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Michigan's resource for increasing adult enrollment

The Center was created by the state of Michigan to meet the statewide need for a skilled workforce.
Virtual Office Hours
June 13, 2024

Virtual Office Hours

The Center’s team hosts virtual office hours twice a week to answer questions on the MI-RAISE Design...
Timely Message
May 1, 2024

Applications now open for $5 million grant fund...

The Michigan Center for Adult College Success today opened application for a $5 million grant program for...
Reconnect Class of 2024 Shows Rewards of Adult Learner Success
May 28, 2024

Reconnect Class of 2024 Shows Rewards of Adult Learner Success

The state of Michigan recently celebrated the accomplishment of more than 1,000 students who, thanks...

A skilled workforce is needed

Michigan has an aging population and declining birth rate. Its residents have lower levels of education and skills compared to neighboring states and the nation overall. With over 350,000 job openings, many requiring a postsecondary credential, upskilling Michigan’s adult population must be a priority.

in the number of students in Michigan high school graduating cohorts since 2011-12

of Michiganders
0 %

currently lack a postsecondary credential

of Michiganders
0 %

are either in poverty or barely make enough money to make ends meet

of Adults
0 %

who enroll in a community college complete their credential in six years

State of Michigan

Our State. Our Mission.

The Michigan Center for Adult College Success was created in Michigan statute to support achieving the state’s Sixty by 30 talent goal. The Center will serve as the state’s primary resource for research, support and best practices on increasing adult enrollment and completion of credentials and degrees. The Center also has an explicit mission to serve Michigan’s community colleges to help implement best practices that will increase adult enrollment and completion for the Michigan Reconnect program.

Reconnect participating community colleges are eligible for a variety of supports from The Michigan Center for Adult College Success to support adult enrollment and completion. 

The Michigan Center for Adult College Success is a new opportunity for post-secondary institutions seeking to design innovative solutions to address systems change and challenges faced by the…

The Michigan Center for Adult College Success will be offering Innovation Investment Awards to help postsecondary institutions implement best practices or pilot new ideas to better serve adult students in a way that increases completion rates. 

Our Promise to Michigan

We will work to increase Michigan’s rate of postsecondary attainment, because it is critical to the economic and social success of the state, our employers, our educational institutions, and everyone who lives and works here.

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