Michigan State University Academic Life

Summary

The student-faculty ratio at Michigan State University is 16:1, and the school has 24 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Michigan State University include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Social Sciences; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs; and Health Professions and Related Programs. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 91 percent.

Faculty & Classes

General education/core curriculum required Yes
Coursework required for graduation
Humanities
Mathematics
English (including composition)
Sciences (biological or physical)
Social science
Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 16:1
Full-time faculty gender distribution
Full-time faculty gender distribution
Part-time faculty gender distribution
Part-time faculty gender distribution

Majors

Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 18%
Social Sciences 11%
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 10%
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 10%
Health Professions and Related Programs 6%

Academic Programs & Offerings

Degrees offered Certificate, Bachelor's, Master's, Post-master's certificate, Doctorate - professional practice, Doctorate - research/scholarship
Combined-degree programs N/A
Student participation in special academic programs
First-year experiences N/A
Service learning N/A
Senior capstone or culminating academic experience N/A
Writing in the disciplines N/A
Undergraduate research/creative projects N/A
Learning communities N/A
Institution is G.I. Bill certified N/A
Institution participates in Yellow Ribbon Program N/A
Institution is SOC Member N/A
Offers DANTES course(s) for credit N/A

Graduation & Retention

Average freshman retention rate 91%
4-year graduation rate 53%

* Academic Life details based on 2012 data


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