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Social Work Schools in Michigan

2,556 students earned Social Work degrees in Michigan in the 2018-2019 year.

In this state, Social Work is the 10th most popular major out of a total 319 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Social Work Majors in Michigan

Social Work majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 1,297
Bachelor’s Degree 1,155
Associate’s Degree 45
Post-Master’s Certificate 34
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 34
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 11
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 11
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 9
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 5
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 5
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 5

Gender Distribution

In Michigan, a social work major is more popular with women than with men.

Social Work Majors in MI Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of social work majors in Michigan is as follows:

  • Asian: 1.9%
  • Black or African American: 17.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 7.0%
  • White: 67.0%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 1.3%
  • Other Races: 5.7%
Social Work Majors in MI Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Social Work Grads in Michigan

32,150 people in the state and 987,750 in the nation are employed in jobs related to social work.

Social Work Jobs Nationwide vs. MI

Wages for Social Work Jobs in Michigan

A typical salary for a social work grad in the state is $56,830, compared to a typical salary of $58,470 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 31 colleges in Michigan that offer social work degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

477 Degrees in Major Awarded
35% Graduation Rate
26,824 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 56% are considered full time. 94% of students get financical aid. It takes the average student 4.93 years to graduate.

363 Degrees in Major Awarded
90% Graduation Rate
48,090 Total Students

The average student takes 4.18 years to complete their degree at U-M. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $16,010. The student loan default rate of 1.10% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

265 Degrees in Major Awarded
67% Graduation Rate
24,033 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 3.80%. The average student takes 4.58 years to complete their degree at GVSU. 67% of the teachers are full time.

248 Degrees in Major Awarded
40% Graduation Rate
17,784 Total Students

17 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. The 9.10% student loan default rate is lower than average. 98% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

226 Degrees in Major Awarded
54% Graduation Rate
21,470 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.73 years. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $32,300 after earning their degree at this institution. 17 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

#6

Spring Arbor University

Spring Arbor
186 Degrees in Major Awarded
52% Graduation Rate
3,333 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.45 years. In their early career, Spring Arbor grads earn an average salary of $34,100. 100% of students get financical aid.

#7

Saginaw Valley State University

University Center
130 Degrees in Major Awarded
40% Graduation Rate
8,251 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $15,375. Graduates earn an average $32,500 after graduation. It takes the average student 4.91 years to graduate.

124 Degrees in Major Awarded
49% Graduation Rate
12,472 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1. 69% of the teachers are full time. This public school has an average net price of $13,008.

#9

Oakland University

Rochester Hills
89 Degrees in Major Awarded
44% Graduation Rate
19,013 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $36,000 after earning their degree at this institution. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 4.40%. It takes the average student 4.78 years to graduate.

#10

Michigan State University

East Lansing
71 Degrees in Major Awarded
77% Graduation Rate
49,809 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $18,984. It takes the average student 4.39 years to graduate. The student loan default rate of 3.40% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

Social Work Careers in MI

Some of the careers social work majors go into include:

Job Title MI Job Growth MI Median Salary
Marriage and Family Therapists 20% $37,420
Healthcare Social Workers 19% $55,720
Substance Abuse Social Workers 18% $50,140
Social and Community Service Managers 16% $72,190
Counselors 14% $36,640
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 14% $50,020
Social Work Professors 9% $64,100
Social Workers 5% $62,070
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 5% $64,840

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to social work.

Major Annual Graduates in MI
Public Administration 520
Community Organization & Advocacy 357
Public Policy 239
Human Services 77
Other Public Administration 17

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