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Michigan Tech Ranks 3rd in State in Best Colleges List

By Jennifer Donovan | Published

College Factual's 2018 Best Colleges report ranked Michigan Tech 3rd in Michigan and in the top 20 percent of 1,383 colleges and universities evaluated nationwide. 

Michigan Technological University ranked 3rd among 39 Michigan colleges and universities in College Factual’s 2018 Best Colleges list. College Factual is a website that evaluates the quality of education and cost of colleges and universities and the majors they offer.

Top-ranked Majors

It also ranked several majors at Michigan Tech in the top 20 percent across the country.  Among those majors, mechanical engineering-engineering mechanics ranked in the top 5 percent; chemical engineering and forestry in the top 6 percent; environmental engineering and computer engineering in the top 15 percent and electrical engineering in the top 20 percent. 

“Being recognized as the third best college in Michigan is College Factual sharing what we already know--Michigan Tech is an excellent choice, especially for students who find their fit here,” said Allison Carter, director of admissions. “The rankings highlight the exceptional value Michigan Tech provides not only as a university, but specifically for engineering and natural resources education.”

College Factual’s Best Colleges rankings criteria include average test scores of students, average faculty compensation, student-faculty ratio, university expenditures per student, freshman retention rate, 6-year graduation rate, student loan default rate and earnings after graduation, both starting salary and mid-career.

The data used to evaluate these criteria include the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) of the US Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics.

Michigan Technological University is a public research university, home to more than 7,000 students from 60 countries around the world. Founded in 1885, the University offers more than 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science and technology, engineering, forestry, business and economics, health professions, humanities, mathematics, and social sciences. Our beautiful campus in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula overlooks the Keweenaw Waterway and is just a few miles from Lake Superior.

Last Modified 11:48 AM, August 31, 2017


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