MSU Student Voting Rates
NSLVE Campus Report
Michigan State University participates in the National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement (NSLVE). This study offers colleges and universities an opportunity to learn more about their student registration and voting rates and provides a closer examination of their campus climate for political learning and engagement and correlations between specific student learning experiences and voting. The NSLVE is housed at the Institute for Democracy & Higher Education (IDHE) in the Tisch College at Tufts University.
The MSUvote Campus and Community Coalition (MSUvote) has existed for over 25 years. Sharing a strong and effective partnership with the Michigan Secretary of State, East Lansing City Clerk, and the Ingham County Clerk. MSUvote has been engaged with the National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement (NSLVE) as a participant and a partner for the last 10 years.
MSU’s student voting rates, as reported in the 2020 NSLVE Campus Report, improved 24.4% over the 2016 student voting rates. The increase recorded the MSU student voting rate at 76.6% total for the 2020 election, a rate 10.6% higher than the national average on college campuses earning MSU the Most Improved Voting Rates recognition for the State of Michigan.