International Studies & Programs

International Reputation

A top-notch research and teaching institution

Michigan State University's global standing continues to improve in the 2014-15 World University Rankings by Times Higher Education, a London-based publication. MSU ranks 82, up one spot from last year. Times Higher Education ranks some 400 universities around the world on a host of measures related to teaching, research, and international presence.

Among the best colleges in the country

Money magazine ranks MSU among the best colleges in the country based on graduation rates, degree costs, and return on investment on its 2014 list of The Best Colleges for Your Money.

A top-10 research institution producing U.S. Fulbright Scholars

MSU is among the top 10 research institutions producing U.S. Fulbright scholars and students for 2014-15, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education.

One of two Big Ten universities to rank in the top 10 for international enrollment and study abroad participation

MSU is one of two Big Ten universities to rank in the top 10 for international student enrollment and study abroad participation, according to the Institute of International Education's 2013 Open Doors Report. Michigan State ranks ninth in the nation for the number of enrolled international students, according to the report. In 2012-13, MSU hosted 6,759 international students on its campus. MSU earned the No. 4 slot for study abroad participation with 2,380 MSU students studying overseas in 2011-12.

No. 27 on the 100 Best Global Universities for Environment/Ecology

U.S. News & World Report ranks MSU No. 27 on its list of the "100 Best Global Universities for Environment/Ecology," a directory that identifies "the world's best universities for the field of environment and ecology, based on their reputation and research."

Faculty members among the top 250 researchers worldwide in their fields

The Institute for Scientific Information included 27 MSU faculty members on its most recent list of "Highly Cited" researchers. Individuals on the list are among the top 250 researchers worldwide in their respective fields in terms of the number of citations to research published between 1981 and 2007 and represent about half of 1 percent of all researchers in the sciences and social sciences.

One of the nation's top five campuses for sustainability

MSU is one of the nation's top five campuses for sustainability, according to the National Wildlife Federation's Campus Environment 2008 Report Card. The report also indicates that MSU has the greatest number of exemplary programs in sustainability among colleges and universities in Michigan.

25 undergraduate & graduate programs ranked in the top 20 nationally

MSU has 25 undergraduate and graduate programs ranked in the top 20 nationally by U.S. News & World Report. These include six No. 1-ranked programs.


For more Rankings and Recognitions, visit the MSU website

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