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Number of
4-year colleges in Michigan

357,514

Students attending
4-year colleges in Michigan

$18,882

Average
in-state tuition

$21,186

Average
out-of-state tuition

Best colleges in Michigan 2019

Albion College

Albion, MI

307 Forbes

Best colleges in Michigan 2019

Albion College

Albion, MI

Total undergraduates: 1,568
Acceptance rate: 70%
Average annual cost: $19,913
Average salary: $46,200
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Best colleges in Michigan 2019

Calvin College

Grand Rapids, MI

233 Forbes

Best colleges in Michigan 2019

Calvin College

Grand Rapids, MI

Total undergraduates: 3,746
Acceptance rate: 83%
Average annual cost: $26,306
Average salary: $43,300
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Best colleges in Michigan 2019

Grand Valley State University

Allendale, MI

514 Forbes
Grand Valley State University educates students to shape their lives, their professions and their societies. The university contributes to the enrichment of society through excellent teaching, active scholarship and public service.

Best colleges in Michigan 2019

Grand Valley State University

Allendale, MI

Total undergraduates: 21,937
Acceptance rate: 80%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: $41,000
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Best colleges in Michigan 2019

Hillsdale College

Hillsdale, MI

163 Forbes
Hillsdale College is ranked 70 by Forbes for Liberal Arts Colleges, 76 by US News, and 26 by Kiplinger. The cost to educate one Hillsdale College student per year is $76,355.

Best colleges in Michigan 2019

Hillsdale College

Hillsdale, MI

Total undergraduates: 1,468
Acceptance rate: 37%
Average annual cost: $16,976
Average salary: -
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Best colleges in Michigan 2019

Hope College

Holland, MI

230 Forbes

Best colleges in Michigan 2019

Hope College

Holland, MI

Total undergraduates: 3,150
Acceptance rate: 73%
Average annual cost: $27,795
Average salary: $43,500
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Best colleges in Michigan 2019

Kalamazoo College

Kalamazoo, MI

141 Forbes
The mission of Kalamazoo College is to prepare its graduates to better understand, live successfully within, and provide enlightened leadership to a richly diverse and increasingly complex world.

Best colleges in Michigan 2019

Kalamazoo College

Kalamazoo, MI

Total undergraduates: 1,436
Acceptance rate: 73%
Average annual cost: $28,057
Average salary: $47,800
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Best colleges in Michigan 2019

Kettering University

Flint, MI

320 Forbes

Best colleges in Michigan 2019

Kettering University

Flint, MI

Total undergraduates: 1,889
Acceptance rate: 70%
Average annual cost: $37,703
Average salary: $78,600
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Best colleges in Michigan 2019

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

178 Forbes

Best colleges in Michigan 2019

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

Total undergraduates: 38,996
Acceptance rate: 71%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: $51,500
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Best colleges in Michigan 2019

Michigan Technological University

Houghton, MI

266 Forbes

Best colleges in Michigan 2019

Michigan Technological University

Houghton, MI

Total undergraduates: 5,890
Acceptance rate: 74%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: $64,700
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Best colleges in Michigan 2019

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI

38 Forbes

Best colleges in Michigan 2019

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI

Total undergraduates: 29,821
Acceptance rate: 26%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: $60,100
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Our Methodology

We show up to 10 universities for our "best colleges" section. These universities are chosen based on Forbes or US News rank (depending on what you've chosen) and sorted alphabetically. If there are fewer than 10 universities that are Forbes (or US News) ranked, we add alphabetically. Forbes' 2016 Rank of America's Best Colleges factors in post-graduate success (including salaries and awards like MacArthur Fellowships, National Academy of Sciences seats, and performing arts honors), student debt, student satisfaction, graduation rate, and academic success (which includes how many students go on to get advanced degrees or receive prestigious fellowships).

Read more about the rankings. US News' 2016 Best Colleges Rankings are also based on a variety of factors, including graduation and retention rates, undergraduate academic reputation, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, graduation rate, and alumni giving rate. Read more about their methodology. You can also sign up for a free RaiseMe profile to customize your college search by location, popular majors and more!

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