List Of United States Technological Universities

The institutes of technology and polytechnics have existed at least since the 18th century, but became popular after World War II with the expansion of engineering education and technical education, associated with the new needs created by industrialization. In some cases, polytechnics or institutes of technology are engineering schools or technical colleges.

A handful of American universities include the phrases "Institute of Technology", "Polytechnic Institute", "Polytechnic University", or similar phrasing in their names; these are generally research-intensive universities with a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. The level of academic rigor in these schools may vary from undergraduate level state universities to world-renowned elite schools.

Institutions

School Location[1] Founded Type[1] Enrollment (Fall 2014)[1] Endowment (billion USD)[2] Carnegie Classification[1]
Air Force Institute of Technology Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio 1919 Public 860 - Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity
California Institute of Technology Pasadena, California 1891 Private not-for-profit 2,209 $2.199 Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo, California 1901 Public 20,186 $0.195 Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona Pomona, California 1938 Public 23,966 $0.090 Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
Clarkson University Potsdam, New York 1896 Private not-for-profit 3,873 $0.186 Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity
Colorado School of Mines Golden, Colorado 1874 Public 5,962 $0.273 Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity
Florida Institute of Technology Melbourne, Florida 1958 Private not-for-profit 6,393 $0.066 Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity
Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, Georgia 1885 Public 23,109 $1.859 Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity
Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago, Illinois 1890 Private not-for-profit 7,898 $0.235 Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity
Iowa State University of Science and Technology Ames, Iowa 1858 Public 34,435 $0.786 Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity
Indiana Institute of Technology Fort Wayne, Indiana 1930 Private not-for-profit 7,192 $0.096 Special Focus Four-Year: Business & Management Schools
Lawrence Technological University Southfield, Michigan 1932 Private not-for-profit 4,015 $0.047 Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
Louisiana Tech University Ruston, Louisiana 1894 Public 11,225 - Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, Massachusetts 1861 Private not-for-profit 11,319 $13.475 Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity
Michigan Technological University Houghton, Michigan 1885 Public 7,099 $0.096 Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity
Missouri University of Science and Technology Rolla, Missouri 1870 Public 8,640 - Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity
Montana Tech of the University of Montana Butte, Montana 1900 Public 2,085 $0.035 Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields
New Jersey Institute of Technology Newark, New Jersey 1881 Public 10,646 $0.099 Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity
New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology Socorro, New Mexico 1889 Public 2,127 - Master's Colleges & Universities: Small Programs
Oregon Institute of Technology Klamath Falls, Oregon 1947 Public 4,260 - Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Troy, New York 1824 Private not-for-profit 6,835 $0.677 Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity
Rochester Institute of Technology Henrietta, New York 1829 Private not-for-profit 16,310 $0.759 Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Terre Haute, Indiana 1874 Private not-for-profit 2,388 $0.195 Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology Rapid City, South Dakota 1885 Public 2,798 - Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools
Stevens Institute of Technology Hoboken, New Jersey 1870 Private not-for-profit 6,125 $0.165 Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity
Texas Tech University Lubbock, Texas 1923 Public 35,158 $1.178 Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity
University of Wisconsin-Stout Menomonie, Wisconsin 1891 Public 9,394 - Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Blacksburg, Virginia 1872 Public 31,224 $0.818 Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity
Worcester Polytechnic Institute Worcester, Massachusetts 1865 Private not-for-profit 6,381 $0.436 Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity

Notes

  1. ^ a b c d "Carnegie Classifications 2015 public data file" (XLSX). Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research. 2016. Retrieved . 
  2. ^ "2015 NACUBO-Commonfund Study of Endowments" (PDF). National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO). 2015. Retrieved . 

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