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Chemistry in Michigan

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Schools Offering Chemistry Programs in Michigan

Each year, approximately 0.2% of Michigan graduates receive degrees in chemistry. That means an estimated 678 chemists graduate from Michigan's 43 chemistry schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Michigan with a chemistry program is Michigan State University, which is located in East Lansing. In 2010, it was ranked 16th nationwide. 95 students graduated with a degree in chemistry from Michigan State University in 2010. The tuition rate at Michigan State University was $11,152 per year.

The second-ranked school in Michigan that has a chemistry program is Kalamazoo College. Kalamazoo College, which was ranked 27th in the country in 2010, is located in Kalamazoo. In 2010, 27 students graduated from Kalamazoo College chemistry program. Kalamazoo College charged in-state students $34,417 in tuition fees per year.

The third-ranked school in Michigan with a chemistry program is Michigan Technological University, which is located in Houghton. In 2010, it was ranked 29th nationwide. 17 students graduated with degree in chemistry from Michigan Technological University in 2010. The tuition rate at Michigan Technological University was $12,017 per year.


Chemistry schools in Michigan, charge students an average tuition of $13,140 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $34,417 per year, or as little as $2,104 per year. The Michigan chemistry schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 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 lowest tuition rates at Michigan chemistry schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Henry Ford Community College - located in Dearborn, students are charged $2,104 per year
  2. Mid Michigan Community College - located in Harrison, students are charged $2,156 per year
  3. Lansing Community College - located in Lansing, students are charged $2,330 per year

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

The highest percentage of chemistry graduates in Michigan pursue careers as a chemist. If you decide to work as a chemist in Michigan, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 2,650 Michigan chemists as of 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Michigan chemists:

  1. Wayne County - 530 chemists
  2. Lapeer County - 390 chemists
  3. Washtenaw County - 380 chemists

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of chemists is expected to grow by 3% by 2018. There are projected to be 2,780 chemists working in the Michigan then.


On average, a chemist earns a salary of $59,610 per year in Michigan state. However, Michigan chemists earned anywhere in the range from as less than $29,420 per year to more than $104,510 per year in 2010. A chemist in the following Michigan counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Washtenaw County - $69,840 per year
  2. Lapeer County - $66,050 per year
  3. Berrien County - $63,550 per year

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

  1. Muskegon County - $50,580 per year
  2. Barry County - $52,810 per year
  3. Ottawa County - $53,260 per year

More Information

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

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

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

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Chemical Plant and System Operators n/a $56,190
Chemists 2,650 $59,610 17.3%
Chemical Technicians 1,950 $39,320 -25.0%

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