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#12 Most Popular State/Terr. for Grad Students
48 Colleges
28,346 Yearly Graduations
$71,869 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)

In terms of graduate completions, Michigan is ranked #12 in the nation with 28,346 graduate degrees handed out in 2019. Graduate students from Michigan can take advantage of in-state tuition, which averages about $17,967 per year. Out-of-state graduate tuition averages $20,711. Depending on the school you go to, you may have to pay quite a bit more - or quite a bit less.

Learn more about the most popular graduate schools in the state below:

#1

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, Michigan
Public Public vs. Private
6,535 Yearly Degrees
$24,218 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

In 2019, U-M handed out 6,535 graduate degrees. This makes it the #1 most popular school in the state in this category. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $23,890 $48,204
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $328 $328
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $1,285 $2,636

#2

Michigan State University

East Lansing, Michigan
Public Public vs. Private
3,547 Yearly Degrees
$18,858 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Out of the 48 schools in the state that offer graduate programs, Michigan State ranked #2 in terms of popularity with 3,547 graduate degrees handed out in 2019. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Michigan State University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $18,858 $37,056
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $0 $0
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $786 $1,544

#3

Wayne State University

Detroit, Michigan
Public Public vs. Private
3,175 Yearly Degrees
$18,226 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Wayne State University was ranked the #3 most popular graduate school in the state in 2019. All in all, 3,175 graduate degrees were handed out that year. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for Wayne State University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $16,285 $35,274
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $1,941 $1,941
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $679 $1,470

#4

Central Michigan University

Mount Pleasant, Michigan
Public Public vs. Private
2,043 Yearly Degrees
$17,150 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Central Michigan University was ranked the #4 most popular graduate school in the state in 2019. All in all, 2,043 graduate degrees were handed out that year. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Central Michigan University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $16,700 $16,700
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $450 $450
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $637 $850

#5

Western Michigan University

Kalamazoo, Michigan
Public Public vs. Private
1,508 Yearly Degrees
$17,283 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

In 2019, WMU handed out 1,508 graduate degrees. This makes it the #5 most popular school in the state in this category. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for Western Michigan University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $16,360 $30,432
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $923 $923
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $682 $1,268

#6

Eastern Michigan University

Ypsilanti, Michigan
Public Public vs. Private
1,237 Yearly Degrees
$19,012 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Eastern Michigan University was ranked the #6 most popular graduate school in the state in 2019. All in all, 1,237 graduate degrees were handed out that year. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for Eastern Michigan University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $18,912 $33,600
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $100 $100
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $788 $1,400

#7

Grand Valley State University

Allendale, Michigan
Public Public vs. Private
1,167 Yearly Degrees
$17,208 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Grand Valley State University was ranked the #7 most popular graduate school in the state in 2019. All in all, 1,167 graduate degrees were handed out that year. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Grand Valley State University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $17,208 $17,208
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $0 $0
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $717 $717

#8

Oakland University

Rochester Hills, Michigan
Public Public vs. Private
1,144 Yearly Degrees
$18,546 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Out of the 48 schools in the state that offer graduate programs, Oakland ranked #8 in terms of popularity with 1,144 graduate degrees handed out in 2019. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for Oakland University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $18,546 $24,648
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $0 $0
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $773 $1,027

#9

University of Detroit Mercy

Detroit, Michigan
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
770 Yearly Degrees
$29,268 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

University of Detroit Mercy was ranked the #9 most popular graduate school in the state in 2019. All in all, 770 graduate degrees were handed out that year. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for University of Detroit Mercy

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $29,268 $29,268
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $0 $0
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $1,626 $1,626

#10

University of Michigan - Dearborn

Dearborn, Michigan
Public Public vs. Private
722 Yearly Degrees
$13,570 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Out of the 48 schools in the state that offer graduate programs, UM Dearborn ranked #10 in terms of popularity with 722 graduate degrees handed out in 2019. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for University of Michigan - Dearborn

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $12,770 $22,750
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $800 $800
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $745 $1,315

#11

Michigan Technological University

Houghton, Michigan
Public Public vs. Private
593 Yearly Degrees
$20,759 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Out of the 48 schools in the state that offer graduate programs, Michigan Tech ranked #11 in terms of popularity with 593 graduate degrees handed out in 2019. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Michigan Technological University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $20,511 $20,511
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $248 $248
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $1,140 $1,140

#12

Spring Arbor University

Spring Arbor, Michigan
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
513 Yearly Degrees
$8,176 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Spring Arbor University was ranked the #12 most popular graduate school in the state in 2019. All in all, 513 graduate degrees were handed out that year. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for Spring Arbor University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $7,886 $7,886
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $290 $290
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $657 $657

#13

Davenport University

Grand Rapids, Michigan
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
509 Yearly Degrees
$15,888 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Out of the 48 schools in the state that offer graduate programs, Davenport University ranked #13 in terms of popularity with 509 graduate degrees handed out in 2019. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Davenport University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $14,958 $14,958
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $930 $930
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $831 $831

#14

University of Michigan - Flint

Flint, Michigan
Public Public vs. Private
454 Yearly Degrees
$11,857 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

In 2019, UM Flint handed out 454 graduate degrees. This makes it the #14 most popular school in the state in this category. The table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for University of Michigan - Flint

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $11,403 $17,069
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $454 $454
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $634 $948

#15

Ferris State University

Big Rapids, Michigan
Public Public vs. Private
428 Yearly Degrees
$7,608 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Out of the 48 schools in the state that offer graduate programs, Ferris ranked #15 in terms of popularity with 428 graduate degrees handed out in 2019. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for Ferris State University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $7,608 $7,608
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $0 $0
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $634 $634

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
427 Yearly Degrees
$12,605 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Walsh College handed out 427 graduate degrees in 2019, making it the #16 most popular graduate school in the state. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Walsh College of Accountancy and Business Administration

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $12,255 $12,255
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $350 $350
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $817 $817

#17

Andrews University

Berrien Springs, Michigan
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
424 Yearly Degrees
$28,164 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

In 2019, Andrews handed out 424 graduate degrees. This makes it the #17 most popular school in the state in this category. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for Andrews University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $27,216 $27,216
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $948 $948
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $1,134 $1,134

#18

Saginaw Valley State University

University Center, Michigan
Public Public vs. Private
341 Yearly Degrees
$15,300 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Saginaw Valley State University handed out 341 graduate degrees in 2019, making it the #18 most popular graduate school in the state. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Saginaw Valley State University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $14,950 $28,430
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $350 $350
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $623 $1,185

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
303 Yearly Degrees
$11,440 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Out of the 48 schools in the state that offer graduate programs, WMU-Cooley Law School ranked #19 in terms of popularity with 303 graduate degrees handed out in 2019. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $11,400 $11,400
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $40 $40
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $950 $950

#20

Madonna University

Livonia, Michigan
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
286 Yearly Degrees
$15,930 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

In 2019, Madonna handed out 286 graduate degrees. This makes it the #20 most popular school in the state in this category. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Madonna University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $15,930 $15,930
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $0 $0
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $885 $885

#21

Lawrence Technological University

Southfield, Michigan
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
281 Yearly Degrees
$21,966 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Out of the 48 schools in the state that offer graduate programs, Lawrence Tech ranked #21 in terms of popularity with 281 graduate degrees handed out in 2019. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Lawrence Technological University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $21,366 $21,366
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $600 $600
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $1,187 $1,187

#22

Michigan State University College of Law

East Lansing, Michigan
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
259 Yearly Degrees
$24,338 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

In 2019, Michigan State University College of Law handed out 259 graduate degrees. This makes it the #22 most popular school in the state in this category. The table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Michigan State University College of Law

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $24,300 $24,300
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $38 $38
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $1,350 $1,350

#23

Cornerstone University

Grand Rapids, Michigan
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
202 Yearly Degrees
$14,470 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

In 2019, Cornerstone handed out 202 graduate degrees. This makes it the #23 most popular school in the state in this category. The table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Cornerstone University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $13,680 $13,680
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $790 $790
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $570 $570

#24

Northwood University

Midland, Michigan
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
196 Yearly Degrees
$37,080 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Out of the 48 schools in the state that offer graduate programs, Northwood ranked #24 in terms of popularity with 196 graduate degrees handed out in 2019. The table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Northwood University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $37,080 $37,080
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $0 $0
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $1,030 $1,030

#25

Kettering University

Flint, Michigan
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
179 Yearly Degrees
$13,332 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Kettering University was ranked the #25 most popular graduate school in the state in 2019. All in all, 179 graduate degrees were handed out that year. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for Kettering University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $13,332 $13,332
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $0 $0
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $930 $930

Other Michigan Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Northern Michigan University 171
27 Calvin Theological Seminary 128
28 Baker College 127
29 Siena Heights University 77
30 Michigan School of Professional Psychology 70
31 Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine 68
32 Cranbrook Academy of Art 65
33 Calvin University 61
34 Western Theological Seminary 56
35 Sacred Heart Major Seminary 51
36 Cleary University 41
37 Aquinas College Michigan 39
38 Adrian College 32
39 College for Creative Studies 26
40 Concordia University, Ann Arbor 24
41 Olivet College 23
42 Hillsdale College 16
43 Ecumenical Theological Seminary 12
44 Rochester College 6
44 Grace Bible College 6
46 University of Phoenix - Michigan 4
47 Yeshiva Gedolah of Greater Detroit 0
47 Kuyper College 0

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