Data & Resources

Michigan College Access Network (MCAN) provides leaders and educators with data, research and resources in an effort to increase college readiness, participation, and completion in Michigan, particularly among low-income students, first-generation college-going students, and students of color.

View some of our most recent data & resource links below.

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Impact Map

This online resource for educators, administrators, legislators, and college access professionals displays student and community outcome data by ISD, county, region, legislative district and state connected to increasing attainment.

Primary Resources

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ALICE Report from the United Way

Michigan Association of United Ways

Standing for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed - ALICE represents those in our communities who are working yet still struggling to make ends meet. The ALICE Report is the most comprehensive depiction of need in Michigan to date.

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Boosting college degrees decreases inequality, lowers poverty

W.E. Upjohn Institute

As the gap between rich and poor in the United States grew in recent decades, people with college degrees increasingly did better at finding good jobs than people with no more than a high school education.

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Charting the Course

Michigan College Access Network

MCAN's second edition of Charting the Course. A guide to communities for increasing educational attainment through the lens of collective impact.

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Collective Impact Benchmarks

Michigan College Access Network

MCAN has designed a set of Benchmarks using the Collective Impact framework as described in Charting the Course. These Benchmarks can be used by communities as they build an LCAN, as well as by existing LCANs.

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Futures for Frontliners

Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity

Futures for Frontliners offers Michiganders who worked in essential industries but do not have a college degree free tuition to their local community college to pursue an associate degree or a certificate.

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Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce (CEW)

Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce (CEW)

Reports and data developed by Georgetown University Center, focusing on education and the workforce.

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MCAN Attainment Report

Michigan College Access Network

MCAN monitors statewide progress on 7 metrics: culture, academic readiness, financial readiness, enrollment, college persistence, completion, and attainment.

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MI School Data

MI School Data

State of Michigan's official public portal for education data to help citizens, educators and policymakers make informed decisions that can lead to improved success for our students.

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Michigan FAFSA Tracker

Michigan College Access Network

This online data tool helps you analyze the current FAFSA completion rates for all Michigan high schools participating in MCAN's College Cash Campagin.

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State of the State Survey 2017

Michigan College Access Network

A Check-in: Looking at the College Going Culture of Michigan Adults.

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Stronger Nation: A Lumina Foundation Reporting Tool

Lumina Foundation

Lumina Foundation tracks the post-high school educational attainment of Americans ages 25-64. Since 2008, that figure has increased by 10 percentage points in Michigan.

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The Journal of College Access

Journal of College Access

A peer-reviewed, academic, open access, online journal with a focus on how students aspire to, gain access to, enroll in and persist in higher education institutions. The Journal is published periodically.

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United States Census Bureau

United States Census Bureau

Data and reporting developed and compiled by the US Census Bureau.

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College Affordability

All students graduating from a Michigan high school should have the financial knowledge, literacy, and readiness to understand the costs and benefits of postsecondary education. View More

2020 State of Michigan Education Report, A Marshall Plan: Reimagining Michigan Public Education

Education Trust-Midwest

This report from The Education Trust-Midwest, 2020 State of Michigan Education Report, A Marshall Plan: Reimagining Michigan Public Education, is a call to action for educational change in Michigan.

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College Affordability in Michigan (NCAN Snapshot)

National College Attainment Network (NCAN)

This is a state of Michigan profile outlining key college affordability measures in Michigan. It incorporate state-specific data on the Pell Grant, FAFSA completion, college enrollment, and degree attainment.

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College Greenlight

College Greenlight

A free online resource that addresses the needs of first-generation and underrepresented students. They provide support to high schools, community-based organizations, parents, and students throughout the college search and admissions process.

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College-Going Culture

When students have school, parental, and community support for attending college, college is seen as the norm. This makes higher education the expectation, rather than the exception. View More

2020 State of Michigan Education Report, A Marshall Plan: Reimagining Michigan Public Education

Education Trust-Midwest

This report from The Education Trust-Midwest, 2020 State of Michigan Education Report, A Marshall Plan: Reimagining Michigan Public Education, is a call to action for educational change in Michigan.

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4 for the Fall: A Blueprint for Supporting the High School Class of 2021

National College Attainment Network

This guide outlines four key steps for district and school leaders, school counselors, teachers, and community partners to take to keep seniors on track for a postsecondary pathway.

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ACT Digital Learning and Workforce Resources

ACT

ACT has compiled a number of resources for students, teachers, schools, and workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The resources can be used at home, online, and in workforce settings. Content will be updated regularly.

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Credential Completion

It is important for all students who enroll in college to attain a postsecondary degree or certificate, while minimizing their time to completion. View More

2020 State of Michigan Education Report, A Marshall Plan: Reimagining Michigan Public Education

Education Trust-Midwest

This report from The Education Trust-Midwest, 2020 State of Michigan Education Report, A Marshall Plan: Reimagining Michigan Public Education, is a call to action for educational change in Michigan.

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College Results Online

College Results Online (CRO)

CRO is an interactive, user-friendly Web tool designed to provide policymakers, counselors, parents, students, and others with information about college graduation rates for nearly any four-year college or university in the country.

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College Scorecard

College Scoreboard

Find out about colleges, their programs, costs, admissions, results and more.

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Pathways and Transitions

All students graduating from a Michigan high school should understand their postsecondary options, leading them to enroll in a college that is a good match or fit for their aspirations, academic readiness, and career ambitions. View More

2020 State of Michigan Education Report, A Marshall Plan: Reimagining Michigan Public Education

Education Trust-Midwest

This report from The Education Trust-Midwest, 2020 State of Michigan Education Report, A Marshall Plan: Reimagining Michigan Public Education, is a call to action for educational change in Michigan.

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ACT Planning Tools

ACT

ACT Profile is a first-of-its-kind college and career planning community, built on 30+ years of ACT research. Mobile, social, and free to the public, ACT Profile delivers powerful, personalized insights to inform individuals as they navigate through life.

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College Results Online

College Results Online (CRO)

CRO is an interactive, user-friendly Web tool designed to provide policymakers, counselors, parents, students, and others with information about college graduation rates for nearly any four-year college or university in the country.

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