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Michigan Technological University Overview

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

What Is Michigan Technological University Known For?

0 Undergraduate Awards
$37,305 Avg Cost After Aid
86% Acceptance Rate
  • Students at Michigan Tech have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 1%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
  • The highest award offered at Michigan Tech is the doctor's degree.
  • For the <nil> academic year, 89% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from Michigan Tech with a bachelor's degree make about $77,293 a year. That's 89% more than those who graduate from other schools.

Where Is 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

How Do I Get Into Michigan Tech?

You can apply to Michigan Tech online at:

Admission Requirements for Michigan Tech

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Recommended
Recommendations Considered but not required
SAT or ACT Scores Considered but not required
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Michigan Tech?

86% Acceptance Rate
38% Of Accepted Are Women
70% Submit SAT Scores
Michigan Tech has the high acceptance rate of 86%, which means it is fairly easy to gain admittance as long as you submit a complete application with requested materials.

Approximately 62% of accepted students are men and 38% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 86%, and the acceptance rate for women is 85%.

Average Test Scores

About 70% 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 560 and 660. Math scores were between 570 and 675.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Michigan Technological University  ( 560 to 660 )

SAT Math Scores for Michigan Technological University  ( 570 to 675 )
Michigan Tech received ACT scores from 28% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 22 and 31. Math scores were between 25 and 31. Composite scores were between 25 and 31.

ACT English Scores for Michigan Technological University  ( 22 to 31 )
ACT Math Scores for Michigan Technological University  ( 25 to 31 )
ACT Composite Scores for Michigan Technological University  ( 25 to 31 )

Can I Afford Michigan Technological University?

$37,305 Net Price
53% Take Out Loans
0.9% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Michigan Tech is $37,305. 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

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 53% of students took out student loans averaging $8,732 a year. That adds up to $34,928 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Michigan Tech is 0.9%. 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

5,470 Full-Time Undergraduates
29% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 5,777 undergraduate students at Michigan Tech, with 5,470 being full-time and 307 being part-time.


There are also 1,231 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 5,470 full-time undergraduates at Michigan Tech, 71% are male and 29% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 118
Black or African American 58
Hispanic or Latino 158
White 4,697
International Students 45
Other Races/Ethnicities 394

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

264 Took All Classes Online
786 Took At Least One Class Online
20.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 786 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.


This school is the 15th most popular in Michigan for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2020-2021.

Online Growth Rankings of Michigan Tech

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Michigan Technological University was 20.6%. This is the #1,051 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Michigan Tech regardless of major.

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%.


*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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