Michigan State University
Michigan State University (MSU) is a public research institution in East Lansing, Michigan. It was founded in 1855 as the Agricultural College of the State of Michigan, becoming one of the first colleges in the country to teach scientific agriculture. The college was a model for land-grant universities. It is now one of the largest universities in the country. MSU also ranks among the top 30 public universities in the US and the top 100 research universities in the world. The campus is spread throughout the East Lansing area, with some buildings located in neighboring cities and towns. MSU offers over 200 academic programs through its 17 colleges, including the MSU College of Nursing.
MSU offers seven nursing programs for students choosing to earn a degree in nursing. These CCNE-accredited programs include BSN, accelerated BSN, RN to BSN, MSN, DNP, PhD, and BSN to PhD programs. To apply for the traditional BSN program, students must first complete a minimum of 28 credits and prerequisite courses. The traditional BSN program is a 3-year program once the prerequisite courses are complete and includes about 765 hours of clinical experience at nearby hospitals and clinics, including Sparrow Hospital in neighboring Lansing. The RN to BSN program is for registered nurses that hold an associate degree in nursing.
|Campus LocaleSmall City|
|Number of Students50,019|
|Student to Faculty Ratio16:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
|Doctor's degree - research/scholarship||0||4|
|Doctor's degree - professional practice||0||8|
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission|
01/01/1923 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels|
05/05/2016 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels|
09/28/2002 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels|
09/28/2002 - Current
Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels|
10/13/2007 - Current
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||1100 to 1320|
|ACT||23 to 28|
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Recommended|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program Required|
|Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended|
|Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required|
|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required|
|Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended|
In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$513/credit|
|In State Students||$513/credit|
|Out of State Students||$1,334/credit|
|In District Students||$727/credit|
|In State Students||$727/credit|
|Out of State Students||$1,428/credit|
Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.
|Program||Credit Hours||In district||In State||Out of State|
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.
In 2017-2018 academic year, 67% of Michigan State University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.
|Students Receiving Aid||Average Amount/Student|
|Other Federal Grant||10%||$771|
|State Grant & Scholarships||17%||$792|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||45%||$9,817|
|Federal Student Loans||41%||$5,097|
$16,684Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$7,058|
|$30,001 to $48,000$13,116|
|$48,001 to $75,000$19,564|
|$75,001 to $110,000$24,075|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Michigan state board of nursing.