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About Kettering University

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private



4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College




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Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

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On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?


Kettering University is a private not-for-profit was established in the year 1919 under the name School of Automotive Trades, which was later changed to Flint Institute of Technology in the year 1923. General Motors took over the university in 1926, and thus the name was changed to General Motors Institute of Technology. The university got its current name in the year 1998 and it was named after Charles Kettering.

The university is located and headquartered in Flint, Michigan, United States. It is a  university. It has over 145 academic staffs who are devoted to helping the students.

  • The university currently has over 2,326 students enrolled in the various programs provided by the university. It includes 1,947 full-time and 379 part-time students.

  • The student-faculty ratio of the university is 14:1.

  • University's acceptance rate is 72%, which means 72 students per 100 students who apply for a program, get admitted into the university.

  • The graduation rate is 53%.

  • The university is known for providing various services and facilities to aid students and help them prepare and shape their future and career, such as fitness programs, sports clubs, social activities, e-library, and many more.

Located in Flint, MI, Kettering University is a private university. In 1919, Kettering University was founded. Kettering University is recognised by its official colors, gold and blue. Out of total 2,327 students enrolled at KU, 1,799 belong to undergraduate courses while 422 are postgraduate students. To teach various courses to the students, the school has employed a total of 145 faculty. Around 21% of the students are females and 79% are males. Notably, Kettering University is also home to an ethnically diverse student population. At KU around 75% are white, 5% are Asian, and 5% belong to Hispanic ethnicity. Moreover, around 97% of the students are 24 and under. In its 101 years of existence, KU has produced several known personalities like Dean Kamen (Businessperson, Entrepreneur), Bob Kagle (Businessperson, Entrepreneur), Ronald M. Pirtle (Businessperson), and Marissa T Peterson (Businessperson). The school believes in the all-round growth of the students and, hence encourages students to take part in several sporting activities, conducted inside the campus. Students taking admission here will notice that the university boasts of a decent sports infrastructure. Taking into account all the undergraduate and graduate degrees, including both residential and online, KU offers around 49 programs. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.), ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs), and HLC Higher Learning Commission. $90 million (2019) is the total value of endowment of the Kettering University.

Location & Contact


1700 University Avenue


Email: N/A
Phone: 8009554464
Fax: 8107629755
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Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.


Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.


SAT Range

1190 - 1370

ACT Range

25 - 30

Application Fee




High School GPA


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The admission to Kettering University is easy and the students can make the most out of it. Kettering University has 3 admission thresholds. The students are required to submit a fee along with the admission form, in order to be considered for admission at Kettering University. It is a non-refundable amount. The SAT score in the range of 1190-1360 would boost a student's chances of securing admission. A candidate, in order to take admission to Kettering University, must score 27 in her ACTs. But, in certain cases, those having ACT scores less than 24 are also given admission. As expected, the candidates can complete the process either online or by visiting the school's office at 1700 University Avenue, Flint, Michigan 48504-6214. To gather more information, they can call them at (800) 955-4464.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.


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Books And Supplies


Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.


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Tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure are the next two things that a student should keep in mind before applying to KU. The full-time cost of attendance is approximately $58,080 per year. The average annual tuition cost ($44,380), books and supplies ($1,100), room and boarding ($8,400), and budget for other expenses ($4,200) are all included in this cost. For students seeking financial assistance, the university offers a number of options.


Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Master's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio


Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


Academic Calendar


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Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad


Mechanical Engineering

181 Graduates

Electrical, Electronics and Communi...

52 Graduates

Computer Engineering

17 Graduates

Computer Science

16 Graduates

Industrial Engineering

14 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

13 Graduates

Chemical Engineering

13 Graduates

Engineering Physics

9 Graduates

Applied Mathematics

5 Graduates

Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecu...

5 Graduates


3 Graduates

Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and...

2 Graduates


2 Graduates


Student Body

Undergraduate Students


Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.






Students Gender



US National: 44%



US National: 56%




77% White

4% Unknown

2% Black

5% Hispanic

3% Two or more races

5% Non Resident alien

4% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density



Unknown Location


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In State



Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$70,814 per year

Campus Life


The students can reside on campus and 100% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available


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Undergrads in College Housing


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Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $3,240/year.

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Average Meal Plan Available



Division Sports Nickname


School Colors

blue and gold

Varsity Athletics Association


Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Not applicable

Total Male Athletes


Total Female Athletes


Intramural Sports


Sports Club


Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol


Campus Emergency Phones


24-Hour Escort Safety rides


Mobile Campus Emergency Alert


The university additionally offers an on-campus housing facility for students who wish to dwell nearby. A candidate will be needed to pay a normal expense of $8,400 per year for living on campus. The students at Kettering University have several dining and meal plan options to choose from. Moreover, the average meal plan costs around $3,240 per year. The university considers the safety and security of its students to be paramount. At KU, campus safety and security features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. There are around 79% male and 21% female students enrolled at the university.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation


Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation


Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.




Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$239 - 291

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.


Average Aid Per Year


Students Receiving Federal Grants


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Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.


Average Amount

< $30K


$30K - $48K


$48K - $75K


$75K - $110K


> $110K


Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants


As mentioned, if one finds the fees and cost of living at KU to be on the higher side, the financial aid department of the varsity would be of huge assistance. They can assist students with scholarships, grants, and student loans as well. The average federal grant that comes from the university is around $5,142, whereas the financial aid is $18,915. The students at the university are provided with state aid and institutional aid. The state aid stands at $2,320, while the institutional aid is $18,915. The total non-need-based scholarships/grants offered to students at Kettering University add up to $8,726,190 per year.

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