Kettering University

Kettering University

Kettering University, previously known as General Motor Institute, is a private university located in Flint, Michigan, United States. The campus spreads across an area of 90 acres. It was established in 1919 by Albert Sobey. In January 1998, the name was changed to Kettering University. The university offers undergraduate and post-graduate degree courses in diverse areas of study.

Kettering University's students participate in sports such as soccer, basketball, Ice hockey, soccer, lacrosse, and volleyball. Their official mascot is the Bulldog. Some notable alumni of the university are Donald J. Almquist, Chairman and President of Delco Electronics; Henio Arcangeli, President of Motorsports Group Company; and Michael Burns, CEO of Dana Corporation.

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Kettering University
1700 University Avenue (formerly Third Avenue)
Flint , MI 48504-4898
General Phone: (800) 955-4464

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Kettering Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Engineering376electrical engineering, engineering science, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, manufacturing engineering
Business and Management138business management, operations management, business administration, MIS, business and related services
Computer Science and Engineering20computer science, computer engineering
Science7biochemistry, chemistry, physics
Mathematics3applied mathematics

Number of programs and degrees for Kettering in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree40712
Master's degree1376

Kettering Student Body

In 2007-2008, Kettering had a total enrollment of 2,675 students (2,721 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 81%
Women 19%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 81%
Graduate 19%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 71%
Black 7%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 5%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 9%
(Foreign Students) 5%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 25%
20-21 30%
22-24 23%
25-29 10%
30-34 4%
35-39 3%
40-49 4%
50-64 1%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York2%
(International Students)2%

Kettering Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 85 %

Kettering Room and Board (2007)

Kettering offers campus housing for 620 of its 2,721 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Flint, Michigan for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Michigan Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Kettering Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal530630
SAT Math590670
ACT Verbal2328
ACT Math2530
ACT Composite2429

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT28%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT88%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Kettering Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 26,936
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 26,936
Room and board $ 6,182
Room charge $ 3,872
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,310
Books and supplies $ 1,099
Other expenses $ 7,371

Financial Aid:
Kettering participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 226200)

Kettering Faculty

Kettering has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year13$100,4120*
Associate professorcalendar year3$82,6970*
Lecturercalendar year2*2*
All faculty totalcalendar year18$92,4162*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year39$73,7413$75,338
Associate professoracademic year27$64,78711$63,771
Assistant professoracademic year14$62,5515$48,284
Lectureracademic year2*1*
All faculty totalacademic year82$68,24520$62,001

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Kettering Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other
Management Information Systems, General
Operations Management and Supervision

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science

Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering Science
Industrial Engineering
Manufacturing Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Applied Mathematics

Chemistry, General
Physics, General

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