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2021 Highest Paid Psychology Graduates in Michigan

3,227 Bachelor's Degrees
$26,773 Avg Salary
$26,375 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Psychology Graduates in MichiganPsychology is one of the most popular subjects to study in Michigan. With 3,227 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, it ranked 7th out of all the majors we track. This means that 2.6% 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 Psychology Graduates list, to help you choose the best school for you.

This year's Highest Paid Psychology Graduates in Michigan ranking analyzed 19 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in psychology.

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.

Comparing Average Salaries of Psychology Majors

The average psychology major who graduates from a school in Michigan earns about $26,773 per year during the early years of their career. Unfortunately, that is 33% less than the average salary of a typical college graduate. However, graduates from the schools below may make more than this.

The national average salary for psychology bachelor's degree holders is $28,141. That's pretty close to the average for students who get their degree from a school in Michigan.

Average Salary for Psychology Graduates from Schools in Michigan  26,773
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53,600
Average Salary for Psychology Graduates from Schools Nationwide  28,141
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53,600
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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53,600

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2021 Highest Paid Psychology Grads in Michigan

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

Top 10 Best Schools for Highly Paid Psychology Graduates in Michigan

#1

Rochester College

Rochester Hills, MI

Rochester College comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. Rochester College is a small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Rochester Hills.

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Our rankings recognize University of Michigan - Ann Arbor as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Located in the midsize city of Ann Arbor, U-M is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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#3

Wayne State University

Detroit, MI

Wayne State University landed the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid psychology school. Wayne State is a fairly large public school located in the city of Detroit.

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#4

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

Michigan State University earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. Michigan State is a very large public school located in the city of East Lansing.

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#5

Andrews University

Berrien Springs, MI

The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Andrews University. Located in the fringe town of Berrien Springs, Andrews is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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University of Michigan - Dearborn earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the small city of Dearborn, UM Dearborn is a public college with a medium-sized student population.

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#6

Cornerstone University

Grand Rapids, MI

Cornerstone University comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. Located in the medium-sized city of Grand Rapids, Cornerstone is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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Our rankings recognize University of Detroit Mercy as the #6 school in this year's rankings. Detroit Mercy is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Detroit.

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#7

Madonna University

Livonia, MI

Madonna University earned the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the small city of Livonia, Madonna is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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#7

Central Michigan University

Mount Pleasant, MI

Central Michigan University comes in at #7 in this year's ranking. Central Michigan is a large public school located in the town of Mount Pleasant.

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Best Psychology Colleges in the Great Lakes Region

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

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Ohio 34 3,508
Illinois 34 4,079
Indiana 33 2,463
Wisconsin 31 2,087

Psychology Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
General Psychology 2,425
Child Development & Psychology 696
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 106

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Majors Similar to Psychology

Related Major Annual Graduates
Social Sciences 3,642
Communication & Journalism 3,290
Education 2,643
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 Nevit Dilmen.

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