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University of Michigan-DearbornDearborn, MI
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Michigan State UniversityEast Lansing, MI
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#6 in Federal Region V Universities
Public, four-years
Master's College and University (larger programs)
School TypePublic, four-years
Research University (very high research activity)
Offered Degrees
1 Year Certificate, Bachelor's, Post-BS Certificate, Master's, Doctorate (Research)Offered Degree1-2 Years Certificate, Bachelor's, Post-BS Certificate, Master's, Post-MS Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Tuition & Fees
cheaper$13,816 Michigan Residents
$28,048 Out-of-State
Undergraduate Tuitionexpensive$14,750 Michigan Residents
$40,562 Out-of-State
cheaper$14,510 Michigan Residents
$25,552 Out-of-State
Graduate Tuitionexpensive$19,714 Michigan Residents
$38,638 Out-of-State
Less$8,129Average Financial Aid AmountMore$11,721
Lower1,175 SAT
25 ACT
Test ScoresHigher1,210 SAT
26 ACT
Tighter68.77%Acceptance RateEasier83.25%
(Enrollment Rate)
High School GPA
High School Record (or Transcript)
Admission Test Scores
Application Requirements
(Required or Recommended to submit)
High School GPA
High School Rank
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Admission Test Scores
Dual Credits
Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Credit for Military Training
Accepted CreditsDual Credits
Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Smaller8,783Total EnrollmentLarger49,695
Smaller6,725Undergraduate Student PopulationLarger38,491
Smaller2,058Graduate Student PopulationLarger11,204
Smaller5,558Online Student PopulationLarger40,974
Completion & Outcomes
Lower56%Graduate RateHigher82%
27%Transfer-out Rate-
Lower82%Retention RateHigher91%
Special Learning Opportunity
Study Abroad
Evening/Weekend College
Teacher Certificate
Special learning OpportunityROTC
Study Abroad
Evening/Weekend College
Campus Housing✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 17,547)
Board/Meal Plan✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $6,030)
16 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio16 to 1
506Number of faculties3,472
Lower$95,251Average Faculty SalaryHigher$106,315
*Ranking data is from College Evaluator.