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Schools Offering Language Programs in Michigan

Approximately 0.4% of graduates in of Michigan receive language degrees every year. Thus, Michigan's 39 language schools put out approximately 1,004 language professionals each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Michigan with a language program is Michigan State University, which is located in East Lansing. In 2010, it was ranked 16th nationwide. 176 students graduated with a degree in language from Michigan State University in 2010. Tuition at Michigan State University was $11,152 per year.

The second-ranked school in Michigan with a language program is Kalamazoo College, which is located in Kalamazoo. In 2010, it was ranked 27th nationwide. In 2010, 11 students graduated from Kalamazoo College language program. Students at Kalamazoo College paid $34,417 per year in tuition fees.

The third-ranked school in Michigan that has a language program is Michigan Technological University. Michigan Technological University, which was ranked 29th in the country in 2010, is located in Houghton. The tuition rate at Michigan Technological University was $12,017 per year.


If you choose to attend a Michigan language school, average tuition will be $13,627 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $2,106 per year to $34,417 per year. The Michigan language 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 language schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Oakland Community College - located in Bloomfield Hills, students are charged $2,106 per year
  2. Lansing Community College - located in Lansing, students are charged $2,330 per year
  3. Kalamazoo Valley Community College - located in Kalamazoo, students are charged $2,387 per year

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

The following counties have the largest number of Michigan language professionals:

  1. Lapeer County - 910 language professionals
  2. Wayne County - 630 language professionals
  3. Washtenaw County - 470 language professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of language professionals in Michigan will grow by 13%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 4,230 language professionals working in Michigan. The greatest growth for language professional is predicted to be amongst Sign Language Interpreters, who are expected to increase by 17% by 2018.


On average, language professionals earn a salary of $61,243 per year in Michigan state. But, salaries for language professional can vary. In 2010, language professional made as little as less than $16,270 per year or as much as more than $113,510 per year in Michigan. The counties in Michigan with the highest average salary for language professionals are:

  1. Jackson County - $78,660 per year
  2. Alcona County - $73,820 per year
  3. Saginaw County - $71,440 per year

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

  1. Genesee County - $49,480 per year
  2. Allegan County - $56,610 per year
  3. Barry County - $57,900 per year

The language professionals with highest average salaries in Michigan were:

  1. Teacher Of The Speech And Hearing Handicapped - $70,340 per year
  2. English As A Second Language Instructor - $67,830 per year
  3. Sign Language Interpreter - $45,560 per year

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

  1. English As A Second Language Instructor - $67,830 per year
  2. Sign Language Interpreter - $45,560 per year

More Information

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

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

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

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Speech-Language Pathologists 2,230 $70,340 -33.2%
English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 1,690 $67,830 7.0%
Interpreters and Translators 660 $45,560 46.7%

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