Accountability

Metrics That Matter

Michigan's fifteen public universities strongly believe in being accountable to the state's residents. Accountability is achieved through a number of different openness and reporting systems. 

With Metrics That Matter, MASU is proud to present a dashboard that will track commonly used data points about the state and its public universities - and where possible, how Michigan ranks as a state. This dashboard will grow over time, so check back soon!

Higher Education Finance Indicators—State Investment          
Indicator/Metric (link to source) Most recent year National rank Prior year Diff. Data updated
State funding per FYES (FY 2021) $5,993 41 $5,604 $389 Summer 2022
Net revenue (tuition + state funding) per FYES (FY 2021) $16,707 3 $16,667 $40 Summer 2022
Net tuition as a percent of total operating revenue (FY 2021) 73.6% 7 74.8% -1.2% Summer 2022
State funding per-capita (FY 2022) $218 41 $201 $17 May 2022
State financial aid per FYES (FY 2021) $14 50 $17 ($3) Summer 2022
State grant dollars per undergraduate FYES (FY 2021) $363 36 $388 ($25) Fall 2022
State grant dollars per capita (FY 2021) $11.74 41 $13.51 ($1.77) Fall 2022
           
Institutional Indicators          
Indicator/Metric (link to source) Most recent year National rank Prior year Diff. Data updated
Undergraduate headcount (Fall 2021) 201,953 N/A 209,621 (7,668) Oct. 2021
Graduate headcount (Fall 2021) 61,032 N/A 61,251 (219) Oct. 2021
Fiscal year equated students (FYES, Fall 2021) 247,873 N/A 255,284 (7,411) Oct. 2021
Certificates awarded (19-20) 2,261 N/A 1,931 330 Summer 2022
Associate degrees awarded (19-20) 1,110 N/A 1,097 13 Summer 2022
Bachelor's degrees awarded (19-20) 48,587 N/A 48,386 201 Summer 2022
Master's degrees awarded (19-20) 16,704 N/A 16,549 155 Summer 2022
Doctoral degrees awarded (19-20) 4,832 N/A 5,032 (200) Summer 2022
Federal 6-year graduation rate (Fall 2014 cohort) 67.4% N/A 66.0% 1.4% Fall 2021
State 6-year success rate (Fall 2015 cohort) 77.0% N/A 77.1% -0.1% May 2022
           
State Educational Attainment and Social Mobility          
Indicator/Metric (link to source) Most recent year National rank Prior year Diff. Data updated
High school graduation rate (2018-19) 81% 41 81% 0 Unknown
College-going rates immediately after high school (2018) 64.8% 15 N/A N/A Collection paused
Residents 25-64 with any postsecondary award or certification (2019) 49.1% 35 48.9% 0.2% Nov. 2022
State per-capita personal income (2021) $56,494 35 $53,388 $3,106 Sep. 2022