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 Michigan State University

Michigan State University - East Lansing, MI

, East Lansing, Michigan 48824-1046

General information:(517)355-1855
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Type:4-Year,Public
Awards offered:Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:Rural: Fringe
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:47,825(36,557 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:16 to 1
Admissions
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Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Army, Air Force)
Distance learning opportunities
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 student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Research 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
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $10,880 $11,152 $12,202 -9%
Out-of-state $27,343 $29,108 $31,148 -7%
Books and supplies $962 $980 $996 -2%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $7,444 $7,820 $8,204 -5%
Other $1,708 $1,738 $1,800 -3%
Off Campus
Room and board $7,444 $7,820 $8,204 -5%
Other $1,708 $1,738 $1,800 -4%
Off Campus with Family
Other $1,708 $1,738 $1,800 -3%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $20,994 $21,690 $23,202 -9%
Off Campus $20,994 $21,690 $23,202 -9%
Off Campus with Family $13,550 $13,870 $14,998 -7%
Out-of-state
On Campus $37,457 $39,646 $42,148 -7%
Off Campus $37,457 $39,646 $42,148 -7%
Off Campus with Family $30,013 $31,826 $33,944 -6%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $12,769
In-state fees $0
Out-of-state tuition $31,639
Out-of-state fees $0
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $13,656
In-state fee $0
Out-of-state tuition $26,820
Out-of-state fees $0
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 5,122 71% --
Grant or scholarship aid 3,467 48% $30,931,314 $8,922
Federal grants 1,967 27% $10,730,803 $5,455
Pell grants 1,908 26% $8,695,562 $4,557
Other federal grants 1,791 25% $2,035,241 $1,136
State/local government grant or scholarships 1,586 22% $4,545,914 $2,866
Institutional grants or scholarships 2,797 39% $15,654,597 $5,597
Student loan aid 3,616 50% $22,444,444 $6,207
Federal student loans 3,599 50% $19,898,062 $5,529
Other student loans 220 3% $2,546,382 $11,574
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 19,838 55% $169,172,754 $8,528
Pell grants 9,250 26% $42,487,202 $4,593
Federal student loans 18,404 51% $136,402,766 $7,412

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.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price $14,519 $14,722 $12,366
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 Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $4,744 $5,803 $5,569
$30,001 - $48,000 $9,431 $10,551 $10,818
$48,001 - $75,000 $14,696 $16,031 $16,074
$75,001 - $110,000 $17,421 $18,939 $19,598
$110,001 and more $17,966 $19,529 $20,547

• 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.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

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Fall 2011
Total enrollment 47,825
Undergraduate enrollment 36,557
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 1,488
Graduate enrollment 11,268
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$50

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$50

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 28,416 13,534 14,882
Percent admitted 73% 70% 75%
Percent admitted who enrolled 70% 28% 28%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 1026 13%
ACT 6522 82%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 440 600
SAT Math 540 670
SAT Writing 450 600
ACT Composite 23 28
ACT English 22 28
ACT Math 23 28
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

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

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 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division I-AMenWomen
All Track Combined 152200
Baseball 35-
Basketball 1727
Field Hockey -22
Football 116-
Golf 1216
Gymnastics -17
Ice Hockey 28-
Rowing -88
Soccer 2631
Softball -21
Swimming and Diving 2740
Tennis 1213
Volleyball -16
Wrestling 33-

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission02/21/2011 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission02/21/2011 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission09/08/1970 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission02/21/2011 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission09/08/1970 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission09/08/1974 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission09/08/1970 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission09/08/1970 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission01/01/1915 - 01/01/1922Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission01/01/1923 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics

Didactic Program in Dietetics

04/21/2007 Accredited
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics

Didactic Program in Dietetics

06/01/1971 - 04/21/2007Pre-Accredited
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 equivalency

02/27/1995 - 05/30/2007Accredited
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 levels

01/31/2002 Accredited
American Osteopathic Association, Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation

Osteopathic Medicine (OSTEO) - Programs leading to the D.O. degree

07/01/1973 Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation

Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs

03/02/1948 Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation

Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs

03/27/1998 - 05/31/2010Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation

School Psychology (SCPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs

10/25/1998 Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs

01/18/1971 - 05/31/2004Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Speech-Language Pathology (SP) - Graduate degree programs

01/18/1971 Accredited
American Veterinary Medical Association, Council on Education

Veterinary Medicine (VET) - Programs leading to a D.V.M. or D.M.V. degree

07/01/1976 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels

09/28/2002 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels

09/28/2002 Accredited
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation

English Language

04/01/2002 Accredited
Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs

Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the certificate, master's, or doctoral degree level

10/13/2007 Accredited
Liaison Committee on Medical Education

Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree

07/01/1964 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation

Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1934 Accredited
Teacher Education Accreditation Council, Accreditation Committee

Baccalaureate Teacher Education Accreditation Council (BTEAC) - Baccalaureate programs

01/09/2009 Accredited
Teacher Education Accreditation Council, Accreditation Committee

Graduate Teacher Education Accreditation Council (GTEAC) - Graduate programs

01/09/2009 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession151012
Drug law violations86101 198
Liquor law violations879736957
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 044
Drug law violations 494786
Liquor law violations 213206343
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 161415
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 581
Aggravated assault 9810
Burglary 1239577
Motor vehicle theft 9129
Arson 720
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 101113
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 030
Aggravated assault 444
Burglary 407055
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 310
• (!) 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

• This institution is not found on the current Federal loan default rates database.

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page.

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMAward of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years Bachelor's degree Master's degree Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Post-master's certificate Doctor's degree - professional practice
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences Colleges
Agricultural Business and Management, General1531----
Agricultural Communication/Journalism-2----
Agricultural Economics--153--
Animal Sciences, General-12063--
Animal/Livestock Husbandry and Production7-----
Crop Production1-----
Dairy Science30-----
Food Science-2220---
Horse Husbandry/Equine Science and Management20-----
Horticultural Science-2411--
Landscaping and Groundskeeping12-----
Plant Sciences, General6-----
Soil Science and Agronomy, General-2136--
Soil Sciences, Other3-----
Turf and Turfgrass Management32-----
Category total1262204513--
Architecture and Related Services Colleges
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning-2921---
Environmental Design/Architecture--1---
Landscape Architecture-22----
Category total-5122---
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
African-American/Black Studies---1--
American/United States Studies/Civilization-1310--
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies---2--
Women's Studies-1----
Category total-2313--
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biochemistry-17----
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology-66111--
Biology/Biological Sciences, General-2736---
Biomedical Sciences, General---4--
Botany/Plant Biology-536--
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology--12--
Entomology-464--
Environmental Biology-20----
Environmental Toxicology---5--
Epidemiology--42--
Genetics, General--19--
Microbiology, General-6067--
Molecular Genetics-43----
Pathology/Experimental Pathology--13--
Pharmacology and Toxicology--112--
Physiology, General-119----
Plant Genetics--21--
Plant Pathology/Phytopathology-151--
Zoology/Animal Biology-13354--
Category total-7415261--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting-2391551--
Business Administration and Management, General-181102---
Business/Commerce, General--146---
Finance, General-28015---
Hospitality Administration/Management, General-22616---
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General-27----
Information Resources Management---1--
Labor Studies---1--
Labor and Industrial Relations--70---
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management-243181--
Marketing/Marketing Management, General-151-2--
Merchandising and Buying Operations-754---
Operations Management and Supervision---2--
Organizational Behavior Studies---1--
Category total-14225269--
Communication Technologies Technicians and Support Services Colleges
Communications Technology/Technician-64----
Category total-64----
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Advertising-31324---
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia-140----
Health Communication--5---
Journalism-11018---
Mass Communication/Media Studies---7--
Public Relations/Image Management--36---
Radio and Television-2422---
Speech Communication and Rhetoric-31497--
Category total-90111414--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer and Information Sciences, General-822411--
Information Science/Studies-6----
Category total-882411--
Construction Trades Colleges
Electrician15-----
Category total15-----
Education Colleges
Agricultural Teacher Education---1--
Art Teacher Education-11----
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services--391--
Curriculum and Instruction--106251-
Education, General-226100---
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness-15----
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities-57----
Educational Evaluation and Research---9--
Educational Leadership and Administration, General--3024-
Educational/Instructional Technology--71---
English/Language Arts Teacher Education--3---
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration--1112--
Mathematics Teacher Education---1--
Reading Teacher Education--18---
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education--4---
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education---5--
Special Education and Teaching, General--162--
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor--14---
Category total-309412585-
Engineering Colleges
Agricultural Engineering-2592--
Chemical Engineering-7048--
Civil Engineering, General-691810--
Computer Engineering, General-27----
Electrical and Electronics Engineering-491919--
Engineering Mechanics--2---
Engineering, General-35----
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering--124--
Materials Engineering-12----
Mechanical Engineering-1021912--
Category total-3898355--
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician-4010---
Packaging Science-155295--
Category total-195395--
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General-13827--
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing-29----
Rhetoric and Composition--43--
Category total-167610--
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Child Development-188---
Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management---2--
Family Systems--2---
Family and Community Services-7915---
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General---4--
Human Development and Family Studies, General---1--
Human Nutrition--51--
Category total-97308--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Arabic Language and Literature-1----
Chinese Language and Literature-13----
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other-7----
French Language and Literature-1431--
German Language and Literature-72---
Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General--1---
Japanese Language and Literature-12----
Linguistics-1528--
Russian Language and Literature-4----
Spanish Language and Literature-581---
Category total-13199--
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Athletic Training/Trainer-17----
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist-78291--
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist-1125---
Clinical/Medical Social Work--140---
Dietetics/Dietitian-93----
Large Animal/Food Animal and Equine Surgery and Medicine--71--
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling--2---
Medicine-----154
Music Therapy/Therapist-4----
Nursing Science---3--
Osteopathic Medicine/Osteopathy-----202
Pre-Veterinary Studies-7----
Public Health, General--7---
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse-19154---
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other---5--
Small/Companion Animal Surgery and Medicine--2---
Veterinary Medicine-----111
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant322----
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor--9---
Category total352425510-467
History Colleges
History, General-95214--
Category total-95214--
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration-160212--
Forensic Science and Technology--3---
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other--24---
Category total-160482--
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Pre-Law Studies-88----
Category total-88----
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Humanities/Humanistic Studies-442---
Category total-442---
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Applied Mathematics, General--92--
Computational Mathematics-1----
Mathematics, General-6287--
Statistics, General-3446--
Category total-666115--
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Biological and Physical Sciences-1----
Classical, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology-3----
International/Global Studies-100----
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other-49----
Nutrition Sciences-78----
Category total-231----
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Environmental Science-1----
Environmental Studies-24----
Forestry, General-934--
Natural Resource Economics-14----
Natural Resources Management and Policy--146--
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management-32198--
Category total-803618--
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Kinesiology and Exercise Science-162309--
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General-18-2--
Category total-1803011--
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Philosophy-1333--
Religion/Religious Studies-5----
Category total-1833--
Physical Sciences Colleges
Astrophysics-1331--
Chemical Physics-5----
Chemistry, General-611125--
Geology/Earth Science, General-2632--
Materials Science--36--
Physical Sciences-16---
Physics, General-43128--
Category total-1493842--
Psychology Colleges
Educational Psychology---6--
Psychology, General-3741411--
School Psychology--1166-
Category total-37425236-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Public Administration-15----
Public Policy Analysis, General--3---
Social Work-45102--
Category total-60132--
Social Sciences Colleges
Anthropology-6293--
Economics, General-17017--
Geographic Information Science and Cartography-112---
Geography-972--
International Relations and Affairs-136----
Political Science and Government, General-11573--
Social Sciences, General-344----
Sociology-9014--
Category total-9372719--
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art History, Criticism and Conservation-21----
Art/Art Studies, General-636---
Conducting--73--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General-292---
Fashion/Apparel Design-30----
Interior Design-39----
Jazz/Jazz Studies-47---
Music Pedagogy-27132--
Music Performance, General-172748--
Music Theory and Composition-176--
Music, General-4----
Musicology and Ethnomusicology--1---
Category total-2357059--
Grand total1448018197548411467