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OFFICIALS ESTIMATE IMPACT FOR MED SCHOOL
(2007-01-24)
(wgvu) - OFFICIALS WITH MICHIGAN STATE AND GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY SAY THE MORE THEY CAN INVEST IN WEST MICHIGAN, THE BETTER IT WILL BE FOR THE AREA.

THEY SAY PLACES WITH AN EDUCATED POPULATION DO BETTER IN TODAY'S ECONOMY.

DEAN OF M-S-U'S COLLEGE OF HUMAN MEDICINE MARSHA RAPPLEY SAYS THEY KNOW THE NEW GRAND RAPIDS-BASED MEDICAL SCHOOL WILL HAVE A BIG IMPACT.

SHE SAYS SURVEYS OF GRADUATES SHOW 60-70% STAY IN THE STATE.

NUMBERS FROM GRAND VALLEY'S GRADUATE AND UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS ARE EVEN MORE STRIKING.

A SURVEY OF GRADUATES FROM THE 2004-2005 SCHOOL YEAR SHOWS 92 PERCENT OF STUDENTS WHO ARE WORKING ARE DOING SO IN THE STATE.

AND 82 PERCENT OF THOSE STUDENTS ARE WORKING IN WEST MICHIGAN.

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