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Data Digest

The MSU Statements: Data Digest is designed to provide comprehensive quantitative information about Michigan State University (MSU). University attributes can be measured in a variety of ways depending on differing definitions and timing. This data digest attempts to provide a consistent set of information over the duration of the display. Exchange standards and reporting conventions for information sharing continue to evolve and sometimes impact the continuity of the information produced at MSU and data obtained from other institutions and governmental agencies. Information from non-MSU sources may reflect greater variability due to these changing conventions and definitions.

Data Digest in PDF Format

College Profiles

Detailed information about MSU’s academic colleges can be found in these dashboards, including information on budget and direct instructional costs, student credit hours, enrollment, grants, and faculty and staff headcounts.

College Profiles Dashboards
College Profiles Dashboards

Comparisons

Explore how MSU compares to peer groups in areas including tuition and fees, faculty and teaching assistant salaries, compensation and headcounts, degrees granted and graduation rates, and assets and expenditures in these dashboards.

Comparisons Dashboards
Comparisons Dashboards

Faculty and Staff

Explore faculty and staff headcounts by multiple characteristics, and average faculty salaries for peer groups here.

Faculty and Staff Dashboards
Faculty and Staff Dashboards

Finance

Explore the general fund budget by source of funds and functional category, tuition and fees and tuition revenue in these dashboards.

Finance Dashboards
Finance Dashboards

Instruction

Explore student credit hours, average credit load by multiple characteristics, and instructor teaching loads in these dashboards.

Instruction Dashboards
Instruction Dashboards

Research

Explore sponsored program awards, research awards by Federal agency, and NSF research and development expenditure rankings are available here, as well as MSU Federal obligation rankings.

Research Dashboards
Research Dashboards

Students

Explore student enrollment by multiple characteristics, undergraduate applicants and academic preparation, and degrees, retention and graduation rates in these dashboards.

Student Dashboards
Student Dashboards

Additional Facts and Figures

A wide variety of information about MSU can be found in these dashboards, including number and distribution of alumni, accrediting agencies, library and computing statistics, land and facilities data, financial aid source and volume, data on the MSU College of Law, Honors College and Study Abroad, and comparisons across MSU colleges in enrollment by gender and race/ethnicity, degrees conferred, and a listing of majors by college.

Additional Facts and Figures Dashboards
Additional Facts and Figures Dashboards

Trends and Benchmarks

In these dashboards, we measure the MSU trend against Big Ten and AAU schools. Data includes academic preparation and entering class profile, tuition and scholarships, section size, degrees, retention and graduation rates, research dollars, space and library rankings, licensing and patent data, fund raising, faculty and staff composition and compensation, and physical plant operations.

Trends and Benchmarks Dashboards
Trends and Benchmarks Dashboards
Opportunity

ENSURING ACCESS AND OPPORTUNITY

Providing financial aid, academic opportunities, and value

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Advance

ADVANCING INNOVATION AND EXCELLENCE

Enhancing a culture of high performance, guiding future plans, expanding top programs and research

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Building value

BUILDING VALUE

Increasing efficient operations, sustainable decision-making, energy and healthcare savings

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Future

INVESTING IN MICHIGAN'S FUTURE

Driving the knowledge economy, attracting talent, improving quality of life

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