These Are The 10 Best Colleges For Jobs In Michigan For 2019

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
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One of the biggest things that incoming college freshmen consider when they’re thinking about what school to attend is the likelihood that a school will improve their job prospects.

Jobs are hard to come by nowadays, after all, and the everyday expenses of living in a country like America aren’t cheap.

Compared to a lot of other states, Michigan has some unique advantages as far as attending college here goes. There are impressive research universities, quality state schools, and the ability to study majors that will prepare you well for the job market.

All that made us curious — with so many good colleges to attend in MI, which ones, in particular, were most likely to help their graduates land a job? Using data from IPEDS as well as College Scorecard as a baseline, we created this list of some of the best colleges for jobs in Michigan.

The full list can be found further down, but first, here’s a look at the top ten best colleges for jobs in Michigan:

  1. Kettering University
  2. Alma College
  3. Michigan State University
  4. Lawrence Technological University
  5. Albion College
  6. Michigan Technological University
  7. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
  8. Central Michigan University
  9. Hope College
  10. Western Michigan University

If you go to one of these schools, chances are, you’re not surprised. After all, you know how great you have it.

But for the rest of you — keep reading and we’ll get to just why these schools have some of the best programs the state of Michigan has to offer.

How We Determined The Best Schools In Michigan For Jobs

Using the College Scorecard Data, we searched for the college in each state with the highest listed job placement ratings, looking specifically at employment levels at year 10 after students have graduated.

We limited the analysis to the 41 public and non-profit, four year institutions colleges in Michigan that offer at least a bachelors degree.

Then, we ranked each college from best to worst on the percentage of graduates with jobs. For the purposes of readability, each school’s rating was then rounded down to the last two decimal places.

The school with the highest percentage of grads with jobs, Kettering University, earned the distinction of being the ‘Best College For Jobs in Michigan.’

1. Kettering University

Kettering University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Flint
Employed: 95.1%

2. Alma College

Alma College

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Alma
Employed: 93.59%

3. Michigan State University

Michigan State University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: East Lansing
Employed: 93.01%

4. Lawrence Technological University

Lawrence Technological University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Southfield
Employed: 92.98%

5. Albion College

Albion College

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Albion
Employed: 92.61%

6. Michigan Technological University

Michigan Technological University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Houghton
Employed: 92.48%

7. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Ann Arbor
Employed: 92.01%

8. Central Michigan University

Central Michigan University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Mount Pleasant
Employed: 91.97%

9. Hope College

Hope College

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Holland
Employed: 91.9%

10. Western Michigan University

Western Michigan University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Kalamazoo
Employed: 91.87%

There You Have It — The Best Colleges For Jobs In Michigan

If you’re looking to have a career after college, you should consider applying to any one of the universities and colleges on this list. They have some of the highest rates of employment for not only Michigan, but the entire country.

Here’s a look at the full list of colleges in Michigan by their employment rates 10 years after college.

Best Colleges For Getting A Job In Michigan

Rank College Employed
1 Kettering University 95.1%
2 Alma College 93.59%
3 Michigan State University 93.01%
4 Lawrence Technological University 92.98%
5 Albion College 92.61%
6 Michigan Technological University 92.48%
7 University of Michigan-Ann Arbor 92.01%
8 Central Michigan University 91.97%
9 Hope College 91.9%
10 Western Michigan University 91.87%
11 Grand Valley State University 91.41%
12 Kalamazoo College 91.15%
13 Adrian College 91.04%
14 Ferris State University 90.85%
15 Saginaw Valley State University 90.44%
16 Olivet College 90.19%
17 Oakland University 89.5%
18 Northwood University 89.38%
19 Aquinas College 89.01%
20 Concordia University-Ann Arbor 88.79%
21 Northern Michigan University 88.76%
22 Calvin College 88.57%
23 College for Creative Studies 88.17%
24 Eastern Michigan University 87.79%
25 Siena Heights University 87.72%
26 Spring Arbor University 87.14%
27 Lake Superior State University 87.13%
28 University of Detroit Mercy 86.81%
29 Walsh College of Accountancy and Business Administration 86.65%
30 University of Michigan-Flint 86.52%
31 Wayne State University 85.73%
32 University of Michigan-Dearborn 85.39%
33 Rochester College 84.46%
34 Andrews University 84.3%
35 Madonna University 84.2%
36 Cornerstone University 83.53%
37 Northwestern Michigan College 82.34%
38 Finlandia University 82.3%
39 Davenport University 79.97%
40 Marygrove College 79.59%
41 Baker College 78.51%
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