History, Affiliations and Rankings
Founded in the midst of an innovation explosion in America by the pioneering industrialists, Henry and Edsel Ford, Lawrence Technological University was established in 1932 as a private university in Michigan. It was founded as a college for Engineering education and was called the Lawrence Institute of Technology and eventually changed its name to Lawrence Technological University in 1989. It moved to its current location of rural Southfield in 1955. Today, Lawrence Tech is one of the largest independent colleges of Michigan and offers education that integrates "theory and practice," to resolve the world's most pressing issues. Recognized among the top 10% of the universities in the USA, Lawrence Tech is academically affiliated with the Association of Independent Technological Universities (AITU), National Association of Schools of Arts and Design (NASAD), Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology Inc. (ABET), The University also offers programs with partner universities in Asia, Europe, Mexico, and the Middle East. Its athletics team, Blue Devils, competes at AHCA Division 3 and MCHC and is a part of NAIA and WHAC. The Times Higher Education ranks Lawrence Tech at #352 in the US Colleges Rankings 2022.
Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses
The Lawrence Technological University campus is located in the Oakland County of suburban Southfield, Michigan, which is a bustling center for Business and Commerce with 63,000 business establishments and the site of more than 35% of the global Fortune 500. This location of the campus also situates it only a few hours away from major cities in USA, such as New York, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Chicago, Cincinnati and others. Lawrence Tech offers 100+ Undergraduate and Postgraduate programs through its four colleges that offer courses in distinct specializations, namely Architecture and Design, Arts and Sciences, Business and Information Technology, and Engineering. The College of Arts and Sciences offers 35+ programs designed for an interactive engagement with Literature, Mathematics, Philosophy, and more. The University offers dual degrees, which are combined Bachelor's + Master's programs or programs combining two specializations such as MBA/Architecture or MBA/Engineering Management, in addition to undergraduate and graduate certificates, a Leadership Certificate Program for professionals and graduate programs in the online mode.
Accomplishments and Alumni
For more than 85 years, Lawrence Tech has continued to prosper and accelerate its growth, hone its educational philosophy of theory and practice, build important community and professional alliances, and forge partnerships with the businesses, organizations, and industries. The Forbes Magazine recognized Lawrence Technological University among America's Top Colleges in 2021, and #4 among 15 colleges and universities in Michigan for the median graduate salaries. Further, the Princeton Review also recognized the University among the Nation's Best 387 Colleges and among the Nation's Green Colleges for the year 2021. Also, the Brookings Institutions places #5 in the United States for the most value-addition in preparing graduates for well-paying occupations. Lawrence Technological University has a vast alumni network of 35,000+ graduates Some of the notable alumni of the University include the likes of Lewis Veraldi (Vice President of Ford Motor Company), George W. Sierant (Developed the first viable child safety seat in 1966), Alfred Taubman (Owner of Shopping Malls, Sotheby’s and A&W) and Harvey Ferrero (American Architect).
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
Lawrence Tech is the proud host of over 900 F-1 and J-1 international students from 46 countries and places great value on the diversity and global experiences these students bring to the campus community. The total student enrollment at the University is over 3,000 students. Also, 191 Students from India have attended Lawrence Tech. There are numerous student clubs and societies on the campus, where students get the opportunity to explore their interests as well as socialize with peers from different cultural backgrounds. The University offers career development services to the students including, job search, reviewing Resumes and Cover Letters, mock interviews, salary negotiation practice, co-ops and internships and more. Stellantis, Magna International, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Lear Corporation, Smith Group, Nissan Motor Corporation, Barton Malow and other corporations recruit graduates from Lawrence Technological University.