege Academy 24
110 School of Missionary Aviation Technology 24
112 West Michigan College of Barbering and Beauty 22
112 Nuvo College of Cosmetology 22
114 Lake Superior State University 19
115 Flint Institute of Barbering Inc 18
115 Andrews University 18
115 Lakewood School of Therapeutic Massage 18
118 Finlandia University 15
118 Madonna University 15
120 Bay Mills Community College 14
120 Cleary University 14
122 Aquinas College Michigan 13
122 Adrian College 13
124 Northwood University 12
125 Princess Beauty School 11
125 Metro Detroit Barber College 11
127 The Salon Professional Academy 10
127 Sharps Academy of Hair Styling 10
129 Cadillac Institute of Cosmetology 9
129 Hillsdale Beauty College 9
131 Rochester University 7
132 D&S School Of Cosmetology 6
133 University of Phoenix - Michigan 5
133 Hope College 5
135 Albion College 3
136 Concordia University, Ann Arbor 0
136 Olivet College 0
136 Spring Arbor University 0

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