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Schoolcraft College

Learn about Schoolcraft College in Livonia, MI. Read about its admission info, financial aid and degree and certificate programs to make an informed education decision.

About Schoolcraft College

Schoolcraft College is a community college named after 19th-century writer and educator Henry Rowe Schoolcraft, a New York state native who spent much of his adult life in Michigan and is known for his work in ethnology, science, history and education. The school confers associate's degrees and certificates through its Livonia, MI, campus and its extension site, Radcliff Center, in nearby Garden City. Schoolcraft College celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2011.


Schoolcraft College offers more than 90 programs, with an average class size of 24. Students may also utilize academic counseling and career placement services. Degree options include Associate in Arts, Associate in Business Administration, Associate in Fine Arts, Associate in General Studies, Associate in Applied Science, Associate in Science and Associate in Engineering. An honors program is available, as are online and hybrid courses. The institution has 29 transfer agreements for students interested in transferring to a 4-year college. School facilities include a public safety training complex, a health profession's simulation lab and a fitness center.


Schoolcraft College has an open-door admissions policy. Prospective students must complete an application and submit transcripts. They may also be required to complete placement testing. Qualifying scores on some Advanced Placement (AP) and College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests may be accepted for credit.

Schoolcraft's entire student body is from Michigan, and the ethnic breakdown includes 68% White, 14% Black or African American, 3% Asian and 3% Hispanic/Latino students. Almost two-thirds (62%) of students are 24 years old or younger, and roughly the same percentage are enrolled part-time.

Tuition & Financial Aid

In 2010-11, tuition and fees at Schoolcraft were estimated at $2,730 for residents of the college district, which includes Clarenceville, Garden City, Livonia, Northville, Plymouth-Canton and part of the Novi public school districts. Non-resident students who live in Michigan but outside of the college district pay about $3,900. Room and board were estimated to cost an additional $6,228, although there is no on-campus housing available. Books and supplies were estimated at $1,300. Some scholarship opportunities - awarded based on need, academic ability and athletic ability - are available through the school itself. The Schoolcraft College Foundation also grants scholarships. Students can utilize the school's tuition payment plan.

School Type 2-year, public*
Degrees Offered Certificates and associate's*
Religious Affiliation None*
Academic Calendar Semesters**
School Setting Small city*
Student Body 12,770 undergraduates in 2011*
Student Housing Not available**
Programs Over 90 programs**
Student-Faculty Ratio 29 to 1*
Most Popular Fields of Study by Degree Level (Number of Recipients) In 2010-11:
Less Than One Year Certificate: Medical Insurance Specialist/Medical Biller (128)
1-2 Year Certificate: Medical Office Assistant/Specialist (51)
Associate's: General Studies (391)*
Undergraduate Graduation Rates For students who started in 2008:
8% within normal time for the program
20% within 150% of normal time for the program*
First-Year Retention Rates 62% for full-time and 56% for part-time students*
Application Due Date No deadline; open-door admissions policy**
Tuition $2,730 for in-district students, $3,900 for in-state students and $5,640 for out-of-state students per year (includes fees; 2011-2012)*
Financial Aid Sources Available (Percent of Students Receiving it) In 2010-11: Grant or scholarship aid (37%), Pell grants (33%), federal student loans (14%)*
Percent of Students Receiving Some Form of Aid 59% of full-time beginning undergraduates in 2010-11*

Sources: *National Center for Education Statistics, **Schoolcraft College

School Contact Information

  • Address: Schoolcraft College, Admissions and Enrollment Center, 18600 Haggerty Road, Livonia, MI 48152-2696
  • Phone: 734-462-4426
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