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 (2019)
- 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.
- 7th Best Mechanical Engineering Program in the U.S.
- 8th Best Civil Engineering Program in the U.S.
- 10th Best University in the Midwest
- 9th Best Value School in the Midwest
- 8th Best College for Veterans in the Midwest
- America’s Top Colleges (every year since 2008)
- Named MSOE one of America’s Smartest Colleges in 2015 based on brainpower, as reflected by the students’ average standardized test scores.
- Reported MSOE is among the top 50 colleges and universities in the nation where students earn the highest salaries according to a study done by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce.
- Named MSOE one of the 727 Best Colleges in America based on quality of education, affordability and outcomes (2018-19)
- 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, 116th highest in the U.S. (2018-19)
- Highest return on investment (ROI) of any college or university in Wisconsin, 65th best in U.S. (2018)
- Wisconsin Inno's 50 on Fire - 50 people and companies heating up Wisconsin tech (2018)
- 2017 Best Software Engineering Programs: MSOE was named one of the top three bachelor’s degree in software engineering programs in the United States
- 35 Best Actuarial Science Degrees for 2017: 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 (2019-20)
- 2019-20 Military Friendly® School by VIQTORY (every year since 2013)
Military Advanced Education & Transition
- Top Military-Friendly Colleges & Universities (every year since 2012)
- MSOE graduates enjoy the highest average starting salary among alumni from 10 Wisconsin colleges and universities.
- MSOE tops the list of the 2018 Best Value Colleges in Wisconsin according to results from a SmartAsset survey.