Accreditations & Rankings

Accreditations & Rankings

Institutional Accreditation

Michigan Technological University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) accredits degree-granting colleges and universities."

Rankings and Accolades

Michigan Tech's programs are nationally recognized and earn praise for academic excellence, graduate employability, and value, as well as safety and quality of life.

  • Michigan Best Colleges 2021
  • Niche Best Colleges 2022
  • U.S. News National Universities Ranked MS Applied Stats Program

Recent rankings include:

U.S. News & World Report

  • #151 National Universities
  • #80 Top Public Schools

Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education

  • Ranked #81 Best Public University in the U.S. (2022)



  • #33 Top Public Universities in America
    • #3 Best Colleges in Michigan
  • #16 Best Colleges with No Application Fee in America
    • #1 Best Colleges with No Application Fee in Michigan
  • #39 Colleges with the Best Professors in America
    • #2 Colleges with the Best Professors in Michigan
  • #54 Best Value Colleges in America
    • #2 Best Value Colleges in Michigan



  • Top 3 Best Colleges in Michigan
  • Top 10 Best Online Colleges in Michigan

  • #167 Top Colleges 2021
    • #80 In Public Colleges
    • #23 In The Midwest
  • #157 America's Best Value Colleges 2019
  • #12 in the U.S. for public universities whose graduates earn the highest mid-career salaries (2017)

  • Ranked #122 out of 730 Best Colleges in the U.S. (2020)
  • Ranked as a Top 25 Public University with the highest return on investment (2018)


  • #1 in Michigan comparing the cost of a college education to graduates’ average starting salaries (2018)

Princeton Review

  • Ranked among 385 Best Colleges (2019)

Our Masters in Applied Statistics Online

Michigan Tech is committed to providing career-enhancing online Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) programs that combine academic excellence and affordability. As a student, you’ll build off of your existing professional experience and emerge with the specialized knowledge to become an innovator and thought leader in your area of practice.