Michigan public universities http://michiganradio.org en Michigan's public universities making decisions in private http://michiganradio.org/post/michigans-public-universities-making-decisions-private <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When University boards meet to vote on certain issues, the vote almost always goes through smoothly with little discussion and even littler debate. </span></p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 19:33:26 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 17044 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan's public universities making decisions in private We are starving our future in Michigan by not investing in higher education http://michiganradio.org/post/we-are-starving-our-future-michigan-not-investing-higher-education <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Yesterday, <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/u-m-out-reach-most-michiganders-can-new-president-help?nopop=1">I talked about the challenges the University of Michigan’s new president faces</a>. One of those is, of course, the fact that it is becoming increasingly difficult to afford an education.</span></p><p>That provoked a lot of reaction, and I was surprised by the tone of a lot of it.</p><p>Specifically, many people feel that especially with the lagging economy, it makes no sense for students to study things that won’t clearly pay off in a job.</p><p>"There's nothing wrong with art appreciation. There are plenty of books, DVDs and YouTube clips out there," one man said. But he thought it was outrageous that someone would spend a vast amount of money on something "that will turn out to be a nice hobby," and then "complain about the lack of job opportunities." Tue, 04 Feb 2014 14:38:56 +0000 Jack Lessenberry 16291 at http://michiganradio.org We are starving our future in Michigan by not investing in higher education Higher ed in Michigan: tuition rises as state support falls http://michiganradio.org/post/higher-ed-michigan-tuition-rises-state-support-falls <p>In-state tuition and fees at Michigan's four-year public colleges and universities rank sixth highest nationally, with a Michigan average of $11,600 per year.</p><p>But state support for higher education per full-time student in Michigan ranks fifth from the bottom. State support per student is $3,962 in Michigan compared to the national average of $6,646.</p><p>That's according to data recently released by the College Board in a report on<a href="http://trends.collegeboard.org/sites/default/files/college-pricing-2013-full-report.pdf"><em> </em>"Trends in College Pricing 2013."</a></p><p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 14:51:29 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 15123 at http://michiganradio.org Higher ed in Michigan: tuition rises as state support falls