Some of Michigan’s public universities say increasing numbers of out-of-state students are contributing to an overall rise in student population.
The update ranks all 15 Michigan public universities across more than 30 different data points, and shows many are on track to keep administrative costs low while boosting granting degrees with the critical skills employers need.
Wayne State University students will see a 3.88 percent tuition increase under a budget approved by the school’s board of governors.
Ferris State University’s Board of Trustees has voted to increase tuition at the Big Rapids school by 2.5 percent.
The Michigan State University Board of Trustees has approved a 3.4 percent tuition increase for in-state undergraduate students.
Saginaw Valley State University’s board has approved a 3.9 percent tuition increase for in-state undergraduates.
For the second straight year, the University of Michigan ranks first in research and development spending among the nation’s public universities and colleges, according to the latest numbers from the U.S. National Science Foundation.