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!

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) 1,931 N/A 2,017 (86) Summer 2021
Associate degrees awarded (19-20) 1,097 N/A 1,113 (16) Summer 2021
Bachelor's degrees awarded (19-20) 48,386 N/A 47,726 660 Summer 2021
Master's degrees awarded (19-20) 16,549 N/A 17,063 (514) Summer 2021
Doctoral degrees awarded (19-20) 5,032 N/A 4,650 382 Summer 2021
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