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Michigan Technological University

Also known as Michigan Tech

1400 Townsend Drive, Houghton, MI

Campus image of Michigan Technological University

About
Michigan Technical University, a public four year research institution located in Houghton, Michigan, was founded 1885 as the Michigan Mining School. The school was established by Jay Abel Hubbell to provide an education for mining engineers. The school maintained mining education until the end of World War I, where it began adding technical programs to its offerings. By 1931 the school had increased its enrollment, and as a result it began adding more programs, going through a series of name changes and eventually offering over 130 programs and having an enrollment of nearly 7000 students a year. Michigan Tech is considered one of the best schools in the midwestern United States by the Princeton Review, and 115th overall according to US News and World Report.

Academics
Michigan Technical University offers a large number of programs resulting in undergraduate and graduate degrees. The large number of programs allows students to find a program that is right for them in achieving their academic and professional goals. Though the school is referred to as a technical university, it offers programs in a variety of fields. The school also has a large number of minors available to help students augment their education. Graduate programs reflect the technical aspects of the school, focusing primarily on engineering and sciences.

Programs offered include:

Admissions and Financial Aid
Students may apply online to begin the admissions process at Michigan Technical University. Students will also provide transcripts and test scores, all of which will be used to determine whether or not students will be admitted to the university. Once all information has been received, it will be reviewed by the admission committee and final decision made well prior to the start of the fall semester.

Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants, work study programs and scholarships. Students in need of financial assistance must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) which will be used by the school to determine need, eligibility and awards. Students may be required to provide additional information regarding finances and taxes to ensure the accuracy o0f the provided information prior to the disbursement of funds. A number of scholarships are also available through private organizations which require separate applications and are awarded for a variety of reasons.

Athletics
The Michigan Tech Huskies participate in a number of intercollegiate athletic programs through the NCAA. These programs offer  students the opportunity to experience personal and group success in a healthy competitive environment. Students also learn the value of discipline, good health and teamwork while working toward a common goal.

Athletic programs offered:

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Skiing
  • Hockey
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball

Admission Requirements & Details

The admission details below may give an overview of the applicants Michigan Tech accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

The total student enrollment at Michigan Technological University is about 7,200, with undergraduate students making up about 79% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.

$16,600

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $16,600. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition estimates per year:
    • In-State: $15,000-$18,000
    • Out-of-State: $31,000-$36,950
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • State Residents: $570-$680 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $1,200-$1,400 per credit unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid98%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships96%$11,063
Receiving Student Loans63%$7,493
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, Michigan Technological University may provide services like:

  • Online classes
  • Counseling assistance
  • Student employment
  • Helping students find work after graduation
  • Day care

Graduation Rates

Michigan Technological University has an overall graduation rate which is around 65%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years23%
Graduating in 5 Years33%
Graduating in 6 Years8%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Teacher Education (Bachelor's) Program
    • * Accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council, Accreditation Committee (since 2012)
  • English Language Program
    • * Accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (since 2015)
  • Graduate Teacher Education Program
    • * Accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council, Accreditation Committee (since 2012)

Intercollegiate Athletics

Michigan Technological University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division II (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Basketball (Great Lakes Intercollegiate Ath Conf)
  • Football (Great Lakes Intercollegiate Ath Conf)
  • Ice Hockey
  • Skiing
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field, Outdoor
  • Track and Field, X-Country
  • Volleyball
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Michigan Technological University by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communication Technology

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

Engineering

Engineering Technology

English Language and Literature

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Natural Resources and Conservation

Physical Sciences

Psychology

Public Administration and Social Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
75.44%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
98%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
12:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
16

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$10,356