Milwaukee School of Engineering Overview
Milwaukee School of Engineering is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.
What Is Milwaukee School of Engineering Known For?
- The student loan default rate at MSOE is 2%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
- The highest award offered at MSOE is the master's degree.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 58% of the faculty were full-time.
- Students who graduate from MSOE with a bachelor's degree make about $71,300 a year. That's 75% more than those who graduate from other schools.
Milwaukee School of Engineering Rankings
According to our 2022 analysis, MSOE is ranked #167 out of 2,587 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. Out of the 52 colleges in Wisconsin, it is ranked at #4.
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.
MSOE has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
|#94||Best Master’s Degree Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
|#185||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 MSOE.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards MSOE has earned from around the web.
|#4||Best Architectural Engineering Schools||College Factual|
|#13||Best Organizational Leadership Schools||College Factual|
|#94||Best Schools||Grad Degree|
|#120||Best Business Administration & Management Schools||College Factual|
|#149||Best General Business Administration and Management Schools||College Factual|
|#173||Best Business, Management & Marketing Schools||College Factual|
Where Is Milwaukee School of Engineering?
Contact details for MSOE are given below.
|Address:||1025 N Broadway, Milwaukee, WI 53202-3109|
How Do I Get Into MSOE?
You can apply to MSOE online at: www.msoe.edu/visit-and-apply/
Admission Requirements for MSOE
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||neither required nor recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||neither required nor recommended|
|Recommendations||neither required nor recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||considered but not required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into MSOE?
Approximately 71% of accepted students are men and 29% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 62%, and the acceptance rate for women is 56%.
Average Test Scores
About 24% 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 580 and 670. Math scores were between 600 and 700.
Can I Afford Milwaukee School of Engineering?
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 MSOE, approximately 73% of students took out student loans averaging $8,746 a year. That adds up to $34,984 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.
Milwaukee School of Engineering Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 163 graduate students at the school.
Of the 2,412 full-time undergraduates at MSOE, 72% are male and 28% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Milwaukee School of Engineering students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||52|
|Hispanic or Latino||193|
Wisconsin students aren't the only ones who study at Milwaukee School of Engineering. At this time, 28 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 36 countries are represented at MSOE. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, China, and India.
Online Learning at Milwaukee School of Engineering
The following chart shows how the online learning population at MSOE has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 39th most popular in Wisconsin for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.
Online Affordability Rankings of MSOE
The following table shows how MSOE 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|
Online Growth Rankings of MSOE
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Milwaukee School of Engineering was 12.5%. This is the #1,302 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at MSOE regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of MSOE majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Business Administration & Management||5%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at MSOE 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 MSOE.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
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%.
Milwaukee School of Engineering Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
|Business Administration & Management||35||76||111|
|Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods||11||0||11|
|Allied Health Professions||0||7||7|
|Management Information Systems||3||0||3|
|Human Computer Interaction||1||0||1|
|Computer Software & Applications||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
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More about our data sources and methodologies.
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