About Michigan Technological University
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University Facts and Figures

At Michigan Technological University, our 7,200+ crazy smart students build and launch nanosatellites, make prosthetic ankles better, and connect robots with kids. This year alone, Michigan Tech undergraduates will spend 126,000 hours working alongside faculty mentors on paid research. Our 19 centers and institutes are armed with $78.7 million in research expenditures. Huskies go on to earn the ninth highest early career salaries in the country at $66,400 (median). It's a future like no other.

Quick Facts

Michigan Technological University
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, MI 49931-1295

Fax: 906-487-3553
Phone: 906-487-1885

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Colleges, Schools, and Departments

Our 7 colleges and schools develop, apply, and communicate science, engineering, technology, and mathematics in more than 120 degree programs.

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Michigan Tech's programs earn praise for quality and value—and for safety and quality of life. Recent rankings include:

#1 Best value (MI)
SmartAsset, 2018

#1 Best value colleges (MI)
Niche.com, 2019

#1 Mid-career salaries (public MI universities)
Payscale.com, 2015

#1 Safest college campus in the nation
College Magazine, 2017

#1 Online mechanical engineering MS
Master's Programs Guide, 2018

#2 Public colleges where grads make six figures
Money Magazine, 2017

#3 Best colleges for Computer Science (MI)
Niche.com, 2019

#4 Value-added factors
Brookings Institution, 2015

#6 Early career earnings
Money Magazine, 2017

#6 Best colleges for information technology

#8 Public universities in the nation that pay off the most
CNBC, 2019

#12 Graduates who earn the highest mid-career salaries
Forbes.com, 2017

#13 Best colleges, no application fee
Niche.com, 2019

#16 Mechanical engineering colleges
College Factual, 2018

#18 30-year net ROI ($999,300)
BestColleges.com, 2016

#29 Public universities
Niche.com, 2019

#36 Contribution to the public good
Washington Monthly, 2018

US News & World Report Graduate Rankings

#41 Environmental engineering

#42 Materials engineering

#59 Mechanical engineering

#67 Civil engineering

#75 Electrical engineering

#83 Chemical engineering

#84 Biomedical engineering

#91 Computer engineering

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Enrollment and Retention

Data as of 2018-19 academic year. All enrollment numbers include online learning.

7,203 Total enrollment

1,375 Graduate students

  • Masters students: 781
  • PhD students: 546
  • Graduate non-degree: 48

1,401 New undergraduate students (first-year and transfers)

13:1 Student to faculty ratio

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Enrollment Breakdown

4,491 College of Engineering

1,599 College of Sciences and Arts

375 School of Technology

396 School of Business and Economics

237 School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science

105 Interdisciplinary/Other

4,793 Residents of Michigan

1,500 Nonresident

910 International

Retention Rate

83.4% first to second year retention rate for freshmen

83.6% first to second year retention rate for transfer students

Percentage of students who began their studies in Fall 2017 and returned in Fall 2018.

Entering Class Profile

1259 SAT

3.75 Average high school GPA

54.6% In the top twenty percent of their high school graduating class

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Graduation and Placement

Degree data as of the 2016–17 school year. Placement data as of 2017-18. Alumni data as of 2018-19.

Degrees Granted

1,156 Undergraduate degrees granted

649 Graduate degrees granted

1,739 Total degrees awarded

By College/School

  • College of Engineering: 1,166
  • College of Sciences and Arts: 357
  • School of Business and Economics: 130
  • School of Technology: 65
  • School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science: 65
  • Interdisciplinary: 22

Alumni Information

The Michigan Tech alumni network covers six continents, over 100 countries, and all 50 states.

71,943 Alumni of record (incl. deceased)

28,089 Alumni in Michigan

7.70% Alumni annual giving participation rate

Six Year Undergraduate Graduation Rate

66.5% Percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within six years, or 150% of "normal time" to completion for their program.


$62,000 Median undergraduate starting salary

93% Undergraduate placement rate

95% Graduate placement rate

5,400 Interviews available to students during Career Fair

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The world requires innovation—now more than ever. Science. Technology. Engineering. Math. Along the shores of Lake Superior, researchers, students, and entrepreneurs create the future. Research data as of 2016-17 academic year.

$78.7 million in research expenditures

$59.7 million in external funding

277,684 square feet of research space

126,000 hours of paid undergraduate research hours

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Blizzard T. Husky is the mascot for the Michigan Tech Huskies. Our spirit colors are black and gold.

NCAA Division I titles

14 Varsity sports (seven men's and seven women's)

3.4 Cumulative student-athlete GPA

173 Academic all-conference student-athletes

26 All-conference first- or second-team student-athletes

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Financials and Expenses

Financial information for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2018.


  • Total expenditures: $256,984,113
  • State appropriation: $49,081,629
  • Tuition and fees: $98,449,561
  • Grants and contracts: $48,021,795
  • Auxiliary and other revenues: $34,748,632
  • Gifts raised: $37,390,000
  • Endowment: $106,400,000

Educational Costs

A college degree is an investment in your future. Every effort is made to maintain high academic standards at the lowest possible cost to you, the student. Educational expenses will vary according to your personal needs, degree program, and course choices.

Cost of Attendance

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