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