Greater college access for women
Independent colleges in Michigan are providing access to higher education for female students in need.
During the 2016-2017 academic year, nearly 60 percent of the need-based Michigan Tuition Grant awards were received by female students at Michigan's Independent colleges and universities.
This data matches the overall student body and those graduating from independent colleges & universities in Michigan. During 2016, 60 percent of bachelor's degrees awarded by independent colleges & universities in Michigan went to women.
In comparison, 54 percent of degrees awarded at public universities go to women.