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Region 11

Macomb, Oakland, Wayne

Region Statistics

Enrolled Michigan Students

Veterinary Medicine Students

Enrolled Medical Students

Alumni Residing in region

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Agriculture and Natural Resources - 5,653

Arts and Letters - 6,040

Business - 18,737

Communication Arts and Sciences - 11,158

Education - 9,145

Engineering - 6,296

Human Ecology - 4,034

Human Medicine - 793

James Madison - 1,819

Justin Morrill College - 90

Lyman Briggs College - 678

Music - 124

Natural Science - 6,417

Nursing - 1,084

Osteopathic Medicine - 1,509

Residential College in Arts & Humanities - 46

Social Science - 15,097

Urban Affairs Programs - 104

Veterinary Medicine - 776

Spending with Local Businesses

Total Economic Impact

Staff/Faculty Residing in region

Financial Aid Disbursed

4-H Youth Participants

Property Owned by MSU (Acres)

MSU Partner Hospitals

*Data is from an independent study by the Anderson Economic Group


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Partnerships & Programs

Michigan State University partners with communities, organizations and businesses throughout the state of Michigan. Here are just some of the many ways MSU is working in this region:

MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine student wins research poster competition

Second-year MSUCOM student, Elise Craig of Macomb Township, Michigan, was awarded first place in the American Osteopathic Association’s Bureau of International Osteopathic Medicine (BIOM) student research poster competition. Her research, Carcinogenic Risk for Carancas Children Exposed to Arsenic through Drinking Water, she conducted as part of MSUCOM’s international elective to Peru. She’ll present the poster on Oct. 25 during OMED, the national osteopathic medical education conference in Seattle. (Read More)

Welcome to the Neighborhood

MSU’s nationally recognized Neighborhoods initiative helps students succeed. (Read More)

Michigan State University Extension catalog of programs and services

Michigan State University Extension helps people improve their lives by bringing the vast knowledge resources of MSU directly to individuals, communities and businesses. For more than 100 years, MSU Extension has helped grow Michigan’s economy by equipping Michigan residents with the information they need to do their jobs better, raise healthy and safe families, build their communities and empower their children to dream of successful futures. (Read more)

Hey, you! Want to help run Michigan?

It’s the Friday night opening of the famed Media Weekend at the Michigan Political Leadership Program. Two of the state’s sharpest wits – PR star Kelly Rossman-McKinney of Truscott Rossman and veteran journalist John Lindstrom of Gongwer News Service– are preparing the 24 MPLP Fellows to meet the press. (Read more)

MSU receives two grants to support ‘good food’ in Michigan

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation has awarded two grants to Michigan State University’s Center for Regional Food Systems to give more Michiganders access to “good food” – food that is healthy, green and affordable. The support totals about $6 million over four years, which will fund research and outreach to advance equity, sustainability and strong economies through good food in Michigan. (Read more)

Mr. Potato Prof

September is National Potato Month, but one Michigan State University potato researcher is too busy to celebrate. David Douches, who leads MSU’s Potato Breeding and Genetics program, will spend September, and most other months, traveling around Michigan helping growers and inspecting research farms, teaching international students how to grow pest- and drought-resistant varieties, creating eye-catching potatoes to entice finicky consumers and leading groundbreaking genome research that has enhanced the future of potato breeding. (Read more)

MSU professor tapped for USDA board position

Douglas Buhler, director of Michigan State University’s AgBioResearch, has been appointed to a national board of directors of the new Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research. The announcement was made by USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack. FFAR will leverage public and private resources to increase scientific and technological research, innovation and partnerships critical to boosting America’s agricultural economy. (Read more)

Busting Biases

An MSU instructor and a team of journalism students debunk stereotypes to increase understanding of cultural differences. (Read More)

How Michigan universities and businesses teamed up to save a faltering state 

Michigan was in bad shape. That much was clear. From 2000 to 2010, the state accounted for half of the 2 million jobs that were lost in the entire country. Residents' personal income fell by 14 percent. It was the only state to lose population. The recession that peaked nationally in 2008 started early for Michiganders. By 2006, high-level college executives in other states already were looking down their noses at Michigan universities. (Read more)

MSU alumna named Michigan’s top teacher 

A Michigan State University alumna, who teaches third grade in the Walled Lake Consolidated School District, has been named the 2014-2015 Michigan Teacher of the Year. The recognition is accompanied by a seat on the State Board of Education. (Read more)

MSU museum announces 2014 Michigan heritage awards, apprenticeship recipients

The Michigan State University Museum announces honorees in two programs celebrating heritage and culture in the state: the 2014 Michigan Heritage Awards (MHA), and the 2014 Michigan Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program (MTAAP) recipients. The Michigan Heritage Award is the state's highest distinction to honor individuals who continue their family community and cultural traditions with excellence and devotion. (Read more)

Building a Better Blueberry

Blueberries enjoy worldwide popularity thanks to their sweetness and antioxidant-rich nutrition profile. But the bounty of nature alone is not enough to keep pace with the heavy demand for this tasty, healthy fruit. (Read More)

Helping teens tee up for lifelong success

In Detroit, the last thing on the typical teenagers’ mind is golf; however, the Midnight Golf program is changing all of that. Through its 30-week empowerment program Midnight Golf insists that the participants, who come from across Detroit’s neighborhoods, learn more than just the game of golf. (Read More)

MSU facilitates Binational Economic Growth Agreement

Three binational economic development organizations came together through the efforts of the Michigan State University Center for Community and Economic Development (CCED) to sign a memorandum of understanding targeting key economic growth sectors between the countries and regions. (Read More)

Opening doors to cultures in Detroit

MSU’s seven 2013-14 Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistants ventured recently with CeLTA Language School Director Angelika Kraemer and other faculty members on a language-and culture-sharing journey to Detroit. (Read More)

Research U’s vital to Michigan’s ‘Blue Economy’

Michigan State University and its University Research Corridor partners protect Michigan’s precious water resources and enhance its “blue economy” through hundreds of millions of dollars in research and service, a new report shows. (Read More)

MSU Children's Choir to perform with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra

The MSU Children’s Choir will perform with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the University Musical Society Choral Union on May 30 and 31, presenting Mahler’s Symphony No. 3. (Read More)

MSU driving research for tomorrow’s cars

MSU, nestled in the midst of car country, is among the nation’s leaders in auto-related research. The university receives millions of dollars in research grants every year that are used to develop better cars and the fuel that keeps them running. In addition, there are dozens of faculty from a variety of colleges who conduct research on auto-related matter. (Read More)


Regional Contact information

Extension Information

MSU Extension District 11

28115 Meadowbrook
Novi, MI  48377
Toll Free:  (877) 643-9886
Office: (248) 380-9100