higher education

"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)

"GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Michigan college students graduated with an average of $29,450 in debt in 2014, an amount largely unchanged from 2013 but above the national average, according to a new report." (MLive)

"Nearly one in four female undergraduate students say they have had nonconsensual sexual contact since arriving on campus, according to a new national survey. The survey, conducted by the the Association of American Universities, shows 23.1% of female undergraduates report being the victim of nonconsenual sexual contact." (Detroit Free Press)


The Center for Michigan found that people around the state want more career counseling and college advising. They also would like more ways for students to get hands on experience while still in school. 

"Michigan State University violated federal law in the handling of sexual assaults on its campus, a federal oversight agency has found. The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights (OCR) said the university did not act promptly to handle two reports of sexual assault. They also found the university did not have proper procedures and policies in place to handle sexual assault/" (Detroit Free Press)