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Michigan Technological University


Michigan Technological University

Michigan Technological University (abbr. Michigan Tech) is an American public university with a range of degree offerings. Michigan Tech’s campus is located on the Upper Peninsula of Michigan in the city of Houghton.
Founded in 1885 as a response to the needs of the copper industry in the area, the institution has experienced several cycles of funding followed by setbacks. It has maintained its status through ongoing public-private partnerships, research affiliations, enterprise programs, a strong alumnus, and positive reviews in national educational ranking media.

The main Michigan Tech campus is located mainly on US 41 in Houghton, Michigan. It is the safest campus in Michigan, and the among the safest in the United States. Michigan Tech also maintains a building in Hancock; the Ford Forestry Center and Research Forest in Alberta, Michigan; the Keweenaw Research Center at the Houghton County Airport near Hancock (site of vehicle testing, the Winter Driving School); the Portage Lake Golf Course in Portage Township, the Mont Ripley ski hill in Ripley, Michigan and the Michigan Tech Research Institute (MTRI) in Ann Arbor. Michigan Tech opened a campus in the New Delhi area, India in 2003. The University purchased the UPPCO Building one block off of downtown Houghton in 2008.

Michigan Technological University Rankings in 2010

Michigan Technological University Rankings in 2011

Michigan Technological University Tuition and Fees

Undergraduate Student Expenses

Michigan Residents
Non-Michigan Residents
Required Fees**
Lab and Course Fees (estimated)
Room and Board***
Books and Supplies (estimated)
Personal Needs and Travel (estimated)
Annual TOTAL

Tuition, fees, and room and board are payable by semester.

*Tuition is based on 15 credit hours per semester, with a per-credit cost of $372.50 for Michigan residents and $789.50 for non-Michigan residents. An additional $660 surcharge per semester applies to engineering and computer science students, sophomore through doctoral.

**Required fees include SDC Support ($31.00), MUB Support ($37.10), Activity Fee ($50.00), MUB Expansion ($15.00), Experience Tech ($64.00), and estimated computer access fee ($223.90).

***Room and board rates vary, depending on meal plan and residence hall assignment.

Learn more about all of the financial assistance resources waiting for you at Michigan Tech!

Schools and Colleges of Michigan Technological University

Pursue a Graduate School Education

The Graduate School is responsible for coordinating Michigan Tech’s programs to recruit, retain, and mentor graduate students. The Graduate School provides service to graduate students and faculty to support Michigan Tech’s efforts in the areas of education, research, and outreach. Michigan Tech offers Master’s degrees and PhDs in 37 fields, graduate certificates in 3 fields—advanced electric power engineering, nanotechnology, and sustainability—and research concentrations in 4 specialties—biotechnology, composites, remote sensing, and transportation. The University’s Peace Corps Master’s International Program has more students doing field service abroad than any school in the nation.

School of Business and Economics

The School of Business and Economics plays an integral role in achieving Michigan Tech’s vision of delivering education, new knowledge, and innovation to meet the needs of a technological world. With more than 50 years of experience graduating students who can integrate business and technology, the SBE prepares future business leaders to add value to organizations operating in today’s global environment. The SBE is AACSB accredited, offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business and economics, and is a growing, research-oriented school that encourages discovery-based learning and integration of business and technology.

College of Engineering

The College of Engineering is recognized for its undergraduate and graduate education in Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Geological & Mining Engineering & Sciences, Materials Science & Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics. Four of its graduate programs rank in the top 50 nationwide, according to the most recent US News & World Report rankings of graduate schools. In 2009, US News ranked Michigan Tech’s undergraduate engineering programs in the 64th in the nation. Engineering education at Michigan Tech emphasizes hands-on, experiential learning.

School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science

As our human population continues to increase, forests and other natural resources are becoming more valuable both for the serenity they provide and the products they produce. Our challenge is to provide goods and services produced from these resources while maintaining healthy and sustainable ecosystems. To meet this challenge, the faculty and staff of the School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science are committed to educating students to create the future in the fields of forestry, forest ecology and management, applied ecology and environmental sciences, wildlife ecology and management, and molecular genetics and biotechnology. All our degree programs emphasize field and lab techniques, Geographic Information System (GIS), computer, and quantitative skills.

College of Sciences and Arts

The College of Sciences and Arts is a dynamic campus unit that offers the stimulating environment of a major research university combined with the personal attention and supportive atmosphere possible in small, yet high-quality departments. Modern facilities and state-of-the-art equipment along with an expert caring faculty assure students in the College of Sciences and Arts a first-rate education — one that is highly respected by graduate schools and employers in the professional world. The College of Sciences and Arts is known for its outstanding graduate program in rhetoric and technical communications.

School of Technology

Academic programs in the School of Technology are designed to prepare technical and/or management-oriented professionals for employment in business, industry, education, and government. These programs, which usually include a significant hands-on laboratory component, prepare students for practical design and production work rather than for jobs that demand more theoretical and scientific knowledge. Degree programs include computer network and system administration, construction management, electrical engineering technology, industrial technology, mechanical engineering technology and surveying engineering.

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