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.
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 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.
Michigan Tech Career Services connects students, employers, alumni, faculty, and staff. Our collaborative programming and coaching launches and supports career journeys.
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!
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.
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.
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Our campus in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula overlooks the Keweenaw Waterway and is just a few miles from Lake Superior.
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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