Student Population at MSU
A total of 49,659 students have enrolled at Michigan State University - 38,574 undergraduate and 11,085 graduate.
By gender, 23,366 male and 26,293 female students are attending Michigan State University. By attendance status, there are 43,142 full-time students and 6,517 part-time students.
The number of students at Michigan State University is very large compared to Public, 4-Years Colleges in Michigan. Compared to similar schools in rankings such as University of Missouri-Kansas City and University of Maryland-College Park, its population is very large (average population is 34,877).
Michigan State University offers online degree/certificate programs and 3,988 students enrolled in online programs.
Enrollment Comparison Chart
The below chart compares the student population between Michigan State University and similar colleges.
Enrollment by Gender/Attending Status
By gender, there are 23,366 male and 26,293 female students attending MSU. The male-to-female student ratio is 0.89 to 1 and the ratio is than national average (the national average is 0.75 to 1).
The following table and chart show the student population by gender and attending status at MSU.
Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity
By race/ethnicity, there are 32,759 White students (65.97%) and 3,538 Asian students (7.12%) at Michigan State University(top 2 most races/ethnicities). The following table summarizes the population diversity by race at Michigan State University.
|American Indian or Alaska Native||67||29||38|
|Black or African American||2,802||1,103||1,699|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||23||14||9|
|Two or More Races||1,417||627||790|
|American Indian or Alaska Native||46||14||32|
|Black or African American||636||205||431|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||5||2||3|
|Two or More Races||265||97||168|
Enrollment by Student Age
By age, there are 41,130 students whose age under twenty five and 3,667 students whose age is over thirty years old at Michigan State University.
Especially, 767 students are younger than eighteen and 12 students are older than sixty five.
The following table and chart show the student population by student age at Michigan State University.
|65 and over||3||1||2|
|65 and over||9||5||4|
Online Student Population
At Michigan State University, 37,514 students (75.54% of total enrollment) take online classes to get their degrees. Among them, 3,988 students enrolled exclusively in online classes (i.e. no off-line attendance required) and others are taking online courses with off-line courses. The following tables describe the number of students who enrolled in one or more online courses.
By location of enrolled students, 2,746 students live in Michigan where Michigan State University is located in and 1,054 students have enrolled from other states.
|Enrolled Exclusively in Online Classes||3,988||1,643||2,345|
|Enrolled Some in Online Classes||33,526||31,731||1,795|
|Not Enrolled in Online Classes||12,145||5,200||6,945|
|Total (Enrolled Excl.)||3,988||1,643||2,345|
|Other State in U.S.||1,054||94||960|
|Outside of U.S.||188||123||65|