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MSU Awards, Accreditation and Rankings

Quick Facts
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Next start date: January 9, 2023

Application deadline: December 15, 2022
Credit hours required: 30

Tuition cost: $29,850

Michigan State University holds numerous distinctions that only a select few institutions in the world have. We our highly ranked for research, academic excellence and for the employability of our graduates. Read more about our rankings and awards below.


Rankings

Top 100
Top 100 Global University

Source: Times Higher Education

Top 10%
Universities in the United States

Source: The Wall Street Journal

No. 31 (public) and No. 77 (overall)
America’s Best Colleges in 2023

Source: U.S. News & World Report


Other Notable Rankings & Accolades


  • No. 14 Best Online Master’s in Mechanical Engineering Programs, U.S. News & World Report (2022)
  • No. 41 in Most Innovative Schools, U.S. News & World Report (2023)
  • No. 46 Best Colleges for Veterans, U.S. News & World Report (2023)
  • No. 59 Best Engineering Schools, U.S. News & World Report (2023)
  • No. 68 Best Online Master’s in Engineering Programs, U.S. News & World Report (2022)
  • No. 82 Universities in the United States (2021), Times Higher Education
  • No. 105 Universities in the World (2021), Times Higher Education

Awards & Recognition


  • Member of the Association of American Universities
    As a member of the Association of American Universities, MSU holds a distinction that only 60 institutions across the U.S. and Canada have. We are widely regarded as a top research-intensive university in North America.
  • BEACON National Science Foundation Science and Technology Innovation Center
    MSU is home to BEACON, one of five highly coveted National Science Foundation Science and Technology Innovation Centers. The Bio/computational Evolution in Action Consortium brings together biologists, computer scientists, and engineers to study evolution in both natural and virtual settings and apply knowledge to real-world problems.

Accreditation and Memberships


  • MSU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
  • Member of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities
  • Member of the Association of Graduate Schools and Council of Graduate Schools
  • Member of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation, and International Association of Universities

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