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2014 Total Degrees and Certificates Awarded by Public Universities

What it is: The total number of degrees and certificates awarded in each state.

Why it matters: This information helps us know how many students are earning a degree or certificate in each state and entering the labor market each year. Total degrees and certificates awarded by state indicates how each state's public universities are contributing to the educated population. 

2014 Total Degrees and Certificates Awarded by Public Universities per 10,000 in State Population

What it is: This metric shows the number of degrees and certificates awarded per capita in each state.

Why it matters: Degrees per capita helps put the number of degrees awarded in a state in perspective because it controls for the size of each state. For example, California is a really big state and awards the most degrees but if we control for its population, the number of degrees no longer seems as large. Michigan awards the 12th most degrees per capita across the U.S. 

2014 Critical Skills-Total Degrees and Certificates Awarded by Public Universities

What it is: The number of degrees awarded in critical skills areas such as medicine, engineering, mathematics, technology, and other sciences in each state.

Why it matters: These degrees especially prepare students for high-skilled occupations, which are the types of jobs Michigan hopes to increase in the future.

2014 Critical Skills-Total Degrees and Certificates Awarded by Public Universities per 10,000 in State Population

What it is: The number of degrees awarded in critical skills areas such as medicine, engineering, mathematics, technology, and other sciences in each state per 10,000 in state population.

Why it matters: These degrees especially prepare students for high-skilled occupations, which are the types of jobs Michigan hopes to increase in the future. Degrees per capita helps put the number of degrees awarded in a state in perspective because it controls for the size of each state. For example, California is a really big state and awards the most degrees but if we control for its population, the number of degrees no longer seems as large. Michigan awards the 9th most degrees per capita across the U.S.