Best Value Colleges in Michigan

If you are looking for a good value college, Michigan has some great choices.  Read More

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46Rochester College(Private)
20 Year Net ROI$79,600
Total 4 Year Cost$118,000
Grad Rate45%
Time to Graduate5 Years
Loan Amt$36,800
47Olivet College(Private)
20 Year Net ROI$53,100
Total 4 Year Cost$139,000
Grad Rate39%
Time to Graduate4 Years
Loan Amt$32,600
48Marygrove College(Private)
20 Year Net ROI($1,600)
Total 4 Year Cost$122,000
Grad Rate18%
Time to Graduate5 Years
Loan Amt$37,000
49Concordia University - Ann Arbor, MI(Private)
20 Year Net ROI($31,800)
Total 4 Year Cost$148,000
Grad Rate36%
Time to Graduate5 Years
Loan Amt$30,800
50Aquinas College - Grand Rapids, MI(Private)
20 Year Net ROI($53,200)
Total 4 Year Cost$152,000
Grad Rate52%
Time to Graduate5 Years
Loan Amt$28,800
51Adrian College(Private)
20 Year Net ROI($56,200)
Total 4 Year Cost$177,000
Grad Rate57%
Time to Graduate4 Years
Loan Amt$30,800
-Cleary University(Private)
20 Year Net ROIN/A
Total 4 Year CostN/A
Grad Rate45%
Time to Graduate4 Years
Loan Amt$20,900
-University of Michigan - Dearborn Campus(In-State)
20 Year Net ROIN/A
Total 4 Year CostN/A
Grad Rate51%
Time to Graduate5 Years
Loan Amt$22,700
-University of Michigan - Dearborn Campus(Out-of-State)
20 Year Net ROIN/A
Total 4 Year CostN/A
Grad Rate51%
Time to Graduate5 Years
Loan Amt$22,700

*NOTE: Unranked schools on this list don’t have on-campus living options, so on-campus costs are not available.

PayScale's College ROI Report rankings for Michigan can guide you toward choosing a school that pays off. If you're financially savvy, you're in luck -- there are many Michigan colleges with high return on investment for their alumni, meaning that they set graduates up for long, successful careers.

Kettering University in Flint is a private college that was founded in 1919 as The School of Automotive Trades, but was also known as the General Motors Institute for many years. Even though the school doesn't only focus on the automotive industry, it focuses almost exclusively on science, technology, engineering, math and business subjects, so it is no wonder that Kettering alumni go on to earn such high salaries and see such great ROIs after they graduate. Many CEOs of car companies, especially General Motors, are Kettering alumni.

The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor is not only the biggest college in the state, with a student body of more than 43,000 students, but it is also earns a place as one of the best value colleges in Michigan. The University of Michigan is the alma mater of President Gerald Ford, Google cofounder Larry Page, playwright Arthur Miller and actor James Earl Jones.

Rounding out the very top of the list of best value schools in Michigan is Lawrence Technological University. Another private, tech-heavy school, Lawrence offers almost exclusively STEM majors, including engineering, architecture and design, science and business management -- no wonder the Blue Devils get such a good bang for their educational buck.