Human Resource Management

2021 Best Value Colleges for Human Resource Management in Michigan

8 Colleges
886 Bachelor's Degrees
$28,518 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Human Resource Management School for You

Best Value Colleges for Human Resource Management in MichiganHuman Resource Management is the #19 most popular major in Michigan with 886 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. This means that of the 11,757 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 7.5% were from a college or university in the state.

For this year's Best Value Colleges for Human Resource Management in Michigan ranking, we looked at 8 colleges that offer a bachelor's in HR. When talking about the 'best value', we do not simply mean those with the lowest price. Instead, we are looking at those HR schools that offer a high quality educational experience at a price lower than expected.

When calculating average cost, we take tuition, fees, room and board, books and supplies, and other related expenses into account. We then subtract the average financial aid award. The is meant to give you an idea of how much money you'll need to pay out-of-pocket through loans, external scholarships, or other methods. Your cost may be different from the average one, depending on your income and other factors.

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The HR school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Best Value HR Schools.

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2021 Best Value Human Resource Management Schools in Michigan

Check out the HR programs at these schools if you want to get the best value for your money.

Best Value HR Schools in Michigan

#1

Central Michigan University

Mount Pleasant, MI

The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Central Michigan University. Central Michigan is a large public school located in the distant town of Mount Pleasant. Central Michigan not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #3 on our Best Colleges for Human Resource Management in Michigan list.

At Central Michigan, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.7 years, and it costs about $24,977 per year to attend the school. This means that the average student pays around $116,393 to get a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

On average, HR graduates from Central Michigan take out $29,537 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $299, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Western Michigan University earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Kalamazoo, WMU is a public school with a fairly large student population. WMU also made our Best Colleges for Human Resource Management in Michigan list, coming in at #6.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at WMU is 4.7 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $21,387. This means that the average student pays around $100,305 to get a bachelor’s degree from WMU. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

While working on their bachelor's, HR majors at WMU accumulate an average of around $22,062 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $223, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#3

Oakland University

Rochester Hills, MI

Oakland University landed the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value human resource management schools. Located in the large suburb of Rochester Hills, Oakland is a public college with a fairly large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Oakland, the school also landed the #5 rank in our Best Colleges for Human Resource Management in Michigan ranking.

It takes the average student at Oakland about 4.7 years to graduate, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $27,642. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Oakland is $128,812. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

HR majors at Oakland take out an average of $27,905 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $280.

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#4

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

Michigan State University earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. Michigan State is a fairly large public school located in the small city of East Lansing. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Michigan State, the school also landed the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Human Resource Management in Michigan ranking.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Michigan State is 4.4 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $36,866. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State be around $161,473. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

After completing their bachelor's degree, HR graduates from Michigan State carry an average student debtload of $23,409. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $241.

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#5

Baker College

Flint, MI

Our rankings recognize Baker College as the #5 school in this year's rankings. Located in the distant town of Flint, Baker College is a private not-for-profit school with a medium-sized student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Baker College, the school also landed the #8 rank in our Best Colleges for Human Resource Management in Michigan ranking.

At Baker College, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.8 years, and it costs about $17,180 per year to attend the school. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Baker College is $81,605. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

On average, HR graduates from Baker College take out $34,919 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $368.

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University of Michigan - Ann Arbor comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. U of Michigan is a very large public school located in the medium-sized city of Ann Arbor. U of Michigan also made our Best Colleges for Human Resource Management in Michigan list, coming in at #2.

It takes the average student at U of Michigan about 4.2 years to graduate, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $42,233. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from U of Michigan is about $175,689. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

After completing their bachelor's degree, HR graduates from U of Michigan carry an average student debtload of $13,521. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $134.

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#7

Davenport University

Grand Rapids, MI

Davenport University earned the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings. Davenport University is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Grand Rapids. Davenport University did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #7 on our Best Colleges for Human Resource Management in Michigan list.

It takes the average student at Davenport University about 4.3 years to graduate, and it costs about $25,498 per year to attend the school. This means that the average student pays around $108,876 to get a bachelor’s degree from Davenport University. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

While working on their bachelor's, HR majors at Davenport University accumulate an average of around $35,166 in student debt. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $354.

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#8

Wayne State University

Detroit, MI

Wayne State University earned the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings. Wayne State is a very large public school located in the city of Detroit. Wayne State also made our Best Colleges for Human Resource Management in Michigan list, coming in at #4.

At Wayne State, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.8 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $32,364. This means that the average student pays around $155,347 to get a bachelor’s degree from Wayne State. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

On average, HR graduates from Wayne State take out $28,936 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $278.

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Best Human Resource Management Colleges in the Great Lakes Region

Explore all the Best Human Resource Management Colleges in the Great Lakes Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Ohio 567
Illinois 298
Indiana 178
Wisconsin 276

One of 21 majors within the Business, Management & Marketing area of study, Human Resource Management has other similar majors worth exploring.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Business Administration & Management 4,646
Marketing 1,965
Accounting 1,800
Finance & Financial Management 1,606
Hospitality Management 501

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 8 schools only.

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Arunkumar Umapathy.

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