The rate of out-of-state enrollment at higher education institutions in Michigan was less than half of the “Top Ten” average in 2014, with only California and Texas ranking behind Michigan among peer states. However, Michigan institutions increased their out-of-state enrollment rate almost a full percentage point from 2012 to 2014, mirroring the “Top Ten” average increase.

What It Is: Percent of entering first-year undergraduates from out of state.

Why It Matters: This indicates how well higher education institutions are attracting students from out of state to provide an infusion of talent and capital. 

Out-of-State Enrollment Trends

Out-of-State Enrollment Standings

Regional Out-of-State Enrollments

2010-2014 Average Annual Enrollment Change


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Source: NCES Residence and Migration of First-time Degree Seeking Undergraduates