Michigan Technological University began life as the Michigan Mining School in Houghton back in 1885. Established by the state of Michigan to train mining engineers to better operate the local copper mines, we began our journey with four faculty members and twenty-three students.

Today, Michigan Tech serves more than 7,074 students. The University offers educational excellence in many fields of engineering—as well as the arts, humanities, and social sciences, business and economics, computing, forestry, environmental science, the sciences, and technology.

The College of Engineering currently consists of nine separate academic departments, with 4,085 students, 167 full time faculty, and dozens of regular staff.

Enrollment and Graduation Data

Financial Aid

About 90 percent of Michigan Tech students receive financial assistance—totaling more than $73 million per year—in the form of scholarships, grants, loans, and part-time student employment.

Job Placement of Graduates

  • 80-100% of engineering students are employed within their field of study, enlist in the military or are enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation.
  • Over 1,200 employers come to campus each year to recruit students.
  • 962 students attended five CareerFEST events in fall 2022.


  • Full-time faculty: Total 181
  • Full professors: 50
  • Associate professors: 37
  • Assistant professors: 37
  • Instructors: 14
  • Teaching professors: 29
  • Research faculty: 14

Endowed Chairs, Distinguished Professorships, and University Professorships

If you are interested in learning more about the research supported by these endowed positions, feel free to view the respective annual reports linked to each faculty member’s endowed appointment. Contact Michigan Tech Academic Affairs to discuss supporting or starting an endowed position.