Research shows that college is a necessity in today’s workforce and economy. Yet, Michigan currently ranks sixth in the country for highest family share of college expenses and 32nd in the amount of need‐based state aid. By working toward this goal, MCAN is striving to flip these statistics. 

In Summer 2019, MCAN aligned its primary goal to support Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s statewide postsecondary education goal: 60 percent of Michigan residents complete a postsecondary certificate or degree by the year 2030. 

Our goal: 60 percent of Michigan residents earn a postsecondary certificate or degree by the year 2030.

Momentum toward this goal is already underway. Michigan’s postsecondary attainment rate has increased from 36 percent in 2010 to 45 percent in 2019. MCAN supports statewide and local efforts to expand education beyond high school in Michigan using a strategic plan that will:

  1. Foster a college‐going culture.
  2. Identify multiple postsecondary education pathways and facilitate smooth transitions.
  3. Improve college affordability.
  4. Support credential completion. 


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