Madonna Tuition Lowest of Michigan's Private Colleges

July 18, 2018

LIVONIA, Mich. – According to a recent U.S. News & World Report article, Madonna University has the lowest tuition for private colleges in Michigan. The national average cost of a private education is $34,817, based on data from 724 non-profit, private institutions. Madonna’s 2017-2018 tuition was $20,700. The story did not reflect the amount of public and private financial aid Madonna students receive, which reduces students’ out-of-pocket expenses even more. More than 85 percent of Madonna students receive some sort of financial aid, and the University awards more than 900 scholarships each year, both merit and endowed. 

“We are very proud of the value proposition we offer to our students,” said Madonna President Michael A. Grandillo, Ph.D. “It is gratifying to have U.S. News affirm what we’ve been telling prospective students and their parents. This is a real tribute to our talented faculty, helpful staff, and generous benefactors, that we are able to provide a high-quality education at an affordable rate.”

For more than 80 years, the hallmark of a Madonna University education has been a rigorous liberal arts education, combined with career preparation and service-learning. It’s diverse 3,000 students pursue associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in more than 100 undergraduate and 35 graduate programs in colleges of arts and humanities, business, natural and social sciences, education, nursing and health, and the school of business.  

In addition to its strong academic offerings, Madonna’s extracurricular activities have expanded in recent years to include a Student Senate, 19 men’s and women’s intercollegiate athletics teams, more than 40 student organizations, several music, dance and theater performing arts groups, a leadership academy, and academic societies. At Madonna, learning takes place within and outside the classroom to prepare graduates to go out into their communities and to change lives.

In its 2018 Best Colleges Regional Universities rankings, U.S. News placed Madonna at 93 (six-way tie) among 173 schools.

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