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Michigan State UniversityEast Lansing, MI
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Texas Christian UniversityFort Worth, TX
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Rankings*
Public, four-years
Research University (very high research activity)
School TypePrivate (not-for-profit), four-years
Research University (high research activity)
Offered Degrees
1-2 Years Certificate, Bachelor's, Post-BS Certificate, Master's, Post-MS Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)Offered Degree1-2 Years Certificate, 2-4 Years Certificate, Bachelor's, Post-BS Certificate, Master's, Post-MS Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Tuition & Fees
cheaper$14,750 Michigan Residents
$40,562 Out-of-State
Undergraduate Tuitionexpensive$51,660
expensive$19,714 Michigan Residents
$38,638 Out-of-State
Graduate Tuitioncheaper$32,268
Less$11,721Average Financial Aid AmountMore$27,036
Admission
Lower1,210 SAT
26 ACT
Test ScoresHigher1,240 SAT
29 ACT
Easier83%Acceptance RateTighter54%
Lower22%Yield
(Enrollment Rate)
Favorable24%
High School GPA
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
TOEFL
Application Requirements
(Required or Recommended to submit)
High School GPA
High School Rank
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Recommendations
Formal Demonstration of Competencies
TOEFL
Dual Credits
Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Accepted CreditsDual Credits
Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Credits for Life Experiences
Credit for Military Training
Enrollment
Larger49,695Total EnrollmentSmaller11,379
Larger38,491Undergraduate Student PopulationSmaller9,704
Larger11,204Graduate Student PopulationSmaller1,675
Larger40,974Online Student PopulationSmaller2,646
Completion & Outcomes
Lower81%Graduate RateHigher82%
-Transfer-out Rate14%
Lower91%Retention RateHigher92%
Special Learning Opportunity
ROTC
Study Abroad
Evening/Weekend College
Special learning OpportunityROTC
Study Abroad
Evening/Weekend College
Teacher Certificate
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 17,547)Campus Housing✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 4,447)
✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $6,030)Board/Meal Plan✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $4,984)
Faculties
More Students per Faculty16 to 1Student to Faculty RatioLess Students per Faculty13 to 1
3,472Number of faculties1,042
Lower$106,315Average Faculty SalaryHigher$110,247
*Ranking data is from College Evaluator.