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2021 Highest Paid Social Sciences Graduates in Michigan

3,642 Bachelor's Degrees
$31,271 Avg Salary
$25,849 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Social Sciences Graduates in MichiganSocial Sciences is one of the most popular subjects to study in Michigan. With 3,642 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, it ranked 5th out of all the majors we track. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 2.4% of all the social sciences bachelor's degrees in the country. The social sciences 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 Social Sciences Graduates.

This year's Highest Paid Social Sciences Graduates in Michigan ranking analyzed 14 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in social sciences.

In this ranking, we use early career salaries - salaries 10 years from when 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.

How Much Do Social Sciences Majors Make After Graduation?

After graduation, social sciences majors from schools in Michigan earn an average salary of $31,271 per year. If salary is one of the most important things on your career list, you may be disappointed to hear that this is 21% less than the salary of a typical college graduate.

Nationwide, students who earn a bachelor's degree in social sciences make more than those who graduate from schools in Michigan. The national average salary is $33,901.

Average Salary for Social Sciences Graduates from Schools in Michigan  31,271
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62,600
Average Salary for Social Sciences Graduates from Schools Nationwide  33,901
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62,600
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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62,600

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2021 Highest Paid Social Sciences Grads in Michigan

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

Top 10 Best Schools for Highly Paid Social Sciences Graduates in Michigan

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor landed the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid social sciences school. U-M is a very large public school located in the midsize city of Ann Arbor.

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#2

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

Michigan State University earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of East Lansing, Michigan State is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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University of Michigan - Dearborn landed the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid social sciences school. UM Dearborn is a medium-sized public school located in the small city of Dearborn.

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#3

Albion College

Albion, MI

Our rankings recognize Albion College as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Albion is a small private not-for-profit school located in the town of Albion.

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#4

Oakland University

Rochester Hills, MI

The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Oakland University. Oakland is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Rochester Hills.

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The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Detroit Mercy. Located in the city of Detroit, Detroit Mercy is a private not-for-profit college with a medium-sized student population.

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Our rankings recognize Michigan Technological University as the #5 school in this year's rankings. Located in the remote town of Houghton, Michigan Tech is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

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Eastern Michigan University landed the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid social sciences school. Located in the large suburb of Ypsilanti, Eastern Michigan is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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Grand Valley State University earned the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings. GVSU is a very large public school located in the large suburb of Allendale.

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#7

Central Michigan University

Mount Pleasant, MI

Our rankings recognize Central Michigan University as the #7 school in this year's rankings. Located in the distant town of Mount Pleasant, Central Michigan is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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Best Social Sciences Colleges in the Great Lakes Region

Explore all the Best Social Sciences Schools in the Great Lakes Area or other specific states within that region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Ohio 34 4,508
Illinois 34 4,951
Indiana 33 2,579
Wisconsin 31 2,857

Social Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Economics 1,154
Political Science & Government 937
Sociology 551
Anthropology 241
General Social Sciences 227

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Communication & Journalism 3,290
Psychology 3,227
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 AndrГ© KГјnzelmann.

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