higher education


College graduates earn more on average over their lifetimes than people without a degree. But Bridge, the online news service of the Center for Michigan, finds that some schools are better than others at improving social mobility. 

Melissa Benmark / WKAR

The Executive Editor of the Pew Charitable Trusts’ Stateline Project says while there may be gridlock in Washington, at the state level, there is a lot of action. 

"It's not how much you owe, it's how much you make. That's the case when it comes to student debt and loan defaults, according to a new study." (Detroit Free Press)

Learning Network of Greater Kalamazoo

Getting to college means getting through the admission process, and finding the money to pay for it. That can be complicated for everyone, more so for a student from the first generation in their family to go to college. 

"New high school graduates enrolling in college are down both in raw numbers and in percentage of the graduating class, based on state data for the Michigan Class of 2014." (Kalamazoo Gazette)