The percentage of college- and career-ready graduates in Michigan remained constant from 2014 to 2015, and is about 14 percentage points lower than the “Top Ten” average. Michigan was among the bottom half of states in terms of college-ready graduates and was outranked by all but three of its peer states: Alabama, Tennessee, and North Carolina.

What It Is: Percent of students tested that met or exceeded the ACT College Readiness Benchmarks in all four subjects (English, reading, mathematics, science).

Why It Matters: This is an indicator of how well-prepared high school graduates are for entering college and future careers.

Career & College Readiness Trends

Career & College Readiness Standings

Source: ACT College and Career Readiness Benchmarks