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Macomb Community College Board of Trustees sets 2021-2022 tuition rates

– Thursday, February 18, 2021 12:00AM

College’s tuition will rise 2%, with students on average paying $17.40 more per semester  

At its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday evening, Feb. 17, the Macomb Community College Board of Trustees authorized tuition rates for the upcoming academic year, Fall 2021 through Spring/Summer 2022. Tuition for residents will increase 2%, going from $102 per billable contact hour to $104. For Macomb students, who on average take 8.7 credit hours, the new tuition rate will result in an increase of $17.40 for a semester. 

Macomb has not raised its tuition rate for two of the last three academic years, while implementing budget reductions totaling $21 million since 2019. Macomb’s tuition rate remains well below average among the state’s 28 community colleges, with the fourth lowest tuition rate. Those planning to earn a bachelor’s degree can save 77 percent on the first two years of tuition by attending Macomb versus starting at a public university in Michigan. 

“Now more than ever, access to relevant and affordable college education is critical to providing a pathway to careers that are less likely to be disrupted by unemployment,” said Macomb President James O. Sawyer IV, Ed.D. “We continue to focus on our students’ success, doing everything possible to support their continued progress including helping them overcome the unique challenges posed by the ongoing pandemic. We’re committed to fiscal responsibility, which provides the foundation for ensuring Macomb Community College can continue providing high-quality learning experiences in programs that translate into long-term opportunity for our community members.”  

Macomb’s revenue is comprised of three primary sources: tuition (36%), local property taxes (33%) and state appropriations (25%).  

Macomb Community College tuition categories, their current billable contact hour rates and the rates for Fall 2021 through Spring/Summer 2022 semesters are:

Category                           Current Tuition               2021-2022 Tuition

Resident                                      $102                                  $104

Non Resident                              $190                                   $194

Out of State/ Foreign                 $242                                   $247                                 

Affiliate*                                      $130                                   $133

Variable (Contract)+                         $102                                   $104


*Those living in areas not served by a community college district.
+Agreements with third parties who pay tuition on behalf of a student.


About Macomb Community College

Macomb Community College ( is one of the nation’s leading community colleges. Macomb nationally ranks in the top two percent in the number of associate degrees awarded by community colleges and is one of the largest grantors 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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