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Sociology Schools in Michigan

597 Sociology students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

A Sociology major is the 57th most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Sociology Majors in Michigan

Sociology majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 551
Associate’s Degree 17
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 16
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 16
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 16
Master’s Degree 13

Gender Distribution

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

Sociology Majors in MI Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of sociology majors in Michigan is as follows:

  • Asian: 3.5%
  • Black or African American: 16.8%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 6.7%
  • White: 62.8%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 2.5%
  • Other Races: 7.7%
Sociology Majors in MI Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Sociology Grads in Michigan

In this state, there are 7,060 people employed in jobs related to a sociology degree, compared to 479,420 nationwide.

Sociology Jobs Nationwide vs. MI

Wages for Sociology Jobs in Michigan

Sociology grads earn an average of $88,180 in the state and $90,290 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 31 colleges in Michigan that offer sociology degrees. Learn about the most popular 11 below:

113 Degrees in Major Awarded
77% Graduation Rate
50,351 Total Students

The 3.40% student loan default rate is lower than average. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 66% of students receive it. It takes the average student 4.39 years to graduate.

93 Degrees in Major Awarded
90% Graduation Rate
46,716 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 11 to 1. The average student takes 4.18 years to complete their degree at U-M. 63% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

#3

Central Michigan University

Mount Pleasant
59 Degrees in Major Awarded
59% Graduation Rate
21,622 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 20 to 1. The full-time teacher rate is 72%. The average student takes 4.75 years to complete their degree at Central Michigan.

44 Degrees in Major Awarded
35% Graduation Rate
27,025 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 94% get financial aid. In their early career, Wayne State grads earn an average salary of $32,600. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 56% are considered full time.

40 Degrees in Major Awarded
54% Graduation Rate
22,562 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $19,119. 63% of the teachers are full time. Most students complete their degree in 4.73 years.

#6

Oakland University

Rochester Hills
33 Degrees in Major Awarded
44% Graduation Rate
19,309 Total Students

In their early career, Oakland grads earn an average salary of $36,000. It takes the average student 4.78 years to graduate. This public school has an average net price of $11,560.

#7

Hope College

Holland
27 Degrees in Major Awarded
76% Graduation Rate
3,149 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $36,500 after graduation. The student loan default rate of 2.00% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. 98% of students get financical aid.

23 Degrees in Major Awarded
40% Graduation Rate
19,123 Total Students

17 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. The student loan default rate is 9.10% which is lower than average. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $32,000 a year.

21 Degrees in Major Awarded
67% Graduation Rate
24,677 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 3.80% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $35,300 after earning their degree at this institution. 67% of the teachers are full time.

#10

Calvin University

Grand Rapids
19 Degrees in Major Awarded
74% Graduation Rate
3,732 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $36,200 after graduation. 12 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $25,017.

19 Degrees in Major Awarded
49% Graduation Rate
7,595 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.65 years. The student loan default rate is 8.50% which is lower than average. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Sociology Careers in MI

Some of the careers sociology majors go into include:

Job Title MI Job Growth MI Median Salary
Sociology Professors 8% $81,000
Managers 7% $95,390
Sociologists 0% $77,170

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

Major Annual Graduates in MI
Economics 1,360
Political Science & Government 1,001
Anthropology 288
General Social Sciences 238
International Relations & Security 201
Geography & Cartography 171
Criminology 112
Other Social Sciences 83

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