History

2021 Highest Paid History Graduates in Michigan

492 Bachelor's Degrees
$26,089 Avg Salary
$26,074 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid History Graduates in MichiganHistory is the #23 most popular major in Michigan with 492 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 1.9% of all the history bachelor's degrees in the country. The history school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Highest Paid History Graduates.

This year's Highest Paid History Graduates in Michigan ranking analyzed 9 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in history.

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 History Majors After Graduation

After graduation, history majors from schools in Michigan earn an average salary of $26,089 per year. If salary is one of the most important things on your career list, you may be disappointed to hear that this is 34% less than the salary of a typical college graduate.

Nationwide, students who earn a bachelor's degree in history make more than those who graduate from schools in Michigan. The national average salary is $28,971.

Average Salary for History Graduates from Schools in Michigan  26,089
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Average Salary for History Graduates from Schools Nationwide  28,971
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52,200
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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52,200

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2021 Highest Paid History Grads in Michigan

The highest paid history majors graduate from the following colleges and universities.

Top 10 Best Schools for Highly Paid History Graduates in Michigan

#1

Oakland University

Rochester Hills, MI

The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Oakland University. Located in the large suburb of Rochester Hills, Oakland is a public college with a large student population.

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#2

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

Our rankings recognize Michigan State University as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Michigan State is a fairly large public school located in the small city of East Lansing.

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#3

Wayne State University

Detroit, MI

Wayne State University comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. Wayne State is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Detroit.

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Grand Valley State University comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. Located in the large suburb of Allendale, GVSU is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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#4

Saginaw Valley State University

University Center, MI

Saginaw Valley State University landed the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid history school. Located in the suburb of University Center, Saginaw Valley State University is a public college with a medium-sized student population.

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The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Michigan - Ann Arbor. 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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Eastern Michigan University landed the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid history school. Eastern Michigan is a large public school located in the large suburb of Ypsilanti.

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Central Michigan University

Mount Pleasant, MI

Our rankings recognize Central Michigan University as the #7 school in this year's rankings. Central Michigan is a large public school located in the distant town of Mount Pleasant.

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#8

Calvin University

Grand Rapids, MI

The #8 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Calvin University. Calvin is a small private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Grand Rapids.

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Our rankings recognize Northern Michigan University as the #9 school in this year's rankings. Located in the remote town of Marquette, Northern Michigan University is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

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Best History Colleges in the Great Lakes Region

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State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Ohio 34 814
Illinois 34 784
Indiana 33 463
Wisconsin 31 526

History Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
History 492

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Social Sciences 3,642
Communication & Journalism 3,290
Psychology 3,227
Education 2,643
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 706

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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 Abraham Ortelius.

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