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)

  • 9th Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs overall in the U.S.
  • 7th Best Computer Engineering Program in the U.S.
  • 10th Best Mechanical Engineering Program in the U.S.
  • 14th Best Electrical Engineering Program in the U.S.
  • 15th Best Civil Engineering Program in the U.S.
  • 8th Best University in the Midwest
  • 8th Most Innovative University in the Midwest
  • 7th Best Value School in the Midwest
  • 4th Best College for Veterans in the Midwest
  • 288th Best Undergraduate Nursing Program in the U.S.
  • 58th Top Performer in Social Mobility (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


  • 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.

Wall Street Journal / Times Higher Education


Washington Monthly

Minority Engineer Magazine

Woman Engineer Magazine

STEM Workforce Diversity Magazine