Graduate Schools in Michigan with Program Information

Michigan is home to 50 schools offering graduate programs. Compare information about some of these institutions, including their graduation rates and prices, to determine which schools might be right for you.

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Discover details about schools offering graduate programs in Michigan. The information, culled from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), looks at net prices, student populations, and graduation rates.

Michigan Graduate Schools Near Large Cities

There are schools with graduate programs in cities such as East Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Detroit. At least two schools can be found in each of the latter two cities. If you want to be located in a major city while pursuing your education, look into these schools:

  • Aquinas College (located in Grand Rapids)
  • Calvin College (located in Grand Rapids)
  • University of Detroit Mercy (located in Detroit)
  • Marygrove College (located in Detroit)
  • Michigan State University (located in East Lansing)

Largest Graduate Schools in Michigan

The five schools with the largest student populations in the state all had more than 25,000 students in 2015. Two of these institutions had more than 10,000 graduate students. For those interested in studying in a heavily populated school, consider the following options:

  • Michigan State University (50,538 students; 11,395 graduate students)
  • University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (43,651 students; 15,339 graduate students)
  • Wayne State University (27,140 students; 9,553 graduate students)
  • Central Michigan University (26,825 students; 6,410 graduate students)
  • Grand Valley State University (25,325 students; 3,353 graduate students)

Lowest Graduate Tuition

Tuition and fees reflect the base cost of attending an institution, and do not include living expenses or the cost of books. Prospective graduate students can reflect on these figures, reported by the NCES for the 2015-2016 year, to discover which schools are the most affordable.

  • Northern Michigan University ($8,252 in-state; $11,580 out-of-state)
  • University of Michigan-Flint ($9,986 in-state; $14,751 out-of-state)
  • Baker College ($11,745)
  • Saginaw Valley State University ($12,686 in-state; $23,865 out-of-state)
  • University of Phoenix-Michigan ($15,767)

Highest Graduation Rates

The NCES calculates graduation rates using the amount of full-time undergraduates who finish their studies within 150% of the typical time frame. At least three schools with graduation rates above 60% in 2015 had more than 20,000 graduate students that year. These three institutions are located in Ann Arbor, East Lansing, and Allendale.

  • University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (90% graduation rate)
  • Michigan State University (77% graduation rate)
  • Hillsdale College (77% graduation rate)
  • Calvin College (74% graduation rate)
  • Grand Valley State University (67% graduation rate)

If you are interested in studying at the graduate level in the state of Michigan, there are numerous options close to major cities with reasonable prices, good graduation rates, and high student populations.

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