Fast Facts—Media Kit

EnrollmentEnrollment (Fall 2013)*Percent of Total Enrollment
Total enrollment6,979
Graduate (nondegree / master’s / doctoral / total)1,35819.5
New undergraduate students (freshmen and transfers)1,44820.7
College of Engineering4,32962.0
College of Sciences and Arts1,65723.7
School of Business and Economics3655.2
School of Technology2764.0
School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science2423.5
Other (Interdisciplinary/No College designated / Extended University Program/Graduate School)1071.5
Residents of Michigan4,40863.2
*All enrollment numbers include online learning.

Employees (October 1, 2013)*
Number of faculty474
Number of staff1,098
Total nonstudent employees1,572
*Includes all tenured, tenure‐track, nontenure‐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 nonrepresented staff.

Financial (Year ended June 30, 2012)
Total expenditures$229,868,410
State appropriation$42,633,969
Tuition and fees $78,187,511
Grants and contracts$53,228,631
Auxiliary and other revenues$58,819,875

Undergraduate Expenses (2013–14)Michigan ResidentNon-Michigan Resident
Tuition (Res. $510/credit, Nonres. $1050/credit)$13,470$28,350
Required fees$258$258
Course / lab fees (estimated)$470$470
Room and board + soc. fee (Based on Gold Meal Plan)$9,175$9,175
Books and supplies (estimated)$1,200$1,200
Personal and travel needs (estimated)$1,740$1,740
Loan Origination Fee$62$62

Graduate Expenses (2013-14)Michigan ResidentNon-Michigan Resident

Degrees Granted (2012–13)
Undergraduate (certificate/associate/bach-1st/bach-2nd)68 / 1 / 1,103 / 53 (1,225)
Graduate (post baccalaureate certificate / master’s / doctoral)35 / 282 / 75 (392)
College of Engineering930
College of Sciences and Arts375
School of Business and Economics136
School of Technology81
School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science76
Total degrees granted1,617

ACT Scores* (Fall 2013)FreshmenCollege Bound HS Seniors
*ACT operates on a scale of 0 to 36

Placement (2010–11)
Number of employers on campus374
Average number of job interviews/student9.0
Placement rate92.3%

National Rankings

Undergraduate Enrollment* (Fall 2011)

Environmental Engineering7th
Mechanical Engineering10th
Geological and Mining Engineering11th

Undergraduate Degrees Awarded* (2010–11)

Environmental Engineering5th
Geological and Mining Engineering13th
Mechanical Engineering15th

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)62,408
Total mailable alumni52,714
Alumni living in Michigan22,350
Alumni annual giving participation rate (2011–12)13.21%

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 UniversityPhone: 906-487-1885
1400 Townsend DriveFax: 906-487-2338
Houghton, MI 49931-1295Website: