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IPEDS ID: 171100
OPE ID: 00229000
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Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan 48824-1046
General information:  (517) 355-1855
Website:  www.msu.edu
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  One but less than two years certificate
Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  City: Small
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  50,351 (39,423 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  16 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
4%
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Air Force)
Distance education – undergraduate programs offered
Distance education – graduate programs offered
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2018Full timePart time
Total faculty3,977520
Instructional2,979470
Research and public service99850
Total graduate assistants-3,157
Instructional-1,335
Research-1,822
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2015-20162016-20172017-20182018-2019% change 2017-2018 to 2018-2019
Tuition and fees
In-state$13,560$14,062$14,460$14,4600.0%
Out-of-state$36,360$37,890$39,406$39,7660.9%
Books and supplies$1,068$1,076$1,084$1,1082.2%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$9,524$9,784$10,026$10,3223.0%
Other$1,896$2,368$2,908$2,9722.2%
Off Campus
Room and board$9,524$9,784$10,026$10,3223.0%
Other$1,896$2,368$2,908$2,9722.2%
Off Campus with Family
Other$1,896$2,368$2,908$2,9722.2%
Total Expenses2015-20162016-20172017-20182018-2019% change 2017-2018 to 2018-2019
In-state
On Campus$26,048$27,290$28,478$28,8621.3%
Off Campus$26,048$27,290$28,478$28,8621.3%
Off Campus with Family$16,524$17,506$18,452$18,5400.5%
Out-of-state
On Campus$48,848$51,118$53,424$54,1681.4%
Off Campus$48,848$51,118$53,424$54,1681.4%
Off Campus with Family$39,324$41,334$43,398$43,8461.0%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2018-2019
In-state tuition$18,132
In-state fees$0
Out-of-state tuition$35,628
Out-of-state fees$0
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid15,39066%————
Grant or scholarship aid3,92648%$48,823,717$12,436
Federal grants1,77622%$9,554,896$5,380
Pell grants1,73721%$8,805,924$5,070
Other federal grants91311%$748,972$820
State/local government grant or scholarships6748%$844,980$1,254
Institutional grants or scholarships3,69245%$38,423,841$10,407
Student loan aid3,32541%$27,029,277$8,129
Federal student loans3,23540%$16,853,325$5,210
Other student loans5887%$10,175,952$17,306
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
  • 1576 students also received other grants totaling $5,460,664.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid120,591$238,122,905$11,564
Pell grants8,539$41,729,660$4,887
Federal student loans16,397$111,674,427$6,811
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2015-20162016-20172017-2018
Average net price$14,970$16,684$16,227
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2015-20162016-20172017-2018
$0 – $30,000$6,665$7,058$6,446
$30,001 – $48,000$12,416$13,116$14,743
$48,001 – $75,000$18,143$19,564$20,481
$75,001 – $110,000$22,871$24,075$25,162
$110,001 and more$24,846$26,035$27,210
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2018
Total enrollment50,351
Undergraduate enrollment39,423
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,590
Graduate enrollment10,928
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 91%
Part-time: 9%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 49%
Female: 51%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 6%
Black or African American: 7%
Hispanic/Latino: 5%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 68%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%
Non-resident alien: 10%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 97%
25 and over: 3%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 78%
Out-of-state: 14%
Foreign countries: 9%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2017.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 74%
Part-time: 26%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 1%
Enrolled in some distance education: 22%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 77%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 17%
Enrolled in some distance education: 6%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 77%
Undergraduate application fee (2018-2019): $65
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2018
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants33,12915,87117,258
Percent admitted78%76%79%
Percent admitted who enrolled34%34%33%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommendedConsidered but not required
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2018 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT6,58976%
ACT3,69843%
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing560650
SAT Math550660
ACT Composite2329
ACT English2330
ACT Math2328
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 92%
Part-time students: 58%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2017 and Returned in Fall 2018
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 81 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2018.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 80%
Transfer-out rate: 12%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2010]
4-year: 52%
6-year: 78%
8-year: 81%
[Began in Fall 2012]
4-year: 53%
6-year: 80%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2010 or Fall 2012
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 78%
Female: 82%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 71%
Asian: 84%
Black or African American: 66%
Hispanic/Latino: 66%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 75%
White: 83%
Two or more races: 76%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 62%
Non-resident alien: 79%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures are also reported for students receiving Pell grants and those students that do not receive Pell grants. These measures provide the 8-year award-completion rates by award level (certificates, associate's and bachelor degrees) after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, or subsequently transferred out of the institution. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 1%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 79%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 15%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 2%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 69%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 22%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 1%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 83%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 12%
PART-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 13%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 27%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 40%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 14%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 25%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 54%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 12%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 27%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 37%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 85%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 10%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 1%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 82%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 12%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 86%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 9%
PART-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 2%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 69%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 19%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 3%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 68%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 24%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 2%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 70%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 18%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2017-2018
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorUndergraduate
Certificate
Postgraduate
Certificate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences
Agricultural Business and Management, General65--42-
Agricultural Economics-103--
Agricultural Production Operations, General---13-
Animal Sciences, General14075--
Animal/Livestock Husbandry and Production---1-
Crop Production---13-
Dairy Husbandry and Production---1-
Dairy Science---18-
Food Science4345d0--
Horse Husbandry/Equine Science and Management---20-
Horticultural Science2841--
Landscaping and Groundskeeping---8-
Livestock Management---8-
Soil Science and Agronomy, General5364--
Turf and Turfgrass Management---12-
Viticulture and Enology---1-
Category total32972d13137-
Architecture and Related Services
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning152---
Environmental Design/Architecture-7---
Landscape Architecture8----
Category total239---
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African-American/Black Studies-17--
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies--2--
Women's Studies8----
Category total819--
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry18----
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology5508--
Biology/Biological Sciences, General36312--
Biomedical Sciences, General-28--
Biostatistics-7---
Botany/Plant Biology923--
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology-05--
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics and Population Biology, Other----3
Entomology478--
Environmental Biology23----
Environmental Toxicology--14--
Epidemiology-45--
Genetics, General-06--
Microbiology, General5316--
Molecular Genetics60----
Neuroscience16416--
Parasitology----1
Pathology/Experimental Pathology-00--
Pharmacology and Toxicology-37d1--
Pharmacology and Toxicology, Other----1
Physiology, General7523--
Plant Genetics-26--
Plant Pathology/Phytopathology-40--
Zoology/Animal Biology12027--
Category total94472d88-5
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting2481352--
Actuarial Science61----
Business Administration and Management, General158651--
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other----2
Business Statistics-33---
Business/Commerce, General-112---
Finance, General351411--
Hospitality Administration/Management, General25210---
Human Resources Management and Services, Other9----
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General39---3
Information Resources Management--1--
Labor and Industrial Relations-50---
Labor Studies--0--
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management387432--
Marketing Research-72---
Marketing/Marketing Management, General173-5--
Operations Management and Supervision--0--
Organizational Behavior Studies--0--
Organizational Leadership-196d--3
Restaurant/Food Services Management-1---
Category total1,678758d12-8
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Advertising51510---
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia-25d---
Health Communication-7---
Journalism10322--1
Mass Communication/Media Studies218-13--
Public Relations/Image Management-6---
Speech Communication and Rhetoric245103--
Category total1,08180d16-1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General2111822--
Information Technology Project Management13----
Category total2241822--
Construction Trades
Electrician---24-
Category total---24-
Education
Agricultural Teacher Education6----
Art Teacher Education9----
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-33---
Curriculum and Instruction-89d26--
Education, General15338d---
Education, Other-3---
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities42----
Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research, Other----2
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-2415--
Educational Statistics and Research Methods--2--
Educational/Instructional Technology-105d16-62
English/Language Arts Teacher Education-8---
Foreign Language Teacher Education-9d---
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration-17d11-22
History Teacher Education11----
Mathematics Teacher Education-07--
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching-1--5
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education----5
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education--7--
Special Education and Teaching, General-29d0--
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor-8---
Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language, Other----2
Urban Education and Leadership----7
Category total221364d84-105
Engineering
Agricultural Engineering3636--
Chemical Engineering16545--
Civil Engineering, General77145--
Computer Engineering, General46----
Electrical and Electronics Engineering981624--
Engineering Mechanics-22--
Engineering, General107----
Engineering, Other26----
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering-74--
Materials Engineering30----
Mechanical Engineering237718--
Category total8225364--
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician5161--
Packaging Science19715d2--
Category total24821d3--
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General8604--
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing45----
Rhetoric and Composition-38--
Category total131312--
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Child Development253---
Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management--1--
Family and Community Services1009d--0
Human Development and Family Studies, General-16--
Human Nutrition-32--
Category total12516d9-0
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Arabic Language and Literature16----
Chinese Language and Literature7----
French Language and Literature640--
German Language and Literature610--
Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General-0---
Japanese Language and Literature5----
Linguistics1828--
Russian Language and Literature4----
Spanish Language and Literature322---
Category total9498--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer20----
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist-320--
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist809d---
Clinical/Medical Social Work-212---
Dietetics/Dietitian61----
Environmental Health----3
International Public Health/International Health----1
Large Animal/Food Animal and Equine Surgery and Medicine-01--
Medicine--189--
Music Therapy/Therapist1----
Nursing Practice--6--
Nursing Science--3--
Osteopathic Medicine/Osteopathy--273--
Pre-Veterinary Studies3----
Public Health, General-64--15
Public Health, Other----0
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse187d54d---
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other--4--
Small/Companion Animal Surgery and Medicine-0---
Veterinary Medicine--106--
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant24--10-
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor-13---
Category total376d384d5821019
History
History, General4405--
Category total4405--
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration14726d5--
Forensic Science and Technology-1---
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other-37d---
Category total14764d5--
Legal Professions and Studies
Pre-Law Studies93----
Category total93----
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies21----
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other----1
Category total21---1
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General-51--
Computational Mathematics15----
Mathematics, General88210--
Statistics, General19238--
Category total1223019--
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological and Physical Sciences1----
Computational Science--1-1
International/Global Studies55----
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other41----
Museology/Museum Studies----0
Nutrition Sciences59----
Science, Technology and Society10----
Category total166-1-1
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science8----
Environmental Studies61----
Forestry, General1653--
Forestry, Other----5
Natural Resource Economics19----
Natural Resource Recreation and Tourism-11--
Natural Resources Management and Policy-52--
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management68136--
Category total1722412-5
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science310338--
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General21----
Category total331338--
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy916--
Religion/Religious Studies6----
Category total1516--
Physical Sciences
Astrophysics731--
Chemical Physics2----
Chemistry, General60329--
Geology/Earth Science, General3830--
Materials Science-16--
Physical Sciences6----
Physics, General461419--
Category total1592455--
Psychology
Applied Behavior Analysis-7--7
Psychology, General3351317--
Psychology, Other-3d--5
School Psychology-137-2
Category total33536d24-14
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Policy Analysis, General1419---
Social Work70213--
Category total84403--
Social Sciences
Anthropology38210--
Economics, General376127--
Economics, Other2----
Geographic Information Science and Cartography4----
Geography2255--
International Relations and Affairs95----
Political Science and Government, General12664--
Research Methodology and Quantitative Methods-2---
Social Sciences, General162----
Sociology11327--
Category total9382933--
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation3----
Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management, General-16---
Conducting-107--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General322---
Fashion/Apparel Design17----
Film/Cinema/Video Studies8----
Fine/Studio Arts, General343---
Game and Interactive Media Design----17
Graphic Design22----
Interior Design19----
Jazz/Jazz Studies112---
Keyboard Instruments-5---
Music Pedagogy22233--
Music Performance, General112730--
Music Theory and Composition493--
Music, General6----
Musicology and Ethnomusicology-2---
Category total1899943-17
Grand total9,1202,2401,136171176
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2017-2018
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 298
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 182
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 12
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 34
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $12,368
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $11,647
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $2,938
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $2,538
RETENTION RATES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
Full-time students: 100%
Part-time students: 50%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2017-2018 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-FBSMenWomen
All Track Combined154186
Baseball35
Basketball1634
Field Hockey22
Football117
Golf1212
Gymnastics19
Ice Hockey25
Rowing88
Soccer2732
Softball24
Swimming and Diving2732
Tennis1212
Volleyball20
Wrestling34
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Higher Learning CommissionAccredited since ((!)01/01/1923)8/31/2026
Higher Learning CommissionAccredited (01/01/1915 - 01/01/1922)
Programmatic Accreditation
Accreditor / ProgramStatusNext Review Date
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Didactic Program in DieteticsAccredited since (04/21/2007)06/30/2024
Didactic Program in DieteticsPreaccredited (06/01/1971 - 04/21/2007)
 No Longer Recognized  American Academy for Liberal Education
Liberal Education (LBRL) - Institutions of higher education and programs within institutions of higher education that offer liberal arts degree(s) at the baccalaureate level of documented equivalencyAccredited (02/27/1995 - 05/30/2007)
 No Longer Recognized  American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education
Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) - Clinical training programs at the master's, doctoral, and postgraduate levelsAccredited (01/31/2002 - 04/15/2013)
American Osteopathic Association, Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation
Osteopathic Medicine (OSTEO) - Programs leading to the D.O. degreeAccredited since ((!)07/01/1973)12/31/2021
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programsAccredited since (03/02/1948)12/31/2015
Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programsAccredited (03/27/1998 - 05/31/2010)
School Psychology (SCPSY) - PhD Doctoral programsAccredited since (10/25/1985)12/31/2027
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programsAccredited (01/18/1971 - 05/31/2004)
Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programsAccredited since (01/18/1971)08/01/2019
American Veterinary Medical Association, Council on Education
Veterinary Medicine (VET) - Programs leading to a D.V.M. or D.M.V. degreeAccredited since ((!)07/01/1960)12/31/2019
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levelsAccredited since (11/09/2015)09/01/2020
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levelsAccredited since (09/28/2002)12/31/2022
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levelsAccredited since (09/28/2002)TBD
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
English LanguageAccredited since (09/13/2002)08/31/2027
Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levelsAccredited since (10/13/2007)10/31/2023
Liaison Committee on Medical Education
Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degreeAccredited since (07/01/1964)12/31/2023
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programsAccredited (09/01/1934 - 08/01/2014)
 No Longer Recognized  Teacher Education Accreditation Council, Accreditation Committee
Baccalaureate Teacher Education Accreditation Council (BTEAC) - Baccalaureate programsAccredited since (01/09/2009)12/31/2014
Graduate Teacher Education Accreditation Council (GTEAC) - Graduate programsAccredited since (01/09/2009)12/31/2014
Internship/Residency
Accreditor / Program / DepartmentStatusNext Review Date
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic InternshipAccredited since (04/01/2000)06/30/2024
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs Michigan State University Counseling CenterAccredited since (06/01/1979)12/31/2027
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  • For more detailed information on accreditation for this institution, including all actions and justification for actions, visit OPE's Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs: ope.ed.gov/dapip/#/institution-profile/122843.
2016 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201420152016
Illegal weapons possession202324
Drug law violations195192130
Liquor law violations684538382
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Illegal weapons possession8115
Drug law violations776856
Liquor law violations17911577
  • For the calendar year 2014, the number for weapons arrests in on-campus student housing facilities was incorrectly entered into the DOE database as 8. It was correctly reported in Michigan State University's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report as 6. Michigan State University has only now become aware of this error and would like to correct its database submission to reflect 6 arrests for weapons on-campus in student housing facilities.
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape131517
Fondling856
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery1239
Aggravated assault101412
Burglary1248373
Motor vehicle theft182225
Arson620
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape111315
Fondling325
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery114
Aggravated assault283
Burglary1056848
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson410
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201520142013
Default rate2.9%3.5%3.6%
Number in default248294305
Number in repayment8,4428,3878,369
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)