The institution was founded in 1919 as The School of Automobile Trades and opened under the direction of Albert Sobey to train engineering and management personnel. In 1923, the school became the Flint Institute of Technology offering a four-year cooperative education program, and enrolling more than 600 students.
Kettering University is a national leader in experiential STEM and business education, integrating an intense curriculum with applied professional experience. This proven approach inspires students to realize their potential and advance their ideas. We are dedicated to achieving the extraordinary through technological innovation, leadership and service.
Kettering University students work hand-in-hand with faculty on research projects. Students often carry over their work term projects to their academic terms on campus. This synergy guarantees an academic experience calibrated to meet the current and future needs of industry.
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The Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs is the ranking academic officer at Kettering University and is responsible for all aspects of the academic mission and student life.
Residence Life at Kettering University is committed to designing and maintaining a caring environment that encourages academic success, individual respect, personal growth and responsibility to one’s community.
The library now provides free access to Lynda.com, a series of over 5,000 training videos for skills building in coding, photography, web design, leadership, CAD, and more.
Kettering University's labs and facilities provide research skills and experiences to undergraduate and graduate students. Undergraduate students have the unique opportunity to engage in research projects in their area of interest as soon as they arrive on campus.
A licensed practical nurse is available during regular business hours on campus. The nurse provides college specific nursing care and promotes health, wellness and preventive care for the student population. Care received in the Wellness Center is nurse-directed and based on physician approved clinical protocols.
By living on campus, you get the total college experience. You are part of all the action including educational, cultural, social, and recreational programs for residents.
It is a time for new friends and discoveries, exploring new interests and trying new things. With more than 50 student organizations, numerous social activities, intramural sports, and lively surrounding communities you'll have plenty to keep you engaged!
Students of Kettering University have participated in SAE events for over 25 years. The team leader works with the faculty advisor to coordinate the progress of the team over the course of the design and fabrication stages. Team members are responsible for designing and constructing all aspects of the car including frame, suspension, body, engine, drivetrain, electrical systems and plumbing.
Kettering University has been accredited since 1962 by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.