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2021 Best Business, Management & Marketing Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Michigan

23 Colleges
13,420 Bachelor's Degrees
$24,955 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Business, Management & Marketing Schools for Non-Traditional Students

Best Business, Management & Marketing Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in MichiganBusiness, Management & Marketing is the most popular major in Michigan with 13,420 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019. This means that of the 416,954 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 3.2% were from a college or university in the state.

This year's Best Business, Management & Marketing Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Michigan ranking looked at 23 colleges that offer a bachelor's in business, management and marketing. Not only do the schools that top this list have excellent business, management and marketing programs, but they also offer a lot of support to non-traditional students.

When determining these rankings, we looked at things such as overall quality of the business, management and marketing program at the school, affordability, and presence of non-traditional students. See our ranking methodology to learn more.

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2021 Best Business, Management & Marketing Schools for Non-Traditional Students in Michigan

The following schools top our list of the Best Business, Management & Marketing Colleges for Non-Traditional Students.

Top 10 Best Business, Management & Marketing Schools for Non-Traditional Students

#1

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

Michigan State University has taken the #1 spot in this year's business, management and marketing ranking for non-traditional students. Located in the city of East Lansing, Michigan State is a public school with a fairly 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 Business, Management & Marketing in Michigan ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 3.4%. There are approximately 9,273 students at Michigan State that take at least one class online. About 6,488 of the students at Michigan State are attending part time.

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#2

Central Michigan University

Mount Pleasant, MI

Central Michigan University landed the #2 spot in our 2021 best business, management and marketing schools for non-traditional students. Located in the distant town of Mount Pleasant, Central Michigan is a public school with a large student population. Central Michigan also took the #5 spot in our Best Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing in Michigan rankings.

The student loan default rate at Central Michigan is lower than is typical, just 4.9% of students default in three years. 4,102 of Central Michigan students are exclusively distance learners. About 5,656 of the students at Central Michigan are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Grand Valley State University earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. GVSU is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Allendale. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, GVSU has also earned the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing in Michigan ranking.

The student loan default rate at GVSU is lower than is typical, just 3.8% of students default in three years. Approximately 2,115 students take at least one class online at GVSU. 4,024 students are part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#4

Ferris State University

Big Rapids, MI

Our rankings recognize Ferris State University as the #4 school in this year's rankings. Located in the town of Big Rapids, Ferris is a public school with a large student population.

The student loan default rate at Ferris is lower than is typical, just 7.0% of students default in three years. Approximately 2,430 students take at least one class online at Ferris. 4,334 students are part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#5

Davenport University

Grand Rapids, MI

The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Davenport University. Located in the large suburb of Grand Rapids, Davenport University is a private not-for-profit college with a medium-sized student population.

The student loan default rate at Davenport University is lower than is typical, just 8.5% of students default in three years. 2,908 of Davenport University students are exclusively distance learners. 4,015 of Davenport University students are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Eastern Michigan University comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. Located in the large suburb of Ypsilanti, Eastern Michigan is a public school with a fairly large student population.

Approximately 4,524 students take at least one class online at Eastern Michigan. 6,765 students are part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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University of Michigan - Ann Arbor comes in at #7 in this year's ranking. U-M is a fairly large public school located in the midsize city of Ann Arbor. U-M did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #4 on our Best Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing in Michigan list.

The student loan default rate at U-M is lower than is typical, just 1.1% of students default in three years. Approximately 487 students take at least one class online at U-M. 2,376 students are part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#8

Oakland University

Rochester Hills, MI

The #8 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Oakland University. Oakland is a large public school located in the suburb of Rochester Hills.

The student loan default rate at Oakland is lower than is typical, just 4.4% of students default in three years. Approximately 4,058 students take at least one class online at Oakland. 4,704 students are part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Western Michigan University comes in at #9 in this year's ranking. WMU is a fairly large public school located in the city of Kalamazoo.

The student loan default rate at WMU is lower than is typical, just 7.0% of students default in three years. There are approximately 4,416 students at WMU that take at least one class online. 6,532 of WMU students are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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The #10 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Detroit Mercy. Located in the large city of Detroit, Detroit Mercy is a private not-for-profit college with a moderately-sized student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Detroit Mercy, the school also landed the #6 rank in our Best Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing in Michigan ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 3.8%. There are approximately 857 students at Detroit Mercy that take at least one class online. 955 students are part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Best for Non-Traditional Students Business, Management & Marketing Colleges in the Great Lakes Region

Explore all the Best Business, Management & Marketing Schools for Non-Traditional Students in the Great Lakes Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Ohio 15,966
Illinois 13,582
Indiana 10,348
Wisconsin 8,525

Business, Management & Marketing Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Business Administration & Management 10,006
Accounting 2,846
Marketing 2,145
Finance & Financial Management 1,726
Human Resource Management 1,285

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 23 schools only.

References

  • 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).
  • Veteran-specific data can be found at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Amit Savargaonkar.

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