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Is Michigan State University a Good School for Veterans?

Veterans who have decided to continue their education should research their options to see which schools do a good job supporting those with prior military experience. We've assembled this Michigan State University veteran's report to help you in your research. If you're looking for information related to military tuition assistance such as the GI Bill® or Yellow Ribbon Program, go to the following page: Michigan State University G.I. Bill Information

What You'll Find in Our Veterans Report on Michigan State:

How Does Michigan State Rank for Veterans?

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College Factual issues its Best Schools to Veterans ranking each year. This is a list of universities and colleges that do great work supporting veterans as they continue their studies.

Michigan State University was ranked #649 on the 2022 version of this list.The school also ranked #15 in our Best for Vets in Michigan ranking.

In addition to our overall rankings, we also calculate our Best for Vets by degree level rankings. The table below shows how Michigan State fared in those rankings.

Ranking Name Rank
Best Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 555
Best Master’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 573
Best Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 456

You can also see how specific majors at Michigan State fared when compared to the same major at other schools. Below, you'll find a list of majors which received the best rankings for vets. Find a full list of majors here. Once you select a major, you'll be able to see links to the rankings available for that major.

Ranking Name Rank
Best Labor Studies Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Construction Engineering Technology Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Environmental/Natural Resource Recreation and Tourism Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Packaging Science Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Construction Engineering Technology Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Environmental/Natural Resource Recreation and Tourism Master’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 2
Best Plant Genetics Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 2
Best Plant Genetics Master’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 2
Best Supply Chain Management Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 2
Best Chemical Physics Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 3

How Many Veterans Go to Michigan State?

An increased number of veterans enrolling at a particular school means that college faculty are more adept at accommodating and supporting those with previous military experience.

According to the VA, there are 2 G.I. Bill® students at Michigan State. Since the total enrollment at the school is 49,695, approximately 0.00% of the students at Michigan State are utilizing the GI Bill® to help pay for their education. To put that into perspective, about three to four percent of college students in the U.S. are veterans according to the Student Veterans of America.

This number includes all chapters of the GI Bill®, e.g. Post-9/11, Montgomery GI Bill and Reserve Education Assistance Program. It also includes Veteran Readiness and Employment. It doesn't include military personnel on active duty who are attending this college through Tuition Assistance. The total military population may be higher.

Federal Veteran Programs at Michigan State

Michigan State University participates in the following federal programs for vets.

Federal Program Participation
DOD Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Yes
Eight Keys Yes

What does this mean to me? Below you can view the specific commitments this school has made by participating in individual programs.

Career and Vocational Support
Regionally or Nationally Accredited - view all accreditations
Provide information that increases accountability and transparency.
Participate in the Military Voluntary Education Review (MVER)
Counseling Support
Referrals to community organizations as needed.

Michigan State University does have a student veterans group.

Does Michigan State Give Credit for Military Training?

Implied No Credit for Life Experience
NO Credit for Military Training
At this time, Michigan State does not offer college credit for life experience.

Unfortunately, Michigan State does not offer credit for military training.

Michigan State Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC)

Yes Air Force ROTC
Yes Army ROTC
Implied No Navy ROTC
Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) programs are available at Michigan State for the following armed services:

  • Air Force
  • Army

Complaints to the VA About Michigan State

There have been no complaints registered to the VA for this college.

References

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