President Mroz Testifies Before Higher Education Subcommittee
Michigan Tech President Glenn D. Mroz testified before the Michigan House Appropriations Subcommittee for Higher Education yesterday (March 16).
Among his topics were:
- The upward mobility of Michigan Tech graduates. “The chance of a student moving from the bottom 20 percent of household income to the top 20 percent of household income is 47 percent.”
- Tech’s 95 percent career placement rate. “Our graduates are where they want to be six months after commencement.”
- An average graduate’s starting salary is $63,800.
- The return on investment to the State of Michigan of a Michigan Tech education is high, both in dollars, in the value of the work itself and in the jobs our graduates’ work creates. “We appear to be a very good investment for the state.
- Michigan Tech’s leadership role in autonomous vehicle technologies, supporting the state’s effort to be a major player in this fast-developing technology.
- Underwater and under-ice research and technology development, monitoring the Straits of Mackinac pipelines and providing real-time, wintertime technological solutions to Great Lakes navigational challenges.
- Tech’s role in bringing research discoveries to the marketplace in Michigan.
- The University’s capital outlay request for new and renovated facilities to support the development of human-centered technologies such as therapeutic devices, instruments, sensors, preventive health strategies, secure record retention and retrieval, and health-related workforce development. “These are where the economic puck is going to be in the future.” Governor Snyder has recommended this project be funded.
Read the full text of President Mroz's testimony.