2013 Michigan Scorecard

Scorecard
CATEGORY2008201020122014
Student PerformancePoorPoorPoorPoor
4th Grade Math33rd39th41st42nd
8th Grade Math37th37th36th37th
4th Grade Reading31st31st35th36th
8th Grade Reading30th33rd33rd29th
4th Grade ScienceNANA28th28th
8th Grade ScienceNANA24th18th
High School CompletionGoodFairGoodGood
Graduation rate75%76%76%76%
Drop-out rate15%14%11%11%
Adults with a diploma87%89%89%91%
K-12 InvestmentGoodFairPoorPoor
Per pupil expenditure16th20th24th25th
Teacher salary7th9th12th8th
College completionPoorPoorPoorPoor
National ranking35th35th35th37th
College affordabilityPoorPoorPoorPoor
National rankingNA47th48th45th
Higher education investmentPoorPoorPoorPoor
National ranking37th42nd41st39th

JOBS, PROSPERITY AND ECONOMY SCORECARD

CATEGORY2008201020122014
Personal incomePoorPoorPoorPoor
Per capita income ranking36th40th40th35th
Unemployment ratePoorPoorPoorPoor
Unemployment rate7.9%12.8%9.3%8.7%
Job growthPoorPoorGoodGood
Job growth ranking49th49th13th4th
Overall economic growthPoorPoorGoodFair
State GDP growth ranking50th50th13th18th
ExportsN/AFairGoodGood
Exports ranking among states6th8th7th8th
Research and developmentGoodFairGoodGood
University R&D rankings10th11th10th10th
R&D growth29th27th6th23rd
Venture CapitalFairFairFairGood
National ranking29th25th18th15th
Business tax burdenFairFairFairGood
National ranking28th17th18th12th

QUALITY OF LIFE SCORECARD

CATEGORY2008201020122014
Public safetyPoorFairPoorPoor
Violent crime ranking10th17th12th14th
Incarceration ranking11th19th17th23rd
PovertyPoorPoorPoorPoor
Poverty ranking42nd35th35th36th
Population trendsPoorPoorPoorPoor
Population ranking8th8th8th9th
Persons gained/lost-46K-86K-1K+7K
Public healthFairFairFairFair
Active physicians27th25th23rd18th
Insurance coverage12th14th15th17th
Infant mortality44th38th36th37th
Tobacco use39th36th34th41st
Diabetes41st35th39th30th
Obesity45th35th44th46th
Exercise27th29th24th16th
Home ownershipGoodGoodGoodGood
Home ownership ranking2nd4th6th6th
InfrastructurePoorPoorPoorPoor
Roads in poor condition38%37%37%38%
Bridges in poor condition28%30%30%28%
Arts and CulturePoorPoorPoorPoor
NEA grants ranking16th15th17th16th
Capita ranking33rd30th47th33rd
EnvironmentN/APoorGoodFair
Renewable energy ranking16th22nd21st25th
Energy use ranking10th12th11th15th
Forested area ranking11th12th12th12th
Greenhouse gas emissions28th29th30th28th
Toxic chemicals released33rd36th36th38th
State enviromental reportN/AN/Agoodgood

POLITICS AND CIVIC PARTICIPATION SCORECARD

CATEGORY2008201020122014
Public opinionPoorPoorPoorFair
State headed in wrong direction78%N/A66%43%
Government efficiencyGoodGoodGoodGood
Number of government employees11th11th11th12th
Government employee pay12th13th13th13th
Voter participationGoodN/AGoodN/A
National ranking - presidential11thN/A7thN/A
Philanthropy and givingGoodGoodGoodFair
Total giving5th6th8th9th
Volunteer hours31st13th30th35th

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