Great leaders are Kettering built
Where do you want to go? What do you want to be?
No university helps students answer these questions better than Kettering University. Kettering is a highly acclaimed private university that combines innovative, hands-on programs in engineering, math, science, and business with a ground-breaking professional cooperative education and experiential learning program.
There’s no other college like us
At Kettering University we’re leaders in experiential learning. Every student alternates between study terms and work (co-op) terms. During study terms, students learn amazing material in small classes taught by professors, not teaching assistants. During co-op terms, they gain professional experience at corporations related to their studies.
Make a better decision sooner
Kettering gets students working sooner than any other school. So they find out early about what they like to do—and what they never want to do again. Our students have done everything from testing ballistic systems to designing biomedical tools. All of our employer partners—more than 500 companies, including UPS, Ford, Argonne National Laboratory, Bosch, and Boeing—are defining innovation in industry.
Major in experience
Students graduate with up to two and a half years of real-world experience. All of this experience pays off—research shows that students who participate in co-op programs are more mature, better problem solvers, and more technically knowledgeable. Employers know that Kettering students are the cream of the crop. In fact, 98% of our students are employed within their fields or attending graduate school within six months of graduation.
Experience pays off
Kettering students can earn more than $65,000 over four and a half years. It’s real money that is really theirs; they can use it to pay for tuition, expenses, gadgets, road trips—whatever they want. The average starting salary of a Kettering graduate is more than $64,000 per year. And Kettering ranks among the top 1% of private institutions in the United States to offer a more than $1 million return on investment, according to Affordable Colleges Online.
Kettering students bring a wide range of interests to campus. With 46 states and many countries represented, there is a lot to share. Nearly two-thirds of students are members of fraternities or sororities. More than 75% participate in our competitive intramural sports. All freshmen live on campus, while 36% of students stay on campus the remainder of their college experience.
And the surrounding community has much to offer: the Flint Cultural Center—located just one and a half miles from campus—houses the Sloan Museum, Whiting Auditorium, Longway Planetarium, and the Flint Institutes of Music and Arts. While a sizable city, Flint also has 11,000 acres of woods, water, and trails to offer—all part of Michigan’s largest park system. Students can enjoy golfing, hiking, kayaking, hunting, skiing, snowmobiling, and more.
We’ve got the labs and the experts
Nearly 95% of courses are taught by PhD-level professors, many with industry experience. And with our small classes, students know the professors, and their learning experiences are much more personalized. Kettering is famous for its labs—which are all available for undergraduate use. Our Crash Safety Center is the only one in the nation used in an undergraduate program. Students study alternative fuels in the Fuel Cell Research Lab, and Kettering’s life sciences labs support the pre-med course of study to give students all of the prerequisites for medical school.
Think differently, learn differently
Kettering University students learn more, simply because they do more, and as a result are positioned to live truly extraordinary lives. For more information, please visit kettering.edu/different.
• Applied Biology
• Applied Mathematics
• Applied Physics
• Business Administration
• Chemical Engineering
• Computer Engineering
• Computer Science
• Electrical Engineering
• Engineering Physics
• Industrial Engineering
• Mechanical Engineering
• 40+ minors/concentrations (such as Pre-med, Alternative Energy, and Computer Gaming)
• Potential co-op earnings over the entire program range from $40,000–$65,000.
• All students participate in alternating terms of classes and experiential learning.
• Students graduate with up to two and a half years of progressive, professionally relevant work experience and gain early access to prime careers.
• 99% of students receive some sort of financial assistance.