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The Ann Arbor region is home to a capable, skilled and ever-expanding workforce. Over 50% of Ann Arbor residents have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher. The combined population of Washtenaw and Livingston Counties is over 525,000 and an additional four million people reside within a 45-mile radius of the city of Ann Arbor.
Total Labor Force
|Washtenaw & Livingston Counties||270,400|
Population within 30-Minute Commute Zone
|US23 & Plymouth Road||915,301|
|I-94 and S. Huron||837,551|
|M-52 and I-94||248,884|
Source: US Census, Claritas
Major Employment by NAICS
|55||Management of companies||1,207|
|71||Arts & Entertainment||4,871|
Percent Union 2010
Employment by Occupation 2010
|Business and finance||7,580|
|Computer and mathematics||6,440|
|Architecture and engineering||4,340|
|Life, physical sciences||1,980|
|Arts, design, entertainment||3,290|
|Sales and related||15,000|
Total Graduates 2013
|University of Michigan||13,614|
|Eastern Michigan University||4,410|
|Washtenaw Community College||2,300|
Highest Educational Attainment
|Bachelor’s degree or higher|
Source: US Census
Percent Bachelor’s Degree or Higher
University of Michigan: Enrollment and Degrees Awarded
|Certificate of Candidacy||944|
|Number of faculty||6,200|
Research – According to National Science Foundation analysis, University of Michigan consistently ranks in the top five research universities in the US.
Eastern Michigan University: Enrollment and Degrees Awarded
|Enrollment Winter 2013||23,317|
|Degrees awarded winter 2013|
Washtenaw Community College
2010 enrollment exceeded 14,000 for the first time. The college assists local employers in a variety of ways:
- The Business and Industry Services offers customized training to business, either at the college or on site.
- The college can assist with conference services.
- Employers may post job openings on the WCC Website.