Kettering University listed 59th nationally, first in Michigan in The Economist’s first-ever college rankings

The Economist ranked Kettering University 59th overall nationally out of nearly 1,300 colleges and universities analyzed, 16th overall nationally in median earnings of alumni and first overall in Michigan.

The Economist recently published its first-ever college rankings and Kettering University was listed among the top universities in the country.

Kettering University ranked 59th overall nationally out of nearly 1,300 colleges and universities analyzed, 16th overall nationally in median earnings of alumni and first overall in Michigan.

“The consistently strong performance by Kettering University in rankings like these is a sign of the increasing focus on evaluating universities by the outcomes they produce,” said Kettering University President Dr. Robert K. McMahan. “Kettering graduates go on to become globally successful industry leaders, scientists, entrepreneurs and innovators. Our outstanding performance in rankings like those recently published by The Economist affirm that our mix of rigorous academics along with deep and fully integrated professional co-op experiences truly creates uniquely well-prepared graduates who achieve tremendous professional success in their careers.”

The Economist’s rankings are based on identifying the value of a university education by evaluating the gap between earnings of graduates vs. how much they’d have made if they chose to pursue their education elsewhere. See the entire list of rankings and read the methodology here.

Kettering University’s other recent rankings and designations include:

  • Kettering's programs had the following rankings in the U.S. Department of Education's College Scorecard:

    • Fifth nationally and first in Michigan among four-year engineering programs;
    • First nationally and first in Michigan among four-year computer science programs;
    • 15th nationally and first in Michigan among four-year biological science programs;
    • Second nationally and first in Michigan among four-year physical science programs;
    • First nationally and first in Michigan among four-year mathematics programs;
    • Second nationally and first in Michigan among four-year business programs.
  • Kettering University was ranked 15th nationally and the Mechanical Engineering program ranked seventh nationally among all non-Ph.D.-granting engineering programs in the 2016 U.S. News and World Report ‘Best Colleges’ edition. Kettering was also ranked 23rd among all universities in the Midwest.
  • Kettering University was listed 10th in a 2015 CNN Money article ranking the top 10 private universities in the country for return on investment.
  • In 2015, Money Magazine identified Kettering among 25 universities nationwide where graduates can earn six-figure salaries with just an undergraduate degree.
  • 2015 ‘Best in the Midwest’ designation by the Princeton Review.
  • Kettering University ranked No. 137 on Business Insider’s 2014 list of the ‘600 Smartest Colleges in America’ list.
  • Kettering University is ranked No. 1 in the Midwest and 12th nationally in ‘Return on Investment’ according PayScale.com’s 2015 rankings.
  • PayScale.com ranked Kettering University alumni No. 1 in Michigan and 59th nationally in earning potential in their 2014 rankings.
  • Automobile Magazine named Kettering University as one of four universities nationally that students hoping to work in the automotive industry should consider in a December 2014 article.