College ranked ‘most affordable’ in the state


Schneider Hall at Western Michigan University is home to Haworth College of Business. Photo via

An international online business publication has ranked a university in the region as the most affordable in Michigan.

Business Insider recently released its list of the most affordable colleges in each state. It has named Western Michigan University the most affordable and highly ranked university in Michigan.

Using data from the Chronicle of Higher Education, the publication evaluated colleges and universities ranked in the top 220 nationally by U.S. News & World Report. The ranking looked at each school’s published resident tuition, fees and room and board using data from the 2016-17 academic year.

WMU’s published cost for the year was $21,054.

The list of affordable colleges includes Big Ten universities, such as University of Wisconsin-Madison, and schools from the Mid-American Conference, such as Bowling Green State University.

The total annual cost of tuition and room and board at the selected schools ranged from $15,041 at the University of Montana to $35,324 at the District of Columbia’s Howard University.

A full list of the rankings is available online.

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Western Michigan University, founded in 1903, serves more than 23,000 students from across the U.S. and 100 foreign countries.

The university offers more than 250 degree programs, including 32 at the doctoral level.

U.S. News & World Report has listed WMU as one of the nation's “best national universities” for 26 consecutive years.

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