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Chemical Engineering in Michigan

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Schools Offering Chemical Engineering Programs in Michigan

Approximately 0.1% of graduates in of Michigan receive chemical engineering degrees every year. Thus, Michigan's 7 chemical engineering schools put out approximately 348 chemical engineers each year.

Top Schools

Michigan State University, which was ranked 16th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Michigan that has a chemical engineering program. It is located in East Lansing. In 2010, 74 students graduated from Michigan State University's chemical engineering program. Students at Michigan State University paid $11,152 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in Michigan that has a chemical engineering program is Kalamazoo College. Kalamazoo College, which was ranked 27th in the country in 2010, is located in Kalamazoo. Tuition at Kalamazoo College was $34,417 per year.

Michigan Technological University, which is located in Houghton, is the third-ranked school in Michigan that has a chemical engineering program. It received a ranking of 29th in the country in 2010. 62 students graduated with degree in chemical engineering from Michigan Technological University in 2010. Students at Michigan Technological University paid $12,017 per year in tuition fees.


Tuition at Michigan's chemical engineering schools ranges from $34,417 per year to $9,006 per year. But, the average tuition is $15,671 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Michigan chemical engineering schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Kalamazoo College - located in Kalamazoo, students are charged $34,417 per year
  2. Andrews University - located in Berrien Springs, students are charged $22,242 per year
  3. Michigan Technological University - located in Houghton, students are charged $12,017 per year

The chemical engineering schools in Michigan that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. Western Michigan University - located in Kalamazoo, students are charged $9,006 per year
  2. Wayne State University - located in Detroit, students are charged $9,026 per year
  3. Michigan State University - located in East Lansing, students are charged $11,152 per year

A chemical engineering degree from a Michigan school... what next?

Most people who graduate from chemical engineering school in Michigan go on to work as a chemical engineer. Michigan had 1,170 chemical engineers in 2010. In Michigan, the largest numbers of chemical engineers work in the following counties:

  1. Wayne County - 140 chemical engineers
  2. Lapeer County - 80 chemical engineers
  3. Washtenaw County - 60 chemical engineers

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of chemical engineers is expected to grow by 4% by 2018. There are projected to be 1,040 chemical engineers working in the Michigan then.


A chemical engineer in Michigan earns $82,600 per year on average. In 2010, however, some Michigan chemical engineers earned as little as less than $43,780 per year or as much as more than $151,860 per year. The counties in Michigan with the highest average salary for a chemical engineer are:

  1. Barry County - $99,880 per year
  2. Wayne County - $87,650 per year
  3. Lapeer County - $83,120 per year

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

  1. Allegan County - $78,240 per year
  2. Alger County - $79,820 per year
  3. Washtenaw County - $82,790 per year

More Information

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

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

  • Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering in Michigan
  • Master's Degree in Chemical Engineering in Michigan
  • Doctoral Degree in Chemical Engineering in Michigan

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Engineers, All Other 8,890 $82,980
Chemists 2,650 $59,610 17.3%
Chemical Technicians 1,950 $39,320 -25.0%
Chemical Engineers 1,170 $82,600 24.5%
Nuclear Engineers 350 $107,630
Petroleum Engineers 40 $120,350 -20.0%

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