Chemistry in Michigan

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Schools Offering Chemistry Programs in Michigan

Each year, approximately 0.2% of Michigan graduates receive degrees in chemistry. That means an estimated 678 chemists graduate from Michigan's 43 chemistry schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Michigan with a chemistry program is Michigan State University, which is located in East Lansing. In 2010, it was ranked 16th nationwide. 95 students graduated with a degree in chemistry from Michigan State University in 2010. The tuition rate at Michigan State University was $11,152 per year.

The second-ranked school in Michigan that has a chemistry program is Kalamazoo College. Kalamazoo College, which was ranked 27th in the country in 2010, is located in Kalamazoo. In 2010, 27 students graduated from Kalamazoo College chemistry program. Kalamazoo College charged in-state students $34,417 in tuition fees per year.

The third-ranked school in Michigan with a chemistry program is Michigan Technological University, which is located in Houghton. In 2010, it was ranked 29th nationwide. 17 students graduated with degree in chemistry from Michigan Technological University in 2010. The tuition rate at Michigan Technological University was $12,017 per year.


Chemistry schools in Michigan, charge students an average tuition of $13,140 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $34,417 per year, or as little as $2,104 per year. The Michigan chemistry schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Kalamazoo College - located in Kalamazoo, students are charged $34,417 per year
  2. Albion College - located in Albion, students are charged $31,186 per year
  3. University of Detroit Mercy - located in Detroit, students are charged $30,660 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Michigan chemistry schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Henry Ford Community College - located in Dearborn, students are charged $2,104 per year
  2. Mid Michigan Community College - located in Harrison, students are charged $2,156 per year
  3. Lansing Community College - located in Lansing, students are charged $2,330 per year

A chemistry degree from a Michigan school... what next?

The highest percentage of chemistry graduates in Michigan pursue careers as a chemist. If you decide to work as a chemist in Michigan, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 2,650 Michigan chemists as of 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Michigan chemists:

  1. Wayne County - 530 chemists
  2. Lapeer County - 390 chemists
  3. Washtenaw County - 380 chemists

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of chemists is expected to grow by 3% by 2018. There are projected to be 2,780 chemists working in the Michigan then.


On average, a chemist earns a salary of $59,610 per year in Michigan state. However, Michigan chemists earned anywhere in the range from as less than $29,420 per year to more than $104,510 per year in 2010. A chemist in the following Michigan counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Washtenaw County - $69,840 per year
  2. Lapeer County - $66,050 per year
  3. Berrien County - $63,550 per year

The following counties in Michigan have the lowest average salaries for chemists:

  1. Muskegon County - $50,580 per year
  2. Barry County - $52,810 per year
  3. Ottawa County - $53,260 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Michigan statistics regarding a career in chemistry. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as physics or chemistry.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Chemistry in Michigan
  • Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry in Michigan
  • Master's Degree in Chemistry in Michigan
  • Doctoral Degree in Chemistry in Michigan
  • Certificate in Chemistry in Michigan

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,944 miles from location Michigan State University East Lansing MI 83.667 40% 47,071
5,901 miles from location University of Michigan-Ann Arbor Ann Arbor MI 52.5737 41% 41,674
5,871 miles from location Wayne State University Detroit MI 28.8305 38% 31,786
5,963 miles from location Central Michigan University Mount Pleasant MI 66.6106 30% 27,247
6,000 miles from location Western Michigan University Kalamazoo MI 34.0778 31% 24,576
6,017 miles from location Grand Valley State University Allendale MI 70.8032 35% 24,408
5,867 miles from location Macomb Community College Warren MI 13.6456 n/a 24,376
5,898 miles from location Eastern Michigan University Ypsilanti MI 62.0788 31% 22,893
5,948 miles from location Lansing Community College Lansing MI 16.5641 n/a 21,123
5,878 miles from location Oakland University Rochester MI 28.3132 36% 18,918
5,879 miles from location Henry Ford Community College Dearborn MI 10.2952 n/a 17,542
6,006 miles from location Grand Rapids Community College Grand Rapids MI 12.7836 n/a 16,944
5,999 miles from location Ferris State University Big Rapids MI 29.008 35% 13,865
6,004 miles from location Kalamazoo Valley Community College Kalamazoo MI 9.81337 n/a 11,999
5,923 miles from location Delta College University Center MI 14.2836 n/a 11,354
5,923 miles from location Saginaw Valley State University University Center MI 25.4946 33% 10,498
6,101 miles from location Northern Michigan University Marquette MI 29.1086 41% 9,428
5,879 miles from location University of Michigan-Dearborn Dearborn MI 64.975 37% 8,379
5,906 miles from location University of Michigan-Flint Flint MI 57.7428 35% 7,773
6,156 miles from location Michigan Technological University Houghton MI 70.9808 36% 7,136
5,979 miles from location Kellogg Community College Battle Creek MI 12.6312 n/a 5,976
5,875 miles from location University of Detroit Mercy Detroit MI 27.1221 30% 5,585
5,964 miles from location Mid Michigan Community College Harrison MI 6.14891 n/a 4,767
6,040 miles from location Lake Michigan College Benton Harbor MI 9.92778 n/a 4,688
0 miles from location Monroe County Community College Monroe MI 15.7279 n/a 4,624
5,881 miles from location Lawrence Technological University Southfield MI 25.0067 37% 4,488
5,888 miles from location Madonna University Livonia MI 61.5051 36% 4,211
5,946 miles from location Spring Arbor University Spring Arbor MI 60.8655 24% 4,120
6,002 miles from location Calvin College Grand Rapids MI 34.2296 40% 4,092
6,037 miles from location Andrews University Berrien Springs MI 63.2907 42% 3,589
6,027 miles from location Hope College Holland MI 34.8469 32% 3,230
5,876 miles from location Marygrove College Detroit MI 15.8409 37% 2,909
5,957 miles from location Lake Superior State University Sault Sainte Marie MI 21.3389 49% 2,588
5,907 miles from location Kettering University Flint MI 27.0254 20% 2,410
5,917 miles from location Siena Heights University Adrian MI 23.1842 35% 2,351
6,004 miles from location Aquinas College Grand Rapids MI 26.0348 23% 2,145
5,905 miles from location Alpena Community College Alpena MI 16.3076 n/a 2,077
5,956 miles from location Albion College Albion MI 32.6946 31% 1,738
5,919 miles from location Adrian College Adrian MI 23.343 22% 1,608
5,957 miles from location Alma College Alma MI 68.5081 30% 1,444
6,000 miles from location Kalamazoo College Kalamazoo MI 72.5189 41% 1,384
5,966 miles from location Olivet College Olivet MI 21.1739 38% 1,202
6,232 miles from location Gogebic Community College Ironwood MI 24.1512 n/a 1,162

Curious what studying Chemistry gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Michigan

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Chemical Plant and System Operators + n/a $56,190
Chemists + 2,650 $59,610 17.3%
Chemical Technicians + 1,950 $39,320 -25.0%

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