Gov. Rick Snyder said he's glad President Obama is focusing on controlling spiraling college tuition and hinted that public universities could soon have state aid increases tied to meeting goals.
Snyder also said he wants to see more collaboration between universities and employers to help students find jobs after earning their diplomas.
Obama, speaking at the University of Michigan on Friday, announced a $1 billion version of his Race to the Top program, this time aimed at higher education.
The federal government could help universities if they can find ways to bring down costs and make it easier for students to complete their education. The plan calls for states to maintain “adequate” funding levels to be eligible for the competitive grants.