East Lansing, Michigan

Michigan State Student Outcomes

Graduation Rate

Percent of students graduating within 150% of normal completion time
78% vs. 41.9% national median
Graduation Rates for Michigan State University
Years Percent Earning Bachelor's Degree
within 4 years 48% earned a bachelor degree
within 5 years 73% earned a bachelor degree
within 6 years 77% earned a bachelor degree

A college's graduation rate is a strong indication of its effectiveness and your potential to find success at a school. These statistics measure the percentage of first-time, full-time students who earned a bachelor degree within four, five or six years from Michigan State University. For comparison, approximately 58% of starting students nationally earn a bachelor's degree within six years. Michigan State University is more effective than average at successfully graduating students.

Post Graduation Earnings

Average Salary After 10 Years
$60,000 vs. $34,300 national median
Average salary after attending Michigan State University
Years Average Earnings
after 6 years $42,700 per year
after 7 years $47,300 per year
after 8 years $52,100 per year
after 9 years $54,300 per year
after 10 years $60,000 per year

10 years after enrolling, the average income of former Michigan State University students who are working and no longer in school is $60,000, which is 75% higher than the national median. Sources, U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard / Department of Treasury.

Student Loan Debt Upon Graduation

Median Student Loan Debt for Graduates
Percent of students receiving Federal Loans

Student Loan Repayment

Median Loan Payment
$263 per month
Percent of students actively repaying their loans
68% vs. 47% national average

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=171100 IPEDS survey data for Michigan State University.