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 (2021)

  • 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.
  • 11th Best Civil Engineering Program in the U.S.
  • 11th Best Mechanical Engineering Program in the U.S.
  • 8th Best University in the Midwest
  • 8th Most Innovative University in the Midwest
  • 12th Best Value School in the Midwest
  • 6th Best College for Veterans in the Midwest
  • Among the Best Master of Science in Nursing Programs in the U.S.
  • Top Performer in Social Mobility


Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce

  • In a report entitled "A First Try at ROI: Ranking 4,500 Colleges," MSOE was at the top of the list, offering the highest ROI of all colleges and universities in Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa and Minnesota that offer bachelor's degrees.

Money Magazine

msn Money

Princeton Review

PayScale Inc.

College Choice

Design News

Diversity in Action

Military Friendly® School 

Nursing Schools Almanac


  • MSOE graduates enjoy the highest average starting salary among alumni from 10 Wisconsin colleges and universities.
  • MSOE tops the list of the 2021 Best Value Colleges in Wisconsin according to results from a SmartAsset survey. This marks the sixth year MSOE has led the state.

Wall Street Journal / Times Higher Education


Washington Monthly

Minority Engineer Magazine

  • Top 20 University for Fostering Diversity & Inclusion (2020)

Woman Engineer Magazine