MSU plays a vital role in driving the knowledge economy by attracting and retaining talent, investing in communities across the state, and improving quality of life for Michigan families.
Students are currently enrolled at Michigan State University from all 83 counties and there are more than 240,000 MSU graduates in Michigan. To learn more about students at MSU, explore the student dashboards.
Academic and professional degree and certificate programs are extended to off-campus learners, with more than 20,000 enrollments in more than 80 degree and certificate programs.
MSU Extension leverages more than $75 million in federal and state support, including more than $24.5 million in grants to focus efforts on: assisting the agricultural sector; preparing Michigan youth for their future; providing programs on obesity training, food safety, and chronic disease management; helping develop a robust community food system across Michigan; assisting Michigan citizens with foreclosure prevention and financial education; and helping ensure the appropriate use of Michigan’s natural resources.
Music education and performance opportunities are offered to residents of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities in Greater Lansing and Detroit by MSU’s Community Music School (CMS). Founded on the belief that music dramatically enhances the quality of life, CMS offers opportunities for the study, appreciation and therapeutic use of music while nurturing the musical development of all.
Through affiliation with 57 Michigan hospitals, MSU is providing health care for more than 70% of the state’s population.
Michigan State has been helping address Flint’s most pressing public health issues through its Division of Public Health. On Feb. 17, officials from MSU updated the Flint community on several public health issues, including how we will work to help the children now and in the future.
Michigan’s University Research Corridor has a combined $16.8 billion annual economic impact in Michigan.
MSU is home to the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, a $730 million U.S. Department of Energy project that will eventually create as many as 400 new jobs in Michigan and serve as a research hub for nearly 1,000 scientists from around the world.
Collectively, AgBioResearch and MSU Extension represent research and programs that serve hundreds of thousands of Michigan residents and have more than a billion dollar impact on the state each year. In addition, every dollar the state spends is leveraged with additional dollars in federal funds and external contracts, grants and other revenues to serve the state’s residents.
Since 2005, the MSU Product Center has assisted in launching 455 new or expanded businesses; increased annual sales more than $328.2 million; and helped create 1,273 jobs and 676 retentions.
In fiscal year 2014, the MSU Innovation Center achieved 133 new invention disclosures; 620 contracts, grants, and gifts totaling $33 million; and 330 active commercial agreements.
Providing financial aid, academic opportunities, and value
Enhancing a culture of high performance, guiding future plans, expanding top programs and research
Increasing efficient operations, sustainable decision-making, energy and healthcare savings
Driving the knowledge economy, attracting talent, improving quality of life