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More than 65% of Michigan students are not college ready

Posted at 9:41 PM, Apr 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-23 21:42:32-04

LANSING, Mich. — More than 65% of students in Michigan are not college ready.

That information was released today as part of the 2019 Kids Count report.

The data comes from high schoolers' SAT scores.

The report says African-American students are the most likely to not meet college readiness benchmarks.

Students who come from low income families struggle too because they don't have access to as many resources.

Those who created the report say it could have an impact down the road.

"Where our kids are not ready for that, they're entering these programs because they're not quite ready, and that has a long-term impact not only on their financial security, but also on the state's overall economic security," said Alicia Guevara Warren, Kids Count project director.

Counties with students who are the most prepared for college include Washtenaw, Midland and Oakland.

In Schoolcraft County in the Upper Peninsula, more than 93% of students were not college ready.

There is a link to the Kids Count report to the right of this story.

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