Milwaukee School of Engineering

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School Overview

The Milwaukee School of Engineering (also referred to as “MSOE”) is a privately owned and operated four-year university located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Total annual enrollment at MSOE is roughly 2,500, which includes about 2300 undergraduate and 200 graduate students. The school was founded in 1903 as the School of Engineering of Milwaukee and later changed to Milwaukee School of Engineering.

As its name suggests, programs at MSOE focus on engineering, with courses offered in engineering technology, computer, architectural engineering, construction management, business and nursing. While MSOE offers both undergraduate and graduate degree programs, the school is considered an undergraduate institution and the majority of degrees awarded are bachelor’s degrees. The school does offer 9 master’s degree programs.

MSOE has about 130 full-time faculty and a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1. About three fourths of the faculty hold either a doctoral or terminal degree in their field of expertise.

The Milwaukee School of Engineering offers a unique program and opportunity for its undergraduate students. As of 2012, qualifying undergraduate students can earn a master’s degree upon complete of their bachelor’s degree without paying tuition. This program is available to all undergraduate students who meet certain academic standards and requirements.

General Information

Admission Office

1025 North Broadway

Milwaukee, WI 53202-3109

(414) 277-6763

(800) 332-6763

Fax: (414) 277-7475

Contact: Dana Grennier

Director, Admission
Main Address

1025 North Broadway

Milwaukee, WI 53202-3109

(414) 277-6763

Total undergrads: 2,418

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 645

Degree-seeking undergrads: 2,418

Graduate enrollment: 204


Urban setting

Very large city (over 500,000)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $25

Online application fee: Free
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 70%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 74%

College Majors

Business, Management, & Marketing

Business – General B
Business Administration/Management B
Construction Management B
International Business B
Management Information Systems B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B


Architectural Engineering B
Biomedical Engineering B
Computer Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Engineering – General B
Industrial Engineering B
Mechanical Engineering B
Software Engineering B

Engineering Technologies

Electrical Engineering Technologies B
Mechanical Engineering Technology B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Nursing (RN) 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.

Milwaukee School of Engineering Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (800) 332-6763
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:
Address: 1025 N Broadway, Milwaukee, WI 53202-3109
Setting: City: Large
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 2,746
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 67%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 13 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 2,579 (94% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $42,162
Out-of-state Tuition: $42,162
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 99%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $26,750

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

Milwaukee School of Engineering Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Milwaukee School of Engineering.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 564
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 1
Engineering 115
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 2
Health Professions and Related Programs 13
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1
Grand total 62213

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Milwaukee School of Engineering 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 $42,162
Out-of-state $42,162
Books and supplies $1,000

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $23,475
Out-of-state $23,475

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 594 99%
Grant or scholarship aid 594 99% $26,750
Student loan aid 441 74% $8,788

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 2,432 94% $25,315
Federal student loans 1,789 69% $6,537

Admissions & Enrollment

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

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 3,552 2,436 1,116
Percent admitted 100% 63% 59%
Percent admitted who enrolled 16% 18% 14%

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

Milwaukee School of Engineering Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 2,746
Undergraduate enrollment 2,566
Graduate enrollment 180

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

Milwaukee School of Engineering Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels

*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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