LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) — The 2024 edition of Best National University Rankings from U.S. News & World Report is out, and Michigan’s top two public universities made it into the top 100.
U.S. News & World Report’s ranking methodology was different this year, with more weight given to metrics like expenditures per student, actual vs. predicted graduation rate and first-year student retention rate, MSU said in a news release.
Michigan State University’s ranking among national universities advanced by 17 places, to achieve its highest overall rank to date at a tie for number 60 among national universities.
In addition, MSU is tied for Number 28 among public universities, and the university’s supply chain management program is ranked Number 1 in the country for the 13th year.
“Reaching 13 years as the Number 1 undergraduate program in supply chain management is an honor and something that we`re extremely proud of,” said Judith Whipple, interim dean of MSU’s Broad College of Business.
U.S. News & World Report ranks the following MSU undergraduate programs in the top 25:
- No. 1: Supply chain management
- No. 3: Production/operations
- No. 10: Management
- No. 17: Accounting
- No. 21: Undergraduate business
- No. 8: Education abroad (No. 1 among public 4-year institutions)
- No. 8: Service learning (No. 1 among public institutions)
Rankings were also high in Ann Arbor. The University of Michigan–Ann Arbor ranked Number 21 overall in national universities, and achieved a ranking of Number 3 in the nation for public universities–third only to the University of California, Berkeley and UCLA.
U of M also achieved the following rankings in the 2024 report:
- No. 3: Psychology programs
- No. 4: Business programs
- No. 5: Best undergraduate engineering programs
- No. 7: Nursing
- No. 15: Economics
- No. 16: Best Undergraduate Teaching
- No. 20: Study Abroad
Other Michigan universities came in lower on the list:
- No. 151 (tie) – Michigan Technological University in Houghton
- No. 260 – Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant
- No. 304 – Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo
- No. 376 – Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti
- No. 390 – University of Michigan-Flint
Liberal arts colleges
- No. 39 – Hillsdale College
- No. 70 – Kalamazoo College
- No. 100 – Hope College
- No. 124 – Albion College
- No. 156 – Aquinas College