Michigan State University is one of the twenty-one public 4-year colleges in Michigan. The campus is located in an urban area, in East Lansing.
According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 50,019 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 8,366 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 7,613 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 91%). Every year 79% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.