Michigan State University (MSU) is a top ranking public research university in East Lansing, Michigan, United States. It is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities.

Michigan State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.


- Placed among the top 100 national universities (at 71st) in the U.S. News & World Report's 2012 edition of America's Best Colleges.

- According to the U.S. News 2011 editions of America's Best Graduate Schools rankings, MSU's graduate programs in elementary and secondary education is ranked 1st in the nation for the 16th year in a row. The College of Education is ranked 17th in the nation, with four graduate programs ranking in the top four: Rehabilitation counseling, No. 1; Curriculum and instruction, No. 2; Educational psychology, No. 4; Higher education administration, No. 4. MSU's graduate program in supply chain and logistics in the Eli Broad College of Business is ranked second in the nation.

- Michigan State University is placed among the world's top 100 universities in six fields: economics/business, social sciences, life and agricultural sciences, physics, computer science, and engineering/technology and computer sciences (Academic Ranking of World Universities 2010).

- Ranked 208th among the world's best institutions (QS World University Rankings 2010).

- According to the Kiplinger's 2009–10 edition of Best Values in Public Colleges, MSU is ranked 51st among public universities based on academic quality and tuition costs for in-state students. It is also ranked 1st among Big Ten public institutions for students having the lowest average debt at graduation.

- Michigan State University is rated 4th among the nation's largest universities for producing Peace Corps volunteers with 86 undergraduate alumni serving in 2009, according to 2010 Peace Corps rankings.

- It is one of the "top colleges for business" according to Entrepreneur magazine. The October 2009 issue features MSU and East Lansing as one of the 10 leading examples of "universities and cities that are linking up in creative entrepreneurial initiatives".

- Michigan State University is one of the nation's top five campuses for sustainability, according to the National Wildlife Federation's Campus Environment 2008 Report Card.

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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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