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Higher education enrollment dropping in Michigan

Wood TV8

Higher education institutions in Michigan continue to face challenges with enrollment. Western Michigan University’s Cooley Law School said it will not enroll an incoming 2023 summer class.

Mason County residents may be eligible to earn college degree tuition free

Manistee News Advocate

Since 2016, Mason County CAN has been working with local educational institutions, business leaders and community organizations to improve access to post-secondary education and build a college-going culture.

College completion coaches aid in Michigan students’ success


After learning about the role I could have in a student’s journey, I felt that becoming a college completion coach was perfect for me. I was able to advocate for students and help foster connections to create a campus support team.

STEM degrees soar at Michigan colleges; business grads decline, records show

Bridge Michigan

The push to get more Michigan students into math and science heavy programs is bearing fruit, with more people majoring in those fields — while fewer are graduating with degrees in business or liberal arts programs.

Mason County College Access Network awarded $60K

Ludington Daily News

Michigan College Access Network (MCAN) has awarded Mason County College Access Network a $60,000 implementation grant to be used over the next two years.

LeFevre: College enrollment is key to Michigan's future economy

The Detroit News

Michigan’s economy needs workers with a degree. Michigan’s employers currently have nearly 10,000 more job postings for workers with a college degree than there are unemployed workers with the same credential in the state, an ongoing issue.

ICYMI: Michigan Business Beat | MCAN - College Advocacy Day - Ryan Fewins-Bliss

Michigan Business Network

Hear Ryan Fewins-Bliss, MCAN's Executive Director share opening remarks then take questions in an interview.

Knowledge and access

Daily News

For AmeriCorps college and career adviser and Belding native Makennah Rousseau, her mission is to now provide guidance and support that was missing during her own time at Belding High School.

West Shore Community College students attended College Access Advocacy Day

The Lake County Star

West Shore Community College students attended the College Access Advocacy Day in Lansing recently, an event hosted by the Michigan College Access Network.

Rick Haglund: More education funding is a good start to boost Michigan’s economic competitiveness

Michigan Advance

Experts say Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s budget actions offer the best hope Michigan has had in decades for addressing a crisis that is putting its economic competitiveness in peril.