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May 2, 2018

As nearly 8,000 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students receive their degrees from Michigan State University, we celebrate their hard work and commitment to making a better world.

Whether joining Fortune 500 companies or launching their own start-ups, Spartan graduates bring creativity and innovation to organizations around the globe.

With a graduation rate of 79 percent, the university is making progress toward its goal of increasing that rate to 82 percent by 2020. MSU also is closing opportunity gaps for lower-income, first-generation and underrepresented student populations.

Spartan Grads
by the Numbers


7,825 Total spring graduates, 5,618 Undergraduates

Employability
of Graduates

Employability of graduates: No. 1 in the Big Ten,  No. 22 in the nation  --Times Higher Education’s 2017 Global University Employability Ranking

Undergraduate
Placement Rate

Employability of graduates: No. 1 in the Big Ten,  No. 22 in the nation  --Times Higher Education’s 2017 Global University Employability Ranking

Staying in Michigan
After Graduation

More than half of MSU graduates choose to stay in Michigan, where they contribute to the stateโ€™s success.

Top Companies
Hiring Graduates

Top companies hiring MSU graduates: 3M, Amazon.com, American Red Cross, Deloitte, Ernst and Young, Ford, GM, Honda, Kellogg, Microsoft, Pfizer, Walt Disney Company, U.S. Congress, Whirlpool

Entrepreneurship
Minor

The entrepreneurship and innovation minor is increasing opportunities for undergraduates of all majors—from agriculture and business to education and the humanities.

Academic
Experiences

The entrepreneurship and innovation minor is increasing opportunities for undergraduates of all majors—from agriculture and business to education and the humanities.

Academic
Excellence

80 spring undergraduates earned a 4.0 GPA—the largest group to receive this honor

Congratulations,
Spartan Graduates!


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