Other Reports & Studies

New Frontiers in Student Success - Harnessing the Latest Insights on Policy, Practice, Leadership and Governance

Prepared and delivered by Dr. George Mehaffy, Vice President for Academic Leadership and Change, American Association for State Colleges and Universities, at the 3rd annual Governor's State Universities Summit, August 24, 2017.

Michigan Workshop on Midwestern State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (M-SARA) - October 14, 2015

Representatives from Michigan post-secondary providers were invited to attend a one-day workshop to learn about the Midwestern-State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (M-SARA). Michigan is the tenth Midwestern state to join the Agreement, which will make distance education courses more accessible to students across state lines, make it easier for states to regulate distance education, and for institutions to participate in interstate distance education.

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The Economic Footprint of Michigan's Public Universities

Michigan’s 15 public universities are key employers and economic drivers in the state, responsible for more than 120,000 jobs and with spending and earnings accounting for $23.9 billion in economic activity.

More University Graduates Staying in Michigan According to Detroit Regional Chamber Survey Results 

Retention of talented recent college graduates is of vital importance to states that are interested in competing globally. College graduates are one of a state's greatest resources, so there is need to identify and understand the decisions they make upon graduation. iLabs, the University of Michigan-Dearborn’s Center for Innovation Research, conducted a research study for the Detroit Regional Chamber with funding support from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), the Presidents Council of State Universities of Michigan, and the Michigan Municipal League. The survey included 7,054 graduates of Michigan public universities in response to over 41,000 emails sent between late-January and March 2013.

Michigan's Budget and Revenue Trends
Mitchell Bean, Director of the House Fiscal Agency's presentation to the Presidents Council's Business Affairs Officers on October 14, 2009.


Michigan's Transition to a Knowledge Based Economy
A report by Michigan Future,this report covers the period from 2001-2007. It provides a complete picture of the entire national economic expansion, from the trough in 2001 through the peak in 2007. Obviously the economy has changed a great deal since 2007, from expansion to likely the most severe downturn since the Great Depression. When the next expansion begins two of the most important drivers in this expansion almost certainly will not be repeated: the housing bubble and highly leveraged financial services.


State Financial Aid Funding for Postsecondary Education
Prepared by the Michigan House Fiscal Agency (Jen, September 2008), this report provides information on the nine Michigan state-funded financial aid programs appropriated in the Higher Education budget, as well as information on historical trends and comparisons to other states in financial aid funding.

Report on State University Appropriations
Prepared by House Fiscal Agency Senior Fiscal Analyst Kyle Jen, the report provides historical information for fiscal years 1983-84 to FY 2006-07 and includes data on university appropriations and funding methods.

The Vital Center: A Federal-State Compact to Renew the Great Lakes Region
This study takes a comprehensive look at the economic history of the Great Lakes region and assesses its currents assets and the challenges the region must overcome in order to make it a global destination hub in the future. Authored by John Austin, Brookings Institution Nonresident Senior Fellow and Brittany Affolter-Caine, doctoral student in the Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education at U-M. October 2006

A Look at Michigan's Emerging New Economy
A study prepared by Lansing-based Public Policy Associates which illustrates Michigan's evolution to the new knowledge economy. Among the study's conclusion is that stronger state investment in the state's transportation, communications and educational infrastructure and nurturing cultural values as they pertain to innovation and entrepreneurship are critical to continued emergence into the new economy. October, 2006

A New Agenda for a New Michigan
A report by Ann Arbor-based Michigan Future, Inc. that articulates strategies for positioning Michigan for success in a knowledge-driven and entrepreneurial economy. Chief among the proposed strategies is greater support for the state's higher education institutions. June 2006

A Roadmap to Michigan's Future: Meeting the Challenge of a Global Knowledge-Driven Economy
A Strategic Road mapping Exercise
James J. Duderstadt, Project Director
The Millennium Project
The University of Michigan
September 2005

Report of the Cherry Commission on Higher Education and Economic Growth
States with the most college graduates have the strongest economies, more jobs, and better paying jobs. That's why Governor Jennifer Granholm appointed Lt. Governor John Cherry and a bi-partisan Commission on Higher Education and Economic Growth to recommend strategies for doubling the number of college degree holders in Michigan. The Cherry Commission report affirms that Michigan's future is in college and that higher education is the road to prosperity and a better future for everyone in Michigan. December 2004

University Investment Commission Report - 2002
An overview of key issues in Michigan higher education, prepared by a commission of Michigan business and political leaders.

House Fiscal Agency Report
The Long View: State University Enrollments, Revenues, and Expenditures
FY 1977 through FY 2002
A report to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Higher Education
Produced by Dr. Hank Prince, Michigan House Fiscal Agency
December 2003

State University Summary Data
A report prepared by Kyle I. Jen of the House Fiscal Agency and Ellen Jeffries of the Senate Fiscal Agency for Fiscal Years 2003-04 to 2007-08.