Organization tries to make college attainable

A new organization is trying to make higher education more easily attainable for young people in the Central U.P.

The Marquette-Alger College Access Network has a long term goal:  by 2025, it wants 60% of Marquette and Alger county residents to have a college degree or a professional credential for a trade.

The network is based in Marquette’s Graveraet School.  The network is developing a data-driven action plan, based on how many high school seniors apply for post-secondary education.

School districts in Marquette and Alger Counties are being encouraged to take part in the network.  Several have already joined it, and so has Northern Michigan University.