Tool December 2017

Best Values in Colleges

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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 252 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 13%
Applicants who took ACT 82%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+6%
600-69918%
600+24%

SAT Math Score

700+17%
600-69937%
600+54%

ACT Score

30-3619%
24-2957%
24+77%

Students applied37,480
Students admitted24,641
Admission rate66%

Students per faculty17

4-year graduation rate52%

ANNUAL COSTS

In State

Tuition$14,460
Fees$0
Room and board$9,976
Estimated book expense$1,084
Total cost$25,520

Cost after need-based aid$15,337
Cost after non-need-based aid$15,560

Average debt at graduation$31,579

Out of State

Tuition$39,405
Fees$0
Room and board$9,976
Estimated book expense$1,084
Total cost$50,465

Cost after need-based aid$40,282
Cost after non-need-based aid$40,505

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$51,500

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met60%
Average need-based aid$10,183
Average non-need-based aid$9,960

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment39,090

Full-Time

Men17,315
Women18,132

Part-Time

Men1,997
Women1,646

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 Databases (© 2018 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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