Tool December 2016

Best Values in Colleges

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Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI)


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Michigan State University is ranked 38 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Public Colleges and is ranked 236 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 13%
Applicants who took ACT 83%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+6%
600-69915%
600+21%

SAT Math Score

700+20%
600-69937%
600+57%

ACT Score

30-3616%
24-2958%
24+73%

Students applied35,300
Students admitted23,397
Admission rate66%

Students per faculty17

4-year graduation rate51%

ANNUAL COSTS

In State

Tuition$14,063
Fees$0
Room and board$9,734
Estimated book expense$1,076
Total cost$24,873

Cost after need-based aid$15,105
Cost after non-need-based aid$15,818

Average debt at graduation$26,091

Out of State

Tuition$37,890
Fees$0
Room and board$9,734
Estimated book expense$1,076
Total cost$48,700

Cost after need-based aid$38,932
Cost after non-need-based aid$39,645

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$49,900

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met61%
Average need-based aid$9,768
Average non-need-based aid$9,055

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment39,143

Full-Time

Men17,491
Women18,154

Part-Time

Men1,924
Women1,574

Freshmen retained93%

# - 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 (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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