A national publication is listing Michigan Tech among the best colleges in the county.
The 2016 Best Colleges report was released Wednesday by U.S. News & World Report.
Tech ranked 59th nationwide, which is in the top one-third of the 173 public national universities in the annual rankings of best undergraduate colleges and universities/
Michigan Tech’s undergraduate engineering programs placed in the top half of the engineering programs, moving up three points from last year to rank 70th of 152.
Michigan Tech President Glenn Mroz says the rankings are based on input data and the opinions of other presidents, provosts and student affairs vice presidents from across the country.
Mroz said while it’s important to know those opinions. it’s far more important for them to understand what employers who have actually been on their campus, worked with their faculty, and hire their students think.
Adding that those are the people who are voting with job offers and good starting salaries.