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9th Annual Michigan RN Program Rankings by RNCareers.org

To help nursing students in their search for a top RN program, the education experts at RNCareers.org publish their annual findings of the best nursing schools for both Michigan and the country. Schools ranked on our list have proven their ability to educate highly competent nurses.

To create our rankings, we evaluated 26 ADN degree programs and 20 BSN degree programs in Michigan. We obtained each institution’s first-time NCLEX-RN passing rates, the number of students taking the test, the program nursing accreditation and more. We then compared the results against other nursing programs in Michigan to provide our state rankings. View our methodology

RN Programs in Michigan

Best ADN Programs in Michigan

#1 Associate Degree in Nursing

Grand Rapids Community College

97.66% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 143 Bostwick Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI - 49503-3295
  • (616) 234-4000
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (A) 97.66%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Associate

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 211
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $3,969
  • Book and Supplies: $11,589
  • Percent Received Aid: 69%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $4,469
  • Percent Admitted: N/A
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: N/A
  • Graduation Rate: 17%

#2 Associate Degree in Nursing

North Central Michigan College

RN-to BSN-program

96.13% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 1515 Howard St, Petoskey, MI - 49770
  • (231) 348-6600
Nurse Admin: Kechinyere lheduru-Andersom, DNP, RN, CNE, CWCN
Title: Nursing Program Director & Associate professor
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (A) 96.13%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Associate

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 30
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $4,480
  • Book and Supplies: $8,736
  • Percent Received Aid: 87%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $5,180
  • Percent Admitted: N/A
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: N/A
  • Graduation Rate: 24%

#3 Associate Degree in Nursing

St Clair County Community College

92.47% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 323 Erie Street, Port Huron, MI - 48061-5015
  • (810) 984-3881
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (A) 92.47%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Associate

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 60
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $5,320
  • Book and Supplies: $12,490
  • Percent Received Aid: 84%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $5,628
  • Percent Admitted: N/A
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: N/A
  • Graduation Rate: 23%

#4 Associate Degree in Nursing

Muskegon Community College

92.29% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 221 S Quarterline Rd, Muskegon, MI - 49442-1432
  • (231) 773-9131
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (A) 92.29%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Associate

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 77
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $6,530
  • Book and Supplies: $14,390
  • Percent Received Aid: 87%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $4,687
  • Percent Admitted: N/A
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: N/A
  • Graduation Rate: 16%

#5 Associate Degree in Nursing

Delta College

91.10% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 1961 Delta Road, University Center, MI - 48710
  • (989) 686-9000
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (A) 91.10%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Associate

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 176
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $4,370
  • Book and Supplies: $7,100
  • Percent Received Aid: 80%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $5,037
  • Percent Admitted: N/A
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: N/A
  • Graduation Rate: 16%

#6 Associate Degree in Nursing

Macomb Community College

90.95% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 14500 E Twelve Mile Rd, Warren, MI - 48088-3896
  • (586) 445-7999
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (A) 90.95%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Associate

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 196
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $3,390
  • Book and Supplies: $7,680
  • Percent Received Aid: 65%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $4,438
  • Percent Admitted: N/A
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: N/A
  • Graduation Rate: 12%

#7 Associate Degree in Nursing

Northwestern Michigan College

Associate Degree in Nursing Program

90.44% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 1701 E Front St, Traverse City, MI - 49686
  • (231) 995-1000
Nurse Admin: Tamella Livengood, MSN, FNP-BC
Title: Interim Director Of Nursing And Alied Health
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (A) 90.44%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Associate

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 80
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $4,640
  • Book and Supplies: $10,816
  • Percent Received Aid: 80%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $4,732
  • Percent Admitted: N/A
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: N/A
  • Graduation Rate: 23%

#8 Associate Degree in Nursing

Monroe County Community College

90.23% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 1555 South Raisinville Road, Monroe, MI - 48161-9746
  • (734) 242-7300
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (A) 90.23%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Associate

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 44
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $4,333
  • Book and Supplies: $7,760
  • Percent Received Aid: 84%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $3,589
  • Percent Admitted: N/A
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: N/A
  • Graduation Rate: 22%

#9 Associate Degree in Nursing

Oakland Community College

89.71% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 2480 Opdyke Rd, Bloomfield Hills, MI - 48304-2266
  • (248) 341-2000
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (B) 89.71%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Associate

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 198
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $2,780
  • Book and Supplies: $5,200
  • Percent Received Aid: 54%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $5,360
  • Percent Admitted: N/A
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: N/A
  • Graduation Rate: 15%

#10 Associate Degree in Nursing

Glen Oaks Community College

87.74% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 62249 Shimmel Rd, Centreville, MI - 49032-9719
  • (269) 467-9945
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (B) 87.74%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Associate

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 26
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $3,960
  • Book and Supplies: $6,408
  • Percent Received Aid: 86%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $4,813
  • Percent Admitted: N/A
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: N/A
  • Graduation Rate: 31%

#11 Associate Degree in Nursing

Lake Michigan College

86.31% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 2755 East Napier Avenue, Benton Harbor, MI - 49022-1899
  • (269) 927-8100
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (B) 86.31%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Associate

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 52
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $4,860
  • Book and Supplies: $6,900
  • Percent Received Aid: 83%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $4,902
  • Percent Admitted: N/A
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: N/A
  • Graduation Rate: 21%

#12 Associate Degree in Nursing

West Shore Community College

86.05% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 3000 N Stiles Rd, Scottville, MI - 49454-0277
  • (231) 845-6211
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (B) 86.05%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Associate

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 27
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $3,040
  • Book and Supplies: $6,400
  • Percent Received Aid: 94%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $3,875
  • Percent Admitted: N/A
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: N/A
  • Graduation Rate: 26%

Best BSN Programs in Michigan

#1 Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Hope College

Nursing Department

95.68% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • President's Office, 141 East 12th Street, Holland, MI - 49423-9000
  • (616) 395-7000
Nurse Admin: Melissa Bouws, PhD, RN
Title: Chairperson
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (A) 95.68%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Bachelor

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 234
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $1,000
  • Book and Supplies: N/A
  • Percent Received Aid: 97%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $16,691
  • Percent Admitted: 78%
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: 26%
  • Graduation Rate: 76%

#2 Bachelor of Science in Nursing

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

School of Nursing

93.76% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 503 Thompson Street, Ann Arbor, MI - 48109
  • (734) 764-1817
Nurse Admin: Patricia Hurn, PhD, RN
Title: Dean
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (A) 93.76%
  • Programs: Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Bachelor, BSN to PhD, MSN, MSN to DNP, Post Master's NP Certificate

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 6678
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $16,178
  • Book and Supplies: $1,048
  • Percent Received Aid: 66%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $22,021
  • Percent Admitted: 26%
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: 41%
  • Graduation Rate: 93%

#3 Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Grand Valley State University

Kirkhof College of Nursing

92.31% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 1 Campus Dr, Allendale, MI - 49401-9403
  • (616) 331-2020
Nurse Admin: Patricia Thomas, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACHE, FNAR NEA-BC, ACNS-BC, CNL
Title: Dean and Professor
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (A) 92.31%
  • Programs: Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Bachelor, BSN to DNP, MSN to DNP

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 1101
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $13,560
  • Book and Supplies: $740
  • Percent Received Aid: 90%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $6,717
  • Percent Admitted: 88%
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: 28%
  • Graduation Rate: 69%

#4 Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Saginaw Valley State University

Crystal M. Lange College of Nursing & Health Sciences

89.18% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 7400 Bay Rd, University Center, MI - 48710
  • (989) 964-4000
Nurse Admin: Elizabeth Roe, PhD, RN
Title: Chief Nurse Administator
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (B) 89.18%
  • Programs: CNL, Family Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: APRN Certificate, Bachelor, BSN to DNP, MSN, MSN to DNP, Post Master's NP Certificate

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 271
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $11,130
  • Book and Supplies: $1,100
  • Percent Received Aid: 98%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $7,865
  • Percent Admitted: 89%
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: 22%
  • Graduation Rate: 48%

#5 Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Michigan State University

College of Nursing

88.14% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI - 48824-1046
  • (517) 355-1855
Nurse Admin: Leigh Small, PhD, RN, CPNR FAAN, FAANP
Title: Dean and Professor
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (B) 88.14%
  • Programs: Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Accelerated BSN, Bachelor, BSN to PhD, MSN, MSN to DNP, Post Master's NP Certificate

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 4014
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $14,750
  • Book and Supplies: $1,168
  • Percent Received Aid: 71%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $11,721
  • Percent Admitted: 76%
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: 24%
  • Graduation Rate: 81%

#6 Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Wayne State University

College of Nursing

86.02% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 42 W. Warren Ave., Detroit, MI - 48202
  • (313) 577-2424
Nurse Admin: Laurie M. Lauzon Clabo, PhD, RN
Title: Dean and Professor
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (B) 86.02%
  • Programs: Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Accelerated BSN, Bachelor, BSN to DNP, BSN to PhD, MSN, MSN to DNP, Post Master's NP Certificate

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 2238
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $14,043
  • Book and Supplies: $1,268
  • Percent Received Aid: 98%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $8,435
  • Percent Admitted: 69%
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: 26%
  • Graduation Rate: 52%

About RN Programs in Michigan

  • There are 65 nursing schools in Michigan. The CCNE accredits 29 nursing schools and the ACEN accredits 29 schools in Michigan.
  • Typically, an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) will take between 18 to 24 months to complete, and a Bachelor Degree in Nursing (BSN) will take about 4 years to complete.
  • The average NCLEX passing rate range for ADN students in Michigan is between 76.62% and 97.66%.
  • The average NCLEX passing rate range for BSN students in Michigan is between 62.46% and 95.68%.
  • The average annual salary for registered nurses is between $52,080 to $111,220 a year.
  • Registered Nurses (RN) throughout the country and in Michigan can expect a favorable job growth of 15 percent from 2016 to 2026 which much faster than the average for all occupations.

Nursing Programs Offered by Michigan Nursing Schools

  • Registered Nursing: 56
  • Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner: 9
  • Family Nurse Practitioner: 9
  • Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner: 4
  • CNL: 3
  • Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner: 3
  • Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner: 2
  • Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner: 2
  • Administration, Research or Clinical Nursing: 1
  • Neonatal Nurse Practitioner: 1

Michigan Nursing Schools with the Most Degree Types

Michigan RN Program Comparisons: ADN vs BSN

Compare RN ProgramsADNBSN
Number of Nursing Programs2920
Average NCLEX Passing Rate85.90%82.67%
NCLEX Passing Rate Range76.62% to 97.66%62.46% to 95.68%

Become a Nurse Practitioner (NP) in Michigan

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Become an APRN in Michigan

RNs who wish to become advanced practice registered nurses will want to pursue any number of avenues to earn Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree. Earning a Master of Science in Nursing consists of graduate-level coursework and clinical practice for those nurses who wish to direct patient roles such as a nurse practitioner. You can also pursue indirect patient roles such as teaching or leadership roles, or become involved in policy, state-wide health initiatives or community engagement. There are many clinical and non-clinical avenues that an RN with MSN can pursue.

Learn about Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Degree.

RN Licensing Requirements in Michigan

Michigan

Comprehensive guide to Michigan Nursing License Requirements Renewals RN and APRN

Michigan Board of Nursing
Ottawa Towers North
611 W. Ottawa, 4th Floor
Lansing, MI 48933
Phone: (517) 373-9280

Website: Michigan Board of Nursing 

More of the Best RN Programs in Michigan

Grade
University
Michigan Rank
Degree
83.80 Kellogg Community College 17 ADN
82.92 Montcalm Community College 18 ADN
81.94 Alpena Community College 19 ADN
81.62 Lansing Community College 20 ADN
80.79 Gogebic Community College 21 ADN
79.11 Kirtland Community College 22 ADN
78.65 Wayne County Community College District 23 ADN
78.38 Henry Ford College 24 ADN
78.00 Washtenaw Community College 25 ADN
76.62 Bay College 26 ADN
83.67 Calvin College 10 BSN
83.24 Eastern Michigan University 11 BSN
83.13 Oakland University 12 BSN
76.97 Lake Superior State University 13 BSN
72.51 Ferris State University 14 BSN
66.67 Andrews University 15 BSN
62.46 Siena Heights University 16 BSN

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