Kettering University

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School Overview

Kettering University, located in Flint Michigan, was formerly known as the GMI Engineering and Management Instituted and General Motors Institute. The history of Kettering University is tied to the growth and development of the automotive in the United States. Kettering University offers programs for students seeking careers in STEM fields–careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Kettering also offers several highly reputable business programs. At Kettering students have the opportunity to earn either a bachelor’s or master’s degree. Kettering emphasizes cooperative education and experiential learning (i.e., learning from experience). The school’s campus is located where the main manufacturing facility for General Motors used to be next to the Flint River. Kettering has an undergraduate enrollment of roughly 2,000 students and is named after Charles Kettering, the former had of research at General Motors.


Kettering University offers Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree programs focusing on STEM. Bachelor degree fields of study include Applied Physics, Applied Mathematics, Bioinformatics, Biochemistry, Business Administration, Chemical Engineering, Computer Science, Chemistry, Computer Engineering, Engineering Physics, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering. In addition to bachelor’s degrees, the university also offers several master’s degree programs in various fields including Information Technology, Operations Management, Manufacturing Management, Engineering Management, Manufacturing Operations and General Engineering. While every undergraduate program differs, most require the completion of 160 credit hours in order to graduate.

But the list of programs doesn’t end there. Kettering offers over 40 other courses of study, specialties, concentrations and minors. Surprising Kettering also has a very reputable pre-med programs for aspiring physicians and medical professionals. The school’s pre-med program is one of the few in the region to have early assurance agreements that ensure admittance of its students to the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine.

General Information

Admission Office

1700 West University Avenue

Flint, MI 48504-4898

(810) 762-7865

(800) 955-4464

Fax: (810) 762-9837

Contact: Barbara Sosin

Director of Admissions
Main Address

1700 West University Avenue

Flint, MI 48504-4898

(810) 762-9500

Total undergrads: 2,134

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 441

Degree-seeking undergrads: 2,134

Graduate enrollment: 466


Urban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $35

Online application fee: Free
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 67%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 94%

College Majors

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Business Administration/Management B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B


Computer Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Industrial Engineering B
Mechanical Engineering B


Applied Mathematics B

Physical Sciences

Applied Physics B
Chemical engineering B
Chemistry B
Engineering physics B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Kettering University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (800) 955-4464
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:
Address: 1700 University Avenue, Flint, MI 48504-6214
Setting: City: Small
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 2,221
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 61%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 14 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 1,845 (83% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $44,380
Out-of-state Tuition: $44,380
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 100%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $21,172

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Kettering University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Kettering University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 3
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 225
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 1
Engineering 61
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 1
Health Professions and Related Programs 1
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1
Physical Sciences 2
Grand total 4157

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Kettering University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $44,380
Out-of-state $44,380
Books and supplies $1,100

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $13,332
Out-of-state $13,332

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 362 100%
Grant or scholarship aid 361 99% $21,172
Student loan aid 226 62% $11,641

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 1,828 97% $19,145
Federal student loans 1,067 57% $6,554

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Kettering University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Kettering University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 2,262 1,591 671
Percent admitted 100% 75% 68%
Percent admitted who enrolled 15% 17% 12%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Kettering University Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 2,221
Undergraduate enrollment 1,799
Graduate enrollment 422

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Kettering University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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