Fast Facts—Media Kit

EnrollmentEnrollment (Fall 2014)*Percent of Total Enrollment
Total enrollment 7,104
Graduate (nondegree / master’s / doctoral / total) 1,442 20.3
New undergraduate students (freshmen and transfers) 1,406 19.8
     
College of Engineering 4,592 64.6
College of Sciences and Arts 1,546 21.8
School of Business and Economics 345 4.9
School of Technology 286 4.0
School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science 230 3.2
Other (Interdisciplinary/No College designated / Extended University Program/Graduate School) 105 1.5
     
Residents of Michigan 4,524 63.7
Nonresidents 1,487 20.9
International 1,093 15.4
*All enrollment numbers include online learning.

Employees (October 1, 2014)*
Number of faculty 434
Number of staff 952
Total non-student employees 1,386
*Includes all tenured, tenure‐track, non-tenure‐track instructional (454) and research (20) faculty. Also includes those faculty on sabbatical (8) and visiting faculty (7). Deans (7), associate deans (4), department chairs (18), executives, and professional staff with tenure (5) are included in staff figures. Staff figures exclude temporary non-represented staff.

Financial (Year ended June 30, 2014)
Total expenditures $230,837,678
State appropriation $43,785,501
Tuition and fees $83,509,973
Grants and contracts $51,553,362
Auxiliary and other revenues $59,731,537

Undergraduate Expenses (2014–15)Michigan ResidentNon-Michigan Resident
Tuition (Res. $510/credit, Nonres. $1050/credit) $13,740 $29,220
Required fees $300 $300
Course / lab fees (estimated) $484 $484
Room and board + soc. fee (Based on Gold Meal Plan) $9,516 $9,516
Books and supplies (estimated) $1,200 $1,200
Personal and travel needs (estimated) $1,740 $1,740
Loan Origination Fee $76 $76
Total $27,056 $42,536

Graduate Expenses (2014-15)Michigan ResidentNon-Michigan Resident
Tuition $820.50/credit $820.50/credit

Degrees Granted (2013–14)
Undergraduate (certificate/associate/bach-1st/bach-2nd) 63 / 0 / 1,036 / 48 (1,147)
Graduate (post baccalaureate certificate / master’s / doctoral) 29 / 325 / 73 (427)
College of Engineering 972
College of Sciences and Arts 331
School of Business and Economics 108
School of Technology 88
School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science 66
Interdisciplinary 9
Total degrees granted 1574

ACT Scores* (Freshmen National Average 2014)FreshmenCollege Bound HS Seniors
English 26.2 20.3
Mathematics 27.6 20.9
Composite 27.0 21.0
*ACT operates on a scale of 0 to 36

Placement (2012–13)
Number of employers on campus 374
Average number of job interviews/student 9.0
Placement rate 92.3%

National Rankings

Undergraduate Enrollment* (Fall 2011)

Environmental Engineering 7th
Mechanical Engineering 10th
Geological and Mining Engineering 11th

Undergraduate Degrees Awarded* (2010–11)

Environmental Engineering 5th
Geological and Mining Engineering 13th
Mechanical Engineering 15th

Source: Engineering Workforce Comission

 

Quality of Education/Students

  • US and World Reports ranks Michigan Tech 57th among national public universities in its 2014 Best Colleges, and an "A-Plus for B Students," for admitting promising students whose high school GPA is less than an A.
  • Princeton Review ranked Michigan Tech a Best in the Midwest for third consecutive year in its 2014 Best 378 Colleges report. Michigan Tech also received good marks in quality of life, safety and "green" categories. Student comments included Michigan Tech has "very high standards when it comes to education," offers "serious study in a beautiful (often snowy) environment" and has a "good reputation," especially for engineering.
  • Washington Monthly rated Michigan Tech 29th nationally for the Best Bang for the Buck, and Business Insider rated Tech number 22 in the nation in its list of underrated schools.

Alumni Information
Total number of alumni of record (incl. deceased) 64,827
Total mailable alumni 51,761
Alumni living in Michigan 25,139
Alumni annual giving participation rate (2013–14) 11.90%

Major Research Institutes and Centers


Miscellaneous Information
University president: Dr. Glenn D. Mroz
Academic calendar: Semester System
Campus Size: 925 acres
Ford Center (Alberta, Michigan): 4,000 acres

Contact Information
Michigan Technological University Phone: 906-487-1885
1400 Townsend Drive Fax: 906-487-2338
Houghton, MI 49931-1295 Website: http://www.mtu.edu