Michigan ranks 32nd nationally in terms of educational attainment—only slightly lower than the peer state average but more than six percentage points lower than the “Top Ten” state average.

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: Regional data represent the average attainment during the specified time period, rather than the change between years.

Educational Attainment Trends

Educational Attainment Standings

Regional Educational Attainment


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Source: U.S. Census Bureau (American Community Survey)