Best Community & Career Colleges in Michigan by Salary Potential

Save time and money by pursuing an associate degree. Check out Michigan community college salaries with highest-paid graduates. [Read More]

There are a number 2-year colleges and universities in Michigan in PayScale's College Salary Report. They present a wide variety of options, ranging from large public schools to tiny for-profit colleges and mid-sized, private non-profit schools.

Along with a great name, Henry Ford Community College has one of the highest earning potential of career colleges in the state. The ITT Tech Troy campus also boasts a highest mid-career median salary -- that is, the salary for those who've been in the workforce for 10 or more years; graduates from Mott Community College go on to earn a solid salary after they've had 10 or more years of experience. Mott also boasts a high percentage of graduates who say their jobs are meaningful.

Baker College in Muskegon has the highest student-to-faculty ratio, with 33 faculty members per student. Excluding the for-profit schools, Baker College also has the smallest undergraduate enrollment, with about 4,000 students, while Oakland Community College has the largest, with roughly 26,500 students.

Top industries in the Wolverine State are Automotive, Manufacturing, Tourism, and Agriculture. Some of Michigan's top employers include the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, Detroit Receiving Hospital, Blogett Hospital, Beaumont Hospital, Delphi Thermal Systems, Henry Ford Hospital, and Sparrow Health.

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