MSOE is consistently ranked highly by a number of organizations, and while this is gratifying, it is important to note that rankings should not be overemphasized by students or their families during the college selection process. Choosing a college is an individual decision that should be made by students and families based on the student’s individual needs.

Here are some of the recognitions MSOE has received:

U.S. News & World Report (2019)

  • 9th Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs overall in the U.S.
  • 4th Best Computer Engineering Program in the U.S.
  • 5th Best Electrical Engineering Program in the U.S.
  • 7th Best Mechanical Engineering Program in the U.S.
  • 8th Best Civil Engineering Program in the U.S.
  • 10th Best University in the Midwest
  • 9th Best Value School in the Midwest
  • 8th Best College for Veterans in the Midwest


Business Insider

  • Named MSOE one of America’s Smartest Colleges in 2015 based on brainpower, as reflected by the students’ average standardized test scores.
  • Reported MSOE is among the top 50 colleges and universities in the nation where students earn the highest salaries according to a study done by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce.

Money Magazine

Princeton Review

PayScale Inc.

Wisconsin Inno

College Choice

Diversity in Action

Military Friendly® School (2019-20)

Military Advanced Education & Transition


Wall Street Journal / Times Higher Education

Washington Monthly