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2021 Highest Paid Education Graduates in Michigan

2,643 Bachelor's Degrees
$34,534 Avg Salary
$28,555 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Education Graduates in MichiganOut of the 37 majors we analyze each year, education was ranked 9th in Michigan. In fact, 2,643 were awarded in the state in 2018-2019. This means that 3.0% of the degrees earned in the country were from a school in the state. Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Highest Paid Education Graduates list, to help you choose the best school for you.

This year's Highest Paid Education Graduates in Michigan ranking analyzed 20 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in education.

The numbers used in this ranking are early career salaries, which we define to be 10 years after a student started college. This is the salary typically earned 4-6 years after graduation, but may be different depending on how long a person takes to complete their degree.

Salaries of Education Majors After Graduation

After graduation, education majors from schools in Michigan earn an average salary of $34,534 per year. That's not so great, since it is 13% less than the national average salary of a typical bachelor's degree holder. However, graduates from the schools in this list may make more.

Nationwide, the average salary for graduates with a education degree is $34,031. So, there's not much difference on that front.

Average Salary for Education Graduates from Schools in Michigan  34,534
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69,000
Average Salary for Education Graduates from Schools Nationwide  34,031
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69,000
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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69,000

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2021 Highest Paid Education Grads in Michigan

The following colleges produce the highest paid education graduates.

Top 10 Best Schools for Highly Paid Education Graduates in Michigan

Our rankings recognize University of Michigan - Ann Arbor as the #1 school in this year's rankings. Located in the medium-sized city of Ann Arbor, U-M is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Michigan State University. Michigan State is a very large public school located in the small city of East Lansing.

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Andrews University

Berrien Springs, MI

Andrews University comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. Located in the town of Berrien Springs, Andrews is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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Hope College

Holland, MI

Hope College comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. Hope is a small private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Holland.

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Our rankings recognize University of Detroit Mercy as the #4 school in this year's rankings. Detroit Mercy is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Detroit.

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#4

Central Michigan University

Mount Pleasant, MI

Central Michigan University landed the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid education school. Central Michigan is a fairly large public school located in the distant town of Mount Pleasant.

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#5

Adrian College

Adrian, MI

Adrian College earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the distant town of Adrian, Adrian is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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The #6 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Western Michigan University. Located in the city of Kalamazoo, WMU is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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The #7 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Concordia University, Ann Arbor. Concordia University, Ann Arbor is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Ann Arbor.

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Albion College

Albion, MI

Albion College earned the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the fringe town of Albion, Albion is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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Best Education Colleges in the Great Lakes Region

Explore all the Best Education Colleges in the Great Lakes Area or other specific states within that region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Ohio 34 4,316
Illinois 34 3,364
Indiana 33 2,895
Wisconsin 31 2,573

Education Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Teacher Education Subject Specific 998
Teacher Education Grade Specific 960
General Education 407
Special Education 274
Instructional Media Design 2

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Social Sciences 3,642
Communication & Journalism 3,290
Psychology 3,227
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 706
History 492

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Notes and References

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Horadrim.

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