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East Lansing, Michigan (MI) Colleges and Universities

Students in East Lansing will find nine colleges within 25 miles of town. Here we'll be discussing public and private not-for-profit schools only, looking into four statistical components that can help you narrow down your list of options.

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Learn the ins and outs of the schools near you by reviewing statistics put together by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) to compare schools in these categories. We'll be discussing the graduation rates, town proximity, net prices, and student populations of the schools close by.

Closest Schools to East Lansing, Michigan

While there aren't too many colleges in the East Lansing area, those present encompass the school types of community, private, and public college classification, with 2-year and 4-year options as well as undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The closest institutions to town are:

  • Davenport University-Lansing Location (4.1 miles)
  • Lansing Community College (4.1 miles)
  • Michigan State University (6.5 miles)
  • Great Lakes Christian College (8.4 miles)
  • Baker College of Owosso (23.2 miles)

Largest Schools Near East Lansing, Michigan

There are only 5 reported student populations near East Lansing, with two of these being specialty schools (which we're excluding here). The reported populations range from large to small and are as follows:

  • Michigan State University (50,538 students)
  • Lansing Community College (14,851 students)
  • Great Lakes Christian College (158 students)

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Lowest Net Price

Net price can provide an estimation of what you'll need to be prepared for financially after accounting for the financial aid you receive. The NCES calculates net price by subtracting the average amount of aid given to students from colleges and government sources from the overall cost of attendance. Focusing only on full-time undergraduate students, the lowest reported net prices from 2014-2015 were:

  • Lansing Community College ($5,669)
  • Michigan State University ($14,601)
  • Great Lakes Christian College ($17,032)

Highest Graduation Rate

The graduation rates gone over in this section are similar to the aforementioned net prices in that they only apply to undergraduate students enrolled full-time. The way graduation rates are calculated is based on 150% of the normal time programs need to be completed. For 2015, the highest reported graduation rates in the East Lansing area are:

  • Michigan State University (77%)
  • Great Lakes Christian College (20%)
  • Lansing Community College (11%)

Students in East Lansing have a limited variety of options close by, though they will find a large public university as well as a well-populated community college and several private school options.

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