2019 Best Online Colleges in Michigan

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The following schools are ranked based on affordability and alumni salaries to represent the best online schools in Michigan. Oakland University, ranked #1, offers the lowest annual tuition of $9,995 and highest median salary of $86,449. Students can pursue degrees such as a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health and Safety and a Master of Arts in Engineering Management. Western Michigan University is ranked #7 and offers programs in subjects such as Child and Family Development, Art Education, and Nursing for $10,203 each year.

Alumni salaries were provided by PayScale. View our methodology for more details or learn more about SR Education Group. To see all online schools in Michigan, view our comprehensive list.

Rank School Annual Tuition Median Salary
#1 #1 Oakland University Annual Tuition $9,995 Median Salary $86,449
#2 #2 University of Michigan - Ann Arbor Annual Tuition $52,788 Median Salary $84,191
#3 #3 Andrews University Annual Tuition $12,245 Median Salary $78,518
#4 #4 Northern Michigan University Annual Tuition $14,625 Median Salary $78,132
#5 #5 Michigan State University Annual Tuition $20,164 Median Salary $78,615
#6 #6 Cleary University Annual Tuition $19,950 Median Salary $77,865
#7 #7 Western Michigan University Annual Tuition $10,203 Median Salary $73,354
#8 #8 Eastern Michigan University Annual Tuition $16,231 Median Salary $73,774
#9 #9 Wayne State University Annual Tuition $31,497 Median Salary $75,536
#10 #10 Madonna University Annual Tuition $12,600 Median Salary $70,798
#11 #11 Northwood University-Michigan Annual Tuition $25,710 Median Salary $71,475
#12 #12 Ferris State University Annual Tuition $13,050 Median Salary $68,055
#13 #13 Central Michigan University Annual Tuition $12,927 Median Salary $65,521
#14 #14 University of Michigan-Flint Annual Tuition $21,786 Median Salary $65,961
#15 #15 Spring Arbor University Online Annual Tuition $17,610 Median Salary $61,066
#16 #16 Siena Heights University Annual Tuition $16,950 Median Salary $59,648
#17 #17 Rochester College Annual Tuition $12,240 Median Salary $57,723
#18 #18 Grace Christian University Annual Tuition $12,000 Median Salary $43,406
Salary data provided by Payscale Logo. Updated 2018.

2019 Online Colleges in Michigan Ranking Details

For each school, we conducted manual research to provide prospective students with more details about the schools' online programs. Explore online degrees offered and accreditation information below.

  • Annual Tuition: $12,245
  • Median Salary: $78,518
  • School Accreditation: HLC and DEAC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Berrien Springs

Online Associate Degrees (5)

Online Bachelor's Degrees (4)

Online Master's Degrees (7)

Online Doctoral Degrees (11)

Online Certificate Programs (10)

  • Annual Tuition: $14,625
  • Median Salary: $78,132
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Marquette

Online Associate Degrees (1)

Online Bachelor's Degrees (5)

Online Master's Degrees (13)

Online Certificate Programs (2)

  • Annual Tuition: $20,164
  • Median Salary: $78,615
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: East Lansing

Online Bachelor's Degrees (2)

Online Master's Degrees (28)

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Online Doctoral Degrees (1)

Online Certificate Programs (22)

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  • Annual Tuition: $19,950
  • Median Salary: $77,865
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Ann Arbor

Online Associate Degrees (9)

Online Bachelor's Degrees (12)

Online Master's Degrees (3)

Online Certificate Programs (11)

  • Annual Tuition: $10,203
  • Median Salary: $73,354
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Kalamazoo

Online Bachelor's Degrees (8)

Online Master's Degrees (15)

Online Certificate Programs (11)

  • Annual Tuition: $16,231
  • Median Salary: $73,774
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Ypsilanti

Online Bachelor's Degrees (5)

Online Master's Degrees (18)

Online Certificate Programs (7)

  • Annual Tuition: $31,497
  • Median Salary: $75,536
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Detroit

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

Online Master's Degrees (22)

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Online Certificate Programs (14)

  • Annual Tuition: $25,710
  • Median Salary: $71,475
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Midland
  • Annual Tuition: $13,050
  • Median Salary: $68,055
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Big Rapids

Online Bachelor's Degrees (11)

Online Master's Degrees (4)

Online Doctoral Degrees (1)

Online Certificate Programs (17)

  • Annual Tuition: $12,927
  • Median Salary: $65,521
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Mount Pleasant

Online Bachelor's Degrees (24)

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Online Master's Degrees (46)

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Online Doctoral Degrees (7)

Online Certificate Programs (25)

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  • Annual Tuition: $21,786
  • Median Salary: $65,961
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Flint

Online Bachelor's Degrees (19)

Online Master's Degrees (10)

Online Doctoral Degrees (8)

Online Certificate Programs (8)

  • Annual Tuition: $17,610
  • Median Salary: $61,066
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Spring Arbor

Online Bachelor's Degrees (5)

Online Master's Degrees (38)

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Online Certificate Programs (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $16,950
  • Median Salary: $59,648
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Adrian, Jackson

Online Associate Degrees (3)

Online Bachelor's Degrees (15)

Online Master's Degrees (4)

  • Annual Tuition: $12,000
  • Median Salary: $43,406
  • School Accreditation: HLC and ABHE
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Wyoming

Online Associate Degrees (3)

Online Bachelor's Degrees (22)

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Online Master's Degrees (1)

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Comprehensive List of Accredited Online Schools in Michigan (47)

A wide variety of online degrees are available through accredited colleges in the state of Michigan. Degrees such as Central Michigan University's Master of Science in Information Systems could help jumpstart a career path in database administration, one of Michigan's most in-demand professions. University of Michigan - Flint offers a Doctor of Anesthesia Practice, one of the highest paying careers in the state. Bay Mills Community College offers associate degrees in business administration and early childhood education for only $3,040 in annual tuition. Other popular online degree programs include master's degrees in engineering, special education and healthcare administration and bachelor's degrees in business administration and workplace leadership.

At a Glance:

  • Tuition for online colleges in Michigan averages less than $20,000.
  • Almost one third of online colleges in Michigan have tuition of less than $15,000.
  • The Michigan Tuition Grant Program provides awards to to eligible undergraduate resident students to cover college tuition and fees.

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