Michigan Tech is one of the top three public universities in the country in career outcomes according to national rankings released last week. The rankings by personal finance website WalletHub came out Oct. 21.
The study has Michigan Tech ranked No. 3 among U.S. public universities in the category "Career Outcomes." Compared to all universities, both public and private, Tech was an impressive No. 25 in the category.
WalletHub put 500 institutions on its "2020 College Ranking: Best Colleges & Universities," list. Michigan Tech was ranked No. 146 on the overall list.
WalletHub looks to find the top-performing schools at the lowest possible costs to undergrads. The website compared more than a thousand U.S. institutions using 33 key measures. That data is grouped into seven categories such as Student Selectivity, Cost and Financing and Career Outcomes.
When compared to colleges and universities in Michigan, Tech was ranked No. 2 in the state. Among the 264 Midwest Universities listed, Michigan Tech was rated No. 31.
WalletHub’s Best Colleges ranking analyzes post-attendance metrics — the student-loan default rate and the share of former students outearning high school graduates, for instance — to show the value of the education students can expect to receive beyond their undergraduate studies.