Top Engineering Schools in Michigan


Several of Michigan's public and private universities offer engineering programs that have been highly ranked in U.S. News & World Report. Undergraduates studying engineering in Michigan can work toward the Bachelor of Science (BS) or Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSE) degrees, and graduate students can work toward the Master of Science (MS), Master of Science in Engineering (MSE) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees.

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor

  • The University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, a public research university, was founded in 1817 as Michigan's first university. As of 2009, the school had about 41,000 students. The university's College of Engineering was founded in 1854, and, as of 2009, had about 7,500 students. The college offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs within 14 departments. In 2009, U.S. News & World Report ranked the school among the nation's top ten engineering schools in nine specialty fields, including aeronautical, computer, civil, environmental, mechanical, electrical, industrial, materials and nuclear engineering. The same magazine ranked the University of Michigan 9th overall among engineering graduate schools, and 7th among undergraduate engineering programs where doctorate degrees are offered.

    University of Michigan College of Engineering
    University of Michigan North Campus
    Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Kettering University

  • Kettering University, a private university with an emphasis on engineering, math and science, was founded in 1919. As of 2009, the school had about 2,100 undergraduates and 500 graduate students. The college offers undergraduate degree programs in chemical, computer, electrical, industrial and mechanical engineering, and graduate degree programs in automotive, electrical, computer, manufacturing and mechanical engineering. Students can also work toward dual degrees in engineering and mathematics fields. In 2009, U.S. News & World Report ranked Kettering University 1st among undergraduate industrial and manufacturing engineering programs where doctorate degrees are not offered.

    Kettering University
    1700 W. 3rd Ave.
    Flint, MI 48504

Michigan State University

  • Michigan State University, commonly abbreviated as MSU, is a public research university that was founded in 1855. As of 2009, the school had about 47,000 students. MSU's College of Engineering offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in seven primary departments, including applied engineering, agricultural engineering, chemical engineering, environmental engineering and computer science. In 2009, U.S. News & World Report ranked Michigan State University 58th among the nation's engineering graduate schools.

    Michigan State University College of Engineering
    3410 Engineering Building
    East Lansing, MI 48824

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