The School of Engineering by the numbers

The MIT School of Engineering is home to eight academic departments and one division. There are 378 faculty and approximately 5,741 students. Roughly 51% of all MIT students are enrolled in engineering degree programs. A wide range of research laboratories, centers, and affiliated programs are also housed in the School of Engineering or its departments.

Faculty 2014–2015

 

Full professors

264

Associate professors w/ tenure

36

Associate professors w/o tenure

26

Assistant professors

52

 

 

Current faculty and staff awards and honors

 

A. M. Turing Award

5

American Academy of Arts and Sciences Member

31

American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow

34

American Philosophical Society Member

2

American Physical Society Fellow

25

American Society of Mechanical Engineers Fellow

12

Association for Computing Machinery Fellow

12

Gairdner Award

1

Guggenheim Fellow

9

Howard Hughes Medical Investigator 3

Humboldt Research Award

1

IEEE Fellow

25

Institute of Medicine Member

11

Japan Prize

1

MacArthur Fellow

9

Millennium Technology Prize

2

National Academy of Engineering Member

55

National Academy of Sciences Member

9

National Medal of Science

2

National Medal of Technology and Innovation 1

NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award

103

Optical Society of America Fellow

6

Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)

11

MIT Harold E. Edgerton Faculty Achievement Award

15

MIT James R. Killian Jr. Faculty Achievement Award

3

   

Undergraduate enrollment 2014–2015

 

Women

1,108

International students

205

Total students

2,447

 

 

Graduate enrollment 2014–2015

 

Women

924

International students

1,393

Total students

3,294

 

 

Degrees granted 2014–2015

 

SB degrees

764

Masters degrees

713

Doctoral degrees

348

Rankings

MIT’s School of Engineering is generally ranked at the top of its field. US News & World Report has given the top spot to MIT’s undergraduate engineering programs since 1983, and its most recent ranking of graduate programs placed Aeronautics and Astronautics, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Nuclear Science and Engineering in the number-one spot; also ranked were Systems Engineering (3), Biological Engineering (5), and Civil and Environmental Engineering (7). MIT engineering programs place highly in most international university rankings as well.

Financial Support

The MIT School of Engineering draws on a variety of agencies, foundations, and industries to provide financial support for its academic and research initiatives. The total volume of research expenditures by the School of Engineering in 2014–2015 was $394,230,000. Approximately $239,583,000 of this support originated from federal agencies; $86,119,000 from industry; and $68,258,000 from nonprofits, state and local government, and internal sources.