The three URC institutions make a significant contribution to Michigan’s economy while educating students, undertaking research, and serving their communities. According to the most recent Economic Impact Report, URC universities generated $19.3 billion in incremental economic activity in Michigan in Fiscal Year 2019.
With more than 141,000 students enrolled at the undergraduate and graduate levels, URC universities are attracting and educating the best and brightest graduates, particularly in high-tech and high-demand fields most needed by Michigan’s key industries.
Michigan's URC is one of the nation’s top research clusters and the engine for innovation in the state and the Great Lakes region. Accounting for 92 percent of all Research & Development conducted at higher education institutions in Michigan, the URC is increasing economic prosperity and connecting Michigan to the world.
Find out how the URC's research leads to advances in medicine, mobility, business and society as a whole.