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IPEDS ID: 171128
OPE ID: 00229200
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Michigan Technological University
1400 Townsend Drive, Houghton, Michigan 49931-1295
General information:  (906) 487-1885
Website:  www.mtu.edu
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Campus setting:  Town: Remote
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  7,218 (5,697 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  12 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
5%
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2015Full timePart time
Total faculty52793
Instructional40940
Research and public service11853
Total graduate assistants-424
Instructional-217
Research-207
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2013-20142014-20152015-20162016-2017% change 2015-2016 to 2016-2017
Tuition and fees
In-state$13,728$14,040$14,286$14,6342.4%
Out-of-state$28,608$29,520$30,250$30,9682.4%
Books and supplies$1,200$1,200$1,200$1,2000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$9,175$9,516$9,857$10,1052.5%
Other$2,272$2,300$2,334$2,3400.3%
Off Campus
Room and board$9,175$9,516$9,857$10,1052.5%
Other$2,272$2,300$2,334$2,3400.3%
Off Campus with Family
Other$2,272$2,300$2,334$2,3400.3%
Total Expenses2013-20142014-20152015-20162016-2017% change 2015-2016 to 2016-2017
In-state
On Campus$26,375$27,056$27,677$28,2792.2%
Off Campus$26,375$27,056$27,677$28,2792.2%
Off Campus with Family$17,200$17,540$17,820$18,1742.0%
Out-of-state
On Campus$41,255$42,536$43,641$44,6132.2%
Off Campus$41,255$42,536$43,641$44,6132.2%
Off Campus with Family$32,080$33,020$33,784$34,5082.1%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2016-2017
Tuition$17,384
Fees$248
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2014-2015
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid11,17198%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,14896%$12,700,599$11,063
Federal grants29925%$1,444,454$4,831
Pell grants28924%$1,292,014$4,471
Other federal grants28824%$152,440$529
State/local government grant or scholarships32727%$1,219,775$3,730
Institutional grants or scholarships1,12794%$10,036,370$8,905
Student loan aid75363%$5,642,090$7,493
Federal student loans74362%$4,051,936$5,453
Other student loans14412%$1,590,154$11,043
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid14,86786%$50,402,251$10,356
Pell grants1,42625%$6,352,316$4,455
Federal student loans3,25858%$21,947,341$6,736
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2012-20132013-20142014-2015
Average net price$15,434$15,629$16,631
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2012-20132013-20142014-2015
$0 – $30,000$9,204$8,056$8,975
$30,001 – $48,000$10,798$9,745$10,445
$48,001 – $75,000$12,826$12,337$13,497
$75,001 – $110,000$16,794$16,519$17,473
$110,001 and more$20,251$20,128$21,337
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2015
Total enrollment7,218
Undergraduate enrollment5,697
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment184
Graduate enrollment1,521
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 94%
Part-time: 6%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 73%
Female: 27%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 1%
Black or African American: 1%
Hispanic/Latino: 2%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 86%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%
Non-resident alien: 4%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 95%
25 and over: 5%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 73%
Out-of-state: 25%
Foreign countries: 2%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2014.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 71%
Part-time: 29%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 2%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 98%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 8%
Enrolled in some distance education: 2%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 90%
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2015
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants5,3863,7351,631
Percent admitted75%75%77%
Percent admitted who enrolled31%32%29%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2015 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT796%
ACT1,23096%
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading540670
SAT Math560690
SAT Writing500630
ACT Composite2429
ACT English2329
ACT Math2529
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 87%
Part-time students: 50%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2014 and Returned in Fall 2015
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 86 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2015.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 65%
Transfer-out rate: 22%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2007]
4-year: 24%
6-year: 66%
8-year: 68%
[Began in Fall 2009]
4-year: 23%
6-year: 65%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2007 or Fall 2009
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 63%
Female: 69%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 25%
Asian: 69%
Black or African American: 36%
Hispanic/Latino: 59%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 100%
White: 65%
Two or more races: 40%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 76%
Non-resident alien: 76%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2015-2016
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramAssociateBachelorMasterDoctorUndergraduate
Certificate
Postgraduate
Certificate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology-13-2--
Bioinformatics-1----
Biology/Biological Sciences, General-2180--
Ecology--4---
Molecular Genetics--10--
Category total-35132--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting-511---
Actuarial Science----0-
Business Administration and Management, General-2112---
Business Statistics----0-
Construction Management-3----
Finance, General-12----
Management Information Systems, General-13----
Marketing/Marketing Management, General-10----
Operations Management and Supervision-0----
Category total-6423-0-
Communication Technologies/Technicians and Support Services
Recording Arts Technology/Technician-8----
Category total-8----
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
International and Intercultural Communication-2----
Mass Communication/Media Studies----6-
Technical and Scientific Communication-1557--
Category total-17576-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science-5035--
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications-0----
Network and System Administration/Administrator-17----
Category total-6735--
Education
Educational Evaluation and Research-----0
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching----7-
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education--3---
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor----1-
Category total--3-80
Engineering
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering-47115--
Chemical Engineering-10284--
Civil Engineering, General-82304--
Computer Engineering, General-3451--
Computer Software Engineering-11----
Electrical and Electronics Engineering-7095d32056d
Electromechanical Engineering----27d
Engineering Mechanics--1---
Engineering, General-23d---
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering-38193--
Geological/Geophysical Engineering-1130--
Materials Engineering-2943--
Mechanical Engineering-249101d11d--
Mining and Mineral Engineering--00--
Surveying Engineering-3----
Water Resources Engineering-----5
Category total-678280d34d2268d
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician-5----
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology1-----
Engineering Technology, General0-----
Engineering/Industrial Management-12----
Industrial Technology/Technician-0----
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician-23----
Nanotechnology-----0
Category total140---0
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General-3----
Writing, General----4-
Category total-3--4-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Chinese Language and Literature----3-
French Language and Literature----0-
German Language and Literature----2-
Spanish Language and Literature----0-
Category total----5-
Health Professions and Related Programs
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist-12----
Medical Informatics--3d---
Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry-2----
Category total-143d---
History
History, General-1----
Category total-1----
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies2-----
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies-1----
Category total21----
Mathematics and Statistics
Computational and Applied Mathematics---0--
Mathematics, General-14173--
Statistics, General-1----
Statistics, Other--0--0
Category total-15173-0
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Cognitive Science--34--
International/Global Studies----110
Sustainability Studies----63
Category total--34173
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science-3----
Forest Management/Forest Resources Management--4-0-
Forest Sciences and Biology---8--
Forestry, General-227---
Natural Resources Management and Policy-0----
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management-6----
Category total-311180-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science-147---
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management-12----
Category total-267---
Physical Sciences
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General---2--
Chemistry, General-727--
Chemistry, Other-2----
Condensed Matter and Materials Physics---3--
Geology/Earth Science, General-1113--
Geophysics and Seismology-270--
Physics, General-945--
Category total-212420--
Psychology
Psychology, General-27----
Category total-27----
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Policy Analysis, General--82--
Category total--82--
Social Sciences
Anthropology-3----
Applied Economics--4---
Archeology--51--
Economics, General-2----
Geographic Information Science and Cartography--7d-1-
Social Sciences, General-3----
Category total-816d11-
Visual and Performing Arts
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology-6----
Visual and Performing Arts, General-3----
Category total-9----
Grand total31,065416866371
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2014-2015
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 63
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 5
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 2
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 0
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution (*)
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $13,153
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $7,843
  • (*) One or more average amounts of benefits/assistance are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
RETENTION RATES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
Full-time students: 50%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2015-2016 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division II with footballMenWomen
All Track Combined13969
Basketball1916
Football119
Ice Hockey28
Skiing1511
Soccer25
Tennis810
Volleyball16
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission(!)1/1/1928 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
English Language8/27/2015 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2015 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201320142015
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations421
Liquor law violations4127
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201320142015
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations421
Liquor law violations394
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201320142015
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible2
Rape12
Fondling11
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)0
Incest00
Statutory rape00
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary123
Motor vehicle theft010
Arson001
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201320142015
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible1
Rape02
Fondling01
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)0
Incest00
Statutory rape00
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary103
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson001
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • As of the 2015 data collection (2014 data onwards), statistics for Sex offenses - Forcible and Sex offenses - Non-forcible are no longer collected. Rape, Fondling, Incest and Statutory rape statistics were not collected prior to the 2015 data collection.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201320122011
Default rate2.0%3.8%6.0%
Number in default275176
Number in repayment1,3461,3321,261
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)