International Talent Retention in Michigan: A Pathway To National Competitiveness

 

In October 2013 GTRI published the report “International Talent Retention in Michigan: A Pathway to National Competitiveness.”

Original Findings of the GTRI Data:

  • Michigan’s international students who use their student visas to work in the U.S. after graduation are nearly as likely (58%) as domestic students (63%) to stay in Michigan rather than choosing another state.
  • Michigan’s international students who work after graduation on their student visa are almost three times as likely (58%) as out-of-state students (22%) to stay in Michigan.
  • Michigan’s international students who work after graduation are more than four times as likely to major in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields (59%) as domestic students (13.7%) nationally and more than three times as liekly as Michigan students (18%).
  • More than four-fifths (82.2%) of Michigan’s international students who use their student visas to work in the U.S. after graduation earned advanced degrees–these are the most talented workers for the new economy.

Click here to download the report: Pathway to National Competitiveness