From the Detroit Free Press: Business website measures up Michigan’s universities

By David Jesse

The nonprofit Business Leaders for Michigan hopes a new, comprehensive website tracking Michigan’s public universities will help parents and students with decisions about which college to attend.

But the group, which unveiled the website in front of a joint meeting of the Michigan House and Senate higher education subcommittees Wednesday afternoon, also hopes it will guide legislators as they decide on funding for the universities.

The site compiles data across multiple categories, looking at state support, number of degrees granted, net cost and about 25 other categories and compares them to peer institutions across the country. The group used Carnegie classifications to find peers.

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