Fast Facts and Rankings

Caleb Grulke

Business Student is No. 1 Army ROTC Cadet in US

Caleb Grulke, an engineering management major in the College of Business, is the No. 1-ranked Army ROTC cadet in the nation. As battalion commander of the 1st Arctic Warrior Battalion of the Michigan Tech Army ROTC, Cadet Lt. Col. Grulke credits the multidisciplinary nature of his major—business blended with engineering—and the guidance of his cadre for the opportunity. “The lessons I’m learning in the College of Business apply to every task at hand, even military tasks,” says the Waukesha, Wisconsin, native.

A total of 3,762 ROTC cadets from 260 ROTC programs across the nation were selected to be assessed for active duty in the US Army. Grulke’s 4.0 GPA, superb performance at summer training, participation in extracurricular activities, and leadership ability were factors leading to his No. 1 ranking.

Maj. Daniel Gwosch, department chair and professor of military science for Michigan Tech ROTC, says the ranking is deserved. “Caleb is a gifted leader and the heart of our battalion,” says Gwosch. “His enthusiasm and drive are infectious and are why we experienced a 200 percent increase in first-year enrollment and a 300 percent increase in ROTC scholarship candidates committing to Tech.”


  • 6
    industry advisory boards connecting students to career paths
  • #12
    best Bachelor’s in Engineering Management
  • $4,000
    raised for student scholarships during the College of Business alumni hockey event. (Join us for Winter Carnival hockey next year!)
  • 1,700+
    high schoolers across 14 states connected to the stock market by the Husky Investment Tournament
  • 9
    majors in business


Michigan Technological University is a public research university founded in 1885 in Houghton, Michigan, and is home to more than 7,000 students from 55 countries around the world. Consistently ranked among the best universities in the country for return on investment, Michigan’s flagship technological university offers more than 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science and technology, engineering, computing, forestry, business and economics, health professions, humanities, mathematics, social sciences, and the arts. The rural campus is situated just miles from Lake Superior in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, offering year-round opportunities for outdoor adventure.