Montana State University - Bozeman (MSU) is one of the top tier research universities in the United States. The University has been designated as one of 96 research universities with "very high research activity" by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

MSU has been accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) since 1932.Other accreditations include: Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET); Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB); American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS); American Dietetics Association (ADA); Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE); Computing Sciences Accreditation Board (CSAB); etc.

Ranking Profile:

- Montana State University is ranked 183rd among Tier 1 National Universities (US News & World Report 2011).

- Montana State University is ranked 14th nationally for number of Goldwater Scholarship recipients, ahead of other distinguished institutions including University of Washington, Purdue and University of Minnesota. As of 2010, 51 MSU students have received the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, the nation's premier scholarship for undergraduates studying math, natural sciences and engineering.

- Montana State University Bozeman College of Business accounting students had the highest pass rate in the nation for graduate students taking the May 2002 Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Exam the first time, according to the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA). MSU accounting students ranked 1st in the category of "first-time candidates with advanced degrees passing the CPA exam" with a pass percentage rate of 85.2 percent.

- Montana State University's Center for Biofilm Engineering edged out Harvard University by publishing more biofilm-related papers in 2004 and 2005 than any other institution according to the ISI Web of Science database.

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UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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