Michigan Technological University

1400 Townsend Drive, Houghton, MI 49931-1295

School Details

Michigan Technological University is a four-year public school located in Houghton, Michigan. Michigan Tech was founded in 1885 to train mining engineers to operate the local copper mines. The school’s main campus sits on more than 900 acres overlooking Portage Lake.

Michigan Technological University offers associate’s degrees, bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, and doctorate degrees. Michigan Tech offers more than 130 degree programs through its five colleges and schools:

  • The College of Engineering
  • The College of Sciences and Arts
  • The School of Business and Economics
  • The School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science
  • The School of Technology

Michigan Tech has an Enterprise Program that allows students to work in business-like environments on real-world projects while completing their degree. Enterprise partners include: Nanotechnology Innovations, Hybrid Transportation, Aerospace, Blue Marble Security, Husky Game Development, Boardsports Technologies, and Wireless Communications Enterprises.

Michigan Technological University has 7,022 students (5,719 undergraduates) and 628 faculty members, giving the university a 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio. Of all faculty members, 512 teach full-time and 116 teach part-time. About 93 percent of undergraduate students study full-time and seven percent study part-time. Most graduate students (69%) study full-time and 31 percent study part-time.

The student body contains 25 percent female students and 75 percent male students. About 85 percent of all students are white with the remaining students being black (5%), Hispanic (5%), Asian (3%), and American Indian (2%). About 95 percent of students are ages 24 and younger, with five percent of students being ages 25 and older. About 75 percent of students are from Michigan, 22 percent are from out-of-state, and three percent are from a foreign country. The retention rate for first-time, full-time students is 83 percent and the retention rate for first-time, part-time students is 60 percent. The overall graduation rate is 65 percent and the overall transfer-out rate is 25 percent.

Students have access to services such as: ROTC (Army, Air Force), teacher certification, distance education, study abroad, academic counseling, career counseling, employment services for students, placement services for completers, and on-campus daycare.

Students have a wide range of activities to participate in, including: Greek Life, Student Organization, and the Enterprise Program. More than 200 student organizations are also available, ranging from the Huskies Pep Band and the Society of Women Engineers. Currently, 13 fraternities and 8 sororities are on campus. Athletic teams are called the “Huskies” and compete in the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

Tuition payment plans are offered. Financial aid is offered in the form of state grants, federal grants, scholarships, and loans. To qualify to receive financial aid, students must complete a FAFSA form. Approximately 97 percent of those attending Michigan Technological University receive financial aid.

Michigan Technological University receives over 4,550 applications per year and accepts about 75 percent of those students.

Michigan Technological University is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission


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    4-year, Public
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  • Highest Level Of Offering:
    Doctor's degree
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