Michigan ranked 17th for talent migration in 2015. The total net migration for the state exceeded that of seven “Top Ten” states. 

What It Is: Immigrants with a bachelor’s degree or higher minus emigrants with a bachelor’s degree or higher.

Why It Matters: This measure indicates how well a state attracts and retains highly educated individuals to live in the state.

Note: This measure does not take into account emigrants who have moved to another country.    


Talent Migration Trends

Talent Migration Standings

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