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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:  50,019 (38,996 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  16 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Doctoral Universities: Highest 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
3% or less
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 2017Full timePart time
Total faculty3,895589
Instructional2,920533
Research and public service97556
Total graduate assistants-3,098
Instructional-1,340
Research-1,758
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 year2014-20152015-20162016-20172017-2018% change 2016-2017 to 2017-2018
Tuition and fees
In-state$13,200$13,560$14,062$14,4602.8%
Out-of-state$34,980$36,360$37,890$39,4064.0%
Books and supplies$1,060$1,068$1,076$1,0840.7%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$9,204$9,524$9,784$10,0262.5%
Other$1,886$1,896$2,368$2,90822.8%
Off Campus
Room and board$9,204$9,524$9,784$10,0262.5%
Other$1,886$1,896$2,368$2,90822.8%
Off Campus with Family
Other$1,886$1,896$2,368$2,90822.8%
Total Expenses2014-20152015-20162016-20172017-2018% change 2016-2017 to 2017-2018
In-state
On Campus$25,350$26,048$27,290$28,4784.4%
Off Campus$25,350$26,048$27,290$28,4784.4%
Off Campus with Family$16,146$16,524$17,506$18,4525.4%
Out-of-state
On Campus$47,130$48,848$51,118$53,4244.5%
Off Campus$47,130$48,848$51,118$53,4244.5%
Off Campus with Family$37,926$39,324$41,334$43,3985.0%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2017-2018
In-state tuition$17,436
In-state fees$0
Out-of-state tuition$34,260
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, 2016-2017
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 aid15,37567%————
Grant or scholarship aid4,07751%$44,485,189$10,911
Federal grants1,58420%$8,123,964$5,129
Pell grants1,56019%$7,485,686$4,799
Other federal grants82810%$638,278$771
State/local government grant or scholarships1,40017%$1,108,706$792
Institutional grants or scholarships3,59145%$35,252,519$9,817
Student loan aid3,32041%$23,215,495$6,993
Federal student loans3,25641%$16,597,232$5,097
Other student loans3584%$6,618,263$18,487
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
  • 1444 students also received other grants totaling $5,023,917.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid120,50752%$224,098,756$10,928
Pell grants8,52522%$39,054,217$4,581
Federal student loans16,79143%$115,687,958$6,890
  • 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.
2014-20152015-20162016-2017
Average net price$14,601$14,970$16,684
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 Income2014-20152015-20162016-2017
$0 – $30,000$6,639$6,665$7,058
$30,001 – $48,000$11,872$12,416$13,116
$48,001 – $75,000$18,207$18,143$19,564
$75,001 – $110,000$22,115$22,871$24,075
$110,001 and more$24,008$24,846$26,035
  • 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 2017
Total enrollment50,019
Undergraduate enrollment38,996
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,669
Graduate enrollment11,023
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: 5%
Black or African American: 7%
Hispanic/Latino: 4%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 67%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%
Non-resident alien: 12%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 97%
25 and over: 3%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 70%
Out-of-state: 16%
Foreign countries: 14%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2016.
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: 23%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 76%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 17%
Enrolled in some distance education: 8%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 75%
Undergraduate application fee (2017-2018): $65
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2017
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants36,14317,79818,345
Percent admitted72%70%73%
Percent admitted who enrolled32%33%32%
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 2017 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT5,03960%
ACT4,77257%
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 Writing550650
SAT Math550670
ACT Composite2328
ACT English2229
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: 91%
Part-time students: 65%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2016 and Returned in Fall 2017
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, 80 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2017.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 79%
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 2009]
4-year: 51%
6-year: 77%
8-year: 80%
[Began in Fall 2011]
4-year: 52%
6-year: 79%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2009 or Fall 2011
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: 81%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011 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: 50%
Asian: 80%
Black or African American: 65%
Hispanic/Latino: 69%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 80%
White: 82%
Two or more races: 74%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 62%
Non-resident alien: 77%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011 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 2009-10
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 1%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 78%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 18%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 2%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 70%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 25%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 1%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 81%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 15%
PART-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2009-10
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 16%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 30%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 39%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 10%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 24%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 48%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 17%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 31%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 38%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2009-10
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 1%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 84%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 15%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 1%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 82%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 17%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 1%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 84%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 14%
PART-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2009-10
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 1%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 66%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 28%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 70%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 24%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 1%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 65%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 29%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2016-2017
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, General57--16-
Agricultural Economics-59--
Animal Sciences, General11543--
Animal/Livestock Husbandry and Production---3-
Crop Production---3-
Dairy Science---14-
Food Science5566d2--
Horse Husbandry/Equine Science and Management---12-
Horticultural Science3021--
Landscaping and Groundskeeping---5-
Plant Sciences, General---1-
Soil Science and Agronomy, General7784--
Turf and Turfgrass Management---15-
Viticulture and Enology---1-
Category total33485d1970-
Architecture and Related Services
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning105---
Environmental Design/Architecture-11---
Landscape Architecture13----
Category total2316---
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African-American/Black Studies--6--
American/United States Studies/Civilization--1--
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies--3--
Women's Studies10----
Category total10-10--
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry20----
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology6908--
Biology/Biological Sciences, General36703--
Biomedical Sciences, General-36--
Biostatistics-8---
Botany/Plant Biology1333--
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology-26--
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics and Population Biology, Other----6
Entomology241--
Environmental Biology23----
Environmental Toxicology--6--
Epidemiology-84--
Genetics, General-08--
Microbiology, General47310--
Molecular Genetics45----
Neuroscience13304--
Parasitology----3
Pathology/Experimental Pathology-01--
Pharmacology and Toxicology-45d2--
Pharmacology and Toxicology, Other----1
Physiology, General5912--
Plant Genetics-22--
Plant Pathology/Phytopathology-27--
Zoology/Animal Biology12825--
Category total90683d78-10
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting2521391--
Actuarial Science48----
Business Administration and Management, General172751--
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other----4
Business Statistics-28---
Business/Commerce, General-135---
Finance, General306372--
Hospitality Administration/Management, General2617---
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General21---2
Information Resources Management--2--
Labor and Industrial Relations-47---
Labor Studies--0--
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management401231--
Marketing Research-44---
Marketing/Marketing Management, General152-4--
Operations Management and Supervision--3--
Organizational Behavior Studies--1--
Organizational Leadership-166d--3
Restaurant/Food Services Management-0---
Category total1,613701d15-9
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Advertising49511---
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia-21d---
Health Communication-5---
Journalism12211--0
Mass Communication/Media Studies241-10--
Public Relations/Image Management-8---
Speech Communication and Rhetoric28993--
Category total1,14765d13-0
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General1601411--
Information Technology Project Management10----
Category total1701411--
Construction Trades
Electrician---3-
Category total---3-
Education
Agricultural Teacher Education3----
Art Teacher Education6----
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-8---
Curriculum and Instruction-143d24--
Education, General16563d---
Education, Other-6d---
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities52----
Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research, Other----7
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-2131-0
Educational Statistics and Research Methods--5--
Educational/Instructional Technology-53d5-45
English/Language Arts Teacher Education-2---
Foreign Language Teacher Education-15d---
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration-19d15-40
History Teacher Education131---
Mathematics Teacher Education-16--
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching----6
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education----4
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education--3--
Special Education and Teaching, General-42d2--
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor-5---
Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language, Other----3
Urban Education and Leadership----7
Category total239379d91-112
Engineering
Agricultural Engineering5943--
Chemical Engineering108510--
Civil Engineering, General67144--
Computer Engineering, General44----
Electrical and Electronics Engineering792523--
Engineering Mechanics-00--
Engineering, General109----
Engineering, Other27----
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering-93--
Materials Engineering29----
Mechanical Engineering256317--
Category total7786060--
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician42151--
Packaging Science23715d1--
Category total27930d2--
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General10337--
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing45----
Rhetoric and Composition-27--
Category total148514--
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Child Development365---
Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management--1--
Family and Community Services12610d--1
Human Development and Family Studies, General-28--
Human Nutrition-15--
Category total16218d14-1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Arabic Language and Literature5----
Chinese Language and Literature10----
French Language and Literature613--
German Language and Literature530--
Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General-2---
Japanese Language and Literature7----
Linguistics21413--
Russian Language and Literature7----
Spanish Language and Literature360---
Category total971016--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer23----
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist-321--
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist1027d---
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, Other----2
Clinical/Medical Social Work-200---
Dietetics/Dietitian71----
Environmental Health----1
International Public Health/International Health----8
Large Animal/Food Animal and Equine Surgery and Medicine-00--
Medical Informatics----1
Medicine--187--
Nursing Practice--8--
Nursing Science--4--
Osteopathic Medicine/Osteopathy--305--
Pre-Veterinary Studies2----
Public Health, General-108--20
Public Health, Other----0
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse213d65d---
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other--6--
Small/Companion Animal Surgery and Medicine-0---
Veterinary Medicine--107--
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant23--2-
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor-3---
Category total434d415d618232
History
History, General5249--
Category total5249--
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration15322d2--
Forensic Science and Technology-4---
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other-31d---
Category total15357d2--
Legal Professions and Studies
Pre-Law Studies74----
Category total74----
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies22----
Category total22----
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General-75--
Computational Mathematics10----
Mathematics, General8346--
Statistics, General19176--
Category total1122817--
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological and Physical Sciences2----
International/Global Studies51----
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other69----
Museology/Museum Studies----1
Nutrition Sciences56----
Category total178---1
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science9----
Environmental Studies36----
Forestry, General1772--
Forestry, Other----11
Natural Resource Economics11----
Natural Resource Recreation and Tourism-12--
Natural Resources Management and Policy-187--
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management601010--
Category total1333621-11
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science330288--
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General20----
Category total350288--
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy1234--
Religion/Religious Studies4----
Category total1634--
Physical Sciences
Astrophysics1823--
Chemical Physics2----
Chemistry, General66933--
Geology/Earth Science, General3133--
Materials Science-50--
Physical Sciences3----
Physics, General451714--
Category total1653653--
Psychology
Applied Behavior Analysis----21
Psychology, General3591311--
Psychology, Other-6d---
School Psychology-46-8
Category total35923d17-29
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Policy Analysis, General2018---
Social Work58393--
Category total78573--
Social Sciences
Anthropology51311--
Economics, General4601617--
Economics, Other3----
Geographic Information Science and Cartography7----
Geography1649--
International Relations and Affairs119----
Political Science and Government, General11156--
Research Methodology and Quantitative Methods-0---
Social Sciences, General210----
Sociology11449--
Category total1,0913252--
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation2----
Art/Art Studies, General345---
Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management, General-4---
Conducting-77--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General153---
Fashion/Apparel Design31----
Film/Cinema/Video Studies6----
Game and Interactive Media Design----11
Graphic Design11----
Interior Design20----
Jazz/Jazz Studies78---
Keyboard Instruments-2---
Music Pedagogy17163--
Music Performance, General202926--
Music Theory and Composition3102--
Music, General9----
Musicology and Ethnomusicology-1---
Category total1758538-11
Grand total9,2982,2701,18575216
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, 2016-2017
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 271
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 157
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 16
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 25
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: $11,873
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $12,866
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $3,688
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $3,278
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
2016-2017 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-FBSMenWomen
All Track Combined159185
Baseball36
Basketball1816
Field Hockey24
Football118
Golf1212
Gymnastics17
Ice Hockey26
Rowing85
Soccer2734
Softball21
Swimming and Diving2733
Tennis99
Volleyball20
Wrestling33
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Higher Learning Commission(!)1/1/1915 - 1/1/1922Terminated
(!)1/1/1923 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Didactic Program in Dietetics6/1/1971 - 4/21/2007Accredited
Didactic Program in Dietetics4/21/2007 - 7/28/2017Accredited
American Osteopathic Association, Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation
Osteopathic Medicine (OSTEO) - Programs leading to the D.O. degree(!)7/1/1973 - 4/26/2018Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs3/2/1948 -  Accredited
School Psychology (SCPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs10/25/1985 - 4/15/2018Accredited
Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs3/27/1998 - 5/31/2010Resigned
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs1/18/1971 - 5/31/2004Resigned
Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs1/18/1971 -  Accredited
American Veterinary Medical Association, Council on Education
Veterinary Medicine (VET) - Programs leading to a D.V.M. or D.M.V. degree(!)7/1/1960 - 3/20/2018Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels9/28/2002 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels9/28/2002 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels11/9/2015 -  Accredited
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
English Language9/13/2002 - 8/8/2017Accredited
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 levels10/13/2007 - 5/30/2018Accredited
Liaison Committee on Medical Education
Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree7/1/1964 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1934 - 11/1/2017Accredited
Internship/Residency
Agency / Program / DepartmentPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship4/1/2000 - 1/26/2018Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs
Michigan State University Counseling Center
6/1/1979 - 4/15/2018Accredited
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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 Year201420132012
Default rate3.5%3.6%4.0%
Number in default294305341
Number in repayment8,3878,3698,392
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)