Michigan Tech appears on Washington Monthly's "2020 National University Rankings." Washington Monthly utilizes a set of metrics that are different than other ranking systems in that they rank national universities—four-year institutions that award a significant number of doctoral degrees—based on their contribution to the public good in three broad categories: social mobility, research, and promoting public service.
Michigan Tech was rated #69 among national universities in 2020, moving up seven spots from 2019, and third in Michigan. Washington Monthly placed a total of 389 colleges and universities on this year's list.
Washington Monthly also placed Michigan Tech on the Best Bang for the Buck Rankings: Midwest (#76 of 372 schools listed).