Online Program Overview

Michigan State University is a Public, 4 or more years school located in East Lansing, Michigan. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For the academic year 2020-2021, the tuition & fees are $15,555 for Michigan residents and $40,384 for other students on average.

It offers 415 degree programs. Of that, the distance learning opportunity is given to 28 programs - 9 Masters, 19 Post-Bachelors or Post-Masters Certificate.
Online Degrees / Programs Overview
School NameMichigan State University
TypePublic, 4 or more years
AddressEast Lansing, MI
Online Students40,974 Enrolled Online Exclusively
4,614 Enrolled in Some Online Courses
Tuition & Fees (2020-2021)In-State$15,555
Student to Faculty16:1 (6.25%)
Online Degree Programs
Total28 Programs
Masters9 Programs
Post-Graduate19 Programs

2021 Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2020-2021 tuition & fees and costs trends last 5 years at Michigan State University . Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. For Michigan residents, the tuition & fees are $15,555 and $40,384 for non-Michigan residents.
The costs per credit hour for part-time students or overload credits of full-time students is $519 for Michigan residents and $1,346 for out-of-state students for undergraduate programs. The costs per credit hour for graduate programs is $786 for Michigan residents and $1,544 for out-of-state students.
Tuition & feesCost Per Credit HourTuition Change Chart
Tuition Changes (2017-2021)
Undergraduate (In-State)$14,880$15,375$15,555$15,555$15,555
Undergraduate (Out-of-State)$38,486$40,024$40,384$40,384$40,384
Graduate (In-State)$16,764$17,436$18,132$18,858$18,858
Graduate (Out-of-State)$32,940$34,260$35,628$37,056$37,056
Tuition Changes (2017-2021)
Undergraduate (In-State)$496$513$519$519$519
Undergraduate (Out-of-State)$1,283$1,334$1,346$1,346$1,346
Graduate (In-State)$699$727$756$786$786
Graduate (Out-of-State)$1,373$1,428$1,485$1,544$1,544
Tuition & Fees Trends last 5 years

Online Programs By Area of Study

Michigan State University offers 415 degree programs through Certificate, Bachelors, Masters, Doctorate, Post-Graduate Certificate programs. Of that, 28 programs can be conferred by distance learning - 9 Masters, 19 Post-Bachelors or Post-Masters. The following table summarizes the number of degree programs by degree types.
Total Number of Online Degree Programs
CertificateAssociatesBachelors MastersDoctorate Post-Graduate
Overall Programs13NOT OFFERED122 13310245
The next tables list each online program with offered degrees. The number on each column denotes the conferred degree of the program. It includes the completers through on-campus classes and hybrid on/offline classes as well as completely online classes. Only in Classroom means that the program is offered only on-site classes and not offered denotes that the school does not offer the program.

You may want to see all online schools offering a major program by following the link on the title of the program.
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Work and Family Studies
Liberal Arts And Sciences, Humanities
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
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Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences

Distance Learning Program Student Population

At Michigan State University, there are 49,695 students including in both undergraduate and graduate schools, with full-time and part-time status. Of that, 45,588 students were attending classes through distance learning (40,974 students are enrolled exclusively and 4,614 are enrolled in some online courses).
Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment49,695
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses40,974
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses4,614
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses4,107
By student location, out of a total of 40,974 enrolled exclusively in online courses, 36,189 Michigan Residents were enrolled in online classes exclusively, 3,960 students living in the U.S. States other than Michigan, and 825 non-U.S. students enrolled in online courses.
Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses40,974
Michigan Resident36,189
Other State In U.S.3,960
Outside of U.S.825
Distance Learning Enrollment By Degree
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses40,974
Distance Learning Enrollment Undergraduate Students
Enrolled Exclusively in Undergraduate Online Courses36,947
Degree/Certificate Seeking36,873
Non-Degree/Certificate Seeking74

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