Wexford-Missaukee College Access Network

What is it?
     The Michigan College Access Networks (MCAN) is enlisting the help of Local College Access Network to increase the post-secondary attainment rates of all Michigan residents across the state.  

     The Wexford-Missaukee College Access Network (WMCAN) was formed to increase the post-secondary attainment rate of students in the Wexford-Missaukee ISD service area.  WMCAN wants   
     60% of Wexford-Missaukee ISD service area residents to have post-secondary degrees or credentials by 2025.  We call that GOAL 60% by 2025.
Why do we need it?
     Job forecasting indicates that 62% of all jobs in Michigan will require post-secondary training by 2018.  The post-secondary attainment rate in Michigan is 35.6%, ranking Michigan 33rd in the nation.  
     County Post-Secondary Attainment Rates:
     Wexford County: 25% ranking 52/83 counties in Michigan. 
     Missaukee County: 22% ranking 70/83 counties in Michigan. 
     Osceola County: 23% ranking 64/83 counties in Michigan.  
     Michigan's Student Pipeline:                                    
     100 students enter 9th grade 

       ↓71 graduate from high school

         ↓42 enter college

           ↓28 return to college for a second year

             ↓18 graduate with a 4 year degree in 6 years

What are we doing?
     College Access Projects: 
  • College Application Week
  • MI College Goal- FAFSA Completion Event
  • Increase Direct Credit Offerings at Local High Schools 
  • Implement Early College Program at ISD/CTC
  • Develop Career Pathway Associate Degrees in: 
    • Metal Fabrication and Welding
    • Computers, Electronics, Networking Technologies​