Excellent Reputation and Rankings
MSOE is consistently ranked highly by a number of organizations, and while this is gratifying, it is important to note that rankings should not be overemphasized by students or their families during the college selection process. Choosing a college is an individual decision that should be made by students and families based on the student’s individual needs.
Here are some of the recognitions MSOE has received:
U.S. News & World Report (2021)
- 9th Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs overall in the U.S.
- 4th Best Computer Engineering Program in the U.S.
- 5th Best Electrical Engineering Program in the U.S.
- 11th Best Civil Engineering Program in the U.S.
- 11th Best Mechanical Engineering Program in the U.S.
- 8th Best University in the Midwest
- 8th Most Innovative University in the Midwest
- 12th Best Value School in the Midwest
- 6th Best College for Veterans in the Midwest
- Among the Best Master of Science in Nursing Programs in the U.S.
- Top Performer in Social Mobility
- America’s Top Colleges (every year since 2008)
Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce
- In a report entitled "A First Try at ROI: Ranking 4,500 Colleges," MSOE was at the top of the list, offering the highest ROI of all colleges and universities in Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa and Minnesota that offer bachelor's degrees.
- Named MSOE one of the Best Colleges for Your Money based on quality of education, affordability and outcomes (2020)
- Best in the Midwest (MSOE has been on this list every year since 2003)
- Highest average early and mid-career salaries of any college or university in Wisconsin, 68th highest in the U.S. (2019-20)
- Highest return on investment (ROI) of any college or university in Wisconsin, 71st best in U.S. (2020)
- Wisconsin Inno's 50 on Fire - 50 people and companies heating up Wisconsin tech (2018)
- 20 Best Software Engineering Programs: MSOE was named sixth best bachelor’s degree in software engineering programs in the United States
- 35 Best Actuarial Science Degrees for 2020: MSOE is second best actuarial science program in the United States
Diversity in Action
- MSOE was recognized for its dedication to STEM diversity by Diversity in Action magazine (2016).
Military Friendly® School (2020-21)
- 2020-21 Military Friendly® School by VIQTORY (every year since 2013)
Military Advanced Education & Transition
- Top Military-Friendly Colleges & Universities (every year since 2012)
Nursing Schools Almanac
- MSOE graduates enjoy the highest average starting salary among alumni from 10 Wisconsin colleges and universities.
- MSOE tops the list of the 2019 Best Value Colleges in Wisconsin according to results from a SmartAsset survey.
Wall Street Journal / Times Higher Education
- MSOE was recognized as the top-performing school in Wisconsin at the lowest possible cost to undergraduates, and was ranked eighth in the Midwest on WalletHub’s Best Colleges list.