Michigan's High Schools (State Card)
Updated March 2012 - State cards provide a statistical snapshot of high schools for each state in the nation and the District of Columbia. The cards include economic information, data on high school graduation and college completion rates, academic achievement, and states’ progress in building a longitudinal data system. Where applicable, statewide numbers are compared to the national average and include national rankings.
The Economic Benefits of Helping High School Dropouts Earn High School Diplomas and College Degrees (State Profile)
Updated Dec 2011 - Nationally, only 27 percent of recovered dropouts are expected to complete a postsecondary degree after earning a high school diploma. This is an unacceptably low rate given that in today’s knowledge-based economy, a high school diploma just is not enough for workers looking to fill a job that can comfortably support a family. This state-by-state and national data builds on the Alliance's previous work that estimates the economic benefits if half of the high school dropouts from the Class of 2010 were to have graduated. This new data goes to the next level and illustrates the significant economic benefits that the nation and each state could see if 60 percent of those “new graduates” were to earn a degree beyond high school, meeting the national goal for postsecondary completion.
Education and the Economy: Boosting Michigan's Economy by Improving High School Graduation Rates (State Profile)
Updated Mar 2011 - Cutting the high school dropout rate in half for just one class would likely lead to billions of dollars in increased earnings, provide a boost to home and automobile sales, and create more than 50,000 new jobs nationwide, according to a study released by the Alliance for Excellent Education and funded by State Farm®. These findings demonstrate the economic benefits the nation—as well as each state—would likely see if its number of high school dropouts was cut in half. The state profiles estimate the potential gains in important factors including individual earnings, home and auto sales, job growth, overall economic growth, spending and investment, tax revenue, and human capitol.
Accelerating the College and Career Readiness of Michigan’s Students (State Card)
Updated May 2011 - In 2009, the Common Core State Standards Initiative was launched with forty-eight states, the District of Columbia, and two territories coming together under the auspices of the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers to develop a common core of state K–12 English language arts and mathematics standards. Within the last year, forty-four states and the District of Columbia adopted these standards and are now working on implementation. The attached profile captures the progress made in adopting both the common core state standards, subsequent work in ensuring those standards are accompanied by college- and career-ready assessments, and the potential benefits of preparing all students for success in college and a career.
Online Learning: Addressing Challenges and Seizing Opportunities in Michigan (State Profile)
Updated May 2010 – America’s K–12 education system faces three significant challenges: (1) increased global demands for skilled workers, (2) significant financial shortfalls, and (3) a looming teacher shortage. Online learning offers an opportunity to address these challenges. The "Online Learning: Addressing Challenges and Seizing Opportunities" state profiles present state-specific information about the three challenges and summarizes information about online-learning opportunities and related state and federal policies.
Federal High School Graduation Rate Policies and the Impact on Michigan
This brief outlines current high school graduation policies in the state and describes how recent regulations from the U.S. Department of Education could impact these policies. It also highlights the state's unique policy concerns and hurdles that must still be addressed.
Potential Economic Impacts of Improved Education on Michigan
This economic impact fact sheet helps policymakers and the public understand the extent of the economic costs to society of an educational system that serves so many students poorly. It also provides an overview of the potential economic benefits that a state could enjoy were it to invest in a high school system that prepares all high school students for graduation and success after high school.
Understanding Michigan's High School Graduation Rates
Unacceptably low graduation rates, particularly among poor and minority students, have been obscured for far too long by inaccurate data, calculations, and reporting, and inadequate accountability systems at the state and federal levels. Understanding High School Graduation Rates provides the latest graduation rate statistics, demonstrates graduation gaps between demographic groups, illustrates the discrepancies in graduation rates reported by government and independent sources, and examines the economic costs of dropouts to individuals and society.
How does your local high school measure up? View the complete list of high schools in your state or congressional district and their Promoting Power.
Michigan's Ten Largest School Districts
The chart provides graduation rate calculations for the state's ten largest school districts by enrollment. The chart provides an overall graduation rate for the school district and also breaks down graduation rates by student subgroup when available.
Education News from Michigan
HIGH SCHOOL DROPOUTS COST MICHIGAN BILLIONS IN LOST WAGES:
If the more than 45,000 high school dropouts from the Class of 2008 had earned their diplomas instead of dropping out, Michigan’s economy would have seen an additional $11.8 billion in wages over these students’ lifetimes. A chart with state-by-state breakdown for all fifty states and the District of Columbia is available at http://www.all4ed.org/files/HighCost.pdf.
MICHIGAN’S ECONOMY COULD SEE BILLIONS IN WEALTH ACCUMULATION BY RAISING THE HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION RATE:
If the high school dropouts who currently head households in Michigan had earned their diplomas, the state’s economy would have benefited from an additional $2.2 billion in wealth accumulated by families. More information, as well as a chart with state-by-state breakdown for all fifty states and the District of Columbia, is available at http://www.all4ed.org/files/hiddenbenefits.pdf.
MICHIGAN COULD SAVE MILLIONS IN HEALTH CARE COSTS BY RAISING HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION RATES
If all of the students in Michigan who are estimated to drop out of school this year earn diplomas instead, the state could save more than $750 million over the course of those young people’s lifetimes. More information, as well as a chart with state-by-state breakdown for all fifty states and the District of Columbia, is available at http://www.all4ed.org/files/HandW.pdf.
MICHIGAN’S ECONOMY WOULD SEE BILLIONS IF THE MINORITY GRADUATION RATE WAS RAISED TO THE LEVEL OF THEIR WHITE CLASSMATES
If Michigan’s high schools and colleges were to raise the graduation rates of Hispanic, African-American, and Native-American students to the levels of white students by 2020, the potential increase in personal income in the state would add more than $3.8 billion to Michigan’s economy. More information, as well as a chart with state-by-state breakdown for all fifty states and the District of Columbia, is available at http://www.all4ed.org/files/demography.pdf.
MICHIGAN SPENDS MILLIONS ANNUALLY ON REMEDIAL EDUCATION FOR RECENT HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES
Michigan spends over $126 million each year to provide community college remediation education for recent high school graduates who did not acquire the basic skills necessary to succeed in college or at work. More information, as well as a chart with state-by-state breakdown for all fifty states and the District of Columbia, is available at http://www.all4ed.org/files/remediation.pdf.
FIVE PERCENT INCREASE IN MALE GRADUATION RATE COULD SAVE MICHIGAN MILLIONS IN CRIME-RELATED SPENDING
Were Michigan to increase the graduation rate and college matriculation of its male students by only 5 percent, the state could see combined savings and revenue of almost $280 million each year. More information, as well as a chart with state-by-state breakdown for all fifty states and the District of Columbia, is available at http://www.all4ed.org/files/SavingFutures.pdf.