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Michigan Technological University Data & Information Overview

Get the facts about Michigan Technological University. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Michigan Technological University Ranked?

Quality Badge

2020 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Michigan Technological University was awarded 61 badges in the 2020 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is engineering.

Overall Quality

Michigan Tech landed the #197 spot in College Factual's 2020 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,727 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation.

Michigan Tech also holds the #4 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

Michigan Technological University has an acceptance rate of 74%, which makes it somewhat selective. Make sure it's not the only school you apply to, even if it's your school of choice. Whether you get in or not will largely depend on how you compare to other applicants.

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 )

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Michigan Technological University Faculty

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

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus 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 83% 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  83 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 23% for first-time, full-time students at Michigan Tech, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  23 out of 100

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Michigan Technological University Is Not Very Diverse

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 5,890 undergraduates at Michigan Tech with 5,492 being full-time and 398 being part-time.

Michigan Tech Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

With an overall score of 17.31 out of 100, Michigan Tech is one of the least diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  17.31 out of 100
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How Much Does Michigan Technological University Cost?

The overall average net price of Michigan Tech is $15,481. 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 +
$7,211 $9,753 $13,233 $16,711 $21,986

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

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Michigan Tech, approximately 60% of students took out student loans averaging $7,919 a year. That adds up to $31,676 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Michigan Tech is 3.3%. 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?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Michigan Tech make around $66,400 per year during the early years of their employment. This is good news for future Michigan Tech graduates since it is 63% more than the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 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 situated in Houghton, Michigan. Houghton is a good match for students who enjoy small-town life.

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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, 1,150 received undergraduate degrees and 531 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 265 $69,700
Chemical Engineering 93 $68,100
Electrical Engineering 90 $71,700
Civil Engineering 81 $60,800
Computer Engineering 60 $74,700
Biomedical Engineering 53 $64,800
Computer Science 51 $71,600
Environmental Engineering 41 $48,800
Mechanical Engineering Technology 34 $63,100
Materials Engineering 30 $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 learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

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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