Mississippi State is one of only a few schools to earn both research and community engagement rankings from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Moreover, the National Science Foundation ranks Mississippi State among the nation’s top 100 research institutions. As the Magnolia State’s leading research university, MSU’s research expenditures totaled $239.4 million in 2016, accounting for more than half of the total $455 million in research and development expenditures reported by all Mississippi institutions. MSU is a recognized leader in a number of disciplines, and well known for innovative partnerships, real-world impact and offering undergraduate and graduate students unique research opportunities.