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The College of Engineering, a constituent of a major research and teaching university, is an unprecedented learning environment.

With the wide array of today's successful news and highlights, it is obvious that the College of Engineering members are pioneering leaders, embracing Michigan State University's tradition of advancing knowledge and transforming lives through innovative teaching, research and outreach.

The College of Engineering is one of the largest and oldest colleges on the MSU campus. What began as a single field of study "Mechanic Arts" in 1885 has grown to a six-department college with nearly 170 faculty and more than 3,000 undergraduate students.

Engineering at a Glance - Facts & Figures

The College of Engineering

  • 6 Departments
  • 14 Research Centers & Facilities
  • 168 Faculty
  • 642 Active Research Grants
  • 213,000+ square feet of classrooms, labs, & offices
  • $50.46 million Research Expenditures (FY 2010-11)


  • 9 Graduate Degree Programs
  • 273 MS Students
  • 108 MS Degrees Awarded
  • 539 PhD Students
  • 72 PhD Degrees Awarded


  • 10 Undergraduate Degree Programs
  • 3,912 Undergraduate Students
  • 484 BS Degrees Awarded

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