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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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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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