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Architecture in Michigan

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Schools Offering Architecture Programs in Michigan

Around 0.3% of Michigan's graduates graduate from architecture degree programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 821 architects graduate from Michigan's 22 architecture schools.

Top Schools

Michigan State University, which was ranked 16th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Michigan that has a architecture program. It is located in East Lansing. In 2010, Michigan State University graduated 90 students from its architecture program. Students at Michigan State University paid $11,152 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in Michigan with a architecture program is Central Michigan University, which is located in Mount Pleasant. In 2010, it was ranked 33rd nationwide. In 2010, 28 students graduated from Central Michigan University architecture program. Students at Central Michigan University paid $9,688 per year in tuition fees.

Andrews University, which is located in Berrien Springs, is the third-ranked school in Michigan that has a architecture program. It received a ranking of 37th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 36 students graduated from Andrews University architecture program. Tuition at Andrews University was $22,242 per year.


Architecture schools in Michigan, charge students an average tuition of $8,898 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $30,660 per year, or as little as $2,088 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Michigan architecture schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. University of Detroit Mercy - located in Detroit, students are charged $30,660 per year
  2. Lawrence Technological University - located in Southfield, students are charged $24,633 per year
  3. Andrews University - located in Berrien Springs, students are charged $22,242 per year

The architecture 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

An architecture degree from a Michigan school... what next?

A large number of Michigan architecture graduates become architects. 1,510 architects were working in Michigan in 2010. The Michigan counties with the largest populations of architects are:

  1. Lapeer County - 620 architects
  2. Wayne County - 250 architects
  3. Clinton County - 170 architects

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of architects in Michigan will grow by 12%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 3,110 architects working in Michigan.


An architect in Michigan earns $75,260 per year on average. In 2010, however, some Michigan architects earned as little as less than $45,800 per year or as much as more than $143,570 per year. On average an architect earns the most in the following Michigan counties:

  1. Barry County - $86,620 per year
  2. Genesee County - $82,080 per year
  3. Wayne County - $76,450 per year

On average, architects earns the least in the following Michigan counties:

  1. Clinton County - $67,710 per year
  2. Washtenaw County - $69,960 per year
  3. Kalamazoo County - $74,280 per year

More Information

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

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

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

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Architectural and Civil Drafters 1,650 $51,220 -39.8%
Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 1,510 $75,260 -41.9%
Landscape Architects 500 $64,220 -13.8%

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