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Total Enrollment 49,695
Undergraduate 38,491
Graduate 11,204
Men 23,550
Women 26,145

MSU Student Population

There are 49,695 students including 38,491 undergraduate and 11,204 graduate students at Michigan State University for academic year 2020-2021. By attending status, there are 43,005 full-time and 6,690 part-time students with gender distribution of 23,550 male and 26,145 female students. Michigan State University is offering the distance learning opportunity (online degree program) and total 40,974 students have enrolled online program exclusively.

Student Gender Distribution

Michigan State University has a total enrollment of 49,695 with a gender distribution of 47.39% male (23,550 students) and 52.61% female (26,145 students). There are 18,731 male and 19,760 female students in undergraduate school and 4,819 male and 6,385 female students are attending graduate school at Michigan State University.
Student Population By Gender
Michigan State University
TotalMenWomen
Total49,69523,55026,145
Undergraduate38,49118,73119,760
Graduate11,2044,8196,385
Full-time43,00520,50322,502
Part-time6,6903,0473,643
[Chart] Michigan State University 2021 Gender Distribution of Enrollment

Enrollment by Attending Status

Michigan State University has 43,005 full-time and 6,690 part-time students. In undergraduate school, 34,588 students are attending classes with full-time status, and 3,903 students are attending with part-time status. In graduate school, 8,417 students are full-time and 2,787 are part-time students.
Student Population By Attendance Status
Michigan State University
TotalFull-timePart-time
Total49,69543,0056,690
Undergraduate38,49134,5883,903
Graduate11,2048,4172,787
Men23,55020,5033,047
Women26,14522,5023,643
[Chart] Michigan State University Enrollment by Attending Status

Distance Learning (Online Class) Enrollment

At Michigan State University, 40,974 students have enrolled exclusively in online courses and 4,614 students have enrolled in some online courses out of total 49,695 students. In undergraduate schools, 38,360 students take at least one online course and in graduate schools, 7,228 students are attending some online courses.
2021 Distance Learning Enrollment
Michigan State University
TotalUndergraduateGraduate
Total49,69538,49111,204
Online Exclusively40,97436,9474,027
In Some Online Classes4,6141,4133,201
Not In Online Classes4,1071313,976
[Chart] Michigan State University Distance Learning (Online Class) Enrollment

Race/Ethnicity Distribution

This section analyzes the student population by race/ethnicity at Michigan State University. There are 125 American Indian/Native American, 33,051 White, 3,572 Black/African American, 3,244 Asian, 2,783 Hispanic, 28 Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, and 1,083 students with other races.
Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity
Michigan State University
TotalMenWomen
Total49,69523,55026,145
American Indian/Native American1255075
Asian3,2441,5741,670
Black/African American3,5721,3442,228
Hispanic2,7831,2111,572
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander281315
White33,05115,56917,482
Two More1,662742920
Race Un-Known690341349
[Chart] Michigan State UniversityRace/Ethnicity Distribution

Student Age Distribution

Next table and chart show the student enrollment by age distribution at Michigan State University.
Age Distribution
Michigan State University
TotalUndergraduateGraduate
Total49,69538,49111,204
Under 187407391
Age 18-1915,84715,8452
Age 20-2116,67616,503173
Age 22-247,6004,4193,181
Age 25-295,0466734,373
Age 30-341,8701441,726
Age 35-3988075805
Age 40-4974156685
Age 50-6427833245
Over 6417413
Age Un-Known000
[Chart] Michigan State University 2021 Age Distribution of Enrollment