Published: March 25, 2015

MSU makes top 10 list of colleges to study health professions

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Michigan State University has been ranked one of the top 10 best colleges in the nation to study health professions, according to College Factual, an online ranking source for students looking for the “right fit” when it comes to selecting a school.

College Factual ranks MSU No. 6 citing health majors such as nursing and veterinary technology as just some of the available specialty areas to get a degree.

The online resource compiled its list based on several factors such as graduate earnings, the percentage of students at the college studying a particular major, accreditation and overall school quality.

Earlier this year, U.S. News & World Report recognized MSU’s College of Nursing as a leader in its online graduate programs.

“We are extremely proud of the quality education our nursing students receive during their college careers here at MSU,” said Mary Mundt, dean of the College of Nursing. “The level of care our graduates are able to provide as they enter the workforce provides an even more enriched health care system.”

College Factual distinguishes itself from other ranking programs by using a different way to rank colleges. Instead of using the traditional survey-based model, it bases its rankings on more outcome-based data.

For more information on the site’s ranking system, visit

Mary Mundt is dean of MSU's College of Nursing. Courtesy photo.

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