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Michigan Technological University Data & Information Overview

443 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
86% Acceptance Rate
This overview covers the essential stats on Michigan Technological University, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more.
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How Well Is Michigan Technological University Ranked?

#112 Best Colleges in Nation
#3 Best Colleges in MI
Mathematics & Statistics Highest Ranked Major
Quality Badge

2024 Rankings

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Michigan Technological University was awarded 443 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is mathematics & statistics.

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Overall Quality

Michigan Tech landed the #112 spot in College Factual's 2024 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,217 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. 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 #137 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 57 colleges in Michigan, Michigan Tech is ranked at #3.

See all of the rankings for Michigan Technological University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Michigan Tech?

86% Acceptance Rate
38% Of Accepted Are Women
70% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Michigan Technological University is 86%, which is higher than many other schools to which you may be applying. But don't think getting into Michigan Tech is a sure thing. The admissions staff is still going to review your application to see if you are a good fit for the school.

Average Test Scores

About 70% 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 560 and 660. Math scores were between 570 and 675.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Michigan Technological University  ( 560 to 660 )

SAT Math Scores for Michigan Technological University  ( 570 to 675 )
Michigan Tech received ACT scores from 28% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 25 and 31.

ACT Composite Scores for Michigan Technological University  ( 25 to 31 )

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Michigan Technological University Faculty

13 to 1 Student to Faculty
91% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At Michigan Technological University, this ratio is 13 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

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

85% Freshmen Retention
30% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 85% 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  85 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When it comes to finishing their studies on time, those seeking a bachelor's degree from Michigan Tech have a four-year graduation rate of 30%. This is comparable to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  30 out of 100

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

Michigan Technological University Undergraduate Student Diversity

5,294 Full-Time Undergraduates
9.8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
28.6% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 5,640 undergraduates at Michigan Tech with 5,294 being full-time and 346 being part-time.

How Much Does Michigan Technological University Cost?

$15,384 Net Price
53% Take Out Loans
$34,928 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Michigan Tech is $15,384. 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 +
$5,520 $8,983 $11,794 $17,069 $22,086

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 53% of students took out student loans averaging $8,732 a year. That adds up to $34,928 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Michigan Tech is 1.9%. 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?

$73,541 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Michigan Tech with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $73,541 in their early years. This is good news for future Michigan Tech graduates since it is 73% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


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

Location of Michigan Technological University

Michigan State
5,294 Full-Time Undergraduates
Town Campus Setting
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

Michigan Technological University Majors

70 Majors With Completions
1,207 Undergraduate Degrees
488 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 70 majors graduated from Michigan Technological University. Of these students, 1,207 received undergraduate degrees and 488 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 263 $69,541
Electrical Engineering 113 $72,168
Chemical Engineering 103 $68,391
Computer Science 75 $72,103
Civil Engineering 67 $62,556
Computer Engineering 64 $70,211
Mechanical Engineering Technology 50 $63,302
Biomedical Engineering 48 $62,667
Environmental Engineering 31 $57,523
Mathematics 24 $66,292

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

11% Take At Least One Class Online
4% 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, 786 students took at least one online class at Michigan Technological University. This is a decrease from the 3,399 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 786 264
2019-2020 3,399 267
2018-2019 618 233
2017-2018 510 179
2016-2017 445 143

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.


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