The Department of Geography is the second largest department of Geography in the state of Michigan (after Michigan State University). According to the Guide to Geography Programs in the Americas: 2005-2006 issued by the Association of American Geographers, this Department of Geography ranked 6th among all institutions in the United States in number of thesis-based Masters degrees awarded (and 1st in Michigan). It also ranked 21st among all institutions in the United States in number of Bachelors degrees awarded (and 2nd in Michigan). This rank places this Department of Geography among the top 5 percent of all programs awarding the baccalaureate degree in Geography.
Source: Department Website July 2010