Engineering Programs Highly Ranked

By Mark Wilcox | Published

Three engineering programs at Michigan Technological University have been ranked among the best in the nation and tops in Michigan.

College Factual, a website offering advice to prospective college students and their families, has ranked Michigan Tech’s chemical, civil and environmental engineering programs among America’s best. College Factual ranks programs offered by four-year U.S. colleges and universities and recently updated its 2018 rankings.

Michigan Tech’s chemical engineering program was ranked ninth out of 150 programs nationwide. This is an improvement of 10 slots over the previous year’s ranking of No. 19. In addition, College Factual ranked Tech’s chemical engineering program first among the five programs in Michigan—up from number two last year.

Pradeep Agrawal, chair of chemical engineering at Michigan Tech, says rankings from College Factual are notable. “While all rankings should be taken with a grain of salt, I am particularly pleased with the College Factual rankings because these are based on hard data on outcomes such as graduation and retention rates, student placement statistics, etc. and are not based on subjective or emotional parameters.” He adds, “I am very proud of our faculty, staff and students who work hard towards these positive outcomes."

College Factual has ranked Tech’s civil engineering program No. 30 out of 209 programs nationwide, making it one of the top programs in the U.S. to study civil engineering. This is an improvement of three positions over the previous year’s ranking of No. 33. In addition, College Factual ranked Tech’s civil engineering program first among the six programs in Michigan. This is the second straight year the program has been ranked best in Michigan.

"I believe our quality education, built on hands-on experiences supported by caring faculty and staff, is the reason our programs shine."Audra Morse, chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

College Factual ranks Michigan Tech’s environmental engineering program as a top-10 program nationwide. The site ranked Tech’s program No. 7 of the top 46 it rated in America and Michigan’s top program.

College Factual, located in Troy, New York, is a leading source of college data analytics and insights with a strong focus on student outcomes. In making their rankings, College Factual focuses on actual outcomes, such as graduation and retention rates, student loan default rates and early and mid-career earnings of graduates.

Michigan Technological University is a public research university, home to more than 7,000 students from 54 countries. Founded in 1885, the University offers more than 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science and technology, engineering, forestry, business and economics, health professions, humanities, mathematics, and social sciences. Our campus in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula overlooks the Keweenaw Waterway and is just a few miles from Lake Superior.

Last Modified 10:44 p.m. December, 11 2018