Success Rates for MI University and Community College Students Reported

Student Demographics Added for the First Time

Lansing – Students at Michigan’s 15 public universities and 28 community colleges are finding more success, according to data reported today by the state’s Center for Educational Performance and Information.
The success rates report now includes a breakdown of rates by student demographics, allowing the metrics to be viewed by race/ethnicity, gender, and race/ethnicity by gender.
Statewide, rates for community college students increased across all years, while success rates for university students either increased or remained stable. The rates can be found on CEPI’s MI School Data website (
“Year-over-year, the success rates of our public university and community college students continues to improve,” said CEPI Director Tom Howell. “The data show us that Michigan college students, like their peers across the nation, are taking a bit longer than the traditional two- and four-year cycles, but they are finding greater success in college.”
Below are the statewide rates for public university students:

  Success Rate
4-Year Rate, first enrolled 2013-14 49.6%
5-Year Rate, first enrolled 2012-13 66.5%
6-Year Rate, first enrolled 2011-12 71.2%
7-Year Rate, first enrolled 2010-11 73.9%
8-Year Rate, first enrolled 2009-10 74.9%

Below are the statewide rates for community college students:

  Success Rate
2-Year Rate, first enrolled 2015-16 25.2%
3-Year Rate, first enrolled 2014-15 35.7%
4-Year Rate, first enrolled 2013-14 42.4%
5-Year Rate, first enrolled 2012-13 43.5%
6-Year Rate, first enrolled 2011-12 43.8%

The success rate calculation defines student success as earning a certificate, associate or bachelor’s degree at a public university or community college; or transferring to a public university as a degree-seeking student from a community college.
CEPI is a division of the State Budget Office. It facilitates the collection, management and reporting of public education data required by state and federal law. CEPI’s MI School Data website ( is Michigan’s official education data portal to help citizens, educators and policymakers make informed decisions that can lead to improved success for our students.

MI Asian Staff
Author: MI Asian Staff