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Schools Offering Technology Programs in Michigan


Each year, approximately 2.7% of Michigan graduates receive degrees in technology. In other words, every year an estimated 7,679 technology professionals graduate from Michigan's 90 technology schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Michigan that has a technology program is Michigan State University. Michigan State University, which was ranked 16th in the country in 2010, is located in East Lansing. 126 students graduated with a degree in technology from Michigan State University in 2010. Michigan State University charged in-state students $11,152 in tuition fees per year.

Michigan Technological University, which is located in Houghton, is the second-ranked school in Michigan that has a technology program. It received a ranking of 29th in the country in 2010. In 2010, Michigan Technological University graduated 300 students from its technology program. Michigan Technological University charged in-state students $12,017 in tuition fees per year.

Grand Valley State University, which is located in Allendale, is the third-ranked school in Michigan that has a technology program. It received a ranking of 29th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 65 students graduated from Grand Valley State University technology program. Grand Valley State University charged in-state students $9,088 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

Technology schools in Michigan, charge students an average tuition of $9,471 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $31,275 per year, or as little as $2,028 per year. The Michigan technology schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. College for Creative Studies - located in Detroit, students are charged $31,275 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 following Michigan technology schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. West Shore Community College - located in Scottville, students are charged $2,028 per year
  2. Washtenaw Community College - located in Ann Arbor, students are charged $2,088 per year
  3. Henry Ford Community College - located in Dearborn, students are charged $2,104 per year

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

The Michigan counties with the largest populations of technology professional are:

  1. Lapeer County - 2,350 technology professionals
  2. Washtenaw County - 1,230 technology professionals
  3. Barry County - 700 technology professionals

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of technology professionals is expected to grow by 7% by 2018. There are projected to be 10,980 technology professionals working in the Michigan then.

Salary

On average, technology professionals earn $57,175 per year. But, salaries for technology professional can vary. In 2010, technology professional made as little as less than $24,860 per year or as much as more than $100,190 per year in Michigan. Technology professionals in the following Michigan counties make the highest salaries on average:

  1. Muskegon County - $68,530 per year
  2. Alcona County - $63,490 per year
  3. Lapeer County - $62,725 per year

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

  1. Ottawa County - $43,020 per year
  2. Saginaw County - $49,330 per year
  3. Allegan County - $51,310 per year

The technology professionals with highest average salaries in Michigan were:

  1. Instructional Designer And Technologist - $59,250 per year
  2. Electronics Technology Instructor - $55,100 per year

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

  1. Instructional Designer And Technologist - $59,250 per year
  2. Electronics Technology Instructor - $55,100 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Michigan statistics regarding a career in technology and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as x ray technology or electrical engineering.

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

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

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Instructional Coordinators 5,330 $59,250 -1.3%
2
Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 3,570 $55,100
 

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