Facts and Figures

Enrollment Enrollment (Fall 2016)* Percent of Total Enrollment
Total enrollment 7,270
Graduate (23 nondegree / 904 master’s / 514 doctoral / 1,441 total) 1,441 19.8
New undergraduate students (1,381 first-year and 199 transfers) 1,580 21.7
     
College of Engineering 4,686 64.5
College of Sciences and Arts 1,551 21.3
School of Business and Economics 365 5.0
School of Technology 334 4.6
School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science 230 3.2
Other (Interdisciplinary/No College designated / Extended University Program/Graduate School) 104 1.4
     
Residents of Michigan 4,680 64.4
Nonresident 1,527 21.0
International 1,063 14.6
*All enrollment numbers include online learning.

Employees (October 1, 2016)*
Number of faculty 477
Number of staff 1,153
Total non-student employees 1,630
*Includes all full- and part-time tenured, tenure‐track, non-tenure‐track instructional (453) and research (24) faculty. Also includes those faculty on sabbatical (17) and visiting faculty (3). Deans (8), associate deans (6), department chairs (18), executives, and professional staff with tenure are included in staff figures. Staff figures exclude non-exempt, non-represented temporary staff.

Financial (Year ended June 30, 2015)
Total expenditures $235,202,999
State appropriation $46,532,519
Tuition and fees $86,156,727
Grants and contracts $45,592,012
Auxiliary and other expenses $32,823,851
Gifts raised $33,660,000

Undergraduate Expenses (2016–17) Michigan Resident Non-Michigan Resident
Tuition (Res. $542/credit, Nonres. $1136/credit) $14,334 $30,668
Required fees $300 $300
Course / lab fees (estimated) $536 $536
Room and board + soc. fee (Based on Gold Meal Plan with social fee) $10,105 $10,105
Books and supplies (estimated) $1,200 $1,200
Personal and travel needs (estimated) $1,740 $1,740
Loan Origination Fee $64 $64
Total $28,279 $44,613
Based on two semesters, 12-18 credit plateau

Graduate Expenses (2016-17) Michigan Resident Non-Michigan Resident
Tuition $905/credit $905/credit

Degrees Granted (2015–16)
Undergraduate (certificate/associate/bachelor-1st/bachelor-2nd) 63 / 3 / 1,065 / 45 (1,176)
Graduate (post baccalaureate certificate / master’s / doctoral) 71 / 416 / 86 (573)
College of Engineering 1,111
College of Sciences and Arts 383
School of Business and Economics 114
School of Technology 58
School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science 64
Pavlis Honors College/Interdisciplinary 19
Total degrees awarded 1,749

Entering Class Profile (2016)
ACT composite* 27.2
Average High School GPA 3.70
In the top twenty percent of their high school graduating class 52.4%
*ACT operates on a scale of 0 to 36

Placement and Recruitment (2014–15)
Number of employers on campus 423
Placement rate 93.1%
Interviews available to students during Career Fair 7,000+

Quality of Education/Students

  • Princeton Review ranked Michigan Tech in its 2017 Best 381 Colleges report. Michigan Tech has been included on the Princeton Review’s Best Colleges list since 1994. Students' comments from the surveys include that campus is "incredibly safe," that "the atmosphere is very friendly," and that "there are a lot of opportunities to get involved."
  • SmartAsset ranks Michigan Tech #2 in Michigan comparing the cost of a college education to graduates’ average starting salaries.
  • US and World Reports ranks Michigan Tech 60th nationwide among public colleges in its 2016 Best Colleges report, in the top half of engineering programs, and an A-Plus for B Students,” for admitting promising students whose high school GPA is less than an A.
  • Payscale.com ranked Michigan Tech #1 among public universities in Michigan for mid-career salaries.

Alumni Information
Total number of alumni of record (incl. deceased) 67,441
Total mailable alumni 57,980
Alumni living in Michigan 25,907
Alumni annual giving participation rate (2014–15) 10.2%

Major Research Institutes and Centers


Miscellaneous Information
University president: Dr. Glenn D. Mroz
Academic calendar: Semester System
Campus Size: 925 acres
Ford Forest (Alberta, Michigan): 4,609 acres

Contact Information
Michigan Technological University Phone: 906-487-1885
1400 Townsend Drive Fax: 906-487-3553
Houghton, MI 49931-1295 Website: http://www.mtu.edu