Fast Facts

Fast Facts

Michigan Tech Profile

  • Year founded: 1885
  • Enrollment: 6,976
    • Undergraduate: 5,617
    • Graduate: 1,359
  • Residency
    • Resident: 4,406
    • Non-Resident: 1,506
    • International: 1,065
  • Male: Female ratio 3:1
  • Undergraduate Majors Offered: 59
  • Minors Available: 54

Entering Class Profile

  • Average GPA: 3.66
  • Average ACT composite: 26.7
  • Average SAT total: 1783
  • Over fifty-six percent of incoming first-year students rank in the top 20 percent of their class
  • First to second-year retention rate: 82 percent

Community Profile

  • Location: Houghton, Michigan—voted one of the best 100 places to live according to "The 100 Best Small Towns In America”  
  • City Population: 14,000, including our sister city of Hancock, Michigan
  • Campus Size: 925-acre campus—about a ten-minute walk from one end to the other—plus a 4,500-acre research forest

Placement Rate and Salaries

  • 94 percent of students are employed in their field of study, enrolled in graduate school, or enlisted in the military 
  • Tenth-highest starting salaries in the country among public universities
  • Companies attending annual on-campus career fairs: 260+
  • Financial Aid: 91 percent of students receive financial aid and/or scholarships

Faculty and Academics

  • Number of Faculty: 485
    • Tenured/Tenure-Track: 342
    • Non Tenured/Tenure-Track: 128
  • Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 13:1
  • Average Class Size: 25

Student Life

  • Students living in the residence halls: 2,200 in three halls and the Hillside Place residential apartment building
  • Student Organizations: 220+
  • Varsity Athletic Programs: 14
  • Greek organizations: 20—8.6 percent of our undergrads are involved
  • Students employed on campus: 2,085

Health Care

  • Portage Health has a clinic located in the Student Development Complex on the Michigan Tech campus. Their hospital and emergency facility is located just minutes away in Hancock.

Transportation Options