Michigan Technological University

Michigan Technological University

Michigan Technological University, also known as Michigan Tech or MTU, is a public university located in Houghton, Michigan, United States. It was established in 1885 as the Michigan Mining School. After a few name and status changes, it gained university status in 1964. The university offers more than 120 degree programs through the following academic division:

  • School of Business and Economics
  • The College of Engineering
  • The College of Sciences and Arts
  • The School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science
  • The School of Technology

MTU's official mascot is the Husky, and its sports teams are known as the Huskies. They compete in the NCAA's Division II Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

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Michigan Technological University
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton , MI 49931-1295
General Phone: (906) 487-1885

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Michigan Technological University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Engineering748engineering, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, engineering mechanics, engineering physics, environmental engineering, materials engineering, ...
Business and Management132business management, international business, actuarial science
Computer Science and Engineering127computer and info science, computer networking, system administration, computer engineering, software engineering
Science123biology, biochem/biophysics/molecular biology, molecular genetics, bioinformatics, ecology, atmospheric sciences, chemistry, chemistry courses, geology, ...
Engineering Technician105engineering technology, civil engineering tech, electronics tech, electromechanical tech, industrial tech, mechanical engineering tech, drafting
Conservation and Resource Management54environmental science, forestry, forest sciences, forest management, wildlife management
Liberal Arts44German language, French language, Spanish language, technical and business writing, liberal arts and sciences, humanities, international studies, interdisciplinary studies, social services, ...
Mathematics42mathematics, computational mathematics
Media40communication studies, organizational communications, communication and journalism, recording arts tech
Education and Teaching16physical education teaching, science teaching
Therapy and Counseling16psychology
Real Estate and Construction Management15construction management
Medical Support and Technology6clinical lab tech
Medicine5pharmaceutical chemistry
Family and Social Work4public policy analysis
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy3health and physical education, exercise science
Art Studies0visual and performing arts
Drama and Performing Arts0theatre design

Number of programs and degrees for Michigan Technological University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1,14647
Master's degree19627
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship5422
Award of less than 1 academic year5315
Postbaccalaureate certificate112
Associate's degree205

Michigan Technological University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Michigan Technological University had a total enrollment of 6,744 students (6,260 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 76%
Women 24%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 85%
Graduate 15%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 78%
Black 2%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 6%
(Foreign Students) 11%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 32%
20-21 32%
22-24 20%
25-29 7%
30-34 3%
35-39 2%
40-49 2%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

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

(International Students)5%

Michigan Technological University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 83 %
Part-Time 67 %

Michigan Technological University Room and Board (2007)

Michigan Technological University offers campus housing for 3,045 of its 6,260 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Michigan Technological University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal530650
SAT Math590690
SAT Writing500620
ACT Verbal2127
ACT Math2429
ACT Composite2328

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT15%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT93%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Michigan Technological University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 10,761
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 22,521
Room and board $ 7,738
Room charge $ 4,111
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,627
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 2,444

Financial Aid:
Michigan Technological University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 229200)

Michigan Technological University Faculty

Michigan Technological University 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
Professoracademic year82$95,44014$83,265
Associate professoracademic year84$75,34530$72,690
Assistant professoracademic year70$71,40924$69,335
Instructoracademic year10$49,2798$44,193
Lectureracademic year17$54,04022$48,545
All faculty totalacademic year263$78,19498$65,633

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

Michigan Technological University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Basketball Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Track Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports262450

Michigan Technological University Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Visual and Performing Arts, General

Business And Management
Actuarial Science
Business Administration and Management, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Software Engineering
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Sciences, General
System Administration/Administrator

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science
Forest Management/Forest Resources Management
Forest Sciences and Biology
Forestry, General
Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management

Drama And Performing Arts
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology

Education And Teaching
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education

Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering Mechanics
Engineering Physics
Engineering, General
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Geological/Geophysical Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Mining and Mineral Engineering
Surveying Engineering

Engineering Technician
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Tech
Engineering Technology, General
Industrial Technology/Technician
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Public Policy Analysis

Liberal Arts
Applied Economics
Economics, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
International/Global Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Social Sciences, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Technical and Business Writing

Computational Mathematics
Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
Organizational Communication, General
Recording Arts Technology/Technician

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist

Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry (MS, PhD)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General
Kinesiology and Exercise Science

Real Estate And Construction Management
Construction Management

Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
Biochemistry/Biophysics and Molecular Biology
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Chemistry, Other
Geology/Earth Science, General
Geophysics and Seismology
Molecular Genetics
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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