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Schools Offering Education Programs in Michigan

Around 2.5% of Michigan's graduates graduate from education degree programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 6,939 education professionals graduate from Michigan's 71 education schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Michigan with a education program is Michigan State University, which is located in East Lansing. In 2010, it was ranked 16th nationwide. 343 students graduated with a degree in education from Michigan State University in 2010. Students at Michigan State University paid $11,152 per year in tuition fees.

Michigan Technological University, which was ranked 29th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Michigan that has a education program. It is located in Houghton. In 2010, Michigan Technological University graduated 5 students from its education program. The tuition rate at Michigan Technological University was $12,017 per year.

The third-ranked school in Michigan that has a education program is Grand Valley State University. Grand Valley State University, which was ranked 29th in the country in 2010, is located in Allendale. 530 students graduated with degree in education from Grand Valley State University in 2010. Students at Grand Valley State University paid $9,088 per year in tuition fees.


Tuition at Michigan's education schools ranges from $31,275 per year to $2,028 per year. But, the average tuition is $10,578 per year. The Michigan education 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 education schools in Michigan that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  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

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

Postsecondary vocational teacher, social science teacher, postsecondary teacher, elementary school teacher, and business teacher are the professions of choice for a majority of education graduates in Michigan. If you decide to work as an education professional in Michigan, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 90,230 Michigan education professional as of 2010. This number includes 5,330 instructional coordinators, 1,910 postsecondary vocational teachers, and social science teachers. In Michigan, the largest numbers of education professional work in the following counties:

  1. Lapeer County - 18,470 education professionals
  2. Wayne County - 11,520 education professionals
  3. Barry County - 7,210 education professionals

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of education professionals is expected to grow by 10% by 2018. There are projected to be 72,010 education professionals working in Michigan then. Of these 72,010 education professionals, the government predicts that 5,360 will be instructional coordinators, an unknown number will be postsecondary vocational teachers, and an unknown number will be social science teachers.


education professionals in Michigan make an average of $69,923 per year. But, salaries for education professional can vary. In 2010, education professional made as little as less than $16,490 per year or as much as more than $151,840 per year in Michigan. The following counties in Michigan have the highest average salaries for education professionals:

  1. Allegan County - $78,575 per year
  2. Washtenaw County - $73,561 per year
  3. Calhoun County - $66,210 per year

On average, education professionals earn the least in the following Michigan counties:

  1. Ottawa County - $50,505 per year
  2. Antrim County - $50,875 per year
  3. Jackson County - $51,793 per year

On average, the highest paid education professionals in Michigan were:

  1. Health Specialties Teacher - $134,410 per year
  2. Business Teacher - $98,460 per year
  3. Computer Science Teacher - $85,200 per year

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

  1. Kindergarten Teacher - $52,370 per year
  2. Literacy Teacher - $46,180 per year

More Information

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

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

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

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other n/a $72,410
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 40,100 $56,870 -15.3%
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 15,970 $58,020 -20.9%
Postsecondary Teachers, All Other 8,970 $53,650 -26.2%
Instructional Coordinators 5,330 $59,250 -1.3%
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 5,070 $134,410 89.2%
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 3,010 $52,370 -53.3%
Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 1,910 $53,380 33.6%
Business Teachers, Postsecondary 1,900 $98,460 29.3%
English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 1,690 $67,830 7.0%
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors 1,590 $46,180 28.2%
Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 1,530 $75,000 35.4%
Education Administrators, All Other 1,210 $78,720 39.1%
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School 1,010 $57,090
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 940 $85,200 -15.3%

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