2021 Best Value Colleges for Marketing in Michigan

15 Colleges
1,965 Bachelor's Degrees
$25,393 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Marketing School for You

Best Value Colleges for Marketing in MichiganMarketing is one of the most popular subjects to study in Michigan. With 1,965 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, it ranked 6th out of all the majors we track in the state. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 4.4% of all the marketing bachelor's degrees in the country.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Marketing in Michigan ranking looked at 15 colleges that offer a bachelor's in marketing. Note that the phrase 'best value' does not mean the absolute lowest-priced. For this ranking, we are identifying those marketing schools that provide their students with a hiqh quality education at a price that is lower than other colleges and universities of the same caliber.

Average cost figures start with estimating tuition, fees, room and board, books, and other related expenses. We then subtract the average amount of financial aid that a student receives. You can use this as a gauge to estimate how much you may need to pay out of pocket to cover costs when financial aid isn't enough. Keep in mind that the net cost for you may be higher or lower, depending on your income and other factors.

One Size Does Not Fit All

The marketing 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 Marketing Schools.

To further help you make the college decision, we've developed a unique tool called College Combat that allows you to compare schools based on the factors that matter the most to you. Go ahead and give it a try, or bookmark the link so you can check it out later.

2021 Best Value Marketing Schools in Michigan

The colleges and universities below are the best for the money for marketing majors.

Top 10 Best Value Marketing Schools

Grand Valley State University comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. GVSU is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Allendale. GVSU also made our Best Colleges for Marketing in Michigan list, coming in at #3.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at GVSU is 4.5 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $23,233. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the GVSU is $105,245. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

After completing their bachelor's degree, marketing graduates from GVSU carry an average student debtload of $21,151. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $217.

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#2

Central Michigan University

Mount Pleasant, MI

Central Michigan University landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value marketing schools. Located in the town of Mount Pleasant, Central Michigan is a public school with a fairly large student population. Central Michigan not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #2 on our Best Colleges for Marketing in Michigan list.

The average student at Central Michigan graduates in less than 4.7 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $24,977. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan is $116,393. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

After completing their bachelor's degree, marketing graduates from Central Michigan carry an average student debtload of $26,265. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $280, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Our rankings recognize Western Michigan University as the #3 school in this year's rankings. WMU is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Kalamazoo. As a testament to the quality of education offered at WMU, the school also landed the #5 rank in our Best Colleges for Marketing in Michigan ranking.

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. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from WMU is $100,305. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

While working on their bachelor's, marketing majors at WMU accumulate an average of around $24,106 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 $259.

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Ferris State University

Big Rapids, MI

Ferris State University earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the town of Big Rapids, Ferris is a public college with a large student population. Ferris also made our Best Colleges for Marketing in Michigan list, coming in at #9.

It takes about 4.6 years for the average student at Ferris to complete their degree, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $15,909. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Ferris is about $73,022. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

While working on their bachelor's, marketing majors at Ferris accumulate an average of around $24,135 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $265, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Eastern Michigan University landed the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value marketing schools. Located in the large suburb of Ypsilanti, Eastern Michigan is a public college with a fairly large student population.

The average student at Eastern Michigan graduates in less than 4.8 years, and it costs about $20,456 per year to attend the school. This means that the average student pays around $98,393 to get a bachelor’s degree from Eastern Michigan. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

On average, marketing graduates from Eastern Michigan take out $25,073 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $248.

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Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

Michigan State University comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of East Lansing, Michigan State is a public school with a very large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Michigan State, the school also landed the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Marketing 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. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State is $161,473. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

Marketing majors at Michigan State take out an average of $23,110 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 $253.

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Northern Michigan University earned the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings. Northern Michigan University is a moderately-sized public school located in the town of Marquette.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Northern Michigan University is 4.6 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $22,054. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Northern Michigan University is $101,228. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

Marketing majors at Northern Michigan University take out an average of $22,729 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 $244.

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Baker College

Flint, MI

Baker College comes in at #8 in this year's ranking. Baker College is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the distant town of Flint.

At Baker College, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.8 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $17,180. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Baker College is $81,605. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

After completing their bachelor's degree, marketing graduates from Baker College carry an average student debtload of $34,008. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $352.

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Oakland University

Rochester Hills, MI

Our rankings recognize Oakland University as the #9 school in this year's rankings. Oakland is a large public school located in the suburb of Rochester Hills. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Oakland, the school also landed the #7 rank in our Best Colleges for Marketing in Michigan ranking.

It takes the average student at Oakland about 4.7 years to graduate, and it costs about $27,642 per year to attend the school. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Oakland is about $128,812. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

On average, marketing graduates from Oakland take out $23,922 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 $241.

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Davenport University

Grand Rapids, MI

Davenport University landed the #10 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value marketing schools. Located in the large suburb of Grand Rapids, Davenport University is a private not-for-profit college with a moderately-sized student population.

The average student at Davenport University graduates in less than 4.3 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $25,498. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Davenport University is about $108,876. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

Marketing majors at Davenport University take out an average of $28,028 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $294, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Best Marketing Colleges in the Great Lakes Region

Explore all the Best Marketing Schools in the Great Lakes Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Ohio 3,223
Illinois 1,735
Indiana 800
Wisconsin 1,397

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

Related Major Annual Graduates
Business Administration & Management 4,646
Accounting 1,800
Finance & Financial Management 1,606
Human Resource Management 886
Hospitality Management 501

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 15 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 Nick Youngson.

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