According to newly-released data, the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor not only has a high graduation rate and is of just medium cost for many students, it also outperforms peer institutions in bestowing advanced degrees, merely some of the positive findings in separate reports from the "College Scorecard" and the Business Leaders of Michigan's "Performance Tracker."
The school enjoys an 89.5% graduation rate (within six years) and has a net annual cost for in-state, resident students of $14,074, figures that the U.S. Department of Education collects and which the College Scorecard divides into five distinct categories.
The BLM Performance Tracker shows that Michigan awarded 5,130 advanced degrees in 2010 – the most recent year for which data is available – far above the average of 2,192 advanced degrees awarded by fellow U.S. public institutions. That number also is markedly higher than the average of 2,963 advanced degrees the top 20% of its fellow public institutions granted the same year.
Learn more about the results in a February 14 article from the Record Update, a publication of the University of Michigan's Office for the Vice President for Global Communications. Stay current with other stories about U-M via the Record Update on Facebook and Twitter.