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Return on Investment—The Michigan Tech Difference

A Michigan Tech education is a smart investment in your future—and one that pays you back. As you look at colleges and choose a degree program, consider the value you will get from the opportunities and experiences available to you.

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Why Choose Michigan Tech?

Create Your Future

At Michigan Tech, you can customize your experience. Earn a world-class STEM-focused education at Michigan’s flagship technological university.

Career and ROI Outcomes

Tech students have an average five year placement rate of 93 percent within six months of graduation (within their field of study) and are in the top 20 for highest early-career salaries in the nation at $80,300. The Wall Street Journal ranks Michigan Tech in the top 20 on its listing of Best Colleges in the US and first in the state for salary impact.

More than 400 companies attend our Career Fairs each year. Check out our Career Services to see how we support you in your career journey.

Build Skills and Grow

Work on real projects on real teams starting your first semester. Design, build, communicate, and present. Use the same equipment found in industry and use it early in your college career. Build your resume your first year by developing skills and experiences employers look for through undergraduate research. Join an Enterprise team and participate in senior design. Dive into what interests you.

Pavlis Honors College. Study abroad. Co-ops and internships across the country. There are opportunities to grow and experiences that will help you—now and in the future.

Stand Out—Here and in Your Career

Our size gives you opportunities to stand out on campus. The education you receive prepares you stand out in the workplace.

Professors Know You by Name

Our close-knit campus is great for learning, and is also great when you're looking for a research opportunity or have questions about career goals. Thinking about grad school, med school, or law school? You'll need a letter of recommendation. A professor who knows you and can speak to your work ethic and abilities is an excellent addition to your application.

Small Classes

You'll have some larger lectures at Tech, but the average class size is 25. For first-year students, it's 28. You'll know professors and they'll know you. Ask questions. Engage in discussions. Get more out of your classroom experience.

Distance from Home

There are great benefits that come from attending college a greaterdistance from home. Michigan Tech students solve problems and gain independence—qualities employers say make them more career-ready than graduates of other schools.

  • 132K
    hours of paid undergraduate research
  • 93%
    five-year average placement rate of graduates
  • Top 20

    in the nation with a median early career pay of $71,100

  • 150
    Study Abroad locations around the world



Small classes. Friendly professors. Smart students.

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