October 8, 2019
Governor Whitmer Joins Complete College America
Michigan joins organization to increase college completion rates, break down barriers to student success
LANSING, Mich. -- Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced Michigan's membership in Complete College America, an organization dedicated to increasing college completion rates and ensuring everyone, no matter who they are, has a path to postsecondary success.
"Every Michigander deserves a path to a good-paying job that they can support themselves and their families on," said Governor Whitmer. "That's why one of my first actions as governor was to announce a statewide goal of reaching 60 percent of Michiganders with a postsecondary degree or certificate by 2030. I'm excited to partner with Complete College America as we take further steps toward reaching that goal. When we break down barriers, especially for low-income students, first generation college-going students, and students of color, we can grow our economy, close the skills gap, and ensure every family can thrive here in Michigan."
More on Michimich.com
- MI Symptoms Web Application Helps Michiganders Track Symptoms; Informs Reopening Strategy
- Michigan regional jobless rates surge in April with COVID-19 pandemic
- Michigan: Lawmakers Sponsor Upcoming Auto Insurance Town Halls
- STARK Industries, LLC Awarded NASA JPL - VITAL Ventilator Manufacturing License to Combat the Global COVID-19 Crisis
- Proposed 2020-21 Sterling Heights Budget Funds Critical Needs with No Tax Increase
During her State of the State address, Governor Whitmer announced a statewide goal of reaching 60 percent of Michigan residents with a postsecondary credential by 2030. The governor also announced plans for two financial aid programs to help us reach those goals:
- The MI Opportunity Scholarship will ensure every high school graduate has a tuition-free pathway to a community college education, and ensure that a four-year degree is much more affordable for low- and middle income families. The Michigan Reconnect program will provide free skills training programs to working-aged adults at community colleges to fill the more than 100,000 jobs currently in demand from Michigan businesses.
Right now, Michigan community college and university completion rates are average compared to other states. At the community college level, roughly one in three students complete a credential or transfer to a four-year institution within three years. Completion rates are higher at four-year institutions where over 70 percent of students earn a bachelor's degree in six years, and, in both cases, there is significant opportunity to improve.
More on Michimich.com
- Evolve IP Offers Rapid Deployment of Desktop as a Service to Ingram Micro Partners
- Michigan: AG Nessel Supports Legislative Effort to Re-engage Economy Safely
- Michigan: MDARD Director Statement Regarding $22.5 Million Rural Broadband Investment from USDA
- Michigan: Transport of generator components set for June on US-41, US-2, M-183 in U.P.
- Michigan Psychological Care Offering Telemedicine
Complete College America is a national advocate for increasing college completion rates and breaking barriers to enrollment by working with states and institutions to ensure all students, regardless of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, or familial educational achievement, have equal opportunities to access and complete a college education.
Latest on Michimich.com
- Launching OneQuantum LLC the Quantum Tech startup community
- OrPro Therapeutics Advances a New Inhalation Treatment Approach for COVID-19
- Michigan: M-40 resurfacing begins Monday at the Van Buren/Allegan county line
- Health Insurance Enrollment Deadlines Approaching for Michiganders who Lost Job or Experienced a Drop in Income
- Michigan: Secretary of State branch offices to reopen June 1 by appointment only
- During May, MDHHS raises awareness about continued need for foster families in Michigan; Special precautions taken during COVID-19 pandemic
- Michigan: Dickman Road resurfacing starts Monday in Battle Creek
- Michigan: MDARD Offering Tips for Mosquito Control
- Michigan: M-68 resurfacing in Cheboygan and Presque Isle counties to resume June 1
- NSG Allows Your Business to Outsource its IT Needs
- AdviCoach SE Michigan: Surviving and Thriving in COVID-19
- Sterling Heights: Closure Extended to June 12
- Omy de Oro 'The King of Punchlines' signs with Caroline, becomes first Puerto Rican artist to release a solo dembow track 'Cash'
- Michigan: Attorney General Nessel and 38 other AGs Urge Congress to Fund Expanded Access to Internet
- Michigan: DNR to host virtual meeting June 11 for Pontiac Lake State Recreation Area management planning
- NS4ed Customizes District Market Needs for Nebraska Schools
- CEO Coaching International Congratulates Fintech Startup Client Airfox on Acquisition by Retail Giant
- TSRL, Inc. awarded $3M NIH grant to continue development of microneedle patch for treatment of influenza
- A gritty, bold series featuring angels, past lives and reincarnation: SON OF SECRETS by NJ Simmonds
- Michigan: ORV trail section to close temporarily in Keweenaw County