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Political Science & Government Schools in Michigan

1,001 students earned Political Science degrees in Michigan in the 2018-2019 year.

A Political Science & Government major is the 30th most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Political Science & Government Majors in Michigan

Political Science majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 937
Master’s Degree 34
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 26
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 26
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 26
Associate’s Degree 4

Gender Distribution

In Michigan, a political science major is more popular with men than with women.

Political Science & Government Majors in MI Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of political science majors in Michigan is as follows:

  • Asian: 4.2%
  • Black or African American: 6.4%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 5.3%
  • White: 68.7%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 3.1%
  • Other Races: 12.3%
Political Science & Government Majors in MI Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Political Science & Government Grads in Michigan

In this state, there are 7,380 people employed in jobs related to a political science degree, compared to 515,790 nationwide.

Political Science & Government Jobs Nationwide vs. MI

Wages for Political Science & Government Jobs in Michigan

In this state, political science grads earn an average of $98,780. Nationwide, they make an average of $115,590.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 32 colleges in Michigan that offer political science degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

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

Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $16,010. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 1.10%. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

105 Degrees in Major Awarded
77% Graduation Rate
49,809 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $41,600 a year. A typical student attending Michigan State will pay a net price of $18,984. 66% of students get financical aid.

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

Graduates earn an average $32,600 after graduation. The average student takes 4.93 years to complete their degree at Wayne State. 94% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

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

16 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. The full-time teacher rate is 67%. Most students complete their degree in 4.58 years.

#5

Central Michigan University

Mount Pleasant
61 Degrees in Major Awarded
59% Graduation Rate
19,362 Total Students

Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $15,677. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 72% are considered full time. Most students complete their degree in 4.75 years.

#6

Hillsdale College

Hillsdale
49 Degrees in Major Awarded
77% Graduation Rate
1,526 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 9 to 1. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 98% of students receive it. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 99% are considered full time.

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

The full-time teacher rate is 63%. The student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1. It takes the average student 4.73 years to graduate.

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

Most students complete their degree in 4.89 years. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $15,394. The student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1.

#9

Oakland University

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

The average student takes 4.78 years to complete their degree at Oakland. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $11,560. Graduates earn an average $36,000 after graduation.

32 Degrees in Major Awarded
53% Graduation Rate
9,191 Total Students

The average student takes 4.87 years to complete their degree at UM Dearborn. The student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1. The 5.90% student loan default rate is lower than average.

Political Science & Government Careers in MI

Some of the careers political science majors go into include:

Job Title MI Job Growth MI Median Salary
Political Science Professors 13% $90,930
Economics Professors 9% $103,650
Economists 8% $80,990
Managers 7% $95,390

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to political science.

Major Annual Graduates in MI
Economics 1,360
Sociology 597
Anthropology 288
General Social Sciences 238
International Relations & Security 201
Geography & Cartography 171
Criminology 112
Other Social Sciences 83

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