Fast Facts—Media Kit

EnrollmentEnrollment (Fall 2015)*Percent of Total Enrollment
Total enrollment 7,238
Graduate (nondegree / master’s / doctoral / total) 1,521 21.0
New undergraduate students (freshmen and transfers) 1,461 20.2
College of Engineering 4,712 65.1
College of Sciences and Arts 1,492 20.6
School of Business and Economics 406 5.6
School of Technology 303 4.1
School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science 222 3.0
Other (Interdisciplinary/No College designated / Extended University Program/Graduate School) 103 1.4
Residents of Michigan 4,583 63.3
Nonresidents 1,490 20.5
International 1,165 16.1
*All enrollment numbers include online learning.

Employees (October 1, 2014)*
Number of faculty 473
Number of staff 1,099
Total non-student employees 1,572
*Includes all tenured, tenure‐track, non-tenure‐track instructional (453) and research (20) faculty. Also includes those faculty on sabbatical (14) and visiting faculty (4). Deans (8), associate deans (3), department chairs (17), executives, and professional staff with tenure are included in staff figures. Staff figures exclude temporary non-represented 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 (2015–16)Michigan ResidentNon-Michigan Resident
Tuition (Res. $510/credit, Nonres. $1050/credit) $13,986 $29,950
Required fees $300 $300
Course / lab fees (estimated) $518 $518
Room and board + soc. fee (Based on Gold Meal Plan) $9,857 $9,857
Books and supplies (estimated) $1,200 $1,200
Personal and travel needs (estimated) $1,740 $1,740
Loan Origination Fee $76 $76
Total $27,677 $43,641

Graduate Expenses (2015-16)Michigan ResidentNon-Michigan Resident
Tuition $861/credit $861/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

Entering Class Profile (2015)
ACT composite* 26.8
GPA 3.70
In the top twenty percent of their high school graduating class 53.0%
*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 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.
  • 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) 66,194
Total mailable alumni 56,884
Alumni living in Michigan 25,231
Alumni annual giving participation rate (2013–14) 10.25%

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: