Washington Monthly magazine’s newly released College Guide ranked Michigan Technological University 7th in the nation for its ROTC program and 15th for faculty receiving significant research grants. The magazine’s latest rankings also placed Michigan Tech in the top 25 percent of all national universities and the top 18 percent for students earning bachelor’s degrees who go on to earn PhDs.
The magazine ranked 1,540 colleges and universities that award bachelor’s degrees. Of that number, 279 are national universities, which offer PhDs as well as baccalaureate and master’s degrees. Michigan Tech ranked 68th overall among those 279 national universities.
Service, which the magazine editors define as encouraging students to give something back to their country, looks at the size of each school’s Air Force, Army, and Navy ROTC programs, relative to the size of the school; the number of alumni currently serving in the Peace Corps, relative to the size of the school; the percentage of federal work-study grant money spent on community service projects; the number of students participating in community service and total service hours performed, both relative to school size; the number of full-time staff supporting community service, relative to the total number of staff; the number of academic courses that incorporate service, relative to school size; and whether the institution provides scholarships for community service.