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Macomb Community College Board of Trustees authorizes maintaining current tuition rates for the next academic year

– Friday, March 23, 2018 12:00AM

College’s 2018-19 tuition rates will not increase  

The Macomb Community College Board of Trustees voted to maintain current tuition rates for the next academic year, fall 2018 through spring/summer 2019, during their regular monthly meeting on Wednesday evening, March 21. Residents will continue to pay $100 a credit hour. The college’s tuition rates are well below the state average, with Macomb having the fourth lowest cost of attendance (tuition and fees) among Michigan’s 28 community colleges.  

“We remain sensitive to the financial pressures our students face and are committed to ensuring that this is balanced with maintaining an affordable millage rate for residents while preserving the institution’s fiscal integrity and ability to serve the community’s needs into the future,” said Macomb President James O. Sawyer IV, Ed.D. “Residents rely on us to provide education and training that connects to meaningful careers with sustainable futures. It’s important that 80 percent of our students leave Macomb debt-free, ready to pursue their futures unencumbered by crippling educational debt.” 

Macomb’s revenue is comprised of three primary sources: tuition (43 percent), local property taxes (26 percent) and state appropriations (25 percent). While property tax revenue for the upcoming year is not yet known and has seemed to stabilize, at its current level, it is still $10 million less than 2007-08. The level of state appropriations for next fiscal year is also unknown at this time, with the governor’s budget proposing no increase. The college’s current level of appropriations from the state is $500,000 less than that of 2002. 

“Macomb Community College is a key asset in moving our residents and communities along the path to economic vitality,” said Jennifer Haase, chair, Macomb Community College Board of Trustees. “I and my colleagues on Macomb’s board remain focused on maintaining affordability while investing in college programs to ensure relevancy in our fast-moving economy. The college’s education and training not only positions individuals for success but also plays a role in contributing talented graduates to fill critical jobs in our community – from supporting our robust advanced manufacturing sector to preparing those who staff our health care facilities and those who protect our safety in law enforcement and fire service careers. ”

The 2017/18 tuition rates that will be continued through the 2018-19 academic year are:

Category                              2018-19 Tuition

Resident                               $100

Non Resident                       $186

Out of State/ Foreign          $237

Affiliate*                              $127

Variable (Contract)              $100

*Those living in areas not served by a community college district.


About Macomb Community College

Macomb Community College ( is one of the nation’s leading community colleges, providing learning experiences to nearly 40,000 students annually. Macomb nationally ranks in the top two percent in the number of associate degrees awarded by community colleges and is the largest grantor of associate degrees in Michigan. The college’s comprehensive educational programming includes pre-collegiate experiences, university transfer and career preparation programs, bachelor degree completion and graduate degree programs, workforce training, professional education and certification, and continuing education and enrichment opportunities.

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