The Tuition and Fees report breaks down the financial costs for students attending each of Michigan’s 28 community colleges.
The report can help students and families understand the average costs of community college education, depending on students’ residence. Specialized fees such as online course fees are excluded, because such fees won’t apply to most students.
Each community college is required to submit Tuition and Fees data to CEPI by August 31 of each year.
The report is updated in late summer. See the Recently Posted Reports page for when the report was last updated.
- For community college tuition and fee data prior to the 2017-18 school year, visit the Michigan Community College NETtwork web page.
See the MI School Data Quick Start Guide for the basics of navigating the site and customizing a report.
Use the dropdowns to select a school year and one or more community colleges, then click “View Report.”
CEPI collected the data used to compile this report. For more details on the data definitions and collection, please refer to the Michigan Postsecondary Data Inventory data manual on the CEPI website.
The tuition data show charges to students by credit, contact, billable, or other hour. Mandatory fees are charges for items or services not covered by tuition that are required of most or all students. Fees may be charged either by credit hour (Fees per Hour) or by semester (Fees per Semester).
Fees differ among community colleges. If a fee is not listed, the community college has never charged that fee. If a fee is listed as $0.00, it means the community college used to charge that fee but no longer does. Typically, these are accompanied by a Board Approval Date.
Community colleges can further describe Tuition, Fees By Hour and Fees by Semester if necessary.
For tuition and fee information on public universities, visit the Michigan Senate Fiscal Agency Higher Education web page.
If you have questions not addressed here or in the linked resources, please contact CEPI customer support at firstname.lastname@example.org.
See the glossary for additional terms and acronyms used on MI School Data.
Board Approval Date: The date the board finalized/approved tuition and fee rates for the upcoming academic year. If the tuition and fees rates do not change throughout the years, this date will be the most recent date approved by the board.
Annual Tuition Rate: Tuition x 30 credit/contact hours. (Calculated to represent average community college tuition for one year.)