FIND YOUR DEGREE is an advertising-supported site. Featured programs and school search results are for schools that compensate us. This compensation does not influence our school rankings, resource guides, or other information published on this site.

Michigan Schools

The field of academia is a thriving field in Michigan. The trends in Michigan's academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below.


Professional Trends

Faculty Employment Growth in Michigan By Profession

1,850 1,690 1,756 1,651
693 703 715 727
4,087 4,059 4,105 4,177
4,023 4,118 4,119 4,227
5,457 5,466 5,613 5,643
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Yellow: Instructors
  • Blue: Lectures
  • Light blue: Assistant Professors
  • Red: Associate Professors
  • Grey: Professors

From 2006 to 2009, the number of higher education faculty at the 198 colleges and universities in Michigan grew from 16,110 members to 16,425.

This shows a 2% increase in the number of higher institution faculty in Michigan.

Average faculty salaries in Michigan

Assistant Professors
Associate Professors

In Michigan, on average, higher education faculty make $60,674 per year, which is more than what faculty earn around the country, which averages $57,293 per year. In Michigan, there is a 5% difference in salaries for male and female faculty. Male faculty earn more than their female counterparts.

Tenure status for instructors & Researchers in Michigan

No data at this time.

Approximately 52% of Michigan's 15,940 college faculty members are tenured, while 21% are on track to be tenured.

Tenure Status for Instructors & Researchers in Michigan by gender

Tenured On Tenure Track Not On Tenure Track
Men 0%
Women 0%
Men 0%
Women 0%
Men 0%
Women 0%
  • Blue Pattern Men
  • Pink Women

National Vs. Michigan Full Time Faculty Employment Growth

0% 6.04% 8.68% 11.58%
0% 3.73% 3.6% 7.47%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Light Blue: Michigan
  • Light Blue: National

The number of part-time faculty has grown in Michigan by 13% between the years 2006 and 2009. And the number of full-time faculty has also grown by 13%. Thus, working full-time is becoming less popular in Michigan.

National Vs. Michigan Part Time Faculty Employment Growth

0% 9.24% 7.17% 13.07%
0% 6.27% -0.1% 9.48%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Light Blue: Michigan
  • Light Blue: National

Full time faculty minorities in Michigan

No data at this time.

And in 2009 12% of those who were working on a part-time basis, identified themselves as being from an ethnic or racial minority background. While 17% of those who were working on a full-time basis identified themselves as being from an ethnically diverse background.

Part time faculty minorities in Michigan

No data at this time.

National Vs. Michigan Faculty employment Growth of Minorities

0% 7.65% 5.62% 11.49%
0% 4.82% 5.85% 12.52%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Grey: Michigan
  • Yellow: National

The total number of ethnic or racial minority faculty in Michigan state increased by 11% from 2006 to 2009. The state statistics are consistent with national statistics. In 2006, there were 788,996 higher education faculty working nationally, of which 134,815 were from a minority background. And in 2009, there were 855,625 faculty working around the nation, of which 151,691 were from a minority background.

Full Time Faculty Minorities at Michigan by Gender

Native American Asian African American Hispanic
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
  • Blue: Men
  • Pink: Women

Part Time Faculty Minorities at Michigan by Gender

Native American Asian African American Hispanic
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
  • Blue: Men
  • Pink: Women

National Vs. Michigan Faculty Employment growth of men

0% 7.41% 6.55% 9.62%
0% 4.12% -0.48% 4.71%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Light Blue: Michigan
  • Light Blue: National

The percentage of women working in academia in Michigan has also increased over the past few years. This is consistent with national trends, which show that the number of women faculty at institutions of higher learning has grown by 9% from 2006 to 2009.

National Vs. Michigan Faculty Employment growth of women

0% 7.8% 9.71% 15.64%
0% 6% 4.61% 13.02%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Light Blue: Michigan
  • Light Blue: National

National Vs. Michigan Faculty employment by Gender

National Michigan
Men 46%
Women 54%
Men 46%
Women 54%
  • Blue Pattern Men
  • Pink Women

Educational Trends

Student enrollment in Michigan


As the number of higher education faculty in Michigan has grown, the number of students studying in colleges or universities has also increased.

Currently Michigan has 91,933 graduate students and 607,577 undergraduate students.

Student Enrollment Growth by degree in Michigan

24063 24845 25821 26663 27404
49320 50044 52491 51538 52371
1703 1843 3940 4181 4095
21583 20345 20332 20879 20396
20248 20110 19711 22502 26003
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Associate
  • Blue: Bachelor
  • Light blue: Master
  • Red: Doctorate
  • Grey: Certificate

Student Completed Degrees in Michigan


In Michigan, 43,410 students graduated from institutions of higher learning in 2009. Approximately 40% of these students graduated from bachelor's degree programs. Another 19% graduated from graduate-level programs.

Programs available for each degree type for all schools in Michigan


These numbers are fairly consistent with the number and level of degree programs offered at the institutions of higher learning in Michigan.

Retention rates in Michigan

Returning Students 56%
  • Yellow Returning Students
  • Yellow Pattern Non Returning Students

It is interesting to note that for every 100 first time students that enroll in undergraduate programs in Michigan, only 56 students return to school the following year and 41 eventually graduate. This is consistent with national trends show a retention rate of 59% and graduation rate of 45%.

Graduation rates in Michigan

Graduation Students 41%
  • Blue Pattern Non Graduated Students
  • Pink Graduated Students

National Vs. Michigan Students By Gender

National Michigan
Men 43%
Women 57%
Men 43%
Women 57%
  • Blue Pattern Men
  • Pink Women

Similar to the faculty population in Michigan, the student population is not very diverse. 57% of the 699,510 students studying in the state's colleges and universities are female. Approximately 21% of Michigan's students identify themselves as being from an ethnic or racial minority background. These numbers are consistent with national statistics, which show that 58% of the national student population is female and 28% are from minority backgrounds.

National Vs. Michigan Students Minorities

National Michigan
Minorities 29%
Minorities 21%
  • Yellow Pattern Minorities
  • YellowNon Minorities

Faculty Salaries in Michigan

Share & Compare

Enter your salary to gain access to our continually growing higher education faculty salary database. Don't worry! This is 100% secure and anonymous.

Currently, we are in the process of collecting specific data for the number of Michigan faculty in each field of study, growth in these fields and Michigan faculty salaries in each field. We request your help. Please enter your information anonymously to help us build a valuable database resource for your benefit as well as the benefit of your peers who may be considering an academic career in Michigan. Once you have submitted your information an outline of the data we have collected up until now will be available for you to view.


  1. Michigan Business Schools292,312 Employed
  2. Michigan Teaching Schools276,009 Employed
  3. Michigan Engineering Schools179,799 Employed
  4. Michigan Music Schools115,201 Employed
  5. Michigan Biology Schools101,061 Employed
  6. Michigan Art Schools99,073 Employed
  7. Michigan Management Schools91,440 Employed
  8. Michigan Business Administration Schools84,768 Employed
  9. Michigan Law Schools81,800 Employed
  10. Michigan Psychology Schools76,006 Employed
  11. Michigan Nursing Schools75,909 Employed
  12. Michigan Liberal Arts Schools68,205 Employed
  13. Michigan Information Systems Schools65,032 Employed
  14. Michigan English Schools63,319 Employed
  15. Michigan Math Schools59,011 Employed
  16. Michigan Educational Leadership Schools55,386 Employed
  17. Michigan Design Schools54,953 Employed
  18. Michigan Information Technology Schools51,461 Employed
  19. Michigan Communications Schools45,490 Employed
  20. Michigan Special Education Schools44,667 Employed
  21. Michigan Accounting Schools44,621 Employed
  22. Michigan Criminal Justice Schools42,899 Employed
  23. Michigan Health Science Schools42,453 Employed
  24. Michigan Chemistry Schools42,047 Employed
  25. Michigan Physics Schools40,802 Employed
  26. Michigan Counseling Schools38,182 Employed
  27. Michigan Human Resources Schools36,986 Employed
  28. Michigan Architecture Schools35,098 Employed
  29. Michigan History Schools34,434 Employed
  30. Michigan MBA Schools33,389 Employed
  31. Michigan Finance Schools33,298 Employed
  32. Michigan Visual Communications Schools31,928 Employed
  33. Michigan Social Work Schools31,504 Employed
  34. Michigan Public Health Schools31,441 Employed
  35. Michigan Mechanical Engineering Schools30,857 Employed
  36. Michigan Public Administration Schools30,649 Employed
  37. Michigan Forensic Nursing Schools30,391 Employed
  38. Michigan BSN Schools29,261 Employed
  39. Michigan RN to BSN Schools29,261 Employed
  40. Michigan Nutrition Schools28,969 Employed
  41. Michigan Business Management Schools27,187 Employed
  42. Michigan Elementary Education Schools25,956 Employed
  43. Michigan Human Services Schools25,148 Employed
  44. Michigan Drafting Schools24,506 Employed
  45. Michigan Healthcare Administration Schools24,245 Employed
  46. Michigan Political Science Schools24,220 Employed
  47. Michigan Marketing Schools23,967 Employed
  48. Michigan Sociology Schools23,718 Employed
  49. Michigan Public Relations Schools22,237 Employed
  50. Michigan Early Childhood Education Schools21,827 Employed
  51. Michigan Biochemistry Schools21,536 Employed
  52. Michigan International Business Schools21,343 Employed
  53. Michigan Hospitality Schools21,315 Employed
  54. Michigan Construction Management Schools19,663 Employed
  55. Michigan Journalism Schools19,627 Employed
  56. Michigan Civil Engineering Schools18,984 Employed
  57. Michigan Computer Networking Schools18,520 Employed
  58. Michigan Advertising Schools18,516 Employed
  59. Michigan Computer Engineering Schools18,094 Employed
  60. Michigan Computer Programming Schools16,966 Employed
  61. Michigan Speech Therapy Schools16,674 Employed
  62. Michigan Film Schools16,666 Employed
  63. Michigan Video Production Schools16,280 Employed
  64. Michigan Theology Schools15,930 Employed
  65. Michigan Electrical Engineering Schools15,799 Employed
  66. Michigan Biomedical Engineering Schools14,198 Employed
  67. Michigan Small Business Schools14,131 Employed
  68. Michigan Organizational Psychology Schools14,015 Employed
  69. Michigan Property Management Schools13,998 Employed
  70. Michigan Supply Chain Management Schools13,691 Employed
  71. Michigan Veterinary Schools13,589 Employed
  72. Michigan Sports Medicine Schools13,376 Employed
  73. Michigan School Psychology Schools13,187 Employed
  74. Michigan Radiology Technology Schools13,117 Employed
  75. Michigan Occupational Therapy Schools12,953 Employed
  76. Michigan Culinary Schools12,582 Employed
  77. Michigan Graphic Design Schools12,477 Employed
  78. Michigan Interior Design Schools11,944 Employed
  79. Michigan Sports Management Schools11,823 Employed
  80. Michigan Computer Science Schools11,171 Employed
  81. Michigan Paralegal Schools11,170 Employed
  82. Michigan Gerontology Schools11,122 Employed
  83. Michigan Web Development Schools10,844 Employed
  84. Michigan Dental Hygienist Schools10,763 Employed
  85. Michigan Fire Science Schools10,079 Employed
  86. Michigan Creative Writing Schools10,004 Employed
  87. Michigan Web Design Schools9,170 Employed
  88. Michigan Physical Therapy Schools8,588 Employed
  89. Michigan Fashion Schools8,549 Employed
  90. Michigan Hotel Management Schools7,152 Employed
  91. Michigan Surgical Technology Schools7,140 Employed
  92. Michigan Respiratory Therapy Schools6,931 Employed
  93. Michigan Fashion Marketing Schools6,671 Employed
  94. Michigan Video Game Design Schools6,593 Employed
  95. Michigan Animation Schools6,593 Employed
  96. Michigan Computer Animation Schools6,593 Employed
  97. Michigan Physician Assistant Schools6,457 Employed
  98. Michigan Fashion Design Schools6,150 Employed
  99. Michigan Sonography Schools6,082 Employed
  100. Michigan Ultrasound Technology Schools6,082 Employed
  101. Michigan Homeland Security Schools5,574 Employed
  102. Michigan Restaurant Management Schools5,406 Employed
  103. Michigan Music Therapy Schools5,270 Employed
  104. Michigan Clinical Psychology Schools5,064 Employed
  105. Michigan Medical Billing Schools4,930 Employed
  106. Michigan Forestry Schools4,673 Employed
  107. Michigan Fashion Merchandising Schools4,643 Employed
  108. Michigan Physical Therapy Assistant Schools4,495 Employed
  109. Michigan Health Information Schools4,237 Employed
  110. Michigan Forensic Science Schools3,953 Employed
  111. Michigan X Ray Technician Schools3,851 Employed
  112. Michigan Risk Management Schools3,824 Employed
  113. Michigan Carpentry Schools3,077 Employed
  114. Michigan Industrial Design Schools3,054 Employed
  115. Michigan Medical Coding Schools2,896 Employed
  116. Michigan Sports Psychology Schools2,526 Employed
  117. Michigan Software Engineering Schools2,169 Employed
  118. Michigan Healthcare Management Schools1,821 Employed
  119. Michigan Music Production Schools1,631 Employed
  120. Michigan Christian Counseling Schools1,542 Employed
  121. Michigan Ministry Schools1,280 Employed
  122. Michigan Criminology Schools1,272 Employed
  123. Michigan Health Information Management Schools1,135 Employed
  124. Michigan Mental Health Schools1,057 Employed
  125. Michigan Court Reporter Schools928 Employed
  126. Michigan Emergency Management Schools226 Employed
  127. Michigan Project Management Schools143 Employed

Career Index

Your free online education database