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 (2024)

  • 11th Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs overall in the U.S.
  • 4th Best Computer Engineering Program in the U.S.
  • 6th Best Electrical Engineering Program in the U.S.
  • 9th Best Mechanical Engineering Program in the U.S.
  • 2nd Best University in the Midwest
  • 13th Best Value School in the Midwest
  • 21st Best College for Veterans in the Midwest
  • 11th Most Innovative University in the Midwest (tie)
  • 228th Best Undergraduate Nursing Program in the U.S. (tie)
  • 37th Top Performer in Social Mobility (tie) (a measure of how well schools graduate federal Pell Grant recipients) 


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.

Money Magazine

Princeton Review

PayScale Inc.

College Choice

Design News

Military Friendly® School 


Nursing Schools Almanac



Washington Monthly

Minority Engineer Magazine

Woman Engineer Magazine

STEM Workforce Diversity Magazine