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The Michigan Association of State Universities (MASU) serves as the coordinating board for Michigan’s 15 public universities, providing advocacy and fostering policy to maximize the collective value these institutions provide in serving the public interest and the state of Michigan.

Established more than 60 years ago, the association in recent decades was known as the Presidents Council, State Universities of Michigan. In 2015 it was renamed the Michigan Association of State Universities.

Michigan’s public universities annually serve approximately 300,000 students, focusing on the delivery of excellent undergraduate and graduate education and equal educational opportunity.


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  • MSU, UM Tops at Drawing International Students

    November 16, 2015/The Detroit News

    By Kim Kozlowski

    Michigan State University and University of Michigan continue to be global communities, ranking top in the nation for attracting the most international students to their campuses, and sending the most students to study abroad, according to a report to be released Monday.

    The two universities helped to make Michigan ninth in the United States for hosting international college students in 2014-15, with 32,015 international students in the state — an increase of 8 percent from the year before, according to Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange.

    Of the total number of students, MSU and UM attracted nearly half of the state’s international students, with 8,146 students attending MSU and 7,423 enrolled at UM — ranking MSU at No. 9 nationally, and UM at No. 13.

    Meanwhile, UM ranked No. 5 among the nation’s top schools for sending 2,719 students to study abroad while MSU ranked No. 8 with 2,478 students studying overseas.
  • NMU Named Military-Friendly School for Seventh Year in a Row

    November 18, 2015/Upper Michigan's Source

    By Rebecca Himmelstein

    MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University has just been named a 2016 Military-Friendly School by a national magazine.

    Victory Media has awarded NMU with the title for seven years in a row, which honors the top 15 percent of schools nationwide. The award is given to programs meeting a list of criteria like support for student veterans on campus, graduation and employment outcomes and military spouses.

    NMU was the only school in the Upper Peninsula to achieve gold-level status from the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency. Right now there's 300 veterans, including students using a parent or spouse's GI bill or dependents of disabled veterans.
  • Association of American Colleges and Universities and the Michigan Association of State Universities Announce Michigan As 12th Partner State in AAC&U's LEAP States Initiative

    November 12, 2015—Washington, D.C.

    The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) and the Michigan Association of State Universities announced today that Michigan is now a state partner in AAC&U's national initiative, Liberal Education and America's Promise (LEAP).
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