Michigan Technological University

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School Overview

Michigan Technological University, also referred to as Michigan Tech, MTU or locally as just Tech, is a public university located on a 925-acre campus in Houghton, Michigan, and is situated on a hill that overlooks the Portage Lake. Michigan Tech is nationally classified as a research university with “high research activity”. It was established in 1885 as a training school for mining engineers and was the first higher education institution in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

Over the last hundred years Michigan Tech has gone through several named changes, each reflecting a transition or enhancement to its education offerings. Michigan Tech now offers over 130 degree programs and recently added several new engineering concentrations in technology, science, business and forestry. Michigan Tech comprises five academic colleges and schools. It was ranked 115th in the United States by U.S. News & World Report based on several factors including student selectivity, peer assessment and financial stability. It’s also been ranked by Princeton Review as one of the “Best in the Midwest” colleges.

General Information

Admission Office

1400 Townsend Drive

Houghton, MI 49931-1295

(906) 487-2335

(888) 688-1885

Fax: (906) 487-2125

Contact: Allison Carter

Director of Admissions
Main Address

1400 Townsend Drive

Houghton, MI 49931-1295

(906) 487-1885


Total undergrads: 6,034

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,365

Degree-seeking undergrads: 5,923

Graduate enrollment: 984


Rural setting

Small town (2,500 – 9,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Online application fee: Free

Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 75%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 82%

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Arts – General B
Theater Design/Stagecraft B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Bioinformatics B
Biology B
Chem/Phys/Molecular Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Business Administration/Management B
Construction Management B

Communications & Journalism

Communication, journalism, and related programs B
Communications/Rhetoric B
Organizational Communication C

Communications Technologies

Recording Arts Technology B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Networking/Telecommunications B
Computer/Information Sciences – General B
System Administration B


Biomedical Engineering B
Chemical Engineering B
Civil Engineering B
Computer Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Engineering – General B
Environmental Engineering B
Geological Engineering B
Materials Engineering B
Mechanical Engineering B
Software Engineering B
Surveying Engineering B

Engineering Technologies

Drafting and Design Technology C
Electrical Engineering Technologies B
Engineering Technology – General A
Industrial Technology B
Mechanical Engineering Technology B

English Language & Literature

Technical/Business Writing C

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Clinical Laboratory Science B
Medicinal/Pharmaceutical Chemistry B


History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Humanities A
Liberal Arts & Sciences B


Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Multi-/interdisciplinary studies C

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Science B
Forest Management B,C
Forestry – General B
Wildlife/Wilderness Management B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences B
Health/Physical Fitness B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Chemistry B
Geology B
GeophysicsSeismology B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Cartography C
Economics B
Social Sciences – General 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.

Michigan Technological University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(906) 487-1885
Type of School:4-year, Public
Apply Online:https://www.banweb.mtu.edu/pls/owa/bwskalog.P_DispLoginNon
Address:1400 Townsend Drive, Houghton, MI 49931-1295
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:7,252
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):66%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:12 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:6,911 (95% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$14,634
Out-of-state Tuition:$30,968
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:97%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$11,772

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Michigan Technological University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Michigan Technological University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences333
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services272
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs1211
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services311
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields124
English Language and Literature/Letters11
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics4
Health Professions and Related Programs21
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities11
Mathematics and Statistics1222
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies411
Natural Resources and Conservation1421
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies21
Physical Sciences546
Public Administration and Social Service Professions11
Social Sciences1331
Visual and Performing Arts2
Grand total243563527

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Michigan Technological University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Health Professions and Related Programs1
Social Sciences1
Grand total251

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Michigan Technological 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 Fees2016-2017
Books and supplies$1,200

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid1,23697%
Grant or scholarship aid1,19994%$11,772
Student loan aid77160%$7,682

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid4,94987%$10,917
Federal student loans3,23957%$6,559

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Michigan Technological 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 Michigan Technological University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

Number of applicants5,5893,8571,732
Percent admitted100%76%78%
Percent admitted who enrolled25%26%21%

Admissions Considerations

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

Michigan Technological University Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment7,252
Undergraduate enrollment5,811
Graduate enrollment1,441

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

Michigan Technological University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
    • English Language (English Language English as a Second Language Program)

*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. CollegeAtlas.org 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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