Domino’s Pizza was born in Michigan. Standing by its name that means ‘large water’, Michigan State is in the Great Lakes regions of the Midwestern United States. It is the ninth most populous state of the US, and has the 11th most extensive total area. The most vital geographical fact of Michigan is that it is the only state that has two peninsulas – the Lower and the Upper Peninsula.
Michigan enjoys a continental climate however with much variation. While the South and Central parts of the Lower Peninsula have warmer climate, its North and the entire of Upper Peninsula have severe climate and long winters. The state averages from 30–40 inches of precipitation annually, however some areas in the northern Lower Peninsula and the Upper Peninsula average almost 160" of snowfall per year.
Michigan has an interesting Economy fact. It is the third leading grower of Christmas Trees with 60,520 acres (245 km2) of land dedicated to Christmas tree farming. Michigan’s GDP in 2013 is $372,400.
The major products and services in Michigan are food products, information technology, aerospace, military equipment, furniture, and mining of copper and iron ore.
Michigan has a number of public universities and private colleges spread throughout the state. Michigan State University has the 8th largest campus population of any U.S. school. Seven of the state's universities - Central Michigan University, University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Michigan Technological University, Oakland University, Wayne State University and Western Michigan University - are classified as research universities by the Carnegie Foundation.
The top 10 universities in the state of Michigan are :
|University/College||US News and World Report Rank||Tuition Fee|
|University of Michigan, Ann Harbor||National Universities # 28||$40,496|
|Michigan State University, East Lansing||National Universities #73||$33,750|
|Michigan Technological University, Houghton||National Universities #117||$28,608|
|Wayne State University, Detroit||National Universities Rank not published||$25,768|
|Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo||National Universities #181||$24,109|
|Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant||National Universities #190||$23,670|
|Oakland university, Rochester Hills||National Universities Rank not published||$25,477|
|Grand Valley State University, Allendale||Regional Universities #30||$15,114|
|Ferris State university, Big Rapids||Regional Universities #62||$15,607|
|Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti||Regional Universities #77||$24,592|
The top Michigan University -University of Michigan, Ann Harbor- usually leads when it comes to graduate salaries. In 2012, graduates of Computer-Software/Internet bagged an average package of $60,000-$90,000; Consulting: $55,000-$85,000 and Healthcare/Pharma graduates earned $60,000-$80,000. In the same year, the college of Engineering Wayne State University graduates received average starting salaryof $62,655 while Michigan State University graduates earned $55,343 as average starting salary.