The Top 10 Colleges and Universities in Michigan

December 14, 2018

The above headline was used by Grand Rapids TV station Fox 17 to broadcast the rankings by Wallet Hub* of the top 10 colleges and universities in the state of Michigan. Kuyper College was ranked at number six.

To determine the top-performing schools at the lowest possible costs to undergraduates, Wallet Hub compared nearly 1,000 higher education institutions in the U.S. across 30 key measures. The data set is grouped into seven categories, such as student selectivity, cost and financing, and career outcomes. The metrics range from student-faculty ratio to graduation rate to post-attendance median salary.

Recognizing the challenge of predicting future outcomes, Wallet Hub’s best colleges ranking also analyzes post-attendance metrics—the student-loan default rate and the share of former students out-earning high school graduates—to show the value of the education students can expect to receive beyond their undergraduate studies. Finally, Wallet Hub applies each school’s weighted average across all metrics to calculate its overall score and rank order among all colleges.

Top 10 Michigan Colleges and Universities

  1. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
  2. Michigan Technological University
  3. Michigan State University
  4. University of Detroit Mercy
  5. Lawrence Technological University
  6. Kuyper College
  7. Calvin College
  8. Albion College
  9. Hope College
  10. Kettering University

In different national ranking report by College Consensus, Kuyper was ranked as a top 10 Michigan college and as 2nd nationally in student satisfaction among all Christian colleges and universities.

*Data used by Wallet Hub to create the rankings was collected from the National Center for Education Statistics, Council for Community and Economic Research, U.S. Department of Education, COLLEGEdata and PayScale.