Michigan Career and Technical Institute in Plainwell

Plainwell, MI

Michigan Career and Technical Institute offers 44-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 12:1. 1 high safety campus. 69.8% are women, and 30.2% are men. The average annual total cost of attendance at Michigan Career and Technical Institute is 15462$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $13944 and $14886 per year. 82% of full-time Michigan Career and Technical Institute students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $17,500, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Michigan Career and Technical Institute is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Michigan Career and Technical Institute students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$15,940
$30,001 - $48,000$13,269
$48,001 - $75,000$14,875
$75,001 - $110,000--



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  • Combined charge for room and board: 4184


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


220 of Michigan Career and Technical Institute undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 100 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Michigan Career and Technical Institute number 122 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Michigan.

Students at Michigan Career and Technical Institute awarded 4 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a federal, state, local or institutional grant aid.

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Recognized student veteran organization

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Does not offer distance education opportunities

Graduation Rate


Michigan Career and Technical Institute graduation rate is above the national average.

82% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Michigan Career and Technical Institute completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This index doesn’t take into account students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare schools.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Michigan Career and Technical Institute is 12:1, that means that for every 12 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Michigan Career and Technical Institute the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Michigan Career and Technical Institute and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in not reported location.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Michigan Career & Technical Institution

The campus located by 11611 West Pine Lake Road address in Plainwell, Michigan.


Michigan Career & Technical Institution in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Michigan Career and Technical Institute with 6.37% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Michigan Career & Technical Institution are forcible sex offense, aggravated assault, and burglary.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Michigan Career and Technical Institute offers 44 programs in total: 25 are for less than 1-year certificate programs and 19 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 194 universities in Michigan state. Michigan Career and Technical Institute is one of the few institutions in Michigan that offers a less than 1-year certificate program.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Michigan state average data to help you compare.


Michigan Career and Technical Institute provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 367 students with 16504 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Michigan Career and Technical Institute

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When I came here to visit, it was a pretty interesting place to be and I like the fact that they can help you with whatever your concern is. I'm going to be attending here pretty soon in April.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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This school staff where rude, and careless, only a few where the best I wish them good luck of life but the others where absolutely rude. had a horrible time at the dormitory and people stole items out of my room / gangs in hallways, if you report a racist issue they would not help. I talked to the higher ups they still wouldn't help. Found a bread tie in my pulled pork during lunch all they said was well sorry. Got sick six times my stay here. To much liberal promotion. If you are a white student you will not get the help you need they help the non whites first and you get bullied for being white. Had to drop out because more problems came my way worst college I attended 1 out of 5 stars.

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I attended this school from April 2016 to January 2017. I was in Office Automation Program. For the most part it was a very good experience. I made new friends and learned a lot in my trade. I achieved my CompTIA A+ Certification. But I felt the negative aspects of MCTI overshadowed the positive. First, most of the Dorm office staff very rude and unprofessional. The one that was the most rude was Angela. The only ones I liked were Ted, Bob and Justin. I would recommend trying to get into Pine Lake Apartments. That way you don't deal with the Dorm. The landlord Art is a really nice guy. Second, the school is full of drama. People are being busted with sex, alcohol, illicit drugs, and weapons. Not like other schools either. Fire/Safety only has 3-4 officers to handle over 500+ students living in one place. The third thing, which is the worst of all is the Office Automation trade I was in. The content and things I learned weren’t the issue, it was instructor. Al Jackson was just horrible except he was very smart in IT. No feedback on your performance at all. If you made error, he was very rude and unprofessional. He resorted to blackmail and used most kids with disabilities worst vulnerability. Peers. He humiliated students in front of other students with their PERSONAL weaknesses. He told male student once to get control of sexual urges, very loud the students down the hall heard it. That should have been handled in private. I worked hard and did my best. Finally I was in my 3rd term, and one morning Al got me into his office. Usually meetings with instructor are done with program manager and MRS. I was alone with Al. He told me I was underperforming and I would never make a good technician loud and rudely. I was very frustrated since I've never received any feedback before. He kicked me out of OA 2 WEEKS before I was going to get my next cert. I went to apartment and started packing my bags. Then I called PM and MRS to set up a meeting. They had no idea that Al kicked me out minutes before. I went to Als office AGAIN and sat in there for hour listening to Al lie to the PM and MRS that he never kicked me out and we never had a conversation that morning. I was given an option to stay and finish certification, but I declined. I knew Al was going to harass me. In conclusion, if anyone is interested in IT and learning computers, I would not recommend MCTI, but I would suggest Goodwill in Grand Rapids. They offer IT training and offer IT call center jobs with Peckham, a company that contracts with the United States Department of Agriculture and the Defense Logistics Agency. Plus, they work exclusively with persons with disabilities. I hope my review was informative, and I wish college searchers best of luck!*UPDATE* I recently received a certificate in the mail stating that I completed the OA trade, so in other words they made up for their mistakes. That I am satisfied with. But I still do not have the certification that I never got to finish. I work for the federal government now, and they like me. And Al said what he said?Update x2: I guess I'm not the only one that he did this to. Over the course of four months, I've received messages from several of his past students. They too were harassed and humiliated in front of their classmates. I did some digging and he's been an instructor at MCTI since the early 1990s. Most of the other students said that he ruined their chances of a good job and lied to employers about student performance even though the progress reports were "Satisfactory". A couple had to switch trades because of his constant degrading. The students and I have decided that we are going to petition the Michigan Department of Human Services for an investigation. He has been allowed to do this for too long and it must end. MCTI is a school where people with disabilities can learn, feel welcomed, and ultimately gain valuable experience and knowledge from the training. Al Jackson's disregard and exploitation of people with special needs and the challenges they face should not be tolerated in a setting like MCTI.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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Is there a way to fund out who's in your dorm room before you go. My daughter goes feb 5 and is a nervous wreck. Maybe if she knows who shes in with it might be easier!

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I went there for information technology. I had quite a blast, but there was a lot of drama. The staff are a mix. My instructor prepared my very well for entry level IT. I'll be honest, his teaching style isn't for everyone, but if you stick around in his class you learn a lot. Food is okay, but the Pine Cove is a lot better. Bring activities with you because there aren't many things to do there, especially in the winter. I've met some amazing friends and made amazing memories. Not all trades are created equal, from what I've heard. My brother graduated from their commercial printing program and he liked it. Another couple of pros is that it is free and has a beautiful lake view. Keep in mind that the school is intended for entry-level jobs in their fields. If you are interested getting an entry level IT job, I highly recommend this school. I especially recommend this school for those coming right out of high school, so if you still want to go to a university or something like that, you'll have a decent job to help you save for it instead of working for McDonald's or something. I recommend this school.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 11611 West Pine Lake Road


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Quarter

General Phone Number: +2696644461

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: michigan.gov/MCTI

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