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Michigan Technological University
Michigan Tech was founded in 1885 and today is a leading public research university developing new technologies and preparing students to create the future for a prosperous and sustainable world. Michigan Tech offers more than 130 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in engineering; forest resources; computing; technology; business; economics; natural, physical and environmental sciences; arts; humanities; and social sciences. Michigan Tech undergraduates study across disciplines through team learning and research. Graduate students develop as scholars in a wide range of academic programs. In courses and research, our faculty and students integrate learning with application.
The Huskies Community
Enterprise teams allow students to solve real problems for industry sponsors. The Pavlis Institute for Global Technological Leadership and the Senior Design capstone program provide additional leadership training. Michigan Tech has more Peace Corps Master’s International programs than any other US university, and our Graduate School continues to grow, especially at the doctoral level. Nearly 15 percent of our students come from other nations. Our students enjoy on-campus biking and jogging trails and golf course. Winter brings Nordic skiing on our trails and downhill skiing and snowboarding on our ski hill, and Winter Carnival features massive snow statues. The Rozsa Center hosts cultural events, and Huskies athletics include NCAA Division I men’s ice hockey; Division II men’s football; men’s and women’s basketball, tennis, track and field, Nordic skiing, and cross country; and women’s soccer and volleyball.
|Total Undergraduate Students||5,621|
|American Indian / Alaskan Native||30||1%|
|African American / Black||73||1%|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||3||<1%|
|Two or More Races||120||2%|
|Race/Ethnicity Not Reported||173||3%|
|Where do Michigan Tech undergraduates call home?|
|Other US States & Territories||22%|
|How old are Michigan Tech undergraduates?|
|Percent of Undergraduates Age 25 or Older||4%|
|Test Scores of Enrolled New Freshmen||ACT||SAT|
|Composite||24 - 29|
|Math||25 - 30||570 - 688|
|English||22 - 29|
|Critical Reading||520 - 640|
|High School Background of Enrolled New Freshmen|
|Percent in top 25% of High School Graduating Class||65%|
|Percent in top 50% of High School Graduating Class||91%|
|Percent of New Freshmen who submitted HS GPA||76%|
|Average High School GPA (4-point scale)||3.66|
|Percent who submitted High School GPA||98%|
The cost to attend Michigan Technological University varies based on the individual circumstances of students and may be reduced through grants and scholarships.
NOTE: Students may receive aid from more than one source.
|Students per Faculty||13 to 1|
|Undergraduate classes with fewer than 30 students||71%|
|Undergraduate classes with fewer than 50 students||87%|
|Total Full-Time Instructional Faculty||403|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Are Female||28%|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Are Persons of Color||17%|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Have the Highest Academic Degree Offered in Their Field of Study||87%|
91% of new freshmen live in campus-based housing or residence halls.
48% of all undergraduates live on campus
Michigan Tech takes every precaution to ensure a safe and supportive learning environment. Our emergency plan continually educates the campus community, is able to disseminate information accurately and rapidly, and is tested regularly. All students, faculty, and staff receive a Guide to Emergency Procedures, and the campus community is urged to review safety information on the “Safety First” website. Our Public Safety and Police Services Department works closely and constructively with local law enforcement agencies and University officials on a continual basis. Michigan Tech students, faculty, and staff recently formed an on-campus medical response group. This group is made up of more than thirty trained and certified volunteers who are available to respond around-the-clock to provide basic life-support medical services.
The Carnegie Classification's were created "to reference the great diversity of colleges and universities in the United States, and ... enable [people] to identify groups of roughly comparable institutions." For information on the Carnegie Classifications system, please visit their website: http://classifications.carnegiefoundation.org/
Students who are actively involved in their own learning and development are more likely to be successful in college. Colleges and universities offer students a wide variety of opportunities both inside and outside the classroom to become engaged with new ideas, people, and experiences. Institutions measure the effectiveness of these opportunities in a variety of ways to better understand what types of activities and programs students find the most helpful.
Institutions participating in the VSA program measure student involvement on campus using one of four national surveys. Results from the one survey are reported for a common set of questions selected as part of VSA. Following are the selected results from the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). The questions have been grouped together in categories that are known to contribute to student learning and development. The results reported below are based on the responses of seniors who participated in the survey.
|Degrees awarded at Michigan Technological University in 2012-13|
|Areas of Study with the largest number of bachelor's degrees awarded in 2012-13|
|Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering.||8%|
|Links to degree programs at Michigan Technological University|
First-time students in Fall 2012 that returned for their second year: 82%