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Four-year college degrees in Michigan becoming an exception

The Detroit News

For Michigan's incoming class of 2015-16, the overall rate of public college students who earned a degree at four-year institutions four years later was 52.4% compared with 71.2% five years later and 77% six years, according to the latest state data.

After student loan relief, here are 4 more ways to cut Michigan college debt

Bridge Michigan

In short, the cost of college went up during a time when state scholarships for college went down. The result: students now graduate from Michigan’s colleges and universities with an average debt of $36,000.

Executive Director of the Michigan College Access Network talks about student loan debt forgiveness


Ryan Fewins-Bliss joins the WZZM news team to discuss President Biden's student loan forgiveness plan.

Native American Heritage Fund Awards $478,700 to 2022 Grant Recipients

Indian Gaming

The Native American Heritage Fund (NAHF) awarded $478,700 to the 2022 grant recipients at FireKeepers Casino Hotel, bringing their total contribution to $2,390,400 to 37 of Michigan’s K-12 schools, colleges, universities and local units of government.

MI community colleges ditching remedial courses to keep students enrolled

Bridge Michigan

Over the years, thousands of Michigan students enrolled in community college but dropped out before their first credit-earning class. Remedial courses, meant as a way to ensure borderline students were ready for college coursework, discouraged some students from continuing.

OPINION: Education — and work — are the new norm after high school

Bridge Michigan

There are thousands of young people in my community of Ingham and Eaton counties who graduated from high school during COVID and melted away from their college-intentions.

4CCF awarded grant to fund college access

The County Press

The Four County Community Foundation was among five Michigan College Access Network (MCAN) Innovative Program Grant winners announced last week. Each winner received a $10,000 grant.

Michigan College Access Network Awarded Grant from Native American Heritage Fund

Tribal College Journal

MCAN has been awarded a $55,000 grant from the Native American Heritage Fund (NAHF) to improve completion rates at Michigan’s three tribal colleges.

As Ann Arbor’s Black population fades, new initiative aims to uplift Black youth


Lefiest Galimore, a longtime Black resident and former social worker, is concerned about the trends and wants to find a way for Black people to continue to have a place in and thrive in Ann Arbor.

A decade of the Promise: Lansing Promise sends more than 1,600 Lansing students to college

Lansing State Journal

The Lansing Promise began funding college for Lansing high school graduates in 2012. Since then, 1,622 students have received Lansing Promise scholarships.