Kettering University prepares students for lives of extraordinary leadership and service by linking transformative experiential learning opportunities to rigorous academic programs in engineering, science, mathematics, and business.

  • Fifth nationally and first in Michigan among four-year engineering programs;
  • First nationally and first in Michigan among four-year computer science programs;
  • 15th nationally and first in Michigan among four-year biological science programs;
  • Second nationally and first in Michigan among four-year physical science programs;
  • First nationally and first in Michigan among four-year mathematics programs;
  • Second nationally and first in Michigan among four-year business programs.

Pillars of Success

Our success focuses on Optimized Growth, Global Leadership, Community Vitality, and Engaged Stakeholders.

  • Global Leadership in STEM Education - Kettering University delivers an education that couples theory and practice better than any institution in the world. The University renews its commitment to experiential and applied learning in collaboration with leading faculty and industry partners to deliver amazing classroom and applied research experiences.
  • Community Vitality - Kettering University’s success is linked to the success of the city of Flint, state of Michigan and the entire Midwest region. As such, the University and its students, faculty, staff and alumni are and will continue to be active partners and leaders in the efforts to create a vibrant and economically thriving community, region, nation and world.
  • Engaged Stakeholders - Kettering University’s amazing legacy of global leadership and achievement results from active and productive relationships with a wide range of stakeholders that includes alumni, industry partners, educators, community leaders, neighbors and friends. The University is committed to strengthening this culture of engagement and giving with all stakeholders in support of Kettering University’s mission.
  • Optimized Growth in Enrollment and Programs - Kettering University has an extraordinary ability to attract top talent, whether it’s award-winning students or world-class faculty. The University will expand its enrollment intentionally through strategic financial aid packages, fixed tuition guarantees and growth in programs to attract and retain top students who meet the talent demands of a rapidly changing global workforce.

Kettering University Archives 

To learn more about Kettering's history, visit the Archives located on the first floor of the Campus Center. The focus at the archives is to preserve and provide access to the history of  Kettering University, the automotive industry, and Flint. Instrumental in the establishment of the Kettering/GMI Alumni Foundation Collection of Industrial History in 1974, Richard Scharchburg taught at the university for more than 35 years. Following his death in 2000, his collection was named in his honor. Contact Linda Pierce in the Library at (810) 762-9840 to make an appointment to visit the archive.

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The University Committee on Accreditation & Assessment (UCAA) provides critical assessment leadership to the university and is responsible for establishing and supporting a process of institution-wide continual self-evaluation and improvement. 

The 17-member UCAA committee is chaired by Dr. Kathryn Svinarich who can be reached at (810)762-7471 or

Institutional Accreditation

Kettering University has been accredited since 1962 by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 230 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago IL 60602-2504, (312)263-0456.

Engineering Programs Accreditation

The following programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Physics
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

Computer Science Program Accreditation 

 The following program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET

  • Computer Science

Applied Physics Program Accreditation

The following program is accredited by the Applied Science Accreditation Commission (ASAC) of ABET,

  • Applied Physics

Business Program Accreditation

The Business program was accredited in 1995 by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), 11520 West 119th Street, Overland Parks, KS 66213.