MSU cracks top 8 percent in national ranking

Posted at 11:01 AM, Sep 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-27 11:01:10-04

Michigan State University ranks in the top 8 percent of universities in the United States, according to the latest annual assessment from the Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education.

MSU came in at #80 out of 1,054 institutions ranked in the WSJ/THE Higher Education College Ranking 2018, released today.

Within the Midwest, MSU ranked #15 out of 275 universities.

The joint ranking by WSJ and Times Higher Education, a London-based publication, measures four areas of performance: resources available to support education; ability of degree programs and teaching to stimulate learning; diversity and inclusiveness; and propensity of the university to contribute to student success.

The ranking comes on the heels of several other high-profile distinctions in the past several months:

  • Earlier this month, Times Higher Education released its World University Rankings, in which MSU ranked #83 out of 1,102 institutions assessed globally.
  • In August, Washington Monthly ranked MSU #38 among U.S. universities in its annual assessment.
  • Money Magazine had MSU #30 in its Best Colleges for Your Money ranking, released in July. That put the university in the top 1.5 percent of the 2,400 colleges considered for the ranking.