ERIC Number: ED501512
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Reference Count: 42
Higher Education In Michigan: Overcoming Challenges to Expand Access
Cunningham, Alisa F.; Erisman, Wendy; Looney, Shannon E.
Institute for Higher Education Policy
This report examines access to higher education in underserved regions of Michigan. This study focuses on specific concerns about postsecondary education access in three geographically diverse areas of the state: suburban Macomb County; the city of Saginaw; and six rural counties in the northeastern Lower Peninsula. The report provides a summary of findings regarding access to higher education in each of the three areas and proposes broad recommendations and policy alternatives to address the challenges of access to postsecondary degrees and institutions statewide. While findings from the three regions varied due to differing demographic and geographic conditions, a number of consistent patterns were found, including concerns about the affordability of a college education; poor public transportation systems; a lack of easily accessible four-year institutions; and, above all, the need to develop a college-going culture among Michigan residents. (Contains 9 figures and 2 boxes.) [For a brief summary of this report, see ED501511.]
Descriptors: Higher Education, Access to Education, Counties, Context Effect, Geographic Location, State Action, Institutional Cooperation, Medical Education, Allied Health Occupations Education, Public Sector, Transportation, Financial Support, College Attendance, Educational Opportunities, Ability, Paying for College, Educational Attainment, Academic Achievement, Postsecondary Education, Rural Areas, Minority Groups, Community Colleges, Economic Progress, Enrollment, College Admission, Economic Status
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: Institute for Higher Education Policy, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Michigan