Excellent Reputation and Rankings
Students come to MSOE because of its focus on laboratory experience and career practice, expert faculty dedicated to student learning, its small college feeling within a vibrant downtown neighborhood, extremely high placement rates for graduates and the success of its alumni.
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 (2022-23)
- 10th Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs overall in the U.S.
- 5th Best Computer Engineering Program in the U.S.
- 6th Best Civil Engineering Program in the U.S.
- 9th Best Electrical Engineering Program in the U.S.
- 10th Best Mechanical Engineering Program in the U.S.
- 6th Best University in the Midwest
- 10th Best Value School in the Midwest
- 2nd Best College for Veterans in the Midwest
- 17th Most Innovative University in the Midwest
- 206th Best Undergraduate Nursing Program in the U.S.
- 92nd Top Performer in Social Mobility (a measure of how well schools graduate federal Pell Grant recipients)
- 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.
- Best Colleges in America, ranked by value (2022)
- Best in the Midwest (MSOE has been on this list every year since 2003)
- Best Online Nursing School Master's Program (2022)
- Highest average early and mid-career salaries of any college or university in Wisconsin, 114th highest in the U.S. (2021-22)
- Highest return on investment (ROI) of any college or university in Wisconsin, 73rd best in U.S. (2022)
- 20 Best Software Engineering Programs for 2023: MSOE was named sixth best bachelor’s degree in software engineering programs in the United States
- 35 Best Actuarial Science Degrees for 2023: MSOE is second best actuarial science program in the United States
Military Friendly® School
- 2022-23 Military Friendly® School by VIQTORY (every year since 2013)
- #1 Best Value College in Wisconsin (2022)
- #1 Best College Locations in Wisconsin (2022)
- #1 Best Small College in Wisconsin (2022)
- #1 Top Private Universities in Wisconsin (2022)
- #2 Best Colleges in Wisconsin (2022)
- #2 Best Colleges for Computer Science in Wisconsin (2022)
- #2 Best Colleges for Nursing in Wisconsin (2022)
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 2022 Best Value Colleges in Wisconsin according to results from a SmartAsset survey. This marks the seventh year MSOE has led the state.
- #3 best college in Wisconsin (2023)
- MSOE was among the top-performing schools in the United States in WalletHub’s 2023 College & University Rankings. Out of 900 ranked schools MSOE was 131st overall, and 19th for career outcomes.