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Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI)


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Michigan State University is ranked 40 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Public Colleges and is ranked 225 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 15%
Applicants who took ACT 81%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+6%
600-69916%
600+22%

SAT Math Score

700+21%
600-69936%
600+58%

ACT Score

30-3616%
24-2958%
24+74%

Students applied33,211
Students admitted21,950
Admission rate66%

Students per faculty17

4-year graduation rate53%

ANNUAL COSTS

In State

Tuition$13,560
Fees$0
Room and board$9,474
Estimated book expense$1,068
Total cost$24,102

Cost after need-based aid$14,515
Cost after non-need-based aid$15,861

Average debt at graduation$26,122

Out of State

Tuition$36,360
Fees$0
Room and board$9,474
Estimated book expense$1,068
Total cost$46,902

Cost after need-based aid$37,315
Cost after non-need-based aid$38,661

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$49,800

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met62%
Average need-based aid$9,587
Average non-need-based aid$8,241

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment38,786

Full-Time

Men17,432
Women17,909

Part-Time

Men1,886
Women1,559

Freshmen retained92%

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available


SOURCES - Peterson's Undergraduate Database. (© 2015 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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