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138 Colleges
21,208 Yearly Graduations
$60,293 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$29,345 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

Michigan ranked #15 in the nation for trade school degrees handed out in 2019. Around 21,208 students received some type of diploma that year. Michigan colleges offer students average in-student tuition of $15,073 per year, while students attending fron out-of-state may pay something more like $18,104 per year.

An estimated 58% of college students in Michigan take out loans, with the average loan amount being $7,336 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 3,013 full-time undergraduates at Washtenaw Community College, and 11,978 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Approximately 22% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,847 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $25,400 during the early-career years.

#2

Ferris State University

Big Rapids, Michigan
Public Public vs. Private
1,141 Yearly Degrees
$12,376 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 11,184 undergraduates at Ferris, of which 7,779 are full-time, and there are 12,472 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 74%. Around 42% of accepted students are men, and 58% are women.

Approximately 68% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,487 a year. Ferris has a 7.0% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

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
$9,920 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Baker College is 7,606, of which 7,240 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,801 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 7 to 1.

60% of Baker College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,612 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Baker College is $23,800.

#4

Lansing Community College

Lansing, Michigan
Public Public vs. Private
936 Yearly Degrees
$6,930 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 11,673 students at LCC in total, 4,175 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

26% of LCC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $3,938 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $25,900 during the early-career years.

#5

Macomb Community College

Warren, Michigan
Public Public vs. Private
799 Yearly Degrees
$6,165 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,045 full-time undergraduates at Macomb Community College, and 19,628 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 24 to 1.

Approximately 7% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $3,575 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 Macomb Community College is $26,600.

#6

Douglas J Aveda Institute

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

There are 807 students at Douglas J Aveda Institute in total, 807 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Approximately 83% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,659 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.2% is very similar to 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

There are 202 full-time undergraduates at U.S. Truck Driver Training School, and 202 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 5 to 1.

Approximately 28% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,869 a year.

#8

Grand Rapids Community College

Grand Rapids, Michigan
Public Public vs. Private
549 Yearly Degrees
$7,809 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 13,270 students at Grand Rapids Community College in total, 4,017 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

25% of Grand Rapids Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $3,611 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.8% 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 1,000 full-time undergraduates at Northwestern Technological Institute, and 1,000 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

71% of Northwestern Technological Institute students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,060 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Northwestern Technological Institute with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
412 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Career Quest Learning Centers - Lansing is 292, which includes 292 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Approximately 54% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,552 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.5% 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
$13,173 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,082 students at MIAT College of Technology in total, 1,082 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Around 99% of students who apply get accepted. Around 95% of accepted students are men, and 5% are women.

Approximately 77% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $10,892 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $42,700 during the early-career years.

#12

Oakland Community College

Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Public Public vs. Private
363 Yearly Degrees
$4,592 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,776 full-time undergraduates at Oakland Community College, and 15,211 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

Roughly 12% of students at Oakland Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $3,670 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $24,900 during the early-career years.

#13

Schoolcraft College

Livonia, Michigan
Public Public vs. Private
352 Yearly Degrees
$5,384 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Schoolcraft College is 9,230, which includes 2,240 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

Roughly 8% of students at Schoolcraft College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $3,076 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.3% 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 49,809 students at Michigan State in total, 39,176 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 35,722 are full-time. Students tend to stick around at Michigan State. The freshman retention rate is 91%.

About 72% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 48% are men and 52% are women.

Roughly 41% of students at Michigan State take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $8,129 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $41,600 during the early-career years.

#15

Western Michigan University

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

There are 21,470 students at WMU in total, 17,051 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 14,558 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

About 82% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 46% are men and 54% are women.

Roughly 76% of students at WMU take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,792 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from WMU is $32,300.

#16

Henry Ford College

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

There are 12,146 students at Henry Ford College in total, 4,213 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Approximately 29% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,091 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 Henry Ford College is $23,900.

#17

Northern Michigan University

Marquette, Michigan
Public Public vs. Private
318 Yearly Degrees
$11,525 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,136 undergraduates at Northern Michigan University, of which 6,191 are full-time, and there are 7,732 students altogether. It takes the average Northern Michigan University undergraduate about 4.7 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 74%. Around 41% of accepted students are men, and 59% are women.

Approximately 67% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,119 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Northern Michigan University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#18

Kellogg Community College

Battle Creek, Michigan
Public Public vs. Private
315 Yearly Degrees
$6,611 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,006 full-time undergraduates at Kellogg Community College, and 4,223 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

13% of Kellogg Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,921 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%.

Students who graduate from Kellogg Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $25,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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

There are 2,071 full-time undergraduates at WCCCD, and 14,436 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

25% of WCCCD students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,240 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 24.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from WCCCD is $19,900.

#20

Dorsey Schools, Madison Heights

Madison Heights, Michigan
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
296 Yearly Degrees
$29,880 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 420 students at Dorsey Schools, Madison Heights in total, 420 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

Approximately 96% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $14,745 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 22.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $19,600 during the early-career years.

#21

Delta College

University Center, Michigan
Public Public vs. Private
290 Yearly Degrees
$6,590 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,819 students at Delta College in total, 2,737 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Approximately 16% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $3,613 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.9% 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 Schools, Roseville

Roseville, Michigan
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
281 Yearly Degrees
$21,100 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 415 students at Dorsey Schools, Roseville in total, 415 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Roughly 93% of students at Dorsey Schools, Roseville take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $13,396 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 22.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $19,600 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
264 Yearly Degrees
$7,448 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Michigan Career and Technical Institute is 198, which includes 198 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Michigan Career and Technical Institute is $15,000.

#24

Kalamazoo Valley Community College

Kalamazoo, Michigan
Public Public vs. Private
254 Yearly Degrees
$5,912 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,461 full-time undergraduates at Kalamazoo Valley Community College, and 7,755 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

24% of Kalamazoo Valley Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,228 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.7% 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
$13,758 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Eastern Michigan University is 17,784, of which 14,872 students are undergraduates and of those, 10,572 are full-time. For undergraduates at Eastern Michigan, the average graduation time is 4.9 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 45%. Around 62% of accepted students are men, and 25% are women.

60% of Eastern Michigan students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,418 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.1% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $32,000 during the early-career years.

Other Michigan Trade Schools

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Mott Community College 239
27 Northwestern Michigan College 236
28 Dorsey Schools, 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 Schools, 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 - Portage 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 Schools, Southgate 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 Schools, Roseville Culinary Academy 68
79 Ross Medical Education Center - Ann Arbor 66
79 Dorsey Schools, 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 Houghton Lake Institute of Cosmetology 9
129 Hillsdale Beauty College 9
131 Rochester College 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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