All professional programs have national accreditation: ABET (engineering and computer
science), AACSB (business), NAAB (architecture) and CCNE (nursing).
MSU receives over US$103 million per year in grants to conduct research and creative activities.
Undergraduate students in many fields work directly with top researchers and professors, giving
them valuable hands-on experience.
MSU ranks fourteenth in the country for universities with the most students who have received the
Scholarship, given for excellence in math and science. MSU students have
earned 46 Goldwater awards, more than students from Johns Hopkins, Stanford, Yale and other
Since 2001, College of Engineering graduates have consistently passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam at a rate of more than 10 percentage points higher than the average national pass rate. The FE is a step toward becoming a licensed professional engineer.
MSU's CPA (certified public accountant) students rank #1 in the nation for CPA pass rates!
MSU's Computer Science program is fully accredited--only 10% of the Computer Science
programs in the country have this distinction. This means that students are in higher demand and
receive better salaries.
MSU offered the first accredited 5-year Master's of Architecture program in the nation.
Our film school is one of the top film schools in the nation and offers the only Master of Fine Arts
in Natural History Filmmaking in the country that is partially funded through the Discovery Channel.