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Kettering University Data & Information Overview

218 awards Ranking Badges
Fair Price Value for Your Money
86% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is Kettering University Ranked?

#174 Best Colleges in Nation
#4 Best Colleges in MI
Business Management & Marketing Highest Ranked Major
Quality Badge

2024 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Kettering University was awarded 218 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is business management & marketing.

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Overall Quality

Kettering is ranked #174 out of 2,217 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2024 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Kettering held the #202 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 57 colleges in Michigan, Kettering is ranked at #4.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Kettering?

86% Acceptance Rate
28% Of Accepted Are Women
59% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

Kettering University has an acceptance rate of 86%, so it is easier to gain admission to this school than some others. Still, the admissions staff will examine your application closely to make sure you're a good fit for Kettering.

Average Test Scores

About 59% of students accepted to Kettering submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 570 and 660. Math scores were between 570 and 680.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Kettering University  ( 570 to 660 )

SAT Math Scores for Kettering University  ( 570 to 680 )
Kettering received ACT scores from 17% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 25 and 31.

ACT Composite Scores for Kettering University  ( 25 to 31 )

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Kettering University Faculty

12 to 1 Student to Faculty
100% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Kettering is an impressive 12 to 1. That's quite good when you compare it to the national average of 15 to 1. This is a good sign that students at the school will have more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with their professors.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Kettering University is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Kettering University

88% Freshmen Retention
8% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

Kettering University has a freshmen retention rate of 88%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  88 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full time students who obtain their bachelor's degree in four years or less. This rate is 8% for first-time, full-time students at Kettering, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  8 out of 100

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Kettering University Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,597 Full-Time Undergraduates
16.8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
21.9% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,659 undergraduates at Kettering with 1,597 being full-time and 62 being part-time.

How Much Does Kettering University Cost?

$33,472 Net Price
84% Take Out Loans
$39,812 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Kettering is $33,472. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Kettering

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$24,706 $30,263 $30,405 $34,702 $37,590

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Kettering, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Kettering, approximately 84% of students took out student loans averaging $9,953 a year. That adds up to $39,812 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Kettering is 2.2%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Kettering Graduates Make?

$93,893 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Kettering make about $93,893 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. That's great news for Kettering students since it is 121% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


See which majors at Kettering University make the most money.

Location of Kettering University

Michigan State
1,597 Full-Time Undergraduates
Small City Campus Setting
Kettering University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Flint, Michigan. Flint is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

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Contact details for Kettering are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1700 University Avenue, Flint, MI 48504-6214
Phone: 800-955-4464

Kettering University Majors

17 Majors With Completions
435 Undergraduate Degrees
202 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 17 majors graduated from Kettering University. Of these students, 435 received undergraduate degrees and 202 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Mechanical Engineering 235 $76,471
Electrical Engineering 46 $74,900
Computer Science 42 $69,274
Computer Engineering 28 $76,914
Industrial Engineering 25 NA
Chemical Engineering 23 $75,152
Engineering Physics 8 NA
Business Administration & Management 7 NA
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 7 NA
Physics 5 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Kettering University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Kettering

16% Take At Least One Class Online
16% Take All Classes Online

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2020-2021, 293 students took at least one online class at Kettering University. This is a decrease from the 343 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 293 292
2019-2020 343 343
2018-2019 376 352
2017-2018 407 339
2016-2017 347 316

Learn more about online learning at Kettering University.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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