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Statistical reports and numeric information about MSU

General Sources


  • MSU State Transparency Reporting
    "Consistent with MSU’s commitment to transparency and in response to the reporting requirements in Section 245 of Public Act 201 of 2012" statistics are provided on financial and operational indicators, and student and academic outcomes. Use and Finance Reports on capital projects go back to 2013.
  • About MSU – MSU Facts
    Broad overview of the university.
  • National Center for Education Statistics
  • Office of Campus Sustainability
  • Office of Planning and Budgets: Institutional Research:
    The Institutional Research unit within the OPB are a major source of university data.
    • Explore Data
      This page features data dashboards for comprehensive quantitative information about MSU. Information is provided on students, faculty and staff, instruction, research, finance, college profiles, and comparisons to other Big Ten institutions. Previous OPB Data Books are available in print at University Archives & Special Collections.
    • Graduation Rates Survey and Student Athlete Graduation Rates
    • Enrollment Reports
      Can be filtered by age, gender, ethnicity, country, Michigan counties, state, and others--the first tab doesn't have these features, but the other tabs do. 1995 is the earliest year featured.
    • Planning Profile Summary
      This information now requires a Faculty/Staff login to access. Used in the University's planning process to show planning data element percent changes and values for five years for a selected unit or sub-unit. Includes information on faculty and staff, research, students, finances, courses and space.
    • Common Data Set
      A set of standard questions and definitions of institutional data agreed upon in collaborative effort by the higher education community and publishers represented by the College Board, Peterson's and US News & World Report. It includes information on enrollment, expenses, student life, financial aid, class size, and much more. Data is available 1998/1999 to current.
  • Office of the Provost
  • Office of the Registrar
    • Enrollment and Term End Reports
      These reports give data on university enrollment including ethnicity, gender, geographic origin, college enrollment, credit hours, GPAs, degrees conferred, and more. Reports are available from 1994 to present. Historical totals for enrollment and degrees conferred are available from founding to present. Reports from previous years are also available in print. Additional data may be available upon request
    • Course Enrollment Report Generator
      Reports on enrollment for courses where enrollment is at less than minimum standards (i.e. not enough students enrolled) and selected capacity courses (full or high enrollment).

Additional and Historical Information

Please note that some online reports do go back multiple years (i.e., enrollment totals) and many older print reports are available in the Main Library from the list above. For additional information you may try contacting departments directly or visiting the University Archives; in particular the Spartan Archive is the digital archives for the electronic records of historical value produced by Michigan State University, including institutional administrative records.

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