Workers with a bachelor's degree earn more in Michigan

earnings by ed attainment

Individuals with a bachelor's degree earn nearly twice as much as those with only a high school diploma and 50 percent more than individuals who have some college or an associate's degree. A bachelor's degree matters for earnings and Michigan's economy.

Earning a bachelor's degree is associated with higher earnings, economic security, health, and other positive outcomes. But how much greater is the typical income for those with a bachelor's degree compared to those who do not have one in Michigan?

Nearly half of STEM grads go into a different career

STEM grad career field

Many students do not go into a career related to their college major. Nationally, 48 percent of STEM-trained college grads go into a non-STEM career field.

Research studies have found that a bachelor's degree, in any area of study, is important for future earnings and career growth. Data shows that many college graduates go into a career field that is not directly related to their undergraduate major.

Independent colleges serve more students with financial need


Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (SEOG) are grants for college ranging from $1,000-$4,000 per student that can be used on top of other scholarships and are only available to students with the most financial need. 

In order to qualify, students must be enrolled in a Bachelor's degree program, have no outstanding student loans from another program, be a U.S. citizen, and have no criminal record. 

Michigan Economic Competitiveness Study: Northwood University

Competitiveness study

On Wednesday, January 24, 2018 Dr. Timothy Nash from Northwood University presented the 2018 Michigan Competitiveness Study to the Michigan Legislature's Joint Competitiveness Committee.

See the report in the link below!


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