Online Colleges in Michigan

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Michigan’s higher education institutions, both public and private, are embracing education’s general shift toward online and distance-based education. Online schools in Michigan offer new degree programs on a regular basis, and traditional campuses are expanding their current services to include online components. Additional statewide programs have also been implemented, in order to involve more students in online education, higher education, and education in Michigan.

Higher Learning Initiatives

Online Programs at Colleges

Public colleges, such as Central Michigan University, Western Michigan University, Michigan State University and University of Michigan-Flint offer online degree programs for students as extensions or, in some cases, as entire virtual campuses. Students have access to myriad degree plans, including bachelor’s, master’s, and certificate programs. Some school’s programs also offer brief webinars on subjects for students who may want to sample online education before committing.

MOOCs

Massive Open Online Courses, better known as MOOCs, are a relatively new development in the realm of online education. They are courses taught by college professors that are opened up to not only the school’s students, but those around the world who may or may not be enrolled in a college program. Whereas students enrolled in a degree program may in some cases be eligible for credit for taking the course, other students enrolled in the course may simply want the knowledge they can now access for free. The goal of MOOCs is to spread knowledge of course material, to demonstrate the power and effectiveness of online education, and in some cases to ultimately increase college enrollment. The University of Michigan offers several courses through Coursera.

Michigan Virtual University

Started in the late 1990s, Michigan Virtual University offers blended instruction, webinars, and more for students in grades K through 12. Originally started as a way to educate the workforce, it has now morphed into an exclusive offering for younger students, preparing them for the digital world ahead. It offers more than 150 online courses to more than 20,000 students in 500 school districts. By starting students in online education at a young age, it is more likely that students will be able to not only succeed but thrive in an online college learning environment.

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Online Schools in Michigan

Andrews University

Berrien Springs, MI


  • Graduation Rate: 59%
  • Average Net Price: $21,496

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Spring Arbor University

Spring Arbor, MI


  • Graduation Rate: 52%
  • Average Net Price: $17,284

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Baker College

Flint, MI


  • Graduation Rate: 10%
  • Average Net Price: $14,150

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Central Michigan University

Mount Pleasant, MI


  • Graduation Rate: 57%
  • Average Net Price: $14,878

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Cornerstone University

Grand Rapids, MI


  • Graduation Rate: 45%
  • Average Net Price: $19,363

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Davenport University

Grand Rapids, MI


  • Graduation Rate: 40%
  • Average Net Price: $18,185

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Eastern Michigan University

Ypsilanti, MI


  • Graduation Rate: 37%
  • Average Net Price: $13,323

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Ferris State University

Big Rapids, MI


  • Graduation Rate: 53%
  • Average Net Price: $14,213

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Grace Bible College

Wyoming, MI


  • Graduation Rate: 32%
  • Average Net Price: $13,397

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Grand Valley State University

Allendale, MI


  • Graduation Rate: 66%
  • Average Net Price: $16,184

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Jackson College

Jackson, MI


  • Graduation Rate: N/A
  • Average Net Price: $8,812

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Madonna University

Livonia, MI


  • Graduation Rate: 36%
  • Average Net Price: $15,121

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Northern Michigan University

Marquette, MI


  • Graduation Rate: 44%
  • Average Net Price: $12,785

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Northwood University

Midland, MI


  • Graduation Rate: 54%
  • Average Net Price: $19,136

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Oakland University

Rochester Hills, MI


  • Graduation Rate: 43%
  • Average Net Price: $11,676

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Siena Heights University

Adrian, MI


  • Graduation Rate: 43%
  • Average Net Price: $17,561

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University of Michigan-Dearborn

Dearborn, MI


  • Graduation Rate: 52%
  • Average Net Price: $12,469

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University of Michigan-Flint

Flint, MI


  • Graduation Rate: 36%
  • Average Net Price: $14,571

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Walsh College of Accountancy and Business Administration

Troy, MI


  • Graduation Rate: N/A
  • Average Net Price: N/A

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Wayne State University

Detroit, MI


  • Graduation Rate: 28%
  • Average Net Price: $14,173

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Western Michigan University

Kalamazoo, MI


  • Graduation Rate: 56%
  • Average Net Price: $16,126

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