MSU cracks top 8 percent in national ranking
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.