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Schools Offering Science Programs in Michigan


Approximately 3.8% of graduates in of Michigan receive science degrees every year. Thus, Michigan's 62 science schools put out approximately 10,871 science professionals each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Michigan with a science program is Michigan State University, which is located in East Lansing. In 2010, it was ranked 16th nationwide. 2,419 students graduated with a degree in science from Michigan State University in 2010. Michigan State University charged in-state students $11,152 in tuition fees per year.

The second-ranked school in Michigan with a science program is Kalamazoo College, which is located in Kalamazoo. In 2010, it was ranked 27th nationwide. In 2010, Kalamazoo College graduated 135 students from its science program. Kalamazoo College charged in-state students $34,417 in tuition fees per year.

Michigan Technological University, which was ranked 27th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Michigan that has a science program. It is located in Houghton. In 2010, Michigan Technological University graduated 170 students from its science programs. Tuition at Michigan Technological University was $12,017 per year.

Cost

If you choose to attend a Michigan science school, average tuition will be $11,805 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $2,088 per year to $34,417 per year. In 2010, the science schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Michigan 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 science schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in Michigan were:

  1. Washtenaw Community College - located in Ann Arbor, students are charged $2,088 per year
  2. Henry Ford Community College - located in Dearborn, students are charged $2,104 per year
  3. Oakland Community College - located in Bloomfield Hills, students are charged $2,106 per year

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

Environmental scientist, biology professor, science professor, biophysics scientist , and chemist are the professions of choice for a majority of science graduates in Michigan. If you decide to work as a science professional in Michigan, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 15,920 Michigan science professional as of 2010. This number includes 140 life scientists, 1,440 environmental scientists, and 970 biology professors. The Michigan counties with the largest populations of science professional are:

  1. Lapeer County - 2,570 science professionals
  2. Barry County - 1,840 science professionals
  3. Allegan County - 1,430 science professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of science professionals in Michigan will grow by 12%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 7,720 science professionals working in Michigan. The greatest growth for science professional is predicted to be amongst Clinical Research Scientists, who are expected to increase by 31% by 2018.

Salary

On average, science professionals earn a salary of $73,304 per year in Michigan state. However, Michigan science professional earned anywhere in the range from as less than $17,680 per year to more than $160,270 per year in 2010. Science professionals in the following Michigan counties make the highest salaries on average:

  1. Washtenaw County - $85,990 per year
  2. Kalamazoo County - $76,950 per year
  3. Wayne County - $75,452 per year

The Michigan counties with the lowest average salary for science professionals are:

  1. Genesee County - $45,060 per year
  2. Muskegon County - $50,580 per year
  3. Ottawa County - $53,260 per year

On average, the highest paid science professionals in Michigan were:

  1. Biophysics Scientist - $102,360 per year
  2. Biology Professor - $90,610 per year
  3. Clinical Research Scientist - $72,500 per year

On average, the lowest paid science professionals in Michigan were:

  1. Chemist - $59,610 per year
  2. Science Professor - $53,650 per year

More Information

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

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

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

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,923 miles from location Dorsey Business Schools-Saginaw Saginaw MI n/a n/a n/a
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
5,881 miles from location Oakland Community College Bloomfield Hills MI 13.5337 n/a 28,042
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
5,870 miles from location Wayne County Community College District Detroit MI 9.57621 n/a 20,770
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
5,901 miles from location Washtenaw Community College Ann Arbor MI 12.1404 n/a 14,202
5,999 miles from location Ferris State University Big Rapids MI 29.008 35% 13,865
5,890 miles from location Schoolcraft College Livonia MI 14.2976 n/a 13,042
5,905 miles from location Mott Community College Flint MI 10.8541 n/a 12,151
5,998 miles from location Davenport University Grand Rapids MI 17.9777 42% 11,507
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
5,938 miles from location Jackson Community College Jackson MI 12.2419 n/a 7,729
6,156 miles from location Michigan Technological University Houghton MI 70.9808 36% 7,136
5,906 miles from location Baker College Center for Graduate Studies Flint MI 14.6666 n/a 6,155
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
6,033 miles from location Muskegon Community College Muskegon MI 11.0122 n/a 5,144
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
5,980 miles from location North Central Michigan College Petoskey MI 14.8083 n/a 3,123
5,876 miles from location Marygrove College Detroit MI 15.8409 37% 2,909
6,084 miles from location Bay de Noc Community College Escanaba MI 15.597 n/a 2,742
6,002 miles from location Cornerstone University Grand Rapids MI 60.4116 82% 2,606
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
5,877 miles from location University of Phoenix-Metro Detroit Campus Troy MI 7.14524 n/a 2,255
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
5,877 miles from location Rochester College Rochester MI 23.9536 58% 892
5,902 miles from location Concordia University-Ann Arbor Ann Arbor MI 51.9464 37% 757
5,968 miles from location Bay Mills Community College Brimley MI 15.9737 n/a 608
6,006 miles from location University of Phoenix-West Michigan Campus Grand Rapids MI 7.2655 n/a 453
6,002 miles from location Kuyper College Grand Rapids MI 57.2831 65% 346
5,953 miles from location Great Lakes Christian College Lansing MI 16.189 n/a 233
5,887 miles from location Michigan School of Professional Psychology Farmington MI 0.013626 n/a 114
 

Curious what studying Science 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)
1
Postsecondary Teachers, All Other + 8,970 $53,650 -26.2%
2
Chemists + 2,650 $59,610 17.3%
3
Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists + 1,500 $72,500
4
Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health + 1,440 $70,640 -15.3%
5
Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary + 970 $90,610 24.4%
6
Physicists + 250 $102,360 -3.8%
7
Life Scientists, All Other + 140 $63,760 -86.4%
 

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