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Rankings

Michigan State University's position among popular rankings appear below, by edition of the source in which the ranking was published.  This site is updated as the latest version of each ranking is released.

Undergraduate Rankings

N/R = Not Ranked

US News & World Report America's Best Colleges
2019 2020 2021
National Universities 85 84 80
  Top Public Universities 35 34 32
 
Best Undergraduate Business Programs 21 22 24
  Supply Chain Management 1 1 1
  Production/Operations Management 7 9 9
  Management 14 16 17
  Accounting 19 22 19
  Management Information Systems 20 17 21
  International Business 28 29 22
  Business Analytics 24
  Finance N/R 49 35
  Marketing 32 26 36
 
Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs 49 49 48
  Biological/Agricultural Engineering 9 9 5
  Mechanical N/R N/R 28
  Electrical N/R N/R 29
  Civil N/R N/R 31
Best Undergraduare Computer Science 52
Most Innovative Schools 42 42 50
Best Colleges for Veterans 52 52 50
Best Colleges for Undergraduate Teaching 43 61 61
Learning Communities 10 10 9
Study Abroad 9 9 13
Service Learning 9 9 24
 
Washington Monthly
2018 2019 2020
National Universities 47 38 45
  Top Public Universities 28 20 23
Kiplinger's Best Value Colleges
2017 2018 2019
In-State Public Universities 38 40 53

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Graduate Rankings

N/R = Not Ranked

US News & World Report America's Best Graduate Schools
2020 2021 2022
Best Education Schools 23 24 23
  Curriculum and Instruction 1 1 1
  Elementary Teacher Education 1 1 1
  Secondary Teacher Education 1 1 1
  Educational Administration and Supervision 5 7 1
  Higher Education Administration 3 2 4
  Educational Psychology 7 6 5
  Education Policy 7 9 8
  Special Education 12 13 12
  Student Counseling and Personnel N/R 15 N/R
Best Business Schools 38 40 39
  Supply Chain/Logistics 1 1 1
  Production/Operations 15 7 7
  Accounting 41 32 N/R
  Management 26 N/R N/R
  International Business N/R N/R 20
  Executive MBA N/R N/R 30
 
Best Engineering Schools 55 58 59
  Biological/Agricultural Engineering 11 12 12
  Environmental Engineering 40 35 38
  Materials Engineering 46 36 54
  Electrical Engineering 45 46 43
  Civil Engineering 46 46 46
  Chemical Engineering 50 47 46
  Mechanical Engineering 47 48 49
  Biomedical Engineering 69 71 70
 
 
Best Nursing Schools (Master's programs) 64 77 59
  Doctor of Nursing Practice 76 90 57
 
Best Law Schools 91 93 91
  Business/Corporate Law 68 70
  Clinical Training 80 86 79
  Constitutional Law 83 71
  Contracts/Commercial Law 63 79
  Criminal Law 91 81
  Dispute Resolution 44 93 87
  Environmental Law 92 96 100
  Health Care Law 111 114 123
  Intellectual Property Law 53 71 52
  International Law 91 75 78
  Legal Writing 75 101 121
  Tax Law 96 98 82
  Trial Advocacy 76 65 54
Best Online Graduate Programs: 2019 2020 2021
  Online Grad Education Programs 5 4 4
     Educational Administration and Supervision 1 2
     Curriculum and Instruction 2 2
     Special Education 7 N/R
     Educational/Instructional Media Design 10 7
  Online Grad Criminal Justice Programs 10 10 5
  Online Grad Business Programs (excludes MBA) 23 17 21
  Online Grad Nursing 17 58
Best Online Graduate Programs for Veterans:
  Online Grad Education Programs for Vets 1 2
  Online Grad Criminal Justice Programs for Vets 7 3
  Online Grad Business Programs for Vets 11 7 11
US News & World Report (Grad programs ranked every few years)
Most Recent Rank Edition
Industrial/Organizational Psychology 1 2018
Nuclear Physics 1 2019
Rehabilitation Counseling 1 2020
African History 3 2022
Criminal Justice 9 2022
Econometrics 11 2022
African American History 17 2022
Veterinary Medicine 17 2020
Physics 28 2019
Nursing Anesthesia 29 2016
Economics 30 2022
Social Work 36 2020
Political Science 37 2022
Speech-Language Pathology 38 2021
Clinical Psychology 43 2021
History 43 2022
Psychology 45 2018
Biological Sciences 46 2019
Mathematics 47 2019
Chemistry 48 2019
Statistics 50 2019
Fine Arts 53 2021
English 53 2022
Sociology 54 2022
Computer Science 55 2019
Earth Sciences 64 2019

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Global Rankings

N/R = Not Ranked

US News & World Report Best Global Universities
2019 2020 2021
Overall Rank 90 101 100
  U.S.-only Rank 46 45 45
 
Subject Rankings:
  Plant and Animal Science 9 8 7
  Agricultural Sciences 18 18 22
  Economics and Business 28 36 29
  Environment/Ecology 34 38 39
  Social Sciences and Public Health 50 53 48
  Arts and Humanities 83 58 55
  Computer Science 80 86 63
  Microbiology 104 100 68
  Mathematics 53 62 70
  Psychiatry/Psychology 61 69 72
  Physics 83 105 80
  Biology and Biochemistry 121 122 116
  Space Science 92 101 118
  Neuroscience and Behavior 201 187 166
  Engineering 152 169 185
  Molecular Biology and Genetics 197 175 186
  Materials Science 240 190 196
  Electrical and Electronic Engineering N/R 168 200
  Pharmacology and Toxicology 154 148 212
  Clinical Medicine 206 234 216
  Chemistry 209 255 276
Times Higher Ed World University Rankings (London)
2019 2020 2021
Overall Rank 93 84 105
  U.S.-only Rank 39 36 39
 
Subject Rankings:
  Education 11 12 12
  Psychology 32 36 33
  Business and Economics 45 39 50
  Life Sciences 63 62 67
  Social Sciences 66 62 67
  Computer Science 83 99 91
  Arts and Humanities 101-125 101-125 101-125
  Physical Sciences 87 85 126-150
  Engineering and Technology 101-125 101-125 151-175
  Clinical and Health 151-175 101-125 151-175
Times Higher Education World University Rankings
Academic Ranking of World Universities (Shanghai)
2018 2019 2020
Overall Rank 101-150 101-150 101-150
  U.S.-only Rank 47-58 46-58 42-56
 
Shanghai Global Subject Rankings in Social Sciences
2018 2019 2020
Communication 4 4 4
Education 4 1 2
Management 24 25 21
Business Administration 29 24 22
Hospitality and Tourism 29 36 30
Library and Information Science 32 45 51-75
Sociology 35 36 29
Psychology 45 44 51-75
Law 47 34 41
Political Science 51-75 51-75 43
Finance 51-75 51-75 51-75
Economics 76-100 76-100 76-100
Statistics 76-100 51-75 76-100
Shanghai Global Subject Rankings in Medical Sciences
2018 2019 2020
  Nursing 151-200 151-200 151-200
  Public Health 151-200 201-300 201-300
  Clinical Medicine 201-300 301-400 201-300
  Pharmaceutical Science 301-400 201-300 301-400
Shanghai Global Subject Rankings in Life Sciences
2018 2019 2020
Agricultural Sciences 13 11 11
Veterinary Sciences 51-75 76-100 101-150
Biological Sciences 151-200 201-300 201-300
Human Biological Sciences 201-300 201-300 201-300
Shanghai Global Subject Rankings in Engineering
2018 2019 2020
Environmental Science and Engineering 5 6 6
Food Science and Technology 37 33 34
Biotechnology 51-75 51-75 47
Computer Science and Engineering 76-100 51-75 76-100
Water Resources 101-150 76-100 76-100
Automation and Control 101-150 101-150 151-200
Energy Science and Engineering 101-150 151-200 151-200
Instruments Science and Technology 101-150 151-200 201-300
Civil Engineering 101-150 101-150 101-150
Mechanical Engineering 101-150 151-200 151-200
Telecommunications Engineering 151-200 151-200 201-300
Chemical Engineering 151-200 200-300 201-300
Transportation Science and Technology 151-200 N/R N/R
Nanoscience 151-200 151-200 201-300
Materials Science and Engineering 201-300 301-400 301-400
Biomedical Engineering 201-300 201-300 201-300
Electrical Engineering 201-300 301-400 151-200
Metallurgical Engineering N/R N/R N/R
Shanghai Global Subject Ranking in Natural Sciences
2018 2019 2020
Ecology 42 42 41
Physics 51-75 76-100 76-100
Mathematics 76-100 51-75 51-75
Atmospheric Sciences 151-200 151-200 151-200
Geography 151-200 51-75 76-100
Chemistry 201-300 201-300 201-300
Earth Sciences 301-400 301-400 201-300
Shanghai Rankings Website
Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings (London)
2019 2020 2021
Overall Rank 141 144 157
  U.S.-only Rank 38 38 38
 
Subject 2019 2020 2021
  Accounting and Finance 51-100 51-100 99
  Agriculture and Forestry 11 11 10
  Archaeology 151-200 N/R N/R
  Architecture 151-200 151-200 151-200
  Biological Sciences 101-150 101-150 112
  Business Management 51-100 51-100 66
  Chemistry 151-200 151-200 144
  Communication and Media Studies 13 16 14
  Computer Science 151-200 101-150 132
  Development Studies 51-100 51-100 43
  Earth and Marine Sciences 151-200 N/R N/R
  Economics and Econometrics 51-100 101-150 87
  Education 18 18 19
  Engineering Chemical 101-150 101-150 101-150
  Engineering Civil 101-150 151-200 101-150
  Engineering Electrical 151-200 151-200 145
  Engineering Mechanical 101-150 101-150 99
  English Language and Literature 101-150 101-150 100
  Environmental Sciences 51-100 51-100 86
  Geography 101-150 101-150 101-150
  History 101-150 151-200 101-150
  Hospitality and Leisure Mgmt 42 N/R 29
  Linguistics 51-100 51-100 47
  Law 101-150 151-200 151-200
  Materials Science 101-150 101-150 101-150
  Mathematics 101-150 51-100 81
  Modern Languages 101-150 151-200 101-150
  Nursing 51-100 51-100 101-150
  Pharmacy and Pharmacology 101-150 101-150 101-150
  Philosophy N/R N/R 151-200
  Physics and Astronomy 101-150 101-150 97
  Psychology 40 44 40
  Sociology 51-100 101-150 151-200
  Sports-related subjects 51-100 51-100 51-100
  Statistics 51-100 51-100 101-150
  Veterinary Science 11 8 11
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