Michigan Technological University began life as the Michigan Mining School in Houghton back in 1885. Established by the state of Michigan to train mining engineers to better operate the local copper mines, we began our journey with four faculty members and twenty-three students.

Today, Michigan Tech serves more than 7,104 students. The University offers educational excellence in many fields of engineering—as well as the arts, humanities, and social sciences, business and economics, computing, forestry, environmental science, the sciences and technology.

The College of Engineering currently consists of eight separate academic departments, with 4,710 students, 161 full time faculty and 115 staff.

Enrollment and Graduation Data



Financial Aid

More than 91 percent of Michigan Tech students receive financial assistance—totaling more than $54 million per year—in the form of scholarships, grants, loans, and part-time student employment.

Job Placement of Graduates

  • 98% of our students are employed within their field of study, enlist in the military or are enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation.
  • Each student averages seven interviews.
  • Over 350 employers come to campus each year to recruit students.


  • Full-time Faculty: Total 161
  • Full professors: 50 

  • Associate professors: 49
  • Assistant professors: 34
  • Lecturers: 17
  • Instructors: 11
  • Endowed Chairs and Distinguished Professorships: 30

Endowed Chairs and Distinguished Professorships