Staying Active After College

Life after Michigan Tech

It might seem crazy to think about life after Michigan Tech when you haven’t even started school yet, but it’s actually one of the smartest things you can do. Choosing a college isn’t just about the education you’ll receive; it’s about landing a job or getting into your dream grad school. In fact, 96 percent of our students are employed within their field of study, enlisted in the military, or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation.


  • Michigan Tech was ranked 13th for return on investment (ROI) among public universities in the nation by
  • Tenth highest starting salaries among public universities with an average starting salary of $61,600.
  • You’ll have access to a database of more than 4,000 employers who know the value of a Michigan Tech education.
  • Our graduates have gone on to start companies, develop new cutting edge technology, and impact the world around them. Learn more and read about some of our alumni.

Graduate School

  • More than 64 percent of first-year students at Michigan Tech say they plan to continue their education through graduate or professional school.
  • You can take advantage of our accelerated master’s program, where you will earn your master’s degree in one additional year.
  • If you’re considering going to medical school, Michigan Tech is a great option. We currently have a 70 percent placement rate while the national average is roughly 46 percent.
  • Michigan Tech partners with Central Michigan University to offer a doctorate in physical therapy at Michigan Tech.


  • Army ROTC students graduate and are commissioned as Second Lieutenants (2LT) in the United States Army.
  • After being commissioned, you might serve as active duty or go into the reserves or National Guard.
  • Some examples of first assignments for Army ROTC graduates include Military Intelligence Officer and Armor Officer-Tanker.
  • Samantha Neirby, a 2011 graduate, was just the third woman ever recruited from college to serve on a nuclear submarine.

Staying Involved after College

With over 70,000 high-achieving alumni and friends living and working in more than 100 nations around the world, you’ll find that Michigan Tech alumni have a proud history of service to the University and a desire to connect with and assist Huskies of any graduation year. Our Alumni Relations office provides a variety of services to Michigan Tech alumni and students, including mentorship opportunities, career support tools, and much more! Learn more by visiting Michigan Tech Alumni Relations.