School Spotlight: Missouri University of Science and Technology

There are over 4,000 colleges and universities in the U.S. And while the media tends to focus on just a handful of schools, we at College Coach encourage students to think outside the box during their college selection process and explore a wide range of colleges. As such, we are highlighting a new college each week in our School Spotlight series. Check out the college below, along with the other posts in our series, and you may just stumble upon your dream school!

School Spotlight: Missouri University of Science and Technology 
Rolla, MO

Lots of students (and their parents!) worry about employability after college. How quickly will new graduates find that first job, and how long will it take them to pay back student loans? At Missouri S&T, the average starting salary for new graduates is nearly $67,300, and thanks to the university’s co-op and internship program, it’s easy for students to gain hands-on experience and make important on-the-job contacts before graduation. Missouri S&T is nationally known for its strengths in engineering and science. Approximately 6,460 undergrads can choose from 16 accredited engineering programs, including aerospace, ceramic, and nuclear engineering. And for students looking to take on the additional challenge of team and project work, the university features 19 student design teams that travel the country to compete in contests. Imagine joining the rocket design team, the human-powered vehicle group, or the solar house group! Fun fact: even the humanities courses at Missouri S&T include a healthy dose of science and innovation. Students can fulfill some of their general education requirements by taking “Mining Industry Economics” or “History of Technology.”

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Written by Emily Toffelmire
Emily Toffelmire is a member of College Coach’s team of college admissions consultants. Prior to joining College Coach, Emily worked as an admissions officer at University of Southern California as well as a college counselor at high schools in the US and Thailand. Visit our website to learn more about Emily Toffelmire.