Michigan Technological University prepares students to create the future.
Our crazy smart students invent, design, code, create, and compete. Their discoveries make humans healthier and technology smarter. Together with researchers, faculty, and industry partners, we bring innovation into the field:
- Print 3-D prosthetic hands from recycled plastic for children in Nicaragua
- Build Bluetooth bicycle pedals for an improved mountain bike experience
- Bring down rogue unmanned aerial vehicles with drone catchers
- Develop cleaner, quieter snowmobiles
- Test and launch a low-Earth orbit nanosatellite
Michigan Tech's mission to create a just, prosperous, and sustainable world is expressed through technology transfer and innovation. Our entrepreneurial spirit—equal parts curiosity and grit—infuses everything we do.
Michigan Tech's programs earn praise for quality and value—and for safety and quality of life. Recent rankings include:
- Bestcolleges.com ranked Michigan Tech No. 18 in the US for ROI. Michigan Tech's 30-year net ROI—the average net earnings a graduate can expect over 30 years of work, minus the cost of their education—is $999,300. (May 2016)
- SmartAsset ranked Michigan Tech No. 2 in Michigan comparing the cost of a college education to graduates’ average starting salaries. (March 2016)
- Payscale.com ranked Michigan No. 1 among public universities in Michigan for mid-career salaries. (August 2015)
- Brookings Institution ranked Michigan Tech No. 1 in Michigan, No. 4 in US in “value-added” factors such as the kinds of majors offered—particularly in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), graduation rates, student loan repayment rates, and the difference between predicted earnings and graduates’ actual earnings at mid-career and over a lifetime. (May 2015)
- Reader’s Digest: Michigan Tech ranked No. 3 Safest Campus in the nation
- Money Magazine: Michigan Tech ranked No. 90 out of 706 Best Colleges
- Safewise: Houghton/Michigan Tech ranked No. 20 on the list of 50 Safest College Towns in America
- US News & World Report:
- Undergraduate rankings: No. 118 out of 280 public and private national universities offering undergraduate majors, plus master's and doctoral programs. These colleges also are committed to producing groundbreaking research.
- Graduate rankings: Environmental Engineering (38), Mechanical Engineering (53), Biomedical Engineering (63), Electrical Engineering (92), and Computer Engineering (95)