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If you want to know more about Milwaukee School of Engineering, such as what majors does it offer, how diverse it is, how well it ranks, and more, this is your one-stop resource. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Milwaukee School of Engineering Ranked?

2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Milwaukee School of Engineering was awarded 27 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is computer engineering.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, MSOE is ranked #262 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

MSOE is also ranked #4 out of 39 schools in Wisconsin.

See all of the rankings for Milwaukee School of Engineering.

Is It Hard to Get Into MSOE?

Acceptance Rate

Milwaukee School of Engineering has an acceptance rate of 63%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for MSOE.

Average Test Scores

About 10% of students accepted to MSOE submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 550 and 650. Math scores were between 603 and 710.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Milwaukee School of Engineering  ( 550 to 650 )

SAT Math Scores for Milwaukee School of Engineering  ( 603 to 710 )
MSOE received ACT scores from 94% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 25 and 30.

ACT Composite Scores for Milwaukee School of Engineering  ( 25 to 30 )

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Milwaukee School of Engineering Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1, Milwaukee School of Engineering 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

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Milwaukee School of Engineering is 52%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  52 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Milwaukee School of Engineering

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 85% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Milwaukee School of Engineering 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

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at MSOE for first-time, full-time students is 44%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  44 out of 100

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Below Average Overall Diversity at MSOE

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,596 undergraduates at MSOE with 2,491 being full-time and 105 being part-time.

MSOE 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.

The overall diversity score for MSOE is 38.32 out of 100. This is below average when compared to other schools in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  38.32 out of 100
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How Much Does Milwaukee School of Engineering Cost?

The overall average net price of MSOE is $23,706. 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 MSOE

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$16,327 $17,851 $18,551 $21,806 $30,205

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 MSOE, 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 MSOE, approximately 78% of students took out student loans averaging $7,279 a year. That adds up to $29,116 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at MSOE is 2.5%. 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 MSOE Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from MSOE make about $71,300 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. That's great news for MSOE students since it is 79% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Milwaukee School of Engineering make the most money.

Location of Milwaukee School of Engineering

Located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Milwaukee School of Engineering is a private not-for-profit institution. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

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Location of Milwaukee School of Engineering

Contact details for MSOE are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1025 N Broadway, Milwaukee, WI 53202-3109
Phone: 800-332-6763

Milwaukee School of Engineering Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 25 majors graduated from Milwaukee School of Engineering. Of these students, 549 received undergraduate degrees and 118 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 122 $63,100
Electrical Engineering 87 $65,100
Computer Engineering 80 $69,500
Nursing 68 $59,200
Biomedical Engineering 44 $56,700
Industrial Engineering 39 $63,100
Architectural Engineering 23 $62,300
Chemical Engineering 18 $40,300
Business Administration & Management 18 NA
Civil Engineering 16 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Milwaukee School of Engineering along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at MSOE

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 2017-2018, 201 students took at least one online class at Milwaukee School of Engineering. This is an increase from the 183 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 201 29
2016-2017 183 30
2015-2016 155 15
2014-2015 70 28
2013-2014 40 6

Learn more about online learning at Milwaukee School of Engineering.

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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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