Best graduate programs in education in Michigan

Education is one of the most popular fields with careers spanning from teaching children of all ages to policy making and everything in between. A graduate degree in education opens career opportunities in leadership and administrative roles. Explore the best graduate programs in education. Read more about our ranking methodology here. 

Our master’s in education rankings cover 358 of the 500 universities available, accounting for 86% of total student conferrals. Three years after completing their degree, graduates earn a weighted average salary of $49,054.

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#1 in Michigan | #176 in Education nationally

Saginaw Valley State University

University Center, Michigan

Economic score: 0.47

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $45,735

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $8,183

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $26,365

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.58

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#2 in Michigan | #252 in Education nationally

Eastern Michigan University

Ypsilanti, Michigan

Economic score: 0.61

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $47,758

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $10,206

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $37,207

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.78

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#3 in Michigan | #278 in Education nationally

Western Michigan University

Kalamazoo, Michigan

Economic score: 0.66

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $45,696

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $8,144

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $36,615

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.80

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#4 in Michigan | #281 in Education nationally

Oakland University

Rochester Hills, Michigan

Economic score: 0.67

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $45,755

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $8,203

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $37,430

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.82

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#5 in Michigan | #292 in Education nationally

Wayne State University

Detroit, Michigan

Economic score: 0.70

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $45,756

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $8,204

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $38,748

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.85

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#6 in Michigan | #301 in Education nationally

University of Michigan-Flint

Flint, Michigan

Economic score: 0.72

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $44,650

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $7,098

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $38,037

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.85

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#7 in Michigan | #354 in Education nationally

University of Michigan-Dearborn

Dearborn, Michigan

Economic score: 1.25

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $34,171

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $3,381

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $38,855

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 1.14

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

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Central Michigan University

Mount Pleasant, Michigan

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