MCC Receives Statewide Award for Student Participation in 2020 Presidential Election

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Muskegon Community College was among six Michigan colleges and universities receiving awards for nonpartisan student participation in the 2020 presidential election.

Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson announced the Michigan winners of the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge on Nov. 9. They are:

  • Muskegon Community College — Highest Voter Turnout, 2-year institution award
  • University of Michigan-Ann Arbor — Highest Voter Turnout, 4-year institution award
  • Delta College — Highest Voter Registration, 2-year institution award
  • University of Michigan-Flint — Highest Voter Registration, 4-year institution award
  • Lansing Community College — Most Improved Voter Turnout, 2-year institution award
  • Michigan State University — Most Improved Voter Turnout, 4-year institution award

In addition, Delta College and Grand Valley State University received honors for Best Action Plans to boost student engagement.

“Young people voted across the state in 2020, helping to set new turnout records for voters on both sides of the aisle,” said Benson. “I congratulate all the universities that participated in this historic and nonpartisan success. By educating citizens on their voting rights and encouraging them to participate in our elections, they have strengthened our democracy.”

The awards were decided upon using data from the National Study of Learning, Voting and Engagement reports generated by the Institute for Democracy and Higher Education at Tufts University. Muskegon Community College had a 65.1% student voting rate to earn top honors among the community colleges.

For more information on ALL IN Challenge Awards, please contact Jennifer Domagal-Goldman at