Michigan Online Colleges & Universities

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Michigan was one of the states that pioneered online learning for students of all ages. The Michigan Virtual University (MVU) was created in 1998 and drew 8,942 enrollments in its first five years. At the same time, the Michigan Virtual School (MVS) was created to provide online learning options for high school students across the state. In 2006, the legislature created an online learning requirement for all high school students. Students in grades 6-12 can take up to two courses per semester entirely online. MVS provides 150 courses, including 20 AP and seven foreign languages courses.

Through the Michigan Community College Virtual Learning Collaborative, post-secondary students can take online courses or complete an online certificate or degree program through one of Michigan’s many community colleges, including Kirkland Community College, Grand Rapids Community College, Macomb Community College, and Lansing Community College. Online programs include associates degrees in various areas such as accounting, nursing, arts, business administration, information systems, and education.

The University of Michigan – Flint offers ten online undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including programs in computer science and information systems, business administration, nursing, and educational technology. The school also offers mixed mode programs, in which students can complete most of the program online, but are required to visit the campus every four to six weeks for in-person courses.

The University of Michigan – Dearborn offers online courses and degree programs through four colleges, including the College of Arts, Sciences and Letters, College of Business, and College of Engineering and Computer Science. Michigan State University also offers online certificate and degree programs across dozens of academic subjects, such as nursing, criminal justice, educational technology, and human resource management.

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East Lansing, Michigan
$13,211 53,371 4 Year Public YES +
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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
$2,142 46,007 2 Year Public No +
3. $13,625 44,514 4 Year Public YES +
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Detroit, Michigan
$9,747 36,986 4 Year Public YES +
5. $4,061 35,209 2 Year Public No +
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Mount Pleasant, Michigan
$9,855 33,045 4 Year Public YES +
7. $10,078 28,906 4 Year Public YES +
8. $2,376 28,677 2 Year Public No +
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Ypsilanti, Michigan
$7,701 28,575 4 Year Public YES +
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
$9,138 28,533 4 Year Public YES +
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Best Colleges for Future Service Members

Michigan boasts the Great Lakes, but it also boasts great universities. These universities are further enriched by the opportunities that they offer to students interested in service to their country. ROTC is strong in Michigan, and can be found at many schools for undergraduate and graduate students. Army, Navy, and Air Force are all options for the Michigan student. Listed below are all of the four-year, non-profit universities that boast at least two ROTC programs. The most affordable schools are highlighted in order to quickly identify programs with tuition under $20,000 per year. Congratulations to the following Michigan schools for their dedication to economical education for their service-oriented students.

College Name Tuition City ROTC - Army ROTC - Navy ROTC - Air Force
Eastern Michigan University $7,701 Ypsilanti Yes Yes Yes
University of Michigan-Dearborn $9,876 Dearborn Yes Yes Yes
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor $13,625 Ann Arbor Yes Yes Yes
Michigan Technological University $13,095 Houghton Yes No Yes
Michigan State University $13,211 East Lansing Yes No Yes
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Best Colleges for Personal Attention

Michigan offers students so many choices in excellent universities and colleges. For a lot of students, a high-quality educational environment is one that provides a workable ratio between faculty and students in the classroom. That’s why the non-profit, four-year colleges cited below are unique. Each has a student body of more than 5,000, but with the average course containing 19 students or less, per professor.

College Name Student-Teacher-Ratio Undergraduate Students Tuition Type City
Saginaw Valley State University 20 to 1 10,884 $7,682 Public University Center
Davenport University 20 to 1 12,885 $12,672 Private not-for-profit Grand Rapids
Western Michigan University 20 to 1 21,897 $9,138 Public Kalamazoo
Baker College Center for Graduate Studies 18 to 1 9,077 $10,320 Private not-for-profit Flint
Eastern Michigan University 18 to 1 21,961 $7,701 Public Ypsilanti
Lake Superior State University 17 to 1 3,050 $9,540 Public Sault Ste Marie
University of Michigan-Flint 17 to 1 8,198 $8,676 Public Flint
Grand Valley State University 17 to 1 23,556 $10,078 Public Allendale
Olivet College 16 to 1 1,239 $21,150 Private not-for-profit Olivet
Cornerstone University 16 to 1 2,680 $22,690 Private not-for-profit Grand Rapids
Baker College of Cadillac 16 to 1 2,832 $7,740 Private not-for-profit Cadillac
Siena Heights University 16 to 1 2,884 $20,532 Private not-for-profit Adrian
Northwood University-Michigan 16 to 1 3,765 $20,040 Private not-for-profit Midland
University of Michigan-Dearborn 16 to 1 8,524 $9,876 Public Dearborn
Ferris State University 16 to 1 15,753 $10,192 Public Big Rapids
Wayne State University 16 to 1 24,300 $9,747 Public Detroit
Michigan State University 16 to 1 40,015 $13,211 Public East Lansing
Kuyper College 14 to 1 421 $17,400 Private not-for-profit Grand Rapids
Rochester College 14 to 1 1,261 $17,976 Private not-for-profit Rochester Hills
Kalamazoo College 14 to 1 1,421 $37,392 Private not-for-profit Kalamazoo
Adrian College 14 to 1 1,738 $28,606 Private not-for-profit Adrian
Spring Arbor University 14 to 1 3,769 $21,998 Private not-for-profit Spring Arbor
Yeshiva Gedolah of Greater Detroit 13 to 1 70 $5,700 Private not-for-profit Oak Park
Grace Bible College 13 to 1 455 $10,460 Private not-for-profit Wyoming
Alma College 13 to 1 1,437 $30,700 Private not-for-profit Alma
Albion College 13 to 1 1,558 $33,600 Private not-for-profit Albion
Kettering University 13 to 1 2,013 $33,946 Private not-for-profit Flint
Aquinas College 13 to 1 2,052 $25,070 Private not-for-profit Grand Rapids
Michigan Technological University 13 to 1 6,023 $13,095 Public Houghton
Cleary University 12 to 1 816 $18,480 Private not-for-profit Ann Arbor
Hope College 12 to 1 3,512 $27,650 Private not-for-profit Holland
University of Detroit Mercy 12 to 1 3,598 $34,530 Private not-for-profit Detroit
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor 12 to 1 28,243 $13,625 Public Ann Arbor
Great Lakes Christian College 11 to 1 252 $12,480 Private not-for-profit Lansing
The Robert B Miller College 11 to 1 567 $10,590 Private not-for-profit Battle Creek
Finlandia University 11 to 1 671 $19,980 Private not-for-profit Hancock
College for Creative Studies 11 to 1 1,402 $33,000 Private not-for-profit Detroit
Andrews University 11 to 1 2,316 $23,700 Private not-for-profit Berrien Springs
Lawrence Technological University 11 to 1 3,328 $27,300 Private not-for-profit Southfield
Madonna University 11 to 1 3,870 $15,180 Private not-for-profit Livonia
Calvin College 11 to 1 4,095 $26,480 Private not-for-profit Grand Rapids
Concordia University-Ann Arbor 10 to 1 553 $22,464 Private not-for-profit Ann Arbor
Marygrove College 10 to 1 1,169 $18,520 Private not-for-profit Detroit
Sacred Heart Major Seminary 6 to 1 313 $16,405 Private not-for-profit Detroit
Ecumenical Theological Seminary 4 to 1 23 $ Private not-for-profit Detroit
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Best Colleges for Women in Tech

Michigan takes pride in having some of the best colleges for women in the tech field. Though most technology programs in the country find women underrepresented, these Michigan schools have gender ratios in their tech and engineering fields that are similar to the overall school population. Female-to-female mentorship programs are another way many Michigan colleges are creating an encouraging environment for women in technology. And women-only residence halls add a healthy living environment for women in tech degrees who are often in male-dominated classes. With centers focused on the betterment of women in technology, these Michigan colleges offer the best higher education for women in this field. Click here to view our methodology.

College Name Tuition + Fees City Women in Tech Degrees Awarded Total Enrollment Institution Type
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor $12,994 Ann Arbor 545 40,225 Public
Michigan State University $12,622 East Lansing 293 41,596 Public
Michigan Technological University $13,353 Houghton 180 6,215 Public
Wayne State University $10,190 Detroit 128 18,637 Public
Ferris State University $10,354 Big Rapids 127 10,024 Public
Western Michigan University $9,982 Kalamazoo 90 18,075 Public
Siena Heights University $21,152 Adrian 78 1,239 Private Not for Profit
Eastern Michigan University $9,026 Ypsilanti 75 13,905 Public
Central Michigan University $10,950 Mount Pleasant 69 20,880 Public
University of Michigan-Dearborn $10,250 Dearborn 63 5,126 Public
Oakland University $10,230 Rochester Hills 61 13,061 Public
Kettering University $33,946 Flint 60 1,720 Private Not for Profit
Lawrence Technological University $27,870 Southfield 58 1,486 Private Not for Profit
Grand Valley State University $10,078 Allendale 30 19,575 Public
University of Michigan-Flint $9,028 Flint 20 4,861 Public
Saginaw Valley State University $8,120 University Center 18 8,121 Public
University of Detroit Mercy $34,530 Detroit 16 3,900 Private Not for Profit
Andrews University $24,478 Berrien Springs 15 2,420 Private Not for Profit
Walsh College of Accountancy and Business Administration N/A Troy 14 235 Private Not for Profit
College for Creative Studies $34,380 Detroit 13 1,156 Private Not for Profit
Northern Michigan University $8,709 Marquette 11 7,976 Public
Hope College $27,710 Holland 11 3,127 Private Not for Profit
Madonna University $15,300 Livonia 10 1,733 Private Not for Profit
Baker College of Jackson $7,740 Jackson 6 1,491 Private Not for Profit
Marygrove College $18,900 Detroit 6 664 Private Not for Profit
Calvin College $26,705 Grand Rapids 5 3,769 Private Not for Profit
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Colleges Fighting for Families

Michigan is an excellent choice for those prospective students interested in a social work career helping families. This state hosts many exemplary programs designed to prepare the next generation of social workers for a rewarding career assisting children and families. Recognizing that the field of social work is predicted to have some of the largest growth, these programs have met the challenge with unparalleled academic opportunities. For instance, clinical settings, field study, and an array of concentration choices welcome new social work students. With excellent scholarship possibilities combined with top rankings, and academic facilities, these Michigan schools are unsurpassed in their social work programs. The list below catalogues all of these premiere programs in social work that emphasize family. Click here to view our methodology.

College Name City Social Degrees Awarded Women Men Tuition & Fees Total Enrollment
Wayne State University Detroit 475 403 72 $10,190 18,637
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor Ann Arbor 450 362 88 $12,994 40,225
Michigan State University East Lansing 350 264 86 $12,622 41,596
Grand Valley State University Allendale 300 255 45 $10,078 19,575
Western Michigan University Kalamazoo 231 179 52 $9,982 18,075
Eastern Michigan University Ypsilanti 202 169 33 $9,026 13,905
Oakland University Rochester Hills 128 89 39 $10,230 13,061
Saginaw Valley State University University Center 105 80 25 $8,120 8,121
Central Michigan University Mount Pleasant 100 78 22 $10,950 20,880
Spring Arbor University Spring Arbor 98 88 10 $22,538 2,764
University of Michigan-Flint Flint 62 51 11 $9,028 4,861
Ferris State University Big Rapids 54 43 11 $10,354 10,024
Madonna University Livonia 52 45 7 $15,300 1,733
Hope College Holland 48 37 11 $27,710 3,127
Calvin College Grand Rapids 44 35 9 $26,705 3,769
Northern Michigan University Marquette 44 36 8 $8,709 7,976
Andrews University Berrien Springs 38 30 8 $24,478 2,420
Marygrove College Detroit 28 27 1 $18,900 664
Aquinas College Grand Rapids 23 16 7 $25,250 1,691
University of Michigan-Dearborn Dearborn 18 13 5 $10,250 5,126
University of Detroit Mercy Detroit 14 12 2 $34,530 3,900
Kuyper College Grand Rapids 14 14 $17,950 276
Adrian College Adrian 13 9 4 $29,156 1,621
Albion College Albion 11 4 7 $34,194 1,492
Cornerstone University Grand Rapids 10 10 $23,260 2,049
Olivet College Olivet 10 7 3 $21,971 995
Siena Heights University Adrian 9 8 1 $21,152 1,239
Alma College Alma 8 7 1 $30,960 1,379
Lake Superior State University Sault Ste Marie 8 8 $9,640 2,243
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