The Agricultural College of the State of Michigan, Michigan State University

Dr. Frank Brettschneider currently serves as the President of Port Huron Ear, Nose, and Throat (E.N.T.). Prior to establishing the successful private practice in 1990, Dr. Frank Brettschneider garnered more than 20 years of education and experience across the fields of oro-facial plastic surgery and general otolaryngology. In 1985, Dr. Frank Brettschneider earned a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Michigan State University.

Founded in 1855 as the Agricultural College of the State of Michigan, Michigan State University (MSU) officially adopted its current moniker in 1964. Located in East Lansing, Michigan, MSU remains the United States’ inaugural land-grant university. Following the 1862 Morrill Act, what is now Michigan State University hosted the country’s initial foray into democratizing advanced education. Consequently, MSU has acted as the model for our modern public university system, leading the way for 69 subsequent land-grant schools. More than 150 years later, Michigan State University continues to sustain a strong tradition of excellence, innovation, and leadership.

Michigan State University presently offers approximately 200 undergraduate and advanced programs through 17 degree-granting colleges. The pioneering public institution also boasts greater than 260 study abroad programs in more than 60 countries across all inhabited continents. Ranked first among U.S. public universities for its study abroad participation, Michigan State University’s total international student enrollment remains eighth across all US universities. Michigan State University also maintains a 25-year record as the foremost producer of Rhodes Scholars among all Big Ten schools. In addition to retaining its longstanding position as an educational trailblazer, Michigan State University continues to act as a leader in innovative research. In the 2009-10 academic year alone, total MSU grants reached approximately $495 million.

The National Wildlife Federation’s Campus Environment Report Card designated Michigan State University as among the country’s five most-sustainable campuses. Additionally, U.S. News & World Report ranks MSU as first for its graduate programs in nuclear physics, rehabilitation counseling, industrial and organizational psychology, and elementary and secondary education. According to the noted national publication, Michigan State University ranks 29th among all public universities nationwide. The annual Shanghai Jiao Tong University Academic Ranking of World Universities has honored MSU among its 100 top-rated international universities for eight straight years, and Kiplinger’s 2009–10 Best Values in Public Colleges ranked Michigan State University as first among all Big Ten schools. Michigan State University also remains the only university in the United States boasting three on-campus medical schools.

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