Kettering University recognized by Washington Monthly, SmartAsset for return on investment

The value of a Kettering University education was recently recognized by two organizations for the return on investment it provides to graduates.

The Washington Monthly published its 2016 roundup of America’s ‘Best Bang for the Buck’ Colleges, evaluating universities based on a “reasonable price for quality education that will advance (students) in their careers.” Kettering ranked fourth in the Midwest, including first overall in Earnings Performance, in the Washington Monthly rankings.

Additionally, Kettering was ranked first in Michigan in average starting salary and third in Michigan for best value according to SmartAsset’s 2016 Best Value Colleges rankings.

“Kettering University’s consistent appearance in rankings such as these is an affirmation that our mix of a rigorous academic setting in our classrooms and labs combined with meaningful professional work experience in co-op positions with global companies throughout students’ undergraduate experience truly produces remarkably capable engineers, scientists and business leaders,” said Dr. Robert K. McMahan, Kettering University President. “Our students and graduates are in high demand precisely because they graduate as industry-ready professionals who make a tremendous and immediate positive impact in their fields with the companies who hire them.”

Other recent rankings and designations include:

  • 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.