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. 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 (2018)

  • 10th Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs overall in the U.S.
  • 6th Best Electrical Engineering Program in the U.S.
  • 7th Best Mechanical Engineering Program in the U.S.
  • 11th Best University in the Midwest
  • 11th Best Value School in the Midwest
  • Best Foreign Student Factor in the Midwest


Business Insider

  • 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.

Money Magazine

Princeton Review

PayScale Inc.

Brookings Institute

College Choice

Diversity in Action

Military Friendly® School (2017)

Military Advanced Education & Transition


Wall Street Journal

Washington Monthly