Kettering University has the professors, the labs and the experiences that bring knowledge and practice together better than any place else.
- Kettering University is a nationally-recognized STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and Business university and a national leader in combining a rigorous academic environment with rich opportunities for experiential learning and cooperative education.
- Kettering is certified as a Robotic Education Robot Training Center, thanks to the efforts of Dr. Lucy King from IME.
- 98% of Kettering graduates are employed or go to graduate school in their fields within six months of graduation
- #1 in Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering and #2 in Mechanical Engineering in the country among non-Ph.D. granting universities – U.S. News & World Report
- “Best In Class” National Award for Entrepreneurship Across the Curriculum Program – Kern Family Foundation
- Alumni salaries – in Top 10 in Midwest – PayScale.com
- Alumni salaries – top other Michigan universities – PayScale.com
- One of the 328 Most Interesting Colleges – Kaplan’s
- A "Best Midwestern College" – Princeton Review
- A "College of Distinction" – Colleges of Distinction
Better than any place else:
- Faculty are committed to teaching and working one-on-one with students. Lectures and labs are taught only by faculty, 90 percent of whom hold a Ph.D.
- Professors are oriented to real-world achievement and take opportunities to use students’ co-op experiences in teaching their specialties.
- Kettering faculty members are accessible to their students to a degree unparalleled by any “big name” university. Personal attention from faculty members help Kettering students succeed.
Our faculty are award-winning:
- Dr. Bassem Ramadan, professor of Mechanical Engineering, attained Fellow status in ASME in 2013 (founded as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers). There are only 3,214 Fellows out of 129,271 ASME members in the world.
- Dr. Mohamed El-Sayed is one of only 19 engineers and scientists named an SAE Fellow in 2012.
- Dr. K. Joel Berry was named an American Society of Mechanical Engineering Fellow in 2012. Only the top 3 percent among 100,000 ME faculty are selected as Fellows nationwide.
- Dr. Paul Zang, professor of Mechanical Engineering, was awarded the prestigious SAE International Forest R. McFarland Award in 2011.
- Dr. Brian McCartin won the 2010 Chauvenet Prize for Mathematical Expository Writing, given by the Mathematical Association of America (MAA).
- Dr. David Marshall was awarded a Humboldt Fellowship in 2010.
- Dr. Eugene Hynes’ book, Knock, was selected as co-winner of the 10th annual James S. Donnelly Sr. Award for Books in History and Social Sciences in 2009 by the American Conference for Irish Studies.
- Dr. Richard Stanley won the 2010 Premier Award for Excellence in Engineering Education Courseware.
- Dr. Ilya Kudish is one of 18 of the world’s leading authorities on rolling contact fatigue and was prominently featured during a 2008 international conference.
- Dr. Craig Hoff and Dr. Raghu Echempati are past winners of SAE’s McFarland Award for commitment to life-long learning and continuing education.
- Dr. Chuck White was named an honorary faculty member at Esslingen University of Applied Sciences in Esslingen, Germany, for his 10+ years of dedication to international education and teaching at the university.
- Dr. Bahram Roughani was among the elite 32 at the Industrial Physics Leadership Summit in 2010, an invitation-only national leadership program led by American Institute of Physics.
- Three professors have been Fulbright Scholars: Dr. Ezekiel Bebissa, Dr. Raghu Echempati, Dr. Juan Pimental.
- Three professors have won the Ralph R. Teetor Award: Dr. Patrick Atkinson, Dr. Janet Brelin-Fornari and Dr. Craig Hoff
- Dr. Jackie El-Sayed spent a year as an ACE Fellow (American Council on Education Award)
- The preparation of tomorrow’s global leaders is aided by the annual Oswald Fellowship, which sponsors international travel, teaching and research opportunities for faculty members. The Oswald Fellows are 2011 - 2012 Dr. Jennifer Aurandt and Dr. Craig Hoff; 2010 - 2011: Jaerock Kwon and Ezekiel Gebissa; 2009 - 2010: Ilya Kudish, Basem Alzahabi and David Strubler; 2008 - 2009: Chuck White and Sunny Park: 2007 - 2008: Badrinath Rao and Andy Borchers and 2006 - 2007: W.L. Scheller and Raghu Echempati.
- Co-op wage earnings between $45,000 - $65,000 (over entire program).
- More than 500 co-op employers, across the nation/world.
- Kettering’s namesake, Inventor Charles Kettering, is on the elite list of prominent and progressive thinkers in the early 1900s to establish professional cooperative education and advocate for innovation in American education – which are both key in the Kettering experience.
- Dozens of student organizations, including Engineers Without Borders, Relay for Life, FIRST Robotics and more.
- Member of the SAP Academic Alliance – business and industrial engineering students have access to the best-selling enterprise software on the market.
- The students of Delta Epsilon Chi are perennially winners at state and national contests, consistently beating some of the best business students in the country.
- About 40% of Kettering students join a fraternity or sorority.
- Student projects (through both Undergraduate Thesis and Graduate programs) have provided millions of dollars in documented savings to companies through quality improvements, production efficiencies, safety enhancements, design innovations and cost avoidance in the design and manufacturing process.
- Entrepreneurial students and members of the community have access to the economic redevelopment resources available through Kettering’s TechWorks, the Innovation Center at Kettering and the Michigan Small Business and Technology Development Center.
- International co-op and study abroad opportunities expand a student’s preparation for the global marketplace. Kettering has agreements with six universities in Germany, one in Mexico and is expanding opportunities in China and other sites around the world.
- Undergraduates have multiple ways to build a network with Kettering’s outstanding alumni population, who are some of the most successful business and manufacturing executives in the country. Student Alumni Council regularly hosts small and large group gatherings, providing career exploration and network-building sessions with alumni.
- Kettering embraces the arts and literature, with the Kettering Choir, acting classes, Kettering Band, a literary magazine, a print and online newspaper, radio station, Global Issues Film Festival and an art gallery.
- The Society of Women Engineers (SWE), National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), and Society of Professional Hispanic Engineers (SHPE) are just three of dozens of student organizations that provide both professional and social outlets for students.
- Desiree White, a Biochemistry graduate, is one of only 40 college students nationwide to receive a 2011 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.
- Winning papers on machining and machine tool topics earned three Kettering students two weeks in an advanced international engineering program at the Polytechnic of Milan, Italy.
- Students in Kettering Communication classes learn how to use writing to serve civic needs and solve practical problems at work, as well as writing for research and technical documents.
- Kettering features many active-learning classes where students learn leadership and teamwork skills and professors guide more than lecture.
Students work with award-winning staff also. Dr. Charles Hanson, director of Kettering's Library, received the 2010 Michigan Library Association Award of Excellence, the highest recognition in Library Services in Michigan.