The MSOE Mindset
At Milwaukee School of Engineering, you get more out of your degree. More personal attention. More practical experience. More career power. We are inspired to make an impact within our communities by being leaders of character; responsible professionals; passionate learners; and value creators. We call it the MSOE Mindset, and you’ll feel the difference from the moment you step on our campus until long after you graduate.
Our graduates are in demand for their skills and the mindset they've developed. Just consider our enviable average 99% graduate outcomes rate for the Class of 2021-22 (that’s in your field, not working at a fast food joint) and $76,647 average starting salary (the highest early and mid-career salaries of any Wisconsin university, according to PayScale Inc).
So how does an MSOE education lead to such phenomenal student success?
- Hands-on experience — Our students spend more time in labs than they do in classrooms. Our undergraduates clock an average of 600 hours of lab time in industry-standard facilities.
- Personal attention — With a student-faculty ratio of 13:1, average undergraduate class size of 21 students and average lab size of 11 students, MSOE provides an intimate learning environment that will help you achieve your best.
- MSOE Mindset — The MSOE Mindset identifies graduates as leaders of character; responsible professionals; passionate learners; and value creators. Our faculty focuses on helping students develop this mindset throughout their educational journey.
- High-quality teaching — You won’t find teaching assistants here, and our faculty have an average of seven years of industry experience.
- Incredible location — Our home in downtown Milwaukee gives you convenient access to major companies for internships and other field experiences (plus plenty of nightlife and weekend fun).
We also offer direct admission into your major and a four-year graduation guarantee. It’s no wonder that MSOE has been ranked the No. 1 Best Value College in Wisconsin in 2023 (SmartAsset survey) and the 13th Best Value School in the Midwest (U.S. News & World Report, 2024).