Unlock Your Psychology Career Potential: Compare the Best Psychology Degree Programs in Michigan for 2024


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Psychology Degree Programs in Michigan

Find and compare the best psychology degree programs by state.


Number of Schools

In Michigan, there are 37 4-year schools that offer psychology degrees


Number of Programs

With 37 schools offering psychology programs, the total number of programs offered in Michigan is 192


Number of Graduates

The 192 psychology programs in Michigan produced 7,718 psychology graduates in 2021

Psychology Degree Programs in Michigan

Michigan Psychology Degrees Programs

Top (10) Psychology Programs in Michigan

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

2021 Psychology Graduates: 1,762
Average Cost to Attend: $32,959
Average Amount Grant / Scholarship: $18,887
Average Net Price: $19,205
Average Admitted: 20%
Average Enrolled: 45%
Average Graduation Rate: 94%
Student / Faculty: 12 / 1
Full-Time Instructors: 81%
Michigan Ranking: #1
National Ranking: #18

Michigan State University

2021 Psychology Graduates: 747
Average Cost to Attend: $30,950
Average Amount Grant / Scholarship: $22,589
Average Net Price: $8,738
Average Admitted: 83%
Average Enrolled: 22%
Average Graduation Rate: 82%
Student / Faculty: 16 / 1
Full-Time Instructors: 67%
Michigan Ranking: #2
National Ranking: #81

Baker College

2021 Psychology Graduates: 75
Average Cost to Attend: $24,380
Average Amount Grant / Scholarship: $4,392
Average Net Price: $14,366
Average Admitted: 41%
Average Enrolled: 73%
Average Graduation Rate: 19%
Student / Faculty: 8 / 1
Full-Time Instructors: 13%
Michigan Ranking: #3
National Ranking: #380

Madonna University

2021 Psychology Graduates: 107
Average Cost to Attend: $40,870
Average Amount Grant / Scholarship: $1,546
Average Net Price: $18,469
Average Admitted: 52%
Average Enrolled: 40%
Average Graduation Rate: 64%
Student / Faculty: 11 / 1
Full-Time Instructors: 27%
Michigan Ranking: #4
National Ranking: #204

Andrews University

2021 Psychology Graduates: 109
Average Cost to Attend: $41,720
Average Amount Grant / Scholarship: $1,346
Average Net Price: $23,719
Average Admitted: 82%
Average Enrolled: 28%
Average Graduation Rate: 73%
Student / Faculty: 10 / 1
Full-Time Instructors: 59%
Michigan Ranking: #5
National Ranking: #186

Grand Valley State University

2021 Psychology Graduates: 519
Average Cost to Attend: $26,560
Average Amount Grant / Scholarship: $15,130
Average Net Price: $16,947
Average Admitted: 92%
Average Enrolled: 24%
Average Graduation Rate: 67%
Student / Faculty: 15 / 1
Full-Time Instructors: 65%
Michigan Ranking: #6
National Ranking: #277

Wayne State University

2021 Psychology Graduates: 914
Average Cost to Attend: $29,984
Average Amount Grant / Scholarship: $13,803
Average Net Price: $15,710
Average Admitted: 63%
Average Enrolled: 28%
Average Graduation Rate: 56%
Student / Faculty: 14 / 1
Full-Time Instructors: 49%
Michigan Ranking: #7
National Ranking: #416

Calvin University

2021 Psychology Graduates: 57
Average Cost to Attend: $52,590
Average Amount Grant / Scholarship: $3,006
Average Net Price: $27,120
Average Admitted: 75%
Average Enrolled: 25%
Average Graduation Rate: 77%
Student / Faculty: 12 / 1
Full-Time Instructors: 54%
Michigan Ranking: #8
National Ranking: #202

Hope College

2021 Psychology Graduates: 109
Average Cost to Attend: $50,470
Average Amount Grant / Scholarship: $2,928
Average Net Price: $28,688
Average Admitted: 92%
Average Enrolled: 21%
Average Graduation Rate: 80%
Student / Faculty: 11 / 1
Full-Time Instructors: 69%
Michigan Ranking: #9
National Ranking: #214

University of Detroit Mercy

2021 Psychology Graduates: 150
Average Cost to Attend: $44,322
Average Amount Grant / Scholarship: $2,298
Average Net Price: $17,911
Average Admitted: 93%
Average Enrolled: 14%
Average Graduation Rate: 67%
Student / Faculty: 11 / 1
Full-Time Instructors: 49%
Michigan Ranking: #10
National Ranking: #430

Psychology Programs Offered in Michigan

There are 192 undergraduate psychology programs offered by 37 different 4-year colleges, comprising 15 public and 22 private schools.

Additionally, psychology programs in Michigan produced 4,861 bachelor’s graduates, 2,507 master’s graduates and 174 doctorate graduates.

The table below details the programs offered and the total number of graduates in Michigan.

Psychology GraduatesBSMAPMCPhD
Applied Psychology2
Behavioral Neuroscience319
Clinical Psychology3817
Counseling and Applied Psychology763885153
Counseling Psychology611210
Developmental Psychology10
Educational Psychology274
Experimental Psychology3122822
General Psychology2,4226421
Industrial Organizational Psychology6744
Marriage and Family Therapy9
Medical Psychology4
Medical Social Work267
Mental Health Counseling140
Research Psychology6642829
School Psychology51499
Social Psychology1
Social Work1,0381,281215
Sport Psychology1
Total Graduates4,8612,507121174
US Department of Education

Credits Accepted for Michigan Schools

The types of academic credits available to Michigan students are varied and include:

  • Dual enrollment
  • Credit for life experiences
  • Advanced placement (AP) credits

Psychology Admission, Enrollment, and Graduation in Michigan

On average, Michigan schools admitted 75% of students who applied to 4-year institutions. Of those who were offered admission, 24% enrolled.

The average freshman retention rate for Michigan schools is 72%, compared to 71% for all universities nationwide.

The overall graduation rate for 4-year colleges and universities in Michigan is 57%, compared to 56% for all universities nationwide.

The top three schools in Michigan for highest graduation rate are University of Michigan-Ann Arbor (94%), Hillsdale College (88%), and Michigan State University (82%).

The top three schools with the highest number of psychology graduates in Michigan are University of Michigan-Ann Arbor (1,762), Wayne State University (914), and Michigan State University (747).

1st Year Return72%71%
US Department of Education

Student & Faculty Information in Michigan

In the fall of 2021, Michigan schools that offered psychology programs had an average of 71% full-time instructional or research faculty members and 26% part-time instructional faculty members.

The average student-to-faculty ratio for Michigan schools offering psychology programs is 14:1.

The table below shows a comparison of the percentage of full-time instructional and research faculty members and the student-to-faculty ratio between Michigan and the United States as a whole:

Full-Time Instructional63%56%
Full-Time Research7%6%
Part-Time Instructional26%35%
Student Faculty Ratio14:115:1
US Department of Education

Tuition and Student Expenses in Michigan

If you’re an undergraduate psychology student in Michigan, the average tuition you’ll pay depends on the institution you choose. Typically, tuition costs range from $11,868 to $43,602 per year, with an average of $22,789. In addition to tuition, you’ll also need to budget for books and supplies, which can cost between $600 and $1,900 annually, with an average of $1,105.

The three most affordable undergraduate psychology schools in Michigan are Baker College ($24,380), Central Michigan University ($25,814), and University of Michigan-Flint ($26,552). Meanwhile, the three most expensive institutions are the Alma College ($58,906), Aquinas College ($48,450), and Spring Arbor University ($43,476).

As for prospective graduate psychology students, the average cost of tuition and fees for graduate programs varies widely based on the school and program chosen. Graduate tuition costs between $8,093 and $28,656 per year, with an average of $16,197. However, most graduate programs also require additional fees, such as application fees, technology fees, and library fees, which can add up to hundreds or even thousands of dollars. In-state graduate fees typically range from $110 to $2,500, with an average of $682.

The three most affordable graduate psychology schools in Michigan are Spring Arbor University ($8,383), Northern Michigan University ($10,612), and Aquinas College ($11,508). Meanwhile, the three most expensive graduate programs are Andrews University ($29,630), University of Michigan-Ann Arbor ($25,230), and Alma College ($20,500).

If you’re curious about how Michigan schools stack up against national averages, you can compare average total expenses in the table below. Note that these figures don’t take into account financial aid, grants, loans, or scholarships. If you’re interested in that information, you can find it in the sections below.

Average Expenses for Psychology SchoolsMichiganU.S.
On Campus Room & Board$10,792$11,729
On-Campus Living Expenses$2,623$3,474
Total Living Expenses$13,415$15,203
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$22,789$21,301
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$1,105$1,254
Total Undergraduate Expenses$37,309$37,758
In-State, Graduate Tuition$16,197$14,479
In-State, Graduate Fees$682$1,155
Total Graduate Expenses$16,879$15,634
US Department of Education

Cost to Attend, Financial Aid, Net Price in Michigan

Average Net Price

In Michigan, the cost to attend a college or university that offers psychology programs is a significant financial investment. The key term to know for college affordability is the net price.

The average net price for a college or university in Michigan that offers psychology programs is $16,125. This figure is calculated based on the most recent data provided by each institution to the US Department of Education.

Net price is determined by adding up the costs of tuition, room and board, living expenses, books, and supplies and then subtracting the average financial aid, such as grants, scholarships, and loans, received by federal financial aid recipients.

Cost to Attend$37,309$37,758
Average Financial Aid$12,508$13,984
Percent Receiving Aid94%90%
Net Price$16,125$17,524
US Department of Education

Net Price by Family Income

Depending on the federal, state, or institutional grant aid available, the table below shows the average amount students pay to attend Michigan universities shown by family income bracket.

Students may pay more or less depending on their individual circumstances; however, these are the average costs as tracked by the university and reported to the U.S. Department of Education.

Average Net Price by Income2020-20212021-2022
$0 – $30,000$7,202$7,075
$30,001 – $48,000$8,781$8,164
$48,001 – $75,000$11,588$11,178
$75,001 – $110,000$15,002$14,757
$110,001 and more$16,562$16,514
US Department of Education

Additional Top Ranked Psychology Degree Programs in Michigan

Find information on each school’s ranking, number of graduates, net price, and graduation rate along with a link the school’s full 2024 report.

RankSchool# of GraduatesNet PriceGraduation
#11Kalamazoo College36$27,39576%
#12Aquinas College32$19,44760%
#13Spring Arbor University316$21,44164%
#14University of Michigan-Dearborn180$11,81856%
#15Oakland University278$14,31656%
#16Siena Heights University47$18,93151%
#17Ferris State University123$13,62456%
#18Northern Michigan University120$17,68653%
#19Saginaw Valley State University181$15,47642%
#20Cornerstone University120$20,78060%
#21Central Michigan University394$16,88062%
#22Western Michigan University535$19,74956%
#23Rochester University23$18,71640%
#24Alma College26$24,30263%
#25Eastern Michigan University506$16,31148%
#26University of Michigan-Flint129$12,61636%
US Department of Education

Psychology Salary Reports for Michigan

We use annual surveys of 100,000 psychologists to compile data on salary, employment projections, cost-of-living adjustments, comparisons to related professions, salary based on years of experience, and rankings by city.