MI Colleges Increasing Success Rates

Students at Michigan’s 15 public universities and 28 community colleges are finding more success, according to data reported this week by the state’s Center for Educational Performance and Information. Spokesperson Lauren Leeds tells WSJM News university students successfully complete their degrees after six years about 71% of the time. As for community college students…

“The six year rate for students who first enrolled in 2011 and 2012, their success rate is at 43.8%, and this is basically trending with what we see around the nation,” Leeds said. “Students are taking longer than the traditional two or four years to find success in college.”

Lake Michigan College came in right around the statewide average. Leeds the state post-secondary success report this year also looked at demographics for the first time. You can see the state report right here.