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Michigan Technological University

Bachelor's programmes

Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (4)
Agriculture & Forestry (2)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (2)
Journalism & Media (1)

About

History

Michigan Technological University began as the Michigan Mining School in Houghton in 1885. Established by the state of Michigan to train mining engineers to better operate the local copper mines, the school started with four faculty members and 23 students on the second floor of a building on Montezuma Avenue in Houghton.

Education

Today, more than 60 percent of Michigan Tech students are enrolled in our 12 undergraduate and 29 graduate engineering programs across nine departments. Our students and curriculum embrace the spirit of hard work and fortitude our founders once had.  

Research

Research at Michigan Tech spans a vast range of expertise: sustainable engineering, the Great Lakes ecosystem, the emerald ash borer invasion, ionic space propulsion, 3D printing, cancer-fighting rice—the list goes on and on. Learn more about Michigan Tech’s research areas below to get a better idea of the groundbreaking work that happens here every day.

Career

Michigan Tech Career Services connects students, employers, alumni, faculty, and staff. Our collaborative programming and coaching launches and supports career journeys. 

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2021
601
2020
601 -10
2019
591
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2020
701
2019
701 -100
2018
601
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2021
-
2020
745 -11
2019
734
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Student services

Student Leadership and Involvement aims to provide opportunities for Michigan Tech students to get involved!  We plan and support extracurricular experiences for Huskies to grow, serve, connect, and lead. Our office provides support for everything from late night programs, fraternity & sorority life, tech traditions, leadership programs, community service events, and more than 240 organizations!

Housing services

  • Reception Desk Services
  • Game Rooms
  • Laundry Rooms
  • Study Areas
  • Kitchenettes
  • Bathroom Layout
  • Bike Storage
  • Computer Connections & Printing
  • Cable TV
  • Furnishings
  • Refrigerators
  • Linens for Bedding
  • Saunas

Library services

The library’s journal collection is 98% digital with a deep collection of printed historical engineering journals. As of January, 2017, students and faculty have access to 32,000 direct subscriptions (mainly in STEM disciplines) and additional access to 121,000 other serial titles.

ICT services

Michigan Tech IT develops and supports technology solutions that enable Michigan Tech's faculty, students, and staff to excel in teaching, learning, research, scholarship, and public service. We’re committed to a diverse and inclusive community.

Medical services

Need a flu shot? Connect with one of the local area health providers to schedule a flu shot today or click on the Local Resources box for more information! 

  • Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center

  • UP Health System-Portage Express Care

  • UP Health System Portage 

  • Aspirus Clinic-Houghton

Student Life

Campus life

Our campus in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula overlooks the Keweenaw Waterway and is just a few miles from Lake Superior. 

  • Douglass Houghton Hall
  • McNair Hall
  • Wadsworth Hall
  • Hillside Place
  • Apartments
  • ICE House
  • Daniell Heights Apartments
  • University Owned Houses
  • Guest Rooms

Sports facilities

  • John J. MacInnes Student Ice Arena
  • Sherman Field
  • SDC Gym

Student clubs

  • Alpha Kappa Psi (ΑΚΨ) 
  • Phi Kappa Theta (ΦΚΘ) / Michigan Chi Rho
  • Sigma Kappa Upsilon Mu (ΣΚΥΜ)
  • Theta Tau (ΘΤ)

Accreditation

The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) is a regional accreditation agency that accredits degree-granting colleges and universities that are based in a 19-state region of the United States. The HLC accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the North Central region. 

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