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2020 Best Colleges for Civil Engineering in Michigan

Civil Engineering is a popular major and Michigan is the 11th most popular state for students studying this major. 509 of the 21,299 Civil Engineering diplomas awarded last year were given by colleges in Michigan. With so many choices it can be difficult finding the best fit for you. This year's Best Colleges for Civil Engineering in Michigan ranking analyzed 6 colleges and universities that offer a bachelor's degree in civil engineering. We look at over 20 factors to determine the top 0 schools 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 typically results in above average wages following graduation. Recent civil engineering graduates from Michigan colleges 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 schools for Civil Engineering students in Michigan.

Best Schools to Study Civil Engineering in Michigan

The following list ranks the best colleges and universities in the U.S. for a Civil Engineering degree.

Best Civil Eng Colleges in Michigan

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

For those interested in something more advanced, Michigan Tech also offers 3 different higher degree levels in civil engineering, the most popular of which is a Master's Degree. After graduating, civil eng students typically earn around $60,800 in the first five years of their career.

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University of Michigan - Ann Arbor is a wonderful option for students pursuing a Civil Engineering major. Located in the midsize city Ann Arbor, U of Michigan is a public college with a fairly large student population.

For those interested in something more advanced, U of Michigan also offers 2 different higher degree levels in civil engineering, the most popular of which is a Master's Degree. Soon after getting their bachelor's degree, civil eng students typically earn about $60,900 at the beginning of their careers.

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Lawrence Technological University is a good decision for students pursuing a Civil Engineering degree. Lawrence Tech is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Southfield.

For those interested in something more advanced, Lawrence Tech also offers 2 different higher degree levels in civil engineering, the most popular of which is a Master's Degree.

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Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

Every student pursuing a degree in civil engineering needs to look into Michigan State University. Located in the city East Lansing, Michigan State is a public college with a fairly large student population.

For those interested in something more advanced, Michigan State also offers 2 different higher degree levels in civil engineering, the most popular of which is a Master's Degree. Students who graduate from this program report average early career wages of $61,200.

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Wayne State University

Detroit, MI

Located in the large city Detroit, Wayne State is a public school with a fairly large student population.

For those interested in something more advanced, Wayne State also offers 2 different higher degree levels in civil engineering, the most popular of which is a Master's Degree. Soon after graduating, civil eng students typically earn around $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.

For those interested in something more advanced, WMU also offers 2 different higher degree levels in civil engineering, the most popular of which is a Master's Degree. After graduating, civil eng students typically make around $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 318 785
Illinois 306 897
Indiana 291 413
Wisconsin 290 387

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

Related Major Annual Graduates
Mechanical Engineering 46,014
Electrical Engineering 31,993
Computer Engineering 15,329
Chemical Engineering 14,729
Biomedical Engineering 11,483

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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.

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