Michigan State University: Rankings

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Michigan State University ranked 32nd in the United States and 38th in the World 2022 overall rankings, plus got TOP 10 in 14 academic topics. EduRank's ranking for Michigan State University is based on 3 factors: research performance (a proprietary algorithm evaluated 142,056 publications and 6,836,265 citations), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 524 notable alumni .

Rank Ranking
#38 of 14,160 In the World
#34 of 2,624 In North America
#32 of 2,523 In the United States
#2 of 62 In Michigan
#1 of 2 In East Lansing
#1 of 1,010 For Nuclear Physics
#1 of 1,493 For Education Majors
#1 of 1,059 For Forensic Science
#63 of 8,209 For Alumni Impact
#14 of 14,160 For Non-academic Prominence
Top10 For 11 other topics

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Biology

Michigan State University ranked 41st for Biology in the United States and 59th in the World with 32,424 publications made and 1,752,413 citations received. Main research topics: Biochemistry, Agricultural Science, Botany, Genetics, Molecular Biology.

Rank Ranking
#41 of 904 In the United States
#44 of 970 In North America
#59 of 4,578 In the World

Michigan State University
Biology Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1990 446 847
1991 411 905
1992 481 1139
1993 429 963
1994 428 1387
1995 473 1472
1996 505 1876
1997 531 1918
1998 519 1872
1999 526 2222
2000 558 2876
2001 577 2513
2002 617 3017
2003 691 3821
2004 725 3547
2005 714 3761
2006 825 3873
2007 810 5214
2008 866 4832
2009 981 5115
2010 940 4690
2011 1032 4829
2012 1126 6350
2013 1105 6107
2014 1214 6621
2015 1364 6354
2016 1313 6000
2017 1386 5827
2018 1189 4049
2019 1347 3659
2020 1469 2380
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Horticulture 4 4 7
Agricultural Science 7 7 9
Botany 8 8 10
Forestry 9 9 14
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation 6 9 15
Biotechnology 10 11 15
Toxicology 11 11 16
Entomology 12 12 17
Animal Science 15 16 20
Nutrition and Food Science 13 14 24
Biochemistry 25 27 35
Evolutionary Biology 24 27 35
Microbiology 25 26 39
Genetics 38 41 51
Zoology 26 29 53
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 38 48 69
Bioinformatics and Computational biology 56 60 91
Biophysics 57 62 94
Molecular Biology 63 67 100
Nanotechnology 51 54 141
Virology 70 76 144
Pharmacology 70 80 160
Neuroscience 79 91 173
Immunology 77 87 196
Oncology and Cancer research 83 93 239
Astrobiology 113 126 273
Paleontology 102 122 334

Medicine

Michigan State University ranked 67th for Medicine in the United States and 131st in the World with 26,877 publications made and 1,018,950 citations received. Main research topics: Health Science, Surgery, Anatomy and Physiology, Public Health, Oncology and Cancer research.

Rank Ranking
#67 of 1,086 In the United States
#77 of 1,156 In North America
#131 of 4,839 In the World

Michigan State University
Medicine Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1990 279 359
1991 298 421
1992 319 420
1993 321 542
1994 319 573
1995 354 838
1996 394 911
1997 363 938
1998 370 905
1999 371 1190
2000 407 2294
2001 424 1313
2002 456 1836
2003 467 1713
2004 519 2525
2005 544 2141
2006 659 3057
2007 665 2541
2008 774 3461
2009 885 3103
2010 921 3796
2011 927 3907
2012 982 6517
2013 1126 3980
2014 1219 3879
2015 1209 4360
2016 1332 3889
2017 1428 5119
2018 1298 3952
2019 1586 2680
2020 1792 2696
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Forensic Science 1 1 1
Toxicology 11 11 16
Veterinary 14 15 34
Social Work 29 31 39
Sports / Exercise science 31 39 58
Clinical Psychology 50 54 67
Public Health 40 45 69
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 38 48 69
Gerontology 52 58 76
Nursing 36 44 79
Paramedicine and Emergency medicine 58 65 85
Family medicine 51 60 86
Health Science 58 68 96
Psychiatry 58 67 101
Healthcare Management (MHA) 54 65 103
Anatomy and Physiology 61 67 107
Respiratory Therapy 57 68 127
Virology 70 76 144
Epidemiology 60 72 145
Plastic Surgery 71 78 147
Physical Therapy 71 84 151
Pharmacology 70 80 160
Sports Medicine 70 83 161
Anesthesiology 74 86 162
Occupational Therapy 74 89 162
Critical Care Nursing 83 95 163
Pediatrics 66 78 165
Urology 69 79 169
Audiology 79 92 179
Pharmacy 51 58 180
Medical Physics 87 97 182
Immunology 77 87 196
Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN) 67 80 199
Orthodontics 68 77 202
Surgery 85 97 209
Pathology 77 87 237
Oncology and Cancer research 83 93 239
Biomedical Engineering 96 109 239
Cardiology 91 103 263
Radiation Therapy 91 103 263
Sonography and Ultrasound 97 110 270
Dermatology 94 105 276
Ophthalmology 85 95 277
Radiology and Nuclear medicine 95 105 281
Optometry 95 110 291
Gastroenterology and Hepatology 97 109 401
Neurosurgery 100 112 420
Cosmetology 130 146 504
Dentistry 129 143 599

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

Michigan State University ranked 25th for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in the United States and 35th in the World with 22,453 publications made and 952,068 citations received. Main research topics: Demography, Sociology, Political Science, Education Majors, Communications and Public Relations.

Rank Ranking
#25 of 1,311 In the United States
#27 of 1,393 In North America
#35 of 5,152 In the World

Michigan State University
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1990 165 232
1991 203 304
1992 236 415
1993 212 726
1994 252 794
1995 251 490
1996 283 768
1997 270 1510
1998 301 1176
1999 351 970
2000 328 1276
2001 336 1268
2002 398 1804
2003 435 2363
2004 451 1846
2005 471 2046
2006 637 3414
2007 583 2521
2008 697 2771
2009 778 2891
2010 818 2977
2011 819 3326
2012 924 6905
2013 897 3749
2014 957 3396
2015 1084 3699
2016 1152 3232
2017 1191 3853
2018 1101 3893
2019 1222 3278
2020 1329 1779

Physics

Michigan State University ranked 40th for Physics in the United States and 81st in the World with 21,840 publications made and 1,091,421 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Nuclear Physics, Quantum and Particle physics, Atomic and Molecular physics, Astrophysics and Astronomy.

Rank Ranking
#40 of 746 In the United States
#41 of 807 In North America
#81 of 4,160 In the World

Michigan State University
Physics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1990 211 282
1991 228 343
1992 273 297
1993 259 367
1994 285 444
1995 329 844
1996 334 1552
1997 329 727
1998 326 728
1999 346 920
2000 359 1309
2001 418 1153
2002 433 1779
2003 537 1739
2004 553 2363
2005 677 2145
2006 767 2579
2007 692 2744
2008 712 3134
2009 770 2985
2010 769 4368
2011 843 4332
2012 962 8137
2013 885 6196
2014 888 8527
2015 945 6703
2016 918 6470
2017 863 4763
2018 907 4635
2019 945 3596
2020 932 10844
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Nuclear Physics 1 1 1
Atomic and Molecular physics 22 22 38
Applied/Engineering Physics 20 20 40
Quantum and Particle physics 26 27 46
Acoustical Engineering 37 40 82
Biophysics 57 62 94
Astrophysics and Astronomy 40 45 110
Condensed Matter Physics 42 45 112
Materials Science 37 40 118
Nanotechnology 51 54 141
Medical Physics 87 97 182
Optical Engineering 60 68 185
Theoretical Physics 65 73 246
Astrobiology 113 126 273

Chemistry

Michigan State University ranked 29th for Chemistry in the United States and 61st in the World with 19,546 publications made and 962,977 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Biochemistry, Nutrition and Food Science, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry.

Rank Ranking
#29 of 744 In the United States
#31 of 805 In North America
#61 of 4,409 In the World

Michigan State University
Chemistry Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1990 309 539
1991 300 645
1992 391 775
1993 340 670
1994 336 798
1995 323 1017
1996 347 1389
1997 332 928
1998 361 1008
1999 338 1355
2000 342 1460
2001 380 1319
2002 399 1734
2003 435 1795
2004 476 1993
2005 472 1826
2006 579 2170
2007 586 2400
2008 566 2599
2009 574 2154
2010 606 2420
2011 632 2422
2012 624 2669
2013 626 2669
2014 670 3196
2015 666 2816
2016 609 2329
2017 608 1971
2018 554 1729
2019 558 1265
2020 637 896
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Environmental Chemistry 10 11 19
Nutrition and Food Science 13 14 24
Biochemistry 25 27 35
Biochemical Engineering 18 18 37
Organic Chemistry 18 20 55
Polymer science and Plastics engineering 27 29 59
Inorganic Chemistry 20 20 77
Materials Science 37 40 118
Radiochemistry 18 22 127
Computational Chemistry 51 55 136
Nanotechnology 51 54 141
Chemical Engineering 38 43 146
Pharmacy 51 58 180
Physical chemistry 66 77 262
Petrology and Geochemistry 81 104 284

Engineering

Michigan State University ranked 40th for Engineering in the United States and 111th in the World with 18,577 publications made and 658,594 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Automation and Control engineering, Optical Engineering, Nanotechnology, Electronic Engineering.

Rank Ranking
#40 of 781 In the United States
#45 of 846 In North America
#111 of 4,716 In the World

Michigan State University
Engineering Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1990 205 243
1991 214 223
1992 241 259
1993 243 263
1994 269 312
1995 236 595
1996 248 727
1997 256 461
1998 249 451
1999 279 891
2000 284 832
2001 324 871
2002 392 1893
2003 440 1494
2004 520 2088
2005 578 1554
2006 659 2022
2007 651 2045
2008 663 2543
2009 692 1959
2010 739 2509
2011 780 2281
2012 776 2507
2013 826 3164
2014 786 3261
2015 811 2704
2016 850 2780
2017 791 3119
2018 704 1910
2019 774 1901
2020 849 1112
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Firefighting and Fire Science 3 3 9
Biotechnology 10 11 15
Agricultural Engineering 11 12 18
Biochemical Engineering 18 18 37
Product and Industrial Design 19 20 38
Engineering Management 25 25 40
Applied/Engineering Physics 20 20 40
Renewable Energy Engineering 17 18 54
Polymer science and Plastics engineering 27 29 59
Landscape Architecture 20 23 63
Electrical Engineering 28 30 67
Electronic Engineering 30 34 79
Computer Networking 39 44 82
Acoustical Engineering 37 40 82
Nuclear Engineering 27 30 90
Robotics 32 36 95
Automation and Control engineering 36 42 109
Structural Engineering 28 34 114
Materials Science 37 40 118
Transportation Engineering 43 51 118
Human-Computer Interaction 51 60 121
Mechanical Engineering 32 35 124
Computer Engineering 56 61 129
Environmental Engineering 37 41 131
Remote Sensing 58 64 139
Nanotechnology 51 54 141
Chemical Engineering 38 43 146
Reliability and Quality Engineering 54 65 154
Systems Engineering 38 47 155
Automotive Engineering 35 42 155
Operations Research 53 65 159
Architectural Engineering 31 36 160
Aerospace Engineering 79 84 168
Aviation 70 76 170
Technical Drawing 59 66 177
Construction Management 49 58 179
Marine Engineering 39 47 180
Optical Engineering 60 68 185
Metallurgical Engineering 44 52 189
Civil Engineering 40 45 193
Telecommunications 63 77 208
Industrial Engineering 62 74 218
Architecture 68 78 236
Biomedical Engineering 96 109 239
Geotechnical Engineering 65 85 263
Mining Engineering 80 105 442
Petroleum Engineering 119 138 455

Psychology

Michigan State University ranked 29th for Psychology in the United States and 35th in the World with 14,446 publications made and 1,144,917 citations received. Main research topics: Social Psychology, Child Psychology, Education Majors, Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Science.

Rank Ranking
#29 of 1,033 In the United States
#31 of 1,099 In North America
#35 of 3,753 In the World

Michigan State University
Psychology Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1990 138 841
1991 127 347
1992 137 354
1993 133 899
1994 146 1218
1995 154 611
1996 166 837
1997 152 1170
1998 178 1175
1999 201 1027
2000 205 1588
2001 212 1731
2002 257 1469
2003 284 4381
2004 277 2489
2005 325 3361
2006 373 4451
2007 395 3815
2008 475 3605
2009 550 4043
2010 546 3264
2011 568 3988
2012 585 4011
2013 603 4128
2014 663 3584
2015 675 3348
2016 722 3083
2017 834 3207
2018 586 1853
2019 640 1145
2020 734 903
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Education Majors 1 1 1
Organizational / Business / IO Psychology 7 7 7
Social Psychology 10 10 10
Special Education 21 22 27
Child Psychology 25 27 29
Social Work 29 31 39
Cognitive Science 44 48 58
Sexology 45 49 58
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution 36 41 65
Clinical Psychology 50 54 67
Psychiatry 58 67 101
Occupational Therapy 74 89 162
Neuroscience 79 91 173

Environmental Science

Michigan State University ranked 26th for Environmental Science in the United States and 38th in the World with 14,330 publications made and 742,531 citations received. Main research topics: Ecology, Agricultural Science, Geography and Cartography, Environmental Management, Geology.

Rank Ranking
#26 of 789 In the United States
#29 of 857 In North America
#38 of 4,129 In the World

Michigan State University
Environmental Science Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1990 110 228
1991 98 219
1992 111 242
1993 111 279
1994 132 338
1995 148 259
1996 146 338
1997 185 524
1998 178 646
1999 190 735
2000 224 1576
2001 253 1156
2002 233 1017
2003 301 2343
2004 316 1308
2005 355 2542
2006 360 1803
2007 401 2637
2008 450 2240
2009 451 2532
2010 498 2420
2011 565 3410
2012 579 2813
2013 604 3079
2014 696 3377
2015 753 4391
2016 754 3341
2017 833 4050
2018 633 2721
2019 731 2635
2020 765 1191

Computer Science

Michigan State University ranked 42nd for Computer Science in the United States and 63rd in the World with 12,150 publications made and 736,544 citations received. Main research topics: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Cognitive Science, Bioinformatics and Computational biology, Neuroscience, Computer Vision.

Rank Ranking
#42 of 897 In the United States
#46 of 967 In North America
#63 of 4,494 In the World

Michigan State University
Computer Science Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1990 71 167
1991 85 222
1992 92 302
1993 93 235
1994 127 334
1995 121 386
1996 141 695
1997 146 688
1998 154 1221
1999 185 659
2000 149 1365
2001 168 1055
2002 236 2215
2003 238 1933
2004 311 2273
2005 343 2123
2006 355 2014
2007 373 2700
2008 393 1978
2009 415 1846
2010 474 2996
2011 482 2376
2012 505 3098
2013 543 2686
2014 533 2740
2015 590 2962
2016 635 2569
2017 690 3713
2018 633 2964
2019 753 3143
2020 849 1809

Business

Michigan State University ranked 31st for Business in the United States and 41st in the World with 8,914 publications made and 536,617 citations received. Main research topics: Marketing, Public Policy / Administration, Management Information Systems, Advertising, Occupational Safety and Health.

Rank Ranking
#31 of 866 In the United States
#33 of 932 In North America
#41 of 4,080 In the World

Michigan State University
Business Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1990 68 113
1991 82 191
1992 68 118
1993 106 321
1994 115 292
1995 110 294
1996 123 529
1997 139 565
1998 165 885
1999 152 674
2000 178 883
2001 149 1080
2002 220 2011
2003 221 1564
2004 231 1623
2005 229 1663
2006 301 2098
2007 268 1620
2008 305 1455
2009 331 1416
2010 361 1886
2011 376 1976
2012 367 1913
2013 400 1628
2014 368 1550
2015 444 1572
2016 496 1569
2017 439 1316
2018 322 823
2019 349 900
2020 372 435

Mathematics

Michigan State University ranked 30th for Mathematics in the United States and 34th in the World with 6,472 publications made and 392,880 citations received. Main research topics: Math Teachers, Statistics, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Applied Mathematics, Blockchain and Cryptography.

Rank Ranking
#30 of 720 In the United States
#31 of 781 In North America
#34 of 3,475 In the World

Michigan State University
Mathematics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1990 68 685
1991 62 196
1992 80 757
1993 68 259
1994 64 230
1995 74 240
1996 98 818
1997 70 246
1998 82 219
1999 100 437
2000 111 545
2001 97 369
2002 137 647
2003 116 502
2004 149 592
2005 162 518
2006 168 984
2007 178 649
2008 229 1339
2009 229 1304
2010 225 840
2011 241 666
2012 249 829
2013 270 765
2014 268 1047
2015 314 1933
2016 321 1125
2017 296 756
2018 278 637
2019 340 650
2020 338 509
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Math Teachers 3 3 3
Statistics 26 29 31
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics 35 37 45
Applied Mathematics 36 41 61
Actuarial Science 51 55 80
Blockchain and Cryptography 42 46 86
Operations Research 53 65 159

Economics

Michigan State University ranked 30th for Economics in the United States and 40th in the World with 5,466 publications made and 294,913 citations received. Main research topics: Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Development Studies, Political Economy, Investment Banking and Stock trading, Agricultural Economics.

Rank Ranking
#30 of 690 In the United States
#32 of 753 In North America
#40 of 3,117 In the World

Michigan State University
Economics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1990 41 446
1991 35 117
1992 69 170
1993 65 112
1994 58 184
1995 59 264
1996 74 638
1997 64 313
1998 78 217
1999 100 311
2000 100 359
2001 90 509
2002 107 834
2003 105 590
2004 103 749
2005 131 488
2006 153 593
2007 156 554
2008 189 1154
2009 188 926
2010 223 1068
2011 201 985
2012 234 719
2013 237 805
2014 241 1026
2015 247 691
2016 297 800
2017 253 598
2018 214 513
2019 208 528
2020 230 339

Art & Design

Michigan State University ranked 32nd for Art & Design in the United States and 52nd in the World with 2,664 publications made and 84,741 citations received. Main research topics: Multimedia, Creative Writing, Art History, Literature, Entertainment Industry Business.

Please note that our approach to topical rankings is based on scientific outputs and heavily biased on art-related topics towards institutions with computer science profiles.

Rank Ranking
#32 of 731 In the United States
#36 of 796 In North America
#52 of 2,801 In the World

Michigan State University
Art & Design Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1990 18 11
1991 24 20
1992 17 9
1993 16 28
1994 31 12
1995 28 15
1996 33 26
1997 25 34
1998 53 253
1999 62 110
2000 42 18
2001 44 36
2002 42 77
2003 52 150
2004 62 203
2005 74 652
2006 88 368
2007 91 368
2008 89 306
2009 107 186
2010 114 374
2011 127 612
2012 95 241
2013 116 292
2014 125 412
2015 129 304
2016 122 303
2017 151 499
2018 103 177
2019 103 146
2020 126 115
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Entertainment Industry Business 16 16 17
Music 15 18 23
Game Design and Development 16 18 26
Interior Design 14 15 29
Multimedia 24 27 33
Graphic Design 27 30 37
Performing arts 18 22 43
Art History 28 32 50
Creative Writing 28 33 53
Singing and Vocal Performance 32 36 57
Landscape Architecture 20 23 63
Fashion Design 28 32 68
Photography 46 49 99
Sculpture 40 43 107
Painting and Drawing 40 43 107
Aesthetics 47 55 119
Cinematography 43 50 123
Illustration and Concept Art 46 50 123
Literature 58 67 128
UX/UI Desgin 52 59 131
Animation 77 88 221
Architecture 68 78 236
Computer Graphics 86 101 264