Michigan independent colleges and universities do more for minority students and women
Michigan's independent, non-profit colleges & universities work hard to provide access and opportunity to Michigan's minority students and to women. These efforts are evident in the successes of minority students and women who complete degrees at a higher rate through Michigan's independent, non-profit institutions.
In 2015, MICU member institutions awarded 21 percent of the total bachelor's degrees awarded in Michigan. An even larger percentage of degrees were awarded to women and minorities. Of all bachelor's degrees awarded in Michigan to African American students, MICU member institutions awarded 27 percent. For Hispanic students the share was 22 percent and for women 23 percent.