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University Facts and Figures

At Michigan Technological University, our 7,000+ Huskies build and launch nanosatellites, make prosthetic ankles better, and connect robots with kids. This year alone, Michigan Tech undergraduates will spend more than 132,000 hours working alongside faculty mentors on paid research. Our 16 centers and institutes are armed with $102 million in research expenditures. Graduates go on to earn the ninth highest starting salaries in the country at $70,000 (median). We're a flagship for tomorrow—with Huskies at the helm.

Quick Facts

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

Fax: 906-487-3553
Phone: 906-487-1885

Colleges and Departments

Our colleges and schools develop, apply, and communicate science, engineering, technology, and mathematics in more than 140 degree programs.


Students working on stream research.

Enrollment and Retention

Data as of 2023-24 academic year. All enrollment numbers include online learning.

7,324 Total enrollment

1,421 Graduate students

  • Masters students: 899
  • PhD students: 476
  • Graduate non-degree: 46

1,636 New undergraduate students (first-year and transfers)

13:1 Student to faculty ratio

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Enrollment Breakdown

4,064 College of Engineering

1,148 College of Sciences and Arts

1,054 College of Computing

484 College of Business

322 College of Forest Resources and Environmental Science

176 Interdisciplinary

76 Other

4,953 Residents of Michigan

1,617 Nonresident

754 International

Retention Rate

87.6% first to second year retention rate for first time students

86.7% first to second year retention rate for transfer students

Percentage of students who began their studies in Fall 2022 and returned in Fall 2023.

Entering Class Profile

1221 SAT

3.8 Average high school GPA

51.8% In the top twenty percent of their high school graduating class


Students on campus.

Graduation and Career Outcomes

Degree data as of the 2022–23 school year. Outcome data as of 2021-22. Alumni data as of 2022-23.

Degrees Granted

1,155 Undergraduate degrees granted

601 Graduate degrees granted

1,756 Total degrees awarded

By College/School

  • College of Engineering: 1,011
  • College of Sciences and Arts: 333
  • College of Business: 131
  • College of Computing:164
  • College of Forest Resources and Environmental Science: 88
  • Interdisciplinary: 29

Alumni Information

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

77,790 Alumni of record (incl. deceased)

29,716 Alumni in Michigan

5.25% Alumni annual giving participation rate

Six Year Undergraduate Graduation Rate

68.7% 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.

Career Outcomes

$70,000 Median undergraduate starting salary

93.1% Five-year outcome rate for graduates

15,000 Interactions at the virtual Career Fairs


Chemisty students in a lab.


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 2022-23 academic year.

$102 million in research expenditures

$82.7 million in external funding

311,412 square feet of research space

more than 132,000 hours of paid undergraduate research hours

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Michigan Tech hockey team.


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

NCAA Division I titles

14 NCAA sports (seven men's and seven women's) and 1 varsity sport (Esports)

3.56 Cumulative student-athlete GPA

263 Academic all-conference student-athletes

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


Campus during the winter.

Financials and Expenses

Financial information for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2023.


  • Total expenditures: $296,062,708
  • State appropriation: $96,816,078
  • Tuition and fees: $106,273,332
  • Grants and contracts: $69,269,326
  • Auxiliary and other revenues: $36,828,437
  • Gifts raised: $44,828,465
  • Endowment: $155,891,037

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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Underwater research.