The percentage of “college- and career-ready” graduates in Michigan rose from 2015 to 2016, but still is 13 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