Michigan State University-College of Law

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2017 Default Rate
1.23%
on Student Loans
2019 Enrolled Students
776
89.4% Full-Time

About

Michigan State University-College of Law is a higher education institution located in Ingham County, MI. In 2019, the most popular Professional Doctorate concentrations at Michigan State University-College of Law were Law (236 degrees awarded).

In 2019, 259 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Michigan State University-College of Law. 54.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (175 degrees), 11.7 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (15 degrees).

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.23%
2017 Default Rate
3
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Michigan State University-College of Law was 1.23%, which represents 3 out of the 244 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Michigan State University-College of Law had a total enrollment of 776 students in 2019. The full-time enrollment at Michigan State University-College of Law is 694 students and the part-time enrollment is 82. This means that 89.4% of students enrolled at Michigan State University-College of Law are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Michigan State University-College of Law, both undergraduate and graduate, is 71.1% White, 6.06% Black or African American, 5.28% Hispanic or Latino, 3.74% Two or More Races, 3.61% Asian, and 1.42% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (36.7%), followed by White Female (36.2%) and Black or African American Female (2.88%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

89.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Michigan State University-College of Law in 2019, both undergraduate and graduate, is 776 students. The full-time enrollment at Michigan State University-College of Law is 694 and the part-time enrollment is 82. This means that 89.4% of students enrolled at Michigan State University-College of Law are enrolled full-time compared with 71.2% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2019)
  1. White
    552 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    47 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    41 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Michigan State University-College of Law is 71.1% White, 6.06% Black or African American, 5.28% Hispanic or Latino, 3.74% Two or More Races, 3.61% Asian, and 1.42% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Special Focus Institutions is 42.1% White, 19.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.1% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 24 students (3.09%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 25 more women than men received degrees from Michigan State University-College of Law. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Michigan State University-College of Law is white (175 degrees awarded). There were 11.7 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (15 degrees).

The most common Professional Doctorate concentration at Michigan State University-College of Law is Law (236 degrees awarded).

In 2019,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Michigan State University-College of Law, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Legal (259 degrees awarded).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Michigan State University-College of Law are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,639,335 people), Other managers (2,238,430 people), Registered nurses (1,850,364 people), Software developers (1,446,628 people), and Accountants & auditors (1,374,574 people).

The most specialized majors at Michigan State University-College of Law in 2019 are Legal (259 degrees awarded) (as of 2019).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Michigan State University-College of Law are Surgeons, Diagnostic medical sonographers, Podiatrists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Media and communication workers, all other

The most specialized majors at Michigan State University-College of Law are Legal (259 degrees awarded) (as of 2019).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Michigan State University-College of Law are Elementary & secondary schools (5,586,329 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (3,275,256 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (2,452,532 people), Computer Systems Design (2,343,824 people), and Construction (1,303,670 people).

The most specialized majors at Michigan State University-College of Law are Legal (259 degrees awarded) (as of 2019).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Michigan State University-College of Law.
Most Common (2019)
236 degrees awarded

In 2019, the most common professional doctorate concentration at Michigan State University-College of Law was Law with 236 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of degree-majors recipients from professional doctorate programs at Michigan State University-College of Law according to their major.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

117
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
142
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 117 degrees were awarded to men at Michigan State University-College of Law, which is 0.824 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (142).

This chart displays the sex disparity between the top 5 majors at Michigan State University-College of Law by degrees awarded.

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 109 degrees were awarded to men at Michigan State University-College of Law in Law, which is 0.858 times less than the 127 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 127 degrees were awarded to men at Michigan State University-College of Law in Law, which is 1.17 times more than the 109 male recipients with that same degree.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2019)
  1. White
    175 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    15 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    14 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Michigan State University-College of Law is white (175 degrees awarded). There were 11.7 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (15 degrees).

5.79% of degree recipients (15 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2019)
  1. White Female
    95 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    80 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    9 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Michigan State University-College of Law is white female (95 degrees awarded). There were 1.19 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (80 degrees).

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Operations

Michigan State University-College of Law has an endowment valued at nearly $24.6M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 1.2M (4.88%) compared to the 0.21% average return (24.5k on 11.6M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2019, Michigan State University-College of Law had a total salary expenditure of 22.4M. Michigan State University-College of Law employs 24 Professors, 10 Associate professors and 4 Instructors. Most academics at Michigan State University-College of Law are Male Professor (16), Female Professor (8), and Female Associate professor (6).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Michigan State University-College of Law are: Office and Administrative Support, with 18 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 13 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 10 employees.

Endowment

$24.6M
2019 Endowment
5.56%
decline from 2018

Michigan State University-College of Law has an endowment valued at about $24.6M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Michigan State University-College of Law declined 5.56% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $13M higher than than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Special Focus Four-Year: Law Schools Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$11.6M
2019 Salaries
2.24%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Michigan State University-College of Law paid a median of $11.6M in salaries, which represents 52.1% of their overall expenditure ($22.4M) and a 2.24% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 3.17M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.18M
Instructional Salaries
40
Number of Employees

In 2019, Michigan State University-College of Law paid a total of $5.18M to 40 employees working as instructors, which represents 44.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $975k (30.7%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
24 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
18 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Michigan State University-College of Law were Professor with 24 employees, Associate professor with 10 employees, and Instructor with 4 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Michigan State University-College of Law were Office and Administrative Support with 18 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 13 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 10 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2019)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Professor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Michigan State University-College of Law was Male Professor with 16 employees, Female Professor with 8 employees, and Female Associate professor with 6 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Michigan State University-College of Law.

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