Michigan Technological University

Michigan Technological University Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Michigan Technological University, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you'll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Michigan Technological University Ranked?

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2022 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.

Michigan Technological University was awarded 228 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is electrical, electronic and communications engineering technology/technician.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2022 analysis, Michigan Tech is ranked #179 out of 2,576 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Michigan Tech held the #205 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Michigan Tech also holds the #5 spot on the Best Colleges in Michigan ranking.

See all of the rankings for Michigan Technological University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Michigan Tech?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Michigan Technological University is 74%. That's higher than the rate at many schools, but still low enough to be considered somewhat selective. If you want to get in, you'll need good grades and to be able to show that Michigan Tech is a good fit for you.

Average Test Scores

About 69% of students accepted to Michigan Tech 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 590 and 680.

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

SAT Math Scores for Michigan Technological University  ( 590 to 680 )
Michigan Tech received ACT scores from 57% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 25 and 30.

ACT Composite Scores for Michigan Technological University  ( 25 to 30 )

Learn more about Michigan Technological University admissions.

Michigan Technological University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to measure the number of teaching resources that a college or university offers its students. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1, but at Michigan Tech it is much better at 12 to 1. That's good news for students who want to interact more on a personal level with their teachers.

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 Michigan Technological University is 91%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  91 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Michigan Technological University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 84% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Michigan Technological University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  84 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at Michigan Tech is 23%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  23 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Michigan Technological University.

Michigan Technological University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 5,750 undergraduates at Michigan Tech with 5,383 being full-time and 367 being part-time.

How Much Does Michigan Technological University Cost?

The overall average net price of Michigan Tech is $16,463. 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 Michigan Tech

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$8,295 $9,049 $13,720 $17,908 $23,334

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 Michigan Tech, 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 Michigan Tech, approximately 57% of students took out student loans averaging $7,726 a year. That adds up to $30,904 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Michigan Tech is 2.3%. 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 Michigan Tech Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Michigan Tech make about $66,400 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is good news for future Michigan Tech graduates since it is 67% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Michigan Technological University make the most money.

Location of Michigan Technological University

Michigan Technological University is a public institution located in Houghton, Michigan. The surrounding location of Houghton is ideal for students who enjoy the charms of a college town.

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Contact details for Michigan Tech are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1400 Townsend Drive, Houghton, MI 49931-1295
Phone: 906-487-1885
Website: https://www.mtu.edu/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/michigantech
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MichiganTech

Michigan Technological University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 63 majors graduated from Michigan Technological University. Of these students, 1,205 received undergraduate degrees and 419 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 283 $69,700
Chemical Engineering 90 $68,100
Electrical Engineering 77 $71,700
Computer Engineering 73 $74,700
Computer Science 71 $71,600
Civil Engineering 66 $60,800
Biomedical Engineering 46 $64,800
Environmental Engineering 38 $48,800
Health & Physical Education 31 NA
Engineering-Related Fields 31 NA

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

Online Learning at Michigan Tech

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 2018-2019, 618 students took at least one online class at Michigan Technological University. This is an increase from the 510 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 618 233
2017-2018 510 179
2016-2017 445 143
2015-2016 341 127
2013-2014 314 108

Learn more about online learning at Michigan Technological 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.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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