Michigan ranks among the bottom half of states in terms of educational attainment—only slightly lower than the peer state average but five percentage points lower than “Top Ten” states.

What It Is: Share of residents aged 25 to 64 with an associate degree or higher.

Why It Matters: The availability of highly educated talent can promote future growth of the economy, particularly in highly skilled professions. More education also correlates strongly with higher wages.

Note: No new update is available in this category. Performance reflects that shown in prior year benchmarking report.

Educational Attainment Trends

Educational Attainment Standings

Regional Educational Attainment

% of population over age 25 with an associates degrees or higher

2009-13 Estimates*


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Source: U.S. Census Bureau - American Community Survey