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Higher Ed Collaboration Between Independent, Non-Profits and Community Colleges Leads to 3,229 Degrees Awarded

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Contact: Robert LeFevre, 517-372-9160  March 10, 2017  Higher Ed Collaboration Between Independent, Non-Profits and Community Colleges Leads to 3,229 Degrees Awarded. New MICU Report Details Improved Student Access, Cost Savings Collaboration agreements between Michigan’s independent, non-profit colleges and universities and the state’s community college sector are helping thousands of students earn their degrees, according to a new report issued today by Michigan’s Independent Colleges & Universities (MICU).

MICU Releases Economic Footprint Study

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Robert LeFevre February 9, 2017 517-372-9160 MI Independent Colleges & Universities Welcome Governor’s Higher Ed Budget Recommendation Organization Responds with ROI Report on Economic Contributions, Academic Leadership Michigan’s Independent Colleges and Universities (MICU) today released a major report on the economic footprint of its members, showing a wealth of contributions to the state’s prosperity, knowledge, and culture.

MICU Partners with Campus Consortium

MICU Partners with Campus Consortium to Provide $1,000,000 Grant to its Member Colleges and Universities to Use the Kryptos Mobile Platform to Create their Official Mobile Apps at No Cost

Sept 2016: Michigan Independent Colleges & Universities (MICU)and Campus Consortium have partnered to provide the Kryptos Mobile Development and Publishing Platform to the MICU-member colleges and universities to create their official mobile apps at no cost. The grant covers up to $50,000 per college in mobile app licensing, development, and maintenance costs. 

Introducing MICU's eMarketplace

Introducing the Michigan Independent Colleges and Universities eMarketplace

On behalf of its members, Michigan Independent Colleges and Universities (MICU) is pleased to announce the establishment of a new partnership with Sourcing Alliance and VITG Global in the creation of our own MICU eMarketplace, an online store featuring products and services from a wide range of suppliers all in one place.

13 MICU Institutions Named 'Veteran Friendly'

Student veterans and their dependents can now choose from more than 50 veteran-friendly colleges, universities and community colleges committed to providing on-campus, veteran-centric services to better support their academic and transitional needs. MICU is proud to announce that 13 of those schools are members of the association, demonstrating the commitment of independent education to serving our nation's veterans.

House Budget Invests in College Affordability


Contact: Peter Spadafore

Lansing, MI – Today, the Michigan Independent Colleges & Universities (MICU) applauds the House Appropriations Subcommittee for Higher Education for its work on the state budget. This morning, the committee moved its version of the Higher Education Budget which invests over $1.5 billion in funding for our state’s public and independent universities.

Davenport University's (new) College of Urban Education

Learn from the founding Dean of the (new) College of Urban Education as he explains what makes this new approach to urban education so unique.


MICU Alumni Featured at Governor's Economic Summit

The 2014 Governor's Economic Summit was held March 16-18 in Grand Rapids, MI. Among the many great presentations highlighting the theme of, "Collaborate, Create, Connect," three alumni from MICU member institutions were featured, proudling represneting independent higher education in Michigan...

MICU Vice President Featured in LSJ

MICU vice president and Lansing School District Board of Education president, Peter Spadafore featured as "Consensus builder" by the Lansing State Journal.


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