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2013 Michigan Scorecard


CATEGORY 2008 2010 2012 2014
Student Performance Poor Poor Poor Poor
4th Grade Math 33rd 39th 41st 42nd
8th Grade Math 37th 37th 36th 37th
4th Grade Reading 31st 31st 35th 36th
8th Grade Reading 30th 33rd 33rd 29th
4th Grade Science NA NA 28th 28th
8th Grade Science NA NA 24th 18th
High School Completion Good Fair Good Good
Graduation rate 75% 76% 76% 76%
Drop-out rate 15% 14% 11% 11%
Adults with a diploma 87% 89% 89% 91%
K-12 Investment Good Fair Poor Poor
Per pupil expenditure 16th 20th 24th 25th
Teacher salary 7th 9th 12th 8th
College completion Poor Poor Poor Poor
National ranking 35th 35th 35th 37th
College affordability Poor Poor Poor Poor
National ranking NA 47th 48th 45th
Higher education investment Poor Poor Poor Poor
National ranking 37th 42nd 41st 39th


CATEGORY 2008 2010 2012 2014
Personal income Poor Poor Poor Poor
Per capita income ranking 36th 40th 40th 35th
Unemployment rate Poor Poor Poor Poor
Unemployment rate 7.9% 12.8% 9.3% 8.7%
Job growth Poor Poor Good Good
Job growth ranking 49th 49th 13th 4th
Overall economic growth Poor Poor Good Fair
State GDP growth ranking 50th 50th 13th 18th
Exports N/A Fair Good Good
Exports ranking among states 6th 8th 7th 8th
Research and development Good Fair Good Good
University R&D rankings 10th 11th 10th 10th
R&D growth 29th 27th 6th 23rd
Venture Capital Fair Fair Fair Good
National ranking 29th 25th 18th 15th
Business tax burden Fair Fair Fair Good
National ranking 28th 17th 18th 12th


CATEGORY 2008 2010 2012 2014
Public safety Poor Fair Poor Poor
Violent crime ranking 10th 17th 12th 14th
Incarceration ranking 11th 19th 17th 23rd
Poverty Poor Poor Poor Poor
Poverty ranking 42nd 35th 35th 36th
Population trends Poor Poor Poor Poor
Population ranking 8th 8th 8th 9th
Persons gained/lost -46K 86K 1K +7K
Public health Fair Fair Fair Fair
Active physicians 27th 25th 23rd 18th
Insurance coverage 12th 14th 15th 17th
Infant mortality 44th 38th 36th 37th
Tobacco use 39th 36th 34th 41st
Diabetes 41st 35th 39th 30th
Obesity 45th 35th 44th 46th
Exercise 27th 29th 24th 16th
Home ownership Good Good Good Good
Home ownership ranking 2nd 4th 6th 6th
Infrastructure Poor Poor Poor Poor
Roads in poor condition 38% 37% 37% 38%
Bridges in poor condition 28% 30% 30% 28%
Arts and Culture Poor Poor Poor Poor
NEA grants ranking 16th 15th 17th 16th
Capita ranking 33rd 30th 47th 33rd
Environment N/A Poor Good Fair
Renewable energy ranking 16th 22nd 21st 25th
Energy use ranking 10th 12th 11th 15th
Forested area ranking 11th 12th 12th 12th
Greenhouse gas emissions 28th 29th 30th 28th
Toxic chemicals released 33rd 36th 36th 38th
State enviromental report N/A N/A good good


CATEGORY 2008 2010 2012 2014
Public opinion Poor Poor Poor Fair
State headed in wrong direction 78% N/A 66% 43%
Government efficiency Good Good Good Good
Number of government employees 11th 11th 11th 12th
Government employee pay 12th 13th 13th 13th
Voter participation Good N/A Good N/A
National ranking – presidential 11th N/A 7th N/A
Philanthropy and giving Good Good Good Fair
Total giving 5th 6th 8th 9th
Volunteer hours 31st 13th 30th 35th

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