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Sept. 14, 2020

MSU supply chain program celebrates a decade at No. 1 in the nation

Michigan State University has once again been recognized for offering top academic programs in the nation, according to the 2021 Best Colleges Rankings compiled by U.S. News and World Report.


MSU’s undergraduate supply chain management program was No. 1 among public and private universities for the 10th consecutive time. On the overall business school ranking, the Eli Broad College of Business ranked No. 14 among public institutions.


“Our program’s rankings  especially the No. 1 ranking for supply chain management  strongly validates our strategic plan aimed at being recognized as a top-of-mind business school,” said Sanjay Gupta, dean of the Eli Broad College of Business. “These rankings reflect our comprehensive strengths in thought leadership that resides within the college, innovative pedagogies deployed in our curriculum, impactful experiences that enhance our students' education and the incredible success we have in career outcomes for our graduates.”


The MSU’s graduate supply chain program also ranks as the nation’s top program – a title it has held since surpassing Massachusetts Institute of Technology four years ago.


Additionally, among public national universities, U.S. News ranked MSU:

  • No. 5 for biological/agricultural engineering — the program’s highest ranking to date.
  • No. 20 for “Most Innovative Schools.”
  • No. 27 for undergraduate engineering programs.
  • No. 28 for undergraduate computer science programs.

In its second year of ranking student engagement categories, MSU again ranked favorably in three categories across all four-year institutions:

  • No. 1 for study abroad among publics and a tie for No. 13 overall.
  • No. 3 for service learning among publics and a tie for No. 24 overall.
  • No. 4 for learning communities among publics and a tie for No. 9 overall.

For the fourth straight year, MSU improved on the six-year graduation rate — the second heaviest-weighted variable — and is now at a record 81%.


“Continuing improvements in Michigan State University’s persistence and graduation rates reflect the efforts of faculty and hard work of students to achieve their academic goals,” said MSU Provost Teresa K. Woodruff, Ph.D. “While I am happy with the news, we have more work to do. With our renewed focus on the trajectory of each student, from the day they arrive to the day they graduate, I hope to see every student at convocation again at graduation.”

By: Caroline Brooks

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