University Facts and Figures

Out to Create the Future

At Michigan Technological University, our 7,300+ crazy smart students build and launch nanosatellites, make prosthetic ankles better, and connect robots with kids. This year alone, Michigan Tech undergraduates will spend 126,000 hours working alongside faculty mentors on paid research. Our 19 centers and institutes are armed with $72.5 million in University research expenditures. Huskies go on to earn the sixth high starting salaries in the country at $63,400. It's a future like no other.


Enrollment Enrollment (Fall 2016)* Percent of Total Enrollment
Total enrollment 7,270
Graduate (23 nondegree / 904 master’s / 514 doctoral / 1,441 total) 1,441 19.8
New undergraduate students (1,381 first-year and 199 transfers) 1,580 21.7
College of Engineering 4,686 64.5
College of Sciences and Arts 1,551 21.3
School of Business and Economics 365 5.0
School of Technology 334 4.6
School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science 230 3.2
Other (Interdisciplinary/No College designated / Extended University Program/Graduate School) 104 1.4
Residents of Michigan 4,680 64.4
Nonresident 1,527 21.0
International 1,063 14.6
*All enrollment numbers include online learning.
Degrees Granted (2015–16)
Undergraduate (certificate/associate/bachelor-1st/bachelor-2nd) 63 / 3 / 1,065 / 45 (1,176)
Graduate (post baccalaureate certificate / master’s / doctoral) 71 / 416 / 86 (573)
College of Engineering 1,111
College of Sciences and Arts 383
School of Business and Economics 114
School of Technology 58
School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science 64
Pavlis Honors College/Interdisciplinary 19
Total degrees awarded 1,749
Entering Class Profile (2016)
ACT composite* 27.2
Average High School GPA 3.70
In the top twenty percent of their high school graduating class 52.4%
*ACT operates on a scale of 0 to 36  
Placement and Recruitment (2016–17)
Number of employers on campus 460
Placement rate (undergraduate) 94.11%
Placement rate (graduate) 91.97%
Interviews available to students during Career Fair 6,000+

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Financials and Expenses

Financial (Year ended June 30, 2016)
Total expenditures $239,045,324
State appropriation $46,912,320
Tuition and fees $91,129,651
Grants and contracts $46,214,882
Auxiliary and other expenses $33,780,028
Gifts raised $38,670,000
Undergraduate Expenses (2016–17) Michigan Resident Non-Michigan Resident
Tuition (Res. $542/credit, Nonres. $1136/credit) $14,334 $30,668
Required fees $300 $300
Course / lab fees (estimated) $536 $536
Room and board + soc. fee (Based on Gold Meal Plan with social fee) $10,105 $10,105
Books and supplies (estimated) $1,200 $1,200
Personal and travel needs (estimated) $1,740 $1,740
Loan Origination Fee $64 $64
Total $28,279 $44,613
Based on two semesters, 12-18 credit plateau
Graduate Expenses (2016-17) Michigan Resident Non-Michigan Resident
Tuition $1,026/credit $1,026/credit

Alumni Information

Total number of alumni of record (incl. deceased) 68,996
Total mailable alumni 55,242
Alumni living in Michigan 26,679
Alumni annual giving participation rate (2016–17) 7.73%

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Employees (October 1, 2016)*
Number of faculty 477
Number of staff 1,153
Total non-student employees 1,630

*Includes all full- and part-time tenured, tenure‐track, non-tenure‐track instructional (453) and research (24) faculty. Also includes those faculty on sabbatical (17) and visiting faculty (3). Deans (8), associate deans (6), department chairs (18), executives, and professional staff with tenure are included in staff figures. Staff figures exclude non-exempt, non-represented temporary staff.

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Miscellaneous Information
University president: Dr. Glenn D. Mroz
Academic calendar: Semester System
Campus Size: 925 acres
Ford Center (Alberta, Michigan): 4,579 acres
Contact Information
Michigan Technological University Phone: 906-487-1885
1400 Townsend Drive Fax: 906-487-3553
Houghton, MI 49931-1295 Website:


Michigan Tech's programs earn praise for quality and value—and for safety and quality of life. Recent rankings include:

  • Forbes ranked MTU in the top 25 in the nation for STEM among all colleges and universities. (August 2017)
  • ranked MTU No. 12 in the US for public universities whose graduates earn the highest mid-career salaries. (August 2017)
  • ranked MTU No. 18 in the US for ROI. Michigan Tech's 30-year net ROI—the average net earnings a graduate can expect over 30 years of work, minus the cost of their education—is $999,300. (May 2016)
  • SmartAsset ranked MTU No. 2 in Michigan comparing the cost of a college education to graduates’ average starting salaries. (May 2017)
  • ranked MTU No. 1 among public universities in Michigan for mid-career salaries.(August 2015)
  • Brookings Institution ranked MTU No. 1 in Michigan, No. 4 in US in “value-added” factors such as the kinds of majors offered—particularly in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), graduation rates, student loan repayment rates, and the difference between predicted earnings and graduates’ actual earnings at mid-career and over a lifetime. (May 2015)
  • Money Magazine: MTU ranked No. 90 out of 706 Best Colleges
  • Money Magazine ranked MTU No. 2 on the list of 11 Public Colleges Where Grads Make Six Figures
  • Safewise: Houghton/MTU ranked No. 20 on the list of 50 Safest College Towns in America
  • US News & World Report:
    • Undergraduate rankings: No. 118 out of 280 public and private national universities offering undergraduate majors, plus master's and doctoral programs. These colleges also are committed to producing groundbreaking research.
    • Graduate rankings: Environmental Engineering (38), Mechanical Engineering (53), Biomedical Engineering (63), Electrical Engineering (92), and Computer Engineering (95)

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