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Schools Offering Engineering Programs in Michigan

Approximately 1.8% of graduates in of Michigan receive engineering degrees every year. Thus, Michigan's 44 engineering schools put out approximately 5,224 engineers each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Michigan with a engineering program is Michigan State University, which is located in East Lansing. In 2010, it was ranked 16th nationwide. In 2010, 455 students graduated from Michigan State University's engineering program. Michigan State University charged in-state students $11,152 in tuition fees per year.

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

The third-ranked school in Michigan with a engineering program is Michigan Technological University, which is located in Houghton. In 2010, it was ranked 29th nationwide. In 2010, 668 students graduated from Michigan Technological University engineering program. Michigan Technological University charged in-state students $12,017 in tuition fees per year.


Tuition at Michigan's engineering schools ranges from $34,417 per year to $2,104 per year. But, the average tuition is $9,555 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Michigan engineering schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Kalamazoo College - located in Kalamazoo, students are charged $34,417 per year
  2. University of Detroit Mercy - located in Detroit, students are charged $30,660 per year
  3. Kettering University - located in Flint, students are charged $29,206 per year

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

  1. Henry Ford Community College - located in Dearborn, students are charged $2,104 per year
  2. Oakland Community College - located in Bloomfield Hills, students are charged $2,106 per year
  3. Mid Michigan Community College - located in Harrison, students are charged $2,156 per year

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

engineering graduates in Michigan can go into a variety of professions such as agricultural engineer, transportation engineer, industrial safety engineer, materials engineer, and automotive engineer. In 2010, there were 78,190 engineer working in Michigan, including 8,120 engineering managers, 30 agricultural engineers, and 5,740 transportation engineers. In Michigan, the largest numbers of engineer work in the following counties:

  1. Lapeer County - 32,020 engineers
  2. Wayne County - 10,020 engineers
  3. Barry County - 5,320 engineers

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of engineers in Michigan will grow by 7%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 90,000 engineers working in Michigan. The greatest growth for engineer is predicted to be amongst Transportation Engineers, who are expected to increase by 20% by 2018.


On average, engineers earn $67,738 per year. However, Michigan engineer earned anywhere in the range from as less than $22,920 per year to more than $164,780 per year in 2010. The following counties in Michigan have the highest average salaries for engineers:

  1. Jackson County - $79,350 per year
  2. Washtenaw County - $72,118 per year
  3. Lapeer County - $71,718 per year

On average, engineers earn the least in the following Michigan counties:

  1. Bay County - $57,575 per year
  2. Alger County - $58,054 per year
  3. Clinton County - $59,663 per year

The engineers with highest average salaries in Michigan were:

  1. Engineering Manager - $113,720 per year
  2. Engineering Teacher - $91,680 per year
  3. Automotive Engineer - $85,360 per year

On average, the lowest paid engineers in Michigan were:

  1. Environmental Engineering Technician - $46,170 per year
  2. Aerospace Technician - $40,920 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in engineering in Michigan and to compare salaries with various related fields such as mechanical engineering or civil engineering, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

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

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

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Mechanical Engineers 30,260 $85,360 52.5%
Engineers, All Other 8,890 $82,980
Architectural and Engineering Managers 8,120 $113,720 -7.9%
Industrial Engineering Technicians 5,880 $47,060 -1.0%
Civil Engineers 5,740 $74,760 13.9%
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians 4,930 $52,600 28.4%
Mechanical Engineering Technicians 4,660 $53,330 75.8%
Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 3,570 $55,100
Civil Engineering Technicians 2,000 $47,950 -5.2%
Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary 1,770 $91,680 84.4%
Materials Engineers 1,040 $79,880 19.5%
Environmental Engineering Technicians 560 $46,170 -25.3%
Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 530 $76,110 26.2%
Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers 100 $68,010 66.7%
Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians 80 $40,920 -11.1%
Agricultural Engineers 30 $71,860 -50.0%
Ship Engineers 30 $64,060 -57.1%

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