MSUToday
Published: Sept. 16, 2019

MSU supply chain management continues to dominate

Contact(s): Caroline Brooks Communications and Brand Strategy office: 517-432-0920 brooks78@msu.edu

Michigan State University earned prominent recognition on the latest U.S. News and World Report ranking, America’s Best Colleges 2020.

For the ninth consecutive year, MSU’s supply chain management program ranked no. 1 in the nation. Housed in the Eli Broad College of Business, supply chain management also ranks no. 1 on U.S. News and World Report’s national graduate ranking, which it earned after surpassing Massachusetts Institute of Technology three years ago.

“Academic rankings are a critical factor in our college’s reputation, and it is with great pride that we enter the new academic year with a top-ranked national program,” said Sanjay Gupta, dean of the Broad College of Business. “For nine years and counting, our supply chain management department has been recognized with this honor, earned through our innovative curriculum and research that position both students and faculty for success.”

The Broad College ranks no. 12 among public institutions in the undergraduate business school rankings.

Other notable rankings among public national universities:

  • No. 27 for undergraduate engineering program
  • No. 19 for “Most Innovative Schools”
  • No. 21 for “Best Undergraduate Teaching”
  • No. 30 for “Best Colleges for Veterans”

MSU ranks third in the Big Ten for predicted versus actual graduation rate – predicted being 70% and actual being 80% – and for the third straight year, MSU improved on the six-year graduation rate (the heaviest-weighted variable) and is now at a record high of 80%.

“Michigan State University believes that every student it admits has the capacity to learn, thrive and graduate, and MSU is committed to supporting all of its students as they develop their purposes and passions,” said Mark Largent, interim associate provost for undergraduate education and dean of undergraduate studies. “The continuing improvements in MSU’s persistence and graduation rates are a reflection of the many efforts we are undertaking to advance student success.”

MSU was also listed once again for having stellar opportunities among the three categories of learning communities, service learning and study abroad.