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2021 Best Colleges for Civil Engineering in Michigan

Civil Engineering is a popular major and Michigan is the 15th most popular state for students studying this major. 444 of the 21,795 Civil Engineering degrees awarded last year were given by colleges in Michigan. With so many options it can be a daunting task finding the best fit for you. This year's Best Colleges for Civil Engineering in Michigan ranking analyzed 5 colleges and universities that offer a bachelor's degree in civil engineering. We look at over 20 factors to determine the top 15% of colleges for Civil Engineering students in Michigan.

Choosing a Great Civil Engineering School

Best Colleges for Civil Engineering in Michigan The civil eng program you select can have a big impact on your future. This section explores some of the factors we include in our ranking and how much they vary depending on the school you select. When choosing a school we recommend considering some of the following factors:

A Great Overall School

A school that excels in educating for a particular major must be a great school overall as well. To make it into this list a school must rank well in our overall Best Colleges ranking. This ranking considered factors such as graduation rates, overall graduate earnings and other educational resources to identify great colleges and universities.

Above Average Earnings After Graduation

A civil engineering degree from schools on this list usually translates into higher than average earnings after graduation. Recent civil engineering graduates from Michigan schools with a bachelors degree earned an average of $60,200 in 2017-2018.

Other Factors We Consider

In addition to the above, you should consider some of the following factors:

  • Major Focus - How much a school focuses on Civil Engineering students vs. other majors.
  • Major Popularity - How many other civil engineering students choose this school.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or a recognized civil engineering related accrediting body.

Our complete ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best colleges for Civil Engineering students in Michigan.

Best Schools to Study Civil Engineering in Michigan

Below you'll see a list of the best colleges and universities to study civil engineering.

Best Civil Eng Colleges in Michigan

Every student pursuing a degree in civil engineering needs to check out Michigan Technological University. Michigan Tech is a medium-sized public school located in the remote town of Houghton.

Soon after getting their bachelor's degree, civil eng students typically earn an average of $60,800 in the first five years of their career.

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University of Michigan - Ann Arbor is a great option for individuals pursuing a Civil Engineering major. Located in the city Ann Arbor, U of Michigan is a public school with a very large student population.

After getting their bachelor's degree, civil eng students generally make an average of $60,900 in their early careers.

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Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

Every student who is interested in civil engineering has to check out Michigan State University. Located in the small city East Lansing, Michigan State is a public college with a very large student population.

Students who graduate from this degree state that they receive average early career wages of $61,200.

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Wayne State University

Detroit, MI

Wayne State University is one of the finest schools in the United States for civil engineering. Located in the large city Detroit, Wayne State is a public college with a fairly large student population.

After getting their bachelor's degree, civil eng students usually make an average of $60,800 in their early careers.

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Located in the small city Kalamazoo, WMU is a public college with a very large student population.

Soon after graduation, civil eng students typically earn about $57,300 in the first five years of their career.

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Best Civil Engineering Colleges in the Great Lakes Region

Explore all the Best Civil Engineering Colleges in the Great Lakes Area or other specific states within that region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Ohio 303 728
Illinois 299 921
Indiana 283 453
Wisconsin 267 395

One of 38 majors within the Engineering area of study, Civil Engineering has other similar majors worth exploring.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Mechanical Engineering 2,564
Electrical Engineering 1,409
Industrial Engineering 634
Computer Engineering 570
Chemical Engineering 562

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Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Master Sgt. Roger Parsons. More about our data sources and methodologies.

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