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Michigan Technological University Overview

Michigan Technological University is a public institution located in Houghton, Michigan. Houghton is a great place for students who enjoy small town life.

What Is Michigan Technological University Known For?

1,207 Undergraduate Awards
$36,234 Avg Cost After Aid
74% Acceptance Rate
  • The 3% student loan default rate at Michigan Tech 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 highest award offered at Michigan Tech is the doctor's degree.
  • In 2017-2018, 91% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, Michigan Tech bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $66,400 a year. That's about 63% more than their peers at other schools.

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Michigan Technological University Rankings

We have ranked Michigan Tech as #104 out of 2,320 colleges and universities in the country in our 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 5% of all schools in the nation. It is also ranked #4 out of 69 schools in Michigan.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Michigan Tech has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#7 Best Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#57 Best Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#60 Best Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#72 Best Master’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 Michigan Tech.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Electrical Engineering Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Mechanical Engineering Technology Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Electromechanical Engineering Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Engineering Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Electronics Engineering Technology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Construction Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Engineering Technologies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#25 Best Accounting Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#39 Best Business, Management & Marketing Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#42 Best Business Administration & Management Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Michigan Tech has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#3 Best Colleges for Mechanical Engineering Technology College Factual
#7 Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies College Factual
#8 Best Colleges for Engineering College Factual
#10 Best Colleges for Mechanical Engineering College Factual
#21 Best Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation College Factual
#57 Best Business Schools Business Degree Central

Where Is Michigan Technological University?

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
Website: https://www.mtu.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/michigantech
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MichiganTech

How Do I Get Into Michigan Tech?

You can apply to Michigan Tech online at: https://www.banweb.mtu.edu/pls/owa/bwskalog.P_DispLoginNon

Admission Requirements for Michigan Tech

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank considered but not required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations considered but not required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Michigan Tech?

74% Acceptance Rate
30% Of Accepted Are Women
69% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at Michigan Technological University is 74%. This means that is not quite as selective as some schools, but you'll still need to submit a good application if you want to be considered by the admissions department.

Approximately 70% of accepted students are men and 30% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 74%, and the acceptance rate for women is 75%.

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 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Michigan Technological University  ( 590 to 680 )
200
800
Michigan Tech received ACT scores from 57% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 23 and 30. Math scores were between 25 and 30. Composite scores were between 25 and 30.

ACT English Scores for Michigan Technological University  ( 23 to 30 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Michigan Technological University  ( 25 to 30 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Michigan Technological University  ( 25 to 30 )
1
36

Can I Afford Michigan Technological University?

$36,234 Net Price
57% Take Out Loans
2.8% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Michigan Tech is $36,234. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

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 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.

Michigan Technological University Undergraduate Student Diversity

5,465 Full-Time Undergraduates
27% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 5,797 undergraduate students at Michigan Tech, with 5,465 being full-time and 332 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Michigan Tech

There are also 1,375 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 5,465 full-time undergraduates at Michigan Tech, 73% are male and 27% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Michigan Tech

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Michigan Technological University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Michigan Tech Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 93
Black or African American 54
Hispanic or Latino 116
White 4,820
International Students 103
Other Races/Ethnicities 279

Geographic Diversity

Michigan students aren't the only ones who study at Michigan Technological University. At this time, 27 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 55 countries are represented at Michigan Tech. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, China, and Iran.

Online Learning at Michigan Technological University

179 Took All Classes Online
510 Took At Least One Class Online
15.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 510 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Michigan Tech has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 24th most popular in Michigan for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Michigan Tech

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Michigan Technological University was 15.1%. This is the #1,074 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Michigan Tech regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Michigan Tech majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Engineering Technologies 19%
Health Professions 49%
Mechanical Engineering 6%
Mechanical Engineering Technology 22%
Medical Illustration & Informatics 50%
Statistics 47%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Michigan Tech 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 Michigan Tech.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Electromechanical Engineering #1
Mechanical Engineering Technology #3
General Engineering #11
Geography & Cartography #11
Medical Illustration & Informatics #13
Mechanical Engineering #13
Electrical Engineering #20
Engineering #41
Engineering Technologies #46
Social Sciences #70
Teacher Education Subject Specific #76
Education #272
Health Professions #356

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%.

Michigan Technological University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 294 0 123 14 431
Electrical Engineering 1 0 83 20 64 13 181
Chemical Engineering 0 0 92 0 9 6 107
Civil Engineering 0 0 79 2 20 3 104
Computer Engineering 0 0 77 0 7 1 85
Computer Science 0 0 54 0 17 1 72
Biomedical Engineering 0 0 52 0 12 2 66
Environmental Engineering 0 0 38 0 15 4 57
Mechanical Engineering Technology 0 0 38 12 0 0 50
Business Administration & Management 0 0 8 0 41 0 49
Materials Engineering 0 0 35 0 9 1 45
General Biology 0 0 24 0 12 2 38
Forestry 0 0 22 0 13 1 36
Mathematics 0 0 22 0 6 4 32
Statistics 0 0 4 0 25 1 30
Health & Physical Education 0 0 23 0 7 0 30
Accounting 0 0 15 0 12 0 27
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 0 25 0 0 0 25
Geoscience Engineering 0 0 17 0 1 1 19
Information Technology 0 0 17 0 1 0 18
Chemistry 0 0 12 0 2 4 18
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 0 6 0 7 5 18
Engineering-Related Fields 0 0 17 0 0 0 17
Physics 0 0 5 0 5 7 17
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 0 11 0 0 4 15
Electromechanical Engineering 0 0 0 15 0 0 15
Audiovisual Communications 0 0 12 0 0 0 12
Wildlife Management 0 0 12 0 0 0 12
General Psychology 0 0 12 0 0 0 12
Public Relations & Advertising 0 0 11 0 0 0 11
Electronics Engineering Technology 0 0 11 0 0 0 11
Writing Studies 0 0 0 0 8 3 11
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 10 0 0 0 10
Management Information Systems 0 0 9 0 0 0 9
Construction Management 0 0 8 0 0 0 8
Medical Illustration & Informatics 0 0 0 0 8 0 8
International Studies 7 0 0 0 0 0 7
Sustainability Science 0 0 0 7 0 0 7
Geography & Cartography 1 0 0 0 6 0 7
Drama & Theater Arts 0 0 7 0 0 0 7
Marketing 0 0 6 0 0 0 6
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 0 0 5 1 6
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 0 0 5 0 5
Natural Resources Conservation 0 0 5 0 0 0 5
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 0 0 0 4 0 4
General English Literature 0 0 4 0 0 0 4
Economics 0 0 2 0 2 0 4
General Social Sciences 0 0 4 0 0 0 4
Educational Assessment 0 0 0 3 0 0 3
Surveying Engineering 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
History 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
Public Policy 0 0 0 0 1 2 3
Genetics 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
General Engineering 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Atmospheric Sciences & Meteorology 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
Anthropology 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Natural Resource Management 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Archeology 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
General Visual & Performing Arts 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Engineering Mechanics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mining Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Robotics Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Germanic Languages 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Applied Mathematics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 9 1 1,197 59 448 86 1,800

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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