Michigan Technological University

1400 Townsend Drive, Houghton, MI 49931-1295

About Michigan Technological University

Michigan Technological University is classified as a doctoral-granting university with high research activity. This large four-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 3,000 to 9,999 students. Approximately half of degree-seeking students are enrolled full time, and 25% to 49% of undergraduates reside on campus. This institution awards at least 80% of its bachelor’s degrees within professional fields. Graduate degrees are available in up to half of the fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school awards research doctorate degrees in a variety of fields. The majority of these doctorates are awarded within scientific fields, such as engineering, mathematics, science, and technology. According to data for fall enrollment, at least 80% of undergraduates are enrolled full-time. Transfer students make up fewer than 20% of entering undergraduates. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution, with only 10-24% of students enrolled in the graduate program.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate5,930
Student Age% Under 2585%
 % 25 and Over15%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time89%
 % Part-time11%
Race/Ethnicity% White76.2%
 % Black1.3%
 % Asian1.1%
 % Latino1.5%
 % Native American0.6%
 % Race Unknown5.9%
 % International student13%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareYes
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus setting
Intitution typePublic
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Academic Information

Art-Related Areas of StudyAudio Production
Art Degrees OfferedBachelors Degree
Distance Learning AvailableYes
Calendar SystemSemester

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
 % Admitted73%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled34%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingRecommended
 College Prep CoursesRecommended
 Letter of RecommendationRecommended
 Demonstration of CompetenciesRecommended
 Admissions ExaminationRequired
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Required
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT10%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT94%
Admitted Student SAT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 SAT Critical Reading / 800650 / 800
 SAT Writing510 / 800630 / 800
 SAT Math600 / 800690 / 800
Admitted Student ACT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 ACT Composite23 / 3629 / 36
 ACT English22 / 3628
 ACT Writing / 12 / 12
 ACT Math24 / 3630 / 36

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$
 In-State Tuition & Fees$12,017
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$24,527
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid95%
 % Undergraduates with Loans60%
 % Undergraduates with Grants91%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$1,200
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$8,462
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$0
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$2,440
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$0
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$0

Neighborhood Data for the Houghton Area

Median Age21.5
Median Household Income$24,002
Total Population7,637
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total63.6% 36.4%
 Age 0-956.2%43.8%
 Age 10-1750.7%49.3%
 Age 18-2474.4%25.6%
 Age 25-2958.8%41.2%
 Age 30-3952.8%47.2%
Race/Ethnicity% White85.4%
 % Black1.9%
 % Asian10.2%
 % Latino1.9%
 % Native American1.7%
 % Pacific Islander0.0%
 % Indian (South Asia)4.6%


On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals per week can vary
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$8,462
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$0
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$547
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $500100.0%50.0%11.8%
 $500 to $7490.0%38.2%0.0%
 $750 to $9990.0%4.8%9.6%
 Over $10000.0%7.1%12.1%
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