Kettering University ranked 14th nationally, No. 1 in Midwest in PayScale.com 2016 College ROI Report

“Our students and graduates are in high demand because of this institution’s tremendous reputation for preparing astoundingly successful industry and business leaders, innovators, engineers, scientists and entrepreneurs."

Kettering University ranks 14th nationally and No. 1 in the Midwest and in Michigan in Return on Investment, according to PayScale.com’s 2016 College ROI Report, released on April 7.

“Kettering University’s consistently impressive rankings among the best universities in the country are a clear validation that our mix of rigorous academics with fully integrated professional co-op experiences uniquely prepare students for meaningful leadership roles in the global economy,” said Dr. Robert K. McMahan, Kettering University President. “Our students and graduates are in high demand because of this institution’s tremendous reputation for preparing astoundingly successful industry and business leaders, innovators, engineers, scientists and entrepreneurs. Rankings like these affirm the power and value of a Kettering education.”

PayScale calculated the 20-year net ROI of a Kettering graduate at $785,000. The net ROI shows the difference between 20-year median pay for a graduate with a bachelor’s degree and the 24-year median pay for a high school graduate minus the total four-year cost of attending college. More on the methodology is available online.

This is the second consecutive year Kettering has ranked first in the Midwest for Return on Investment in PayScale’s rankings. Additionally, the University recently was ranked among the best educational values in Michigan by SmartAsset.

Kettering University’s other recent rankings and designations include:

  • 59th nationally in The Economist’s 2015 College Rankings.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • No. 164 on Business Insider’s 2015 list of the ‘600 Smartest Colleges in America’ list.