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Higher Education Access for Veterans in Michigan: Briefing May 2017

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The higher education community in Michigan is not serving veterans at the same rate as other states, with fewer veterans in Michigan enrolling in and obtaining baccalaureate and graduate degrees. Michigan’s independent, non-profit colleges and universities are working to reverse this trend.

This briefing document outlines the uptake of higher education for veterans at colleges and universities in Michigan compared to the nation.

Analysis within the report focuses on Michigan’s independent, non-profit higher education institutions. Data referenced within the report come from a variety of sources including; the Integrated Postsecondary Educational Data System (IPEDS), the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the American Community Survey, and the Michigan Department of Treasury.