Kettering University Overview
Kettering University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Flint, Michigan. The city atmosphere of Flint makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.
What Is Kettering University Known For?
- The 3% student loan default rate at Kettering is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
- The master's degree is the highest award offered at Kettering.
- In 2017-2018, 100% of the faculty were full-time.
- Students who graduate from Kettering with a bachelor's degree make about $80,500 a year. That's 97% more than those who graduate from other schools.
Kettering University Rankings
According to our 2022 analysis, Kettering is ranked #47 out of 2,587 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This lands it a coveted spot in the top 5% of all colleges and universities in the country. Out of the 67 colleges in Michigan, it is ranked at #1.
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
Kettering has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
|#28||Best Master’s Degree Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
|#56||Best Bachelor’s Degree Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Kettering.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Kettering has earned from around the web.
|#1||Best Other Business, Management & Marketing Schools||College Factual|
|#1||Best Business Management & Marketing Schools||College Factual|
|#29||Best Schools||Grad Degree|
|#45||Best Engineering Schools||College Factual|
|#68||Best Business, Management & Marketing Schools||College Factual|
|#94||Best Business Administration & Management Schools||College Factual|
Where Is Kettering University?
Contact details for Kettering are given below.
|Address:||1700 University Avenue, Flint, MI 48504-6214|
How Do I Get Into Kettering?
You can apply to Kettering online at: https://www.kettering.edu/undergraduate-admissions
Admission Requirements for Kettering
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Kettering?
Approximately 72% of accepted students are men and 28% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 77%, and the acceptance rate for women is 68%.
Average Test Scores
About 89% of students accepted to Kettering submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 580 and 660. Math scores were between 600 and 700.
Can I Afford Kettering University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
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 Kettering, approximately 55% of students took out student loans averaging $12,274 a year. That adds up to $49,096 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Kettering is 2.7%. 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.
Kettering University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 371 graduate students at the school.
Of the 1,597 full-time undergraduates at Kettering, 78% are male and 22% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Kettering University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||39|
|Hispanic or Latino||73|
Michigan students aren't the only ones who study at Kettering University. At this time, 22 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 19 countries are represented at Kettering. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, China, and Jamaica.
Online Learning at Kettering University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Kettering has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 32nd most popular in Michigan for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.
Online Affordability Rankings of Kettering
The following table shows how Kettering is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.
|Major||Tuition for In-State Students||Tuition for Out-of-State Students|
|Other Business, Management & Marketing||#28||#28|
Online Growth Rankings of Kettering
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Kettering University was 2.1%. This is the #1,631 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Kettering regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Kettering majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Business Administration & Management||12%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Kettering ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Kettering.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Other Business, Management & Marketing||#47|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Kettering University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
|Business Administration & Management||10||59||69|
|Other Business, Management & Marketing||0||59||59|
|Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology||5||0||5|
|Biomathematics & Bioinformatics||0||0||0|
|Health & Medical Administrative Services||0||0||0|
*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.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- Image Credit: By Bryan Duggan under License
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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