About Michigan Technological University
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University Facts and Figures

At Michigan Technological University, our 7,300+ crazy smart students build and launch nanosatellites, make prosthetic ankles better, and connect robots with kids. This year alone, Michigan Tech undergraduates will spend 126,000 hours working alongside faculty mentors on paid research. Our 18 centers and institutes are armed with $78.6 million in research expenditures. Huskies go on to earn the ninth highest early career salaries in the country at $66,400 (median). It's a future like no other.


Quick Facts

Michigan Technological University
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, MI 49931-1295

Fax: 906-487-3553
Phone: 906-487-1885

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Colleges, Schools, and Departments

Our 7 colleges and schools develop, apply, and communicate science, engineering, technology, and mathematics in more than 120 degree programs.

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Rankings

Michigan Tech's programs earn praise for quality and value—and for safety and quality of life. Recent rankings include:

#1 Best value (MI)
SmartAsset, 2018

#1 Best value colleges (MI)
Niche.com, 2019

#1 Mid-career salaries (public MI universities)
Payscale.com, 2015

#1 Safest college campus in the nation
College Magazine, 2017

#1 Online mechanical engineering MS
Master's Programs Guide, 2018

#2 Public colleges where grads make six figures
Money Magazine, 2017

#3 Best colleges for Computer Science (MI)
Niche.com, 2019

#4 Value-added factors
Brookings Institution, 2015

#6 Early career earnings
Money Magazine, 2017

#6 Best colleges for information technology
Niche.com

#12 Graduates who earn the highest mid-career salaries
Forbes.com, 2017

#13 Best colleges, no application fee
Niche.com, 2019

#16 Mechanical engineering colleges
College Factual, 2018

#18 30-year net ROI ($999,300)
BestColleges.com, 2016

#25 STEM education
Forbes, 2017

#29 Public universities
Niche.com, 2019

#36 Contribution to the public good
Washington Monthly, 2015

US News & World Report Graduate Rankings

#41 Environmental engineering

#42 Materials engineering

#59 Mechanical engineering

#67 Civil engineering

#75 Electrical engineering

#83 Chemical engineering

#84 Biomedical engineering

#91 Computer engineering

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Enrollment and Retention

Data as of 2017-18 academic year. All enrollment numbers include online learning.

7,319 Total enrollment

1,402 Graduate students

  • Masters students: 852
  • PhD students: 513
  • Graduate non-degree: 37

1,512 New undergraduate students (first-year and transfers)

13:1 Faculty to student ratio

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Enrollment Breakdown

4,686 College of Engineering

1,552 College of Sciences and Arts

380 School of Technology

375 School of Business and Economics

231 School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science

95 Interdisciplinary/Other

4,809 Residents of Michigan

1,507 Nonresident

1,003 International

Retention Rate

83.2% first to second year retention rate

Percentage of students who began their studies in Fall 2016 and returned in Fall 2017.

Entering Class Profile

27.2 ACT composite

3.72 Average high school GPA

55.4% In the top twenty percent of their high school graduating class

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Graduation and Placement

Degree and placement data as of the 2016–17 school year. Alumni data as of 2017-18.

Degrees Granted

1,156 Undergraduate degrees granted

649 Graduate degrees granted

1,739 Total degrees awarded

By College/School

  • College of Engineering: 1,166
  • College of Sciences and Arts: 357
  • School of Business and Economics: 130
  • School of Technology: 65
  • School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science: 65
  • Interdisciplinary: 22

Alumni Information

The Michigan Tech alumni network covers six continents, over 100 countries, and all 50 states.

68,996 Alumni of record (incl. deceased)

26,679 Alumni in Michigan

8.01% Alumni annual giving participation rate

Six Year Undergraduate Graduation Rate

66.5% Percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within six years, or 150% of "normal time" to completion for their program.

Placement

415 Number of employers on campus

92% Undergraduate placement rate

95.13% Placement rate (graduate, US citizens)

88% Placement rate (graduate, international)

5,500 Interviews available to students during Career Fair

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Research

The world requires innovation—now more than ever. Science. Technology. Engineering. Math. Along the shores of Lake Superior, researchers, students, and entrepreneurs create the future. Research data as of 2016-17 academic year.

$78.6 million in research expenditures

$59.7 million in external funding

277,684 square feet of research space

126,000 hours of paid undergraduate research hours

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Athletics

Blizzard T. Husky is the mascot for the Michigan Tech Huskies. Our spirit colors are black and gold.

NCAA Division I titles

14 Varsity sports (seven men's and seven women's)

3.4 Cumulative student-athlete GPA

173 Academic all-conference student-athletes

26 All-conference first- or second-team student-athletes

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Financials and Expenses

Financial information for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2017.

Financials

  • Total expenditures: $256,022,538
  • State appropriation: $48,856,922
  • Tuition and fees: $95,869,984
  • Grants and contracts: $43,394,464
  • Auxiliary and other revenues: $34,430,942
  • Gifts raised: $52,390,000
  • Endowment: $106,400,000

Educational Costs

A college degree is an investment in your future. Every effort is made to maintain high academic standards at the lowest possible cost to you, the student. Educational expenses will vary according to your personal needs, degree program, and course choices.

Cost of Attendance

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