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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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2021 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 68 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is engineering.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, Michigan Tech is ranked #205 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation.

Michigan Tech also holds the #6 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

With a student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1, Michigan Technological University is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

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

Michigan Technological University has a freshmen retention rate of 83%. 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  83 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.

Below Average Overall Diversity at Michigan Tech

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 5,797 undergraduates at Michigan Tech with 5,465 being full-time and 332 being part-time.

Michigan Tech Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

The overall diversity score for Michigan Tech is 25.08 out of 100. This is below average when compared to other schools in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  25.08 out of 100
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How Much Does Michigan Technological University Cost?

The overall average net price of Michigan Tech is $15,348. 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 +
$8,263 $9,869 $12,348 $17,076 $22,791

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

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. 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 2.8%. 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

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

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Location of Michigan Technological University

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

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 63 majors graduated from Michigan Technological University. Of these students, 1,198 received undergraduate degrees and 534 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 294 $69,700
Chemical Engineering 92 $68,100
Electrical Engineering 83 $71,700
Civil Engineering 79 $60,800
Computer Engineering 77 $74,700
Computer Science 54 $71,600
Biomedical Engineering 52 $64,800
Mechanical Engineering Technology 38 $63,100
Environmental Engineering 38 $48,800
Materials Engineering 35 $70,900

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 courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 510 students took at least one online class at Michigan Technological University. This is an increase from the 445 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 510 179
2016-2017 445 143
2015-2016 341 127
2014-2015 291 147
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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