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AUGUST 21, 2004 -- Michigan Tech continues to be the third-ranked university in the state, according to US News and World Report. The magazine released its annual rankings on August 20.
US News places Michigan Tech in its National Universities category. According to the magazine, this category includes "the 248 American universities that offer a wide range of undergraduate majors, as well as master's and doctoral degrees." Michigan Tech continues to rank in the top half of this prestigious group.
In addition, three of the university's undergraduate engineering programs ranked among the top 25 in the country. Environmental engineering ranked 16th, materials science and engineering was 18th, and mechanical engineering was 25th.
Institutions are scored on a variety of factors, including reputation, graduation rate, retention, student ACT and SAT test scores, class size, alumni giving and more.
Michigan Tech has one of the largest engineering programs in the country and offers quality programs in the sciences, business, technology, communications, and forestry and environmental sciences.