About Michigan State University

Setting the standard for higher education for more than 150 years, Michigan State University’s mission of advancing knowledge and transforming lives continues to gain recognition from some of the most well respected ranking entities.


Discover all that the Spartan tradition has to offer, from an internationally recognized reputation of hardworking excellence to its core values as a "world-grant" institution.

Michigan State University holds regional accreditation – the highest standard for universities, as determined by the U.S. Department of Education.

Experience academic excellence with Michigan State's esteemed university faculty. All courses are taught by experts in their respective field, and each brings a wealth of knowledge and real-world experience to the online classroom. 

Review a wide variety of at-a-glance facts about MSU, from founding dates to student body and more.