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Homecoming 2014

September 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

Hello Parents, I hope you’re all having a great week! Students continue to grow busier and busier as we embark on the second week of the semester. Homework is getting assigned, student organizations are in full swing, and even quizzes and exams are just around the corner! Summer vacation is a dream of the past, [...]

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Michigan Tech celebrates diversity.

Michigan Tech Wins 2014 Diversity Award

September 16, 2014

For the third year in a row, Michigan Technological University has received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.  The HEED award recognizes U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity.

Michigan Tech will be featured along with 82 other award-winning institutions in the magazine’s November 2014 issue. 

“We are thrilled that INSIGHT into Diversity magazine has chosen to recognize Michigan Tech’s many diversity initiatives for a third time,” said Jill Hodges,  director of the Office of Institutional Equity at Tech.  “There is a deep commitment here to diversity and to creating . . .

Michigan Tech graduates find well-paying jobs.

Survey Shows that a Michigan Tech Education Pays Off

September 15, 2014

Employers like the kind of education students get at Michigan Technological University, and they’re putting their money where their mouths are.  The latest payscale.com survey of starting, median and top salaries for university graduates pegged Michigan Tech third in the nation among public research universities for the average starting salary of graduates.

Payscale.com surveyed a total of 1,312 colleges and universities—public and private—and more than 1.5 million employers. They were looking for return on investment (ROI), measured by the earning potential of graduates.


The results placed Michigan Tech 13th for ROI among state schools nationwide, with a typical starting . . .