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Students All Created Equal, But Some State Universities Get Much More From Taxpayers

U-M getting $13k per student from state vs. less than $4k at Oakland and Grand Valley

Michigan taxpayers are contributing the equivalent $13,071 to the University of Michigan for every full-time student it enrolls on its Ann Arbor campus who is a Michigan resident. Michigan State University is collecting the equivalent of $7,547 each for the state residents it has enrolled this year.

Grand Valley State University is getting the equivalent of $3,707, and Oakland University $3,287, for each state resident they enroll, putting them at the bottom among Michigan’s 15 state universities in terms how much they get on this basis.

Overall, the state legislature approved $1.5 billion for state universities in the 2021-22 budget.

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