Best Engineering Schools in Michigan

By | April 29, 2018

This article features top engineering colleges in Michigan that offer master and doctoral degrees in the fields of biological engineering, chemical engineering, computer science, materials engineering, mechanical engineering, etc. Please be informed that each school receives national wide rank as the ranking compares all engineering schools in the United States. Some important ranking factors include average GRE scores, alumni surveys, current student interviews, institutional research publications, and peer college assessment. In the following list of best engineering schools in the state of Michigan, you can see tuition cost for both in-state and out-of-state students, acceptable rates and admissions statistics for each top ranked engineering college.

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Best Engineering Schools in Michigan

National Ranking Michigan Top Engineering Programs
8 University of Michigan–Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI)
Overall acceptance rate: 29.2%
Average GRE quantitative score (master’s and Ph.D. students): 778
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $21,260 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $40,006 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 3,233
Research expenditures per faculty member: $534,104
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $188,538,900
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 3.9%
49 Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI)
Overall acceptance rate: 9.9%
Average GRE quantitative score (master’s and Ph.D. students): 745
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $569 per credit, Out-of-state, full-time: $1,118 per credit
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 812
Research expenditures per faculty member: $305,836
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $50,463,000
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 1.8%
88 Michigan Technological University (Houghton, MI)
Overall acceptance rate: 44.7%
Average GRE quantitative score (master’s and Ph.D. students): 734
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $12,636 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $12,636 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 803
Research expenditures per faculty member: $190,796
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $27,856,250
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 0.0%
118 Wayne State University (Detroit, MI)
Overall acceptance rate: 48.3%
Average GRE quantitative score (master’s and Ph.D. students): 720
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $595 per credit, Out-of-state, full-time: $1,215 per credit
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 878
Research expenditures per faculty member: $171,782
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $18,037,114
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 1.0%
158 Lawrence Technological University (Southfield, MI)
Overall acceptance rate: 67.4%
Average GRE quantitative score (master’s and Ph.D. students): N/A
Tuition: Full-time: $12,922 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 392
Research expenditures per faculty member: $97,515
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $2,145,348
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 0.0%
162 Oakland University (Rochester, MI)
Overall acceptance rate: N/A
Average GRE quantitative score (master’s and Ph.D. students): N/A
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $578 per credit, Out-of-state, full-time: $998 per credit
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 426
Research expenditures per faculty member: $37,627
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $1,806,122
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 0.0%
194 Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, MI)
Overall acceptance rate: 67.2%
Average GRE quantitative score (master’s and Ph.D. students): 681
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $460 per credit, Out-of-state, full-time: $974 per credit
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 364
Research expenditures per faculty member: $34,880
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $3,174,099
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 0.0%
198 University of Detroit Mercy (Detroit, MI)
Overall acceptance rate: N/A
Average GRE quantitative score (master’s and Ph.D. students): N/A
Tuition: Full-time: $1,275 per credit
Total graduate engineering enrollment: N/A
Research expenditures per faculty member: N/A
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): N/A
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: N/A

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In November 2004, the US Congress officially named the oak tree the national symbol of the United States. This decision was initiated by the National Arbor Day Foundation.

The Arbor Day holiday began in Nebraska City, Nebraska in the second half of the 19th century. On April 10, 1872, during the first such event, about one million (!) Trees were planted. In 1971, the National Arbor Day Foundation was created in the United States, a non-profit organization whose purpose is to “inspire people to plant trees, grow them and enjoy them.”

In 2004, the National Arbor Day Foundation held a vote on its website, as a result of which the majority of Americans who voted (more than one hundred thousand people) chose the oak tree as the symbol of the United States, later American legislators officially confirmed this choice.

There are more than sixty species of oak in the United States, making oak the most common American hardwood.

Interestingly, the giant sequoia was second in the vote.