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Michigan State University, also called MSU, has undergone several name changes since it was founded in 1855. The five other names contained a specific reference to agriculture reflecting the institution’s leadership in scientific agriculture. The university now offers majors in agriculture and related areas but also a wide variety of subjects such as accounting, Arabic, and criminal justice. The university is located in East Lancing and has a student population of about 47,000 in 200 programmes of study. In 2009/2010, over 11,000 degrees were awarded including almost 2,000 Master’s and 1,000 Doctoral degrees. Research and other grants are close to half a billions dollars annually. U.S. News & World Reports placed MSU 34th in the United States, but first for its graduate programme in nuclear physics and industrial and organizational psychology.