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Photography in Michigan

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Schools Offering Photography Programs in Michigan

Approximately 0.1% of graduates in of Michigan receive photography degrees every year. Thus, Michigan's 15 photography schools put out approximately 222 photographers each year.

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Grand Valley State University, which is located in Allendale, is the top-ranked school in Michigan that has a photography program. It received a ranking of 29th in the country in 2010. 31 students graduated with a degree in photography from Grand Valley State University in 2010. Students at Grand Valley State University paid $9,088 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in Michigan that has a photography program is Central Michigan University. Central Michigan University, which was ranked 33rd in the country in 2010, is located in Mount Pleasant. In 2010, Central Michigan University graduated 13 students from its photography program. Tuition at Central Michigan University was $9,688 per year.

The third-ranked school in Michigan with a photography program is Andrews University, which is located in Berrien Springs. In 2010, it was ranked 37th nationwide. In 2010, Andrews University graduated 5 students from its photography programs. Students at Andrews University paid $22,242 per year in tuition fees.


Tuition at Michigan's photography schools ranges from $31,275 per year to $2,088 per year. But, the average tuition is $9,655 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Michigan photography schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. College for Creative Studies - located in Detroit, students are charged $31,275 per year
  2. Andrews University - located in Berrien Springs, students are charged $22,242 per year
  3. Cornerstone University - located in Grand Rapids, students are charged $21,178 per year

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

  1. Washtenaw Community College - located in Ann Arbor, students are charged $2,088 per year
  2. Oakland Community College - located in Bloomfield Hills, students are charged $2,106 per year
  3. Lansing Community College - located in Lansing, students are charged $2,330 per year

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

A large number of Michigan photography graduates become photographers. In 2010, there were 1,710 photographers working in Michigan. The following counties have the largest number of Michigan photographers:

  1. Lapeer County - 650 photographers
  2. Wayne County - 220 photographers
  3. Barry County - 150 photographers

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of photographers is expected to grow by 10% by 2018. There are projected to be 5,980 photographers working in the Michigan then.


A photographer in Michigan earns $39,430 per year on average. However, Michigan photographers earned anywhere in the range from as less than $16,180 per year to more than $96,630 per year in 2010. A photographer in the following Michigan counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Washtenaw County - $56,800 per year
  2. Alger County - $50,270 per year
  3. Lapeer County - $43,950 per year

A photographer in the following counties in Michigan make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Allegan County - $24,900 per year
  2. Antrim County - $28,300 per year
  3. Wayne County - $29,950 per year

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For more data regarding a career in photography in Michigan and to compare salaries with various related fields such as photography or design, 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 Photography in Michigan
  • Bachelor's Degree in Photography in Michigan
  • Master's Degree in Photography in Michigan
  • Certificate in Photography in Michigan

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Photographers 1,710 $39,430 1.2%
Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture 320 $45,360

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