Milwaukee School of Engineering ranks #1 in Wisconsin (39th in the nation) for offering the best value for students when compared to all other colleges and universities in the state according to finance technology company SmartAsset. MSOE also topped the charts with the highest starting salaries in Wisconsin (51st in the nation). This is the eighth year in a row MSOE has led the state.

SmartAsset determined its College Education Value Index for 2023 by gathering information from the National Center for Education Statistics, PayScale Earnings Reports, and The Institute for College Access & Success. According to its website, SmartAsset compares schools based on a variety of financial factors and data sets, including starting salary, tuition, living expenses, student retention rate, and scholarships awarded.