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Statewide Data

Region Statistics

Enrolled Michigan Students
35,090

Veterinary Medicine Students
399

Enrolled Medical Students
1,915

Alumni Residing in state
232,905

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Agriculture and Natural Resources - 20,657

Arts and Letters - 17,550

Asst Prov For Univ Outreach & Engagement - 1

Business - 36,275

Communication Arts and Sciences - 21,990

Degree from other Institution - 2

Education - 33,568

Engineering - 15,112

Human Ecology - 10,280

Human Medicine - 2,845

James Madison - 3,755

Justin Morrill College - 301

Lyman Briggs College - 1,392

Music - 472

Natural Science - 18,296

Nursing - 3,559

Osteopathic Medicine - 3,127

Residential College in Arts & Humanities - 114

Social Science - 40,293

Urban Affairs Programs - 209

Veterinary Medicine - 3,107


Spending with Local Businesses
$466,072,102

Total Economic Impact
$5,241,721,074*

Staff/Faculty Residing in state
11,287

Financial Aid Disbursed
$506,750,919

4-H Youth Participants
164,414

Property Owned by MSU (Acres)
25,500

Medical Interns/Residents/Fellows
1,443

MSU Partner Hospitals
38

*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 Michigan:


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)

Bioeconomy Institute: Scaling up companies, future entrepreneurs 

When Michigan State University accepted the Holland-based Bioeconomy Institute in 2007 as a gift from Pfizer, it took on a $50 million-plus property that was poised to set MSU apart from other universities. (Read more)

President Simon meets with student entrepreneurs

MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon shared a lunch with student entrepreneurs July 18, hearing updates on fledgling businesses and projects and discussing ideas to deepen the university’s facilitation of student enterprise. (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)

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)

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)

'Bias Busters' book blasts stereotypes

Quick quiz (answers below):

What country are most Hispanics from?

Is Chinese food in America different than Chinese food in China?

These and 198 other questions that people might ask about Hispanics and Latinos and East Asians are answered in the two latest books written by Michigan State University students who are part of the School of Journalism’s “Bias Busters” class. (Read more)

MSU alumnus is driven to make an impact

There are more than half a million Michigan State University alumni worldwide and 232,000 living in the state of Michigan. With that many Spartans, they’re bound to make a big impact on Michigan and the world. This is true for alum, Brad Lamberg, president of the County Road Association of Michigan, an organization representing all of Michigan’s 83 county road agencies that collectively manage more than 75 percent of Michigan roads.  (Read more)

FRIB groundbreaking: Concept becomes reality

After more than five years of design, the securing of funding and preliminary construction activities, work has officially begun on the civil construction for the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams. (Read more)

MSU approved to receive more than $90M in state funding for FRIB project

The Facility for Rare Isotope Beams at Michigan State University passed another hurdle on Tuesday with the approval of more than $90 million in state funding. (Read more)

MSU launches The Spartan Advocate

Michigan State University has launched The Spartan Advocate – an informative and interactive site developed to educate and galvanize Spartan faithful on current issues in the Legislature and provide the tools necessary to help them communicate to policymakers, media and community groups the importance of supporting MSU and higher education. (Read more)

MSU among top-producing universities for Peace Corps volunteers

With 47 graduates currently serving as Peace Corps volunteers, Michigan State University ranks No. 14 in this year’s Peace Corps’ list of top volunteer-producing large universities across the country. (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)

Michigan's University Research Corridor ranks high among leading U.S. research clusters

Michigan’s University Research Corridor ranks high among eight university innovation clusters in a new measure that examines research and development spending, research commercialization and talent production, according to a new economic impact report. (Read more)

Findings suggest STEM education can begin in early childhood

New MSU research shows that children as young as three may be ready for direct math instruction, unlike formerly believed. Early education may help increase the skill level in children’s later education and help them compete in our competitive economy. (Read more)

How former President Hannah leveraged football to make MSU the academic leader it is today 

Former President John Hannah made MSU what it is today by increasing state funding, utilizing the G.I. Bill and getting the school admitted into the Big Ten. (Read more)

Michigan’s public universities are stimulating the local economy

Michigan’s 15 public universities are key employers and economic drivers in the state, responsible for more than 120,000 jobs and with spending and earnings accounting for $23.9 billion in economic activity, according to a new report from the Anderson Economic Group commissioned by the Presidents Council, State Universities of Michigan. (Read more)

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