Tuition falling, inflation rising
The rising cost of college and the need to control it has been a drumbeat heard consistently for the past several years in Michigan. However, the opposite is true. Real college costs in Michigan are, in fact, falling and have been for the past four years.
Whether students attend an independent, non-profit college or university or choose a public university, the average cost of attendance is falling in comparison to inflation.
While the cost of attendance is dropping across the board, Michigan's independent colleges and universities have worked hard to keep costs under control so that average tuition and fees are falling even more dramatically than at the state's public universities.
Increasing higher education attainment is important for Michigan's success and the higher education community is working to make it possible and affordable for all students.