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2021 Best Business, Management & Marketing Colleges for Veterans in Michigan

30 Colleges
13,072 Bachelor's Degrees
$25,773 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Business, Management & Marketing Schools for Vets

Best Business, Management & Marketing Colleges for Veterans in MichiganBusiness, Management & Marketing is the most popular major in Michigan with 13,072 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2019-2020. This means that 3.2% of the degrees earned in the country were from a school in the state.

This year's Best Business, Management & Marketing Colleges for Veterans in Michigan ranking looked at 30 colleges that offer a bachelor's in business, management and marketing. This ranking identifies schools with high-quality business, management and marketing programs as well as strong veteran support.

Some of the factors we look at when determining these rankings are overall quality of the business, management and marketing program at the school, veteran affordability, and veteran population. Check out our ranking methodology for more information.

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2021 Best Business, Management & Marketing Schools for Veterans in Michigan

The colleges and universities below are the best for vets studying business, management and marketing.

Top 10 Best Business, Management & Marketing Schools for Veterans

#1

Northwood University

Midland, MI

The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Northwood University. Northwood is a small private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Midland. Northwood also took the #2 spot in our Best Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing in Michigan rankings.

Of the 2,541 students enrolled at Northwood, 121 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 88 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $5,925. During this same period, 2 students received scholarships through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#2

Cleary University

Howell, MI

Our rankings recognize Cleary University as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Cleary College is a small private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized suburb of Howell. Cleary College also made our Best Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing in Michigan list, coming in at #7.

Our most recent data shows that 29 of the 658 students enrolled at Cleary College were GI Bill® students, of which 14 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $10,750. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Grand Valley State University comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. GVSU is a very large public school located in the suburb of Allendale. GVSU did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #3 on our Best Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing in Michigan list.

Of the 23,350 students enrolled at GVSU, 482 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 309 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $10,102. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#4

Central Michigan University

Mount Pleasant, MI

Central Michigan University earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the distant town of Mount Pleasant, Central Michigan is a public school with a fairly large student population. Central Michigan also made our Best Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing in Michigan list, coming in at #5.

According to our most recent data, Central Michigan supports 17,311 students, and 357 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 317 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $4,557. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Eastern Michigan University comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. Located in the large suburb of Ypsilanti, Eastern Michigan is a public school with a large student population.

Our most recent data shows that 500 of the 16,294 students enrolled at Eastern Michigan were GI Bill® students, of which 256 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $7,405. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#6

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

Michigan State University landed the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value business, management and marketing schools. Located in the small city of East Lansing, Michigan State is a public school with a fairly large student population. Michigan State not only placed well in our veterans rankings. It is also #1 on our Best Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing in Michigan list.

Of the 49,695 students enrolled at Michigan State, 763 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 500 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $12,685. To help with additional expenses, 8 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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#7

Davenport University

Grand Rapids, MI

Davenport University landed the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value business, management and marketing schools. Located in the large suburb of Grand Rapids, Davenport University is a private not-for-profit school with a medium-sized student population.

Of the 6,127 students enrolled at Davenport University, 315 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 244 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $12,959. During this same period, 22 students received scholarships through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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The #8 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Michigan - Ann Arbor. U-M is a very large public school located in the midsize city of Ann Arbor. In addition to being on our best for vets list, U-M has also earned the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing in Michigan ranking.

Of the 47,907 students enrolled at U-M, 509 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 321 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $26,841. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#9

Ferris State University

Big Rapids, MI

The #9 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Ferris State University. Located in the town of Big Rapids, Ferris is a public college with a large student population.

Of the 11,165 students enrolled at Ferris, 423 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 186 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $6,682. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Our rankings recognize University of Michigan - Dearborn as the #10 school in this year's rankings. UM Dearborn is a moderately-sized public school located in the small city of Dearborn. UM Dearborn also took the #8 spot in our Best Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing in Michigan rankings.

Among the 8,783 students enrolled at UM Dearborn, 181 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 118 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $10,539. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Best for Vets Business, Management & Marketing Colleges in the Great Lakes Region

Explore all the Best Business, Management & Marketing Colleges for Vets 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 4,312
Marketing 1,917
Accounting 1,720
Finance & Financial Management 1,600
Human Resource Management 901

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 25 schools only.

**GI Bill® student total includes all chapters of the GI Bill® program (e.g., Post-9/11, Montgomery GI Bill, Reserve Education Assistance Program, and Veteran Readiness and Employment)

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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