EMU listed among Forbes’ annual list of best in-state employers

By Geoff Larcom / EMU

YPSILANTI – Eastern Michigan University is one of just four state of Michigan universities included on the annual Forbes annual list of America’s Best-in-State Employers.

Forbes says it and a market research company, Statista, selected America’s Best-In-State Employers based on an independent survey of more than 80,000 U.S. employees working for companies employing at least 500 people in their U.S. operations. The surveys were administered using a series of online panels and provide a representative sample of the U.S. workforce, according to Forbes.

The list, Forbes’ second annual such ranking, seeks to pinpoint those organizations liked best by employees by state. The list is divided into 51 rankings — one for each of the 50 states, plus the District of Columbia.

Other Michigan Universities cited along with EMU were Grand Valley State, Wayne State and the University of Michigan. Michigan has 15 public universities, and there are 93 colleges and universities in Michigan listed under the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

Forbes is a global media company, focusing on business, investing, technology, entrepreneurship, leadership, and lifestyle.

Surveys were conducted on a rolling basis from October 2019 to May 2020, and responses regarding the same employers were compared throughout the process, so as to account for any statistically significant variations in the results collected before and after the onset of the coronavirus pandemic.

About Eastern Michigan University

Founded in 1849, Eastern is the second oldest public university in Michigan. It currently serves nearly 18,000 students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences and professions. In all, more than 300 majors, minors and concentrations are delivered through the University’s Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Engineering and Technology; Health and Human Services; and, its graduate school. EMU is regularly recognized by national publications for its excellence, diversity, and commitment to applied education. For more information about Eastern Michigan University, visit the University’s website.