About Michigan State University (MSU)
On Campus Housing
Michigan State University(MSU) is a public university which was founded in 1855 and is located at East Lansing, Michigan and has approximately 19,600 acres of land throughout Michigan which are used for research and education on agricultural and natural resources. It was founded as the Agriculture College of the state of Michigan and is considered as one of the country first institution of higher education to teach scientific agriculture.
Some of the notable alumni who graduated from the Michigan State University include Gretchen Whitmer, Wallace B. Jefferson, Lee Wan-Koo and among others.
The total population of the university is 50,340 with 43,695 full-time and 6,645 part-time students. The university is known to have one of the largest intramural sports programs in the nation.
The acceptance rate of the university is 78%.
The student-faculty ratio is 16:1.
The total graduation rate of the university is 78%.
- The accreditation to the university is given by Higher Learning Commission(HLC).
Online Education at MSU
The university offers various online courses and the students can study from anywhere in the world. The programs are flexible and can be completed as per the student’s convenience.
The university offers 98 online programs across 18 disciplines. Some of the MSU Majors are Criminal Justice, Nursing, Business Management, Behavioral Sciences, and Literature.
The programs are accredited and transfer of credits can be done easily.
Some of the reviews posted by the students are:
The professors are very helpful and easily available.
The workload is not too much and the students learn real-life skills.
The campus is very good and the university provides the students with a lot of facilities.
The value of the degree is highly remarkable.
Michigan State University rankings according to the US News and World Reports are:
The university is ranked at #84 position in 'National Universities'.
Secured #52 in 'Best Schools for Veterans'.
The university is ranked at the 168th position in 'Best Value Schools'.
The university is ranked at the 42nd position in 'Most Innovative Schools'.
Annual Cost to Attend
Average Annual Cost
The annual cost to attend the university includes the tuition cost, books and supplies, living cost, budget for other expenses and various other expenses are included in it. Students should have in-depth knowledge about the cost to attend Michigan State University and arrange the funds for the same accordingly.
If we look at the average net price of the university it stands at $16,227 and the average annual cost for tuition comes around $14,460.
The total one year cost on an average of the university amounts to $28,862.
Highest Degree Offered
36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.
Median Household Income
$72,140 per year
Campus Emergency Phones
Mobile Campus Emergency Alert
The university additionally offers an on-campus housing facility for students who wish to dwell nearby. The normal expense for on-campus housing is $10,522 per year. The university considers the safety and security of its students to be paramount. At MSU, campus safety and security features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. There are around 49% male and 51% female students enrolled at the university.
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation
Students Receiving Gift Aid
Average Aid Per Year
Students Receiving Federal Grants
Average Aid Per Year
Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income
$30K - $48K
$48K - $75K
$75K - $110K
Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants
Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants
The university is providing financial aid to the students to fulfill their financial requirements. The aids are in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, and work-study. The eligibility criteria differ for each. Grants and scholarships are awarded to the students based on their merit, financial backgrounds, residential status and other factors as such. Grants and scholarships need not be paid back.
The students looking for financial assistance can fill in the FAFSA forms with the FAFSA/Federal school code 002290.
Federal Aid includes Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Direct Subsidized Loans, Direct Unsubsidized Loans, Direct PLUS Loans, and Federal Work-Study.
Institutional Grants include MSU Assistance Grant, MSU Spartan Advantage Program, MSU Student Aid Grant and MSU Child Care Grant.
Military Aid includes Post 9/11 Gl Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program and the Tuition Assistance Program.
Michigan University Scholarships includes MSU Detroit Compact Scholarship, MSU Wade McCree Jr. Incentive Scholarship, MSU National Merit Scholarship, Merit Recognition Scholarship, Alumni Distinguished Scholarship, and Michigan Competitive Scholarship.