Milwaukee School of Engineering

Milwaukee School of Engineering Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is Milwaukee School of Engineering Ranked?

Quality Badge

2022 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 80 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is organizational leadership.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2022 analysis, MSOE is ranked #204 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 MSOE held the #262 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

MSOE is also ranked #4 out of 52 schools in Wisconsin.

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Is It Hard to Get Into MSOE?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Milwaukee School of Engineering is a competitive 63%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

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

The student to faculty ratio at Milwaukee School of Engineering is about average at 13 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

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 58%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  58 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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Milwaukee School of Engineering Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,566 undergraduates at MSOE with 2,478 being full-time and 88 being part-time.

How Much Does Milwaukee School of Engineering Cost?

The overall average net price of MSOE is $24,440. 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 +
$17,186 $16,882 $20,444 $23,834 $30,870

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

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 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 1.8%. 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 MSOE Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from MSOE make around $71,300 per year during the early years of their employment. 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

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

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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, 588 received undergraduate degrees and 121 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 127 $63,100
Electrical Engineering 90 $65,100
Computer Engineering 82 $69,500
Nursing 68 $59,200
Biomedical Engineering 47 $56,700
Business Administration & Management 35 NA
Civil Engineering 30 NA
Chemical Engineering 28 $40,300
Industrial Engineering 26 $63,100
Architectural Engineering 23 $62,300

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 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 2018-2019, 167 students took at least one online class at Milwaukee School of Engineering. This is a decrease from the 201 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 167 9
2017-2018 201 29
2016-2017 183 30
2015-2016 155 15
2013-2014 40 6

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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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