Michigan Tech's mission to create a just, prosperous, and sustainable world is expressed through technology transfer and innovation. Our entrepreneurial spirit—equal parts curiosity and grit—infuses everything we do. University Relations promotes and advocates that mission throughout local, state, and federal governments and communities.
Michigan Tech's programs earn praise for quality and value—and for safety and quality of life. Recent rankings include:
- Bestcolleges.com ranked MTU No. 18 in the US for ROI. Michigan Tech's 30-year net ROI—the average net earnings a graduate can expect over 30 years of work, minus the cost of their education—is $999,300. (May 2016)
- SmartAsset ranked MTU No. 1 in Michigan for best value. (2018)
- Payscale.com ranked MTU No. 1 among public universities in Michigan for mid-career salaries. (August 2015)
- Brookings Institution ranked MTU No. 1 in Michigan, No. 4 in US in “value-added” factors such as the kinds of majors offered—particularly in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), graduation rates, student loan repayment rates, and the difference between predicted earnings and graduates’ actual earnings at mid-career and over a lifetime. (May 2015)
- Money Magazine: MTU ranked No. 90 out of 706 Best Colleges
- Money Magazine: MTU ranked No. 2 on the list of 11 Public Colleges Where Grads Make Six Figures
- Safewise: Houghton/MTU ranked No. 20 on the list of 50 Safest College Towns in America
- US News & World Report:
- Undergraduate rankings: No. 118 out of 280 public and private national universities offering undergraduate majors, plus master's and doctoral programs. These colleges also are committed to producing groundbreaking research.
- Graduate rankings: Environmental Engineering (38), Mechanical Engineering (53), Biomedical Engineering (63), Electrical Engineering (92), and Computer Engineering (95)