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Michigan Tech Named a College That Pays You Back

Michigan Technological University has been recognized by the Princeton Review as one of 200 colleges across the nation that “pay you back.”

Princeton Review, a private education services company not affiliated with Princeton
University, announced its annual list of “Colleges that Pay You Back” today.

Princeton Review chooses the 200 colleges on its list based on three criteria:

  • stellar academics.
  • affordable cost—either via a comparatively low sticker price or generous financial
    aid, or both.
  • strong career prospects for graduates.

Michigan Tech alumna Monica Fraser agrees with the Princeton Review that her Michigan Tech education was well worth its price. Fraser, daughter of a kitchen and bathroom installer and a school teacher from Allen Park—a Detroit suburb—graduated from Tech with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering in December 2016. Before she had even graduated, she had landed a lucrative job as a software engineer with Amazon in Detroit.

“We know there are more science, engineering, technology and mathematics jobs than there are candidate,” said John Lehman, associate vice president for enrollment and university relations. “This demand is driving up salaries. So our students’ degrees turn into jobs that become a surefire ticket to the middle class soon after they graduate. And for students who come from limited financial means, that is upward social mobility.  Michigan Tech is committed to continuing to provide these opportunity to our students.”

For the full story, go to the Michigan Tech news site.

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