Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education Ranks Michigan Tech in Top 15 Percent of US Universities
by Jenn Donovan
The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education 2018 College Rankings has ranked Michigan Tech in the top 15 percent of colleges and universities nationwide.
Michigan Tech was ranked 155 of 1,054 institutions in the rankings released Tuesday. Among 275 Midwest colleges and universities, Michigan Tech ranked 33.
Times Higher Education is a weekly magazine on higher education, published in the United Kingdom by the Times of London. They collaborate with the Wall Street Journal on their world university rankings.
According to the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education website (WSJ/THE), the rankings are based on performance indicators designed to answer the questions that matter most to students and their families when making one of the most important decisions of their lives–who to trust with their education. These questions include: “Does the college have sufficient resources to teach me properly? Will I be engaged and challenged by my teachers and classmates? Does the college have a good academic reputation? What type of campus community is there? How likely am I to graduate, pay off my loans and get a good job?”
Factors evaluated by WSJ/THE include resources, engagement, outcomes and environment. Michigan Tech ranked highest on outcomes, such as graduation rate, graduates’ salaries, loan default rate and academic reputation.
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