Michigan Technological University

Houghton, MI

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 5,701
Graduate Enrollment: 1,231
Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity
Highest degree awarded: Graduate
Religious Affiliation: None

Campus Details

Town: Remote (in urban cluster more than 35 miles from an urbanized area)
Four-year, medium, highly residential // full-time, more selective, lower transfer-in

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 85.75%

Male/Female: 72% / 28% (2017)

First generation college students: 18.5% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 0.8% (2017)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 0.6% (2012)

Test scores for admission: Considered but not required
2022 Median Admit SAT: 1,256
SAT 25th Percentile - 75th: 1130 - 1335

2022 Median Admit ACT: 28
ACT 25th Percentile - 75th: 25 - 31

Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 56.6% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 36.7% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 23.4% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 15.0% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 86.0%
Black: 1.1%
Hispanic: 2.8%
Asian: 2.1%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.4%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.0%
2+ races: 3.8%
Non-resident alien: 0.8%
Unknown race: 3.0%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $30,572
In-State tuition: $16,966
Out-of-State tuition: $38,112

Estimated books and supplies: $1,200 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $11,655 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $2,389 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $11,655 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $2,389 (2022)

Average Family Income: $91,382 (2017)
Median Family Income: $77,439 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 20.2%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 50.1%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $24,990 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $265 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $7,006
$30k-48k $8,254
$48k-75k $11,285
$75k-110k $17,629
$110k+ $23,430

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 34%
6-year graduation rate: 69%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 97.4% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $24,990 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $8,750 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $20,500 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $22,233 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 86.6% (2015)
@3 year 89.1% (2017)
@5 year 92.6% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 68.8% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 69.3% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $66,615 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $77,290 (2020)

Popular Majors

Type of Degree Major 2022 Graduates Median Federal Debt Median Monthly Payment 1yr Median Earnings (monthly gross) 4yr Median Earnings (monthly gross)
Bachelor's Degree Engineering-Related Fields. 17 $27,875 $296 $67,924 ($5,660)
Doctoral Degree Materials Engineering 1
Bachelor's Degree Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 5
Bachelor's Degree Natural Resources Management and Policy. 1
Bachelor's Degree Forestry. 22 $27,000 $270 $41,305 ($3,442) $53,543 ($4,462)
Master's Degree Forestry. 13
Doctoral Degree Forestry. 1
Bachelor's Degree Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management. 12 $23,482 ($1,957)
Bachelor's Degree Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication. 11
Bachelor's Degree Audiovisual Communications Technologies/Technicians. 12
Bachelor's Degree Computer Science. 54 $24,763 $246 $76,493 ($6,374) $90,596 ($7,550)
Master's Degree Computer Science. 17
Doctoral Degree Computer Science. 1
Bachelor's Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 83 $27,000 $286 $75,286 ($6,274) $89,146 ($7,429)
Master's Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 64
Doctoral Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 13
Graduate/Professional Certificate Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 20
Bachelor's Degree Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering. 38 $26,545 $276 $59,825 ($4,985) $62,544 ($5,212)
Master's Degree Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering. 15
Doctoral Degree Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering. 4
Bachelor's Degree Materials Engineering 35 $27,000 $276 $69,927 ($5,827) $80,921 ($6,743)
Bachelor's Degree Mechanical Engineering. 294 $27,000 $286 $71,036 ($5,920) $82,648 ($6,887)
Master's Degree Mechanical Engineering. 123 $95,247 ($7,937)
Doctoral Degree Mechanical Engineering. 14
Bachelor's Degree Surveying Engineering. 3
Bachelor's Degree Geological/Geophysical Engineering. 17 $22,849 $246 $59,549 ($4,962)
Master's Degree Geological/Geophysical Engineering. 1
Doctoral Degree Geological/Geophysical Engineering. 1
Graduate/Professional Certificate Electromechanical Engineering. 15
Bachelor's Degree Electrical Engineering Technologies/Technicians. 11
Graduate/Professional Certificate Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians. 12
Bachelor's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 23 $20,091 $204 $53,316 ($4,443)
Master's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 7
Doctoral Degree Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology. 2
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry. 12
Master's Degree Chemistry. 2
Doctoral Degree Chemistry. 4
Bachelor's Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 6
Master's Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 7
Doctoral Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 5
Bachelor's Degree Physics. 5
Master's Degree Physics. 5
Doctoral Degree Physics. 7
Bachelor's Degree Psychology, General. 12 $42,547 ($3,546)
Master's Degree Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology. 5
Doctoral Degree Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology. 1
Master's Degree Public Policy Analysis. 1
Doctoral Degree Public Policy Analysis. 2
Bachelor's Degree Social Sciences, General. 4
Bachelor's Degree Anthropology. 2
Doctoral Degree Archeology. 1
Bachelor's Degree Economics. 2
Master's Degree Economics. 2
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Geography and Cartography. 1
Master's Degree Geography and Cartography. 6
Bachelor's Degree Visual and Performing Arts, General. 1
Bachelor's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 7
Bachelor's Degree Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions. 25 $26,000 $265 $61,235 ($5,103)
Bachelor's Degree Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration. 2
Master's Degree Medical Illustration and Informatics. 8
Bachelor's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 8 $69,803 ($5,817)
Master's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 41 $225 $66,222 ($5,519)
Bachelor's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 15
Master's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 12
Doctoral Degree Biology, General. 2
Master's Degree Materials Engineering 9
Bachelor's Degree Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management. 17 $27,000 $286 $72,056 ($6,005) $79,637 ($6,636)
Master's Degree Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management. 1
Graduate/Professional Certificate Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research. 3
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 5
Bachelor's Degree Engineering, General. 2
Bachelor's Degree Biomedical/Medical Engineering. 52 $27,000 $286 $63,166 ($5,264) $86,435 ($7,203)
Master's Degree Biomedical/Medical Engineering. 12
Doctoral Degree Biomedical/Medical Engineering. 2
Bachelor's Degree Chemical Engineering. 92 $24,750 $253 $74,544 ($6,212) $86,338 ($7,195)
Master's Degree Chemical Engineering. 9
Doctoral Degree Chemical Engineering. 6
Bachelor's Degree Civil Engineering. 79 $26,000 $261 $66,335 ($5,528) $75,832 ($6,319)
Master's Degree Civil Engineering. 20 $73,056 ($6,088) $78,509 ($6,542)
Doctoral Degree Civil Engineering. 3
Graduate/Professional Certificate Civil Engineering. 2
Bachelor's Degree Computer Engineering. 77 $27,000 $286 $75,322 ($6,277) $94,603 ($7,884)
Master's Degree Computer Engineering. 7
Doctoral Degree Computer Engineering. 1
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 1 $87,892 ($7,324)
Bachelor's Degree Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians. 38 $29,875 $314 $61,494 ($5,125) $76,003 ($6,334)
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 4
Master's Degree Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies. 8
Doctoral Degree Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies. 3
Associate's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 1
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 24 $21,199 $225 $39,967 ($3,331)
Master's Degree Biology, General. 12
Bachelor's Degree Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 11
Doctoral Degree Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 4
Master's Degree Genetics. 1
Doctoral Degree Genetics. 1
Doctoral Degree Physiology, Pathology and Related Sciences. 2
Master's Degree Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology. 4
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics. 22 $23,250 $186
Master's Degree Mathematics. 6
Doctoral Degree Mathematics. 4
Bachelor's Degree Statistics. 4
Master's Degree Statistics. 25
Doctoral Degree Statistics. 1
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma International/Global Studies. 7
Graduate/Professional Certificate Sustainability Studies. 7
Bachelor's Degree Finance and Financial Management Services. 10
Bachelor's Degree Management Information Systems and Services. 9 $28,000 $297
Bachelor's Degree Marketing. 6 $49,399 ($4,117)
Bachelor's Degree Construction Management. 8
Bachelor's Degree History. 3


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $98,208
Full time faculty: 89%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 13.0

School's endowment start of year: $117,623,889 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $151,519,725 (2022)