Michigan Technological University in Houghton

Houghton, MI

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Overview

Michigan Technological University offers 433-degree programs and 24 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 12:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 76%. The most popular test is SAT - 6% of students submitted it in comparison to 96% of students who submitted ACT. 73.2% are women, and 26.8% are men. 16% percents of international students. Michigan Technological University is a member of 5 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Michigan Technological University is 14336$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $17540 and $27056 per year. 64% of full-time Michigan Technological University students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $61,400, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Michigan Technological University is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.

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$14,336
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By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Michigan Technological University students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$8,056
$30,001 - $48,000$9,745
$48,001 - $75,000$12,337
$75,001 - $110,000$16,519
$110,001+$20,128

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Recommendations
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Finance

Charges:

  • Typical room charge for academic year: 5486

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -

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Percent of students with financial aid

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21%

Types of financial aids

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4867 of Michigan Technological University undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 86 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Michigan Technological University number 14 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Michigan.

Students at Michigan Technological University awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
$0 - $30,000
100%
$17,331
$30,001 - $48,000
100%
$15,861
$48,001 - $75,000
100%
$12,809
$75,001 - $110,000
99.39%
$8,833
$110,001+
95.21%
$4,969

Salary After Attending

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$61,400

According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services

Career

Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Recognized student veteran organization

Disability services

5%

Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Michigan Technological University.

ROTC

ROTC - Army

ROTC - Air Force

Study abroad

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program offering scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

Study abroad - programs and arrangements providing students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for football
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate

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64%
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Michigan Technological University graduation rate is above the national average.

64% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Michigan Technological University completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This indicator doesn’t take into account students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare institutions.

Applying information

Average number of admissions to one applicant

1 : 1

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

4 : 1

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Recommendations
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.

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76%

In comparison to National Average

Michigan Technological University acceptance rate is above national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 70%, so acceptance rate value is above state average for 6%.

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76%
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In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $10k - $20k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 66%, so Michigan Technological University acceptance rate value is above state net price average for 10%.

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76%
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Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.
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31%

Total

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31%

Full time

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0%

Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate

87%

Part-time retention rate

50%

The Michigan Technological University full-time retention rate is 87% and part-time retention rate is 50%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and continue studying in the same program next fall semester are included in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important indicator: if it is high, it demonstrates that school has quality curriculum, pleasant student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

SAT/ACT scores

SAT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Michigan Technological University students submitting SAT scores

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6%

Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
1600 - 1990

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 540 - 670
Math: 560 - 690
Writing: 500 - 630

SAT Test Score Range

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ACT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Michigan Technological University students submitting ACT scores

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96%

Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
24 - 29

ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
English: 23 - 29
Math: 25 - 29
Writing: 0 - 0

ACT Test Score Range

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SAT Score Converter

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Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Michigan Technological University is 12:1, that means that for every 12 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio

12:1
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Men/Women

Number of international students

1188
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16%

Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown

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Students enrollment in distance education

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In Michigan Technological University the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown

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Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Michigan Technological University and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Michigan.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 1400 Townsend Drive address in Houghton, Michigan.

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Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Michigan Technological University with 0.11% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary, forcible sex offense, and motor vehicle theft.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Michigan Technological University offers 433 programs in total: 165 are for Bachelor's degree, 105 - for Master's degree, 82 - for Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs, 51 - for less than 1-year certificate programs, 24 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate, and 6 are Associate's degree.

This is the middle number of programs in comparison with other 194 universities in Michigan state. Michigan Technological University is one of the few institutions in Michigan that offers an Associate's degree program.

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Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 24 distance education programs that are provided in the Michigan Technological University: 15 are for Master's degree, 6 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate and 3 are Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be fully online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. So look carefully into each program to make sure you can commit.

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Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Michigan state average data to help you compare.

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Michigan Technological University provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 5448 students with 166053 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 1069 with 19237 credit hours.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Michigan Technological University

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

Great school, very safe and enjoyable environment, the library is a great place to study, not alot of girls about but they are all smart and hardworking. Would recommend

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Awesome community, friendly professors, and more than enough snow!

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Located in the Middle of nowhere. No girls or bars or clubs in town to meet girls. The average school club has like 8 people in it. Most people here are awkward and yet judgmental. This school has a smaller student body than many community colleges in Michigan. DO NOT COME HERE IF YOU ARE AN OLDER STUDENT. you will be miserable here if you start out past age 19. There is a severe lack of age diversity in undergrad here, and you will be seen as the weird older student and have not much in common with other students (for all you military vets and "non traditional student" types).There are 3 positives. 1. In the winter, there are many winter sports you can do: snowboarding etc. 2. nothing to do when there is no snow makes it easier to study. 3. The professors are amazing. I mean these students are spoiled with these amazing professors.If you choose this place, your social life is likely to be put on hold for a few years.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

The most amazing school that I could have ever asked for! A community that always stands up for peace, and then turns around to kick ass in hockey + football! My classmates are incredibly passionate about their school work. As a junior, most classmates I've spoken to have already been employed in their field of study through an internship or co-op. We have world class academia intertwined with support staff that brings top employers to campus for interviews. They sell beautiful, professional clothing at cost to ensure everyone is dressed for perfection when they meet with their dream employer. At 20 years old, you can begin putting your engineering skills to use, saving your company hundreds of thousands of dollars - and you can make a lot of $$ too. I constantly marvel at my colleagues here at MTU. They are so brilliant, so determined, so responsible, and so happy about where they are going. I have never met a student or faculty member who was here by default. We are here because it is beautiful and we can enjoy the fantastic academic programs.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

As someone who attended this school and transferred out (more than a quarter of students do) I have a critical viewpoint. Professors were good, class sizes were acceptably small for the freshmen and sophomore classes I was taking although they were easy and boring. The school's admissions office is struggling to get enough students so they basically accept anyone and its obvious in the student body. I would not recommend this school for above average (honors/AP) high school student.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 1400 Townsend Drive

Place:

Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +9064871885

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: mtu.edu

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