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Academics / / Hands-On Learning

Rigors and Rewards

Learn from distinguished professors who are some of the top engineers, scientists, and academicians in the world. Kettering’s hands-on learning environment features small class sizes taught by professors – not teaching assistants. This proven approach of integrating an intense curriculum with applied professional experience inspires students to realize their potential and advance their ideas. 

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Undergraduate Programs

Undergraduate students major in experience through its unique and innovative cooperative education model. Students split their time between 11-week academic terms and 12-week co-op terms. This allows students to almost immediately apply what they learn in the classroom and labs at their co-op employment position and apply what they've learned at their co-op to the classroom and labs.

Graduate Programs

A time of growth, of new ideas, of personal evolution. For those seeking advanced degrees at Kettering University, the postgraduate experience will take you further. Alumni of our on-campus graduate programs describe them as transformational, life changing, even inspirational.

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Kettering University is a national leader in experiential STEM and business education, integrating an intense curriculum with applied professional experience.


Fulltime faculty with 89 holding a PhD


Student to faculty ratio in classroom


Of students graduated in the top 10% of their high school class

US News & World Report Best Midwest
US News & World Report Best Engineering Programs

College of Engineering

Programs offered on computer systems, signal process, control systems, robotics, manufacturing and human processes, safety, bioengineering, automotive design, alternative energy.

College of Sciences & Liberal Arts

Courses offered include math, physical and computer sciences, communications, humanities, and the social sciences as well as a variety of interdisciplinary and special topics courses that combine several disciplines together.

School of Management

Offering an undergraduate degree in management and Master’s programs including Operations Management, Engineering Management, Lean Manufacturing, Supply Chain Management and Business Administration

Kettering University Online

Flexible online STEM+ graduate classes are asynchronous, so you can log on, attend class and complete your assignments at the time most convenient for you.

Graduate School

Designed to prepare future leaders for a global workplace with a first-class education that reflects the real world. Many students are able to complete a program in less than two years. 

A Kettering education is much more affordable than you might think!

Wages earned as a result of co-op or an experiential learning experience can be used to off-set the cost of your education.


Academic Leadership

The provost and his leadership team oversee all academic areas at Kettering University. Academic programs strive to provide students with an academic experience that is empowering and transformational, and provides them with the learning skills that support life-long growth in a rapidly changing world.