Facts and Figures

MIT has a thing for data. We just love it.

The details are below, but in broad strokes: The MIT School of Engineering is home to eight academic departments, two institutes — and a HUGE collection of research laboratories, centers, co- and extra-curricular programs, professional and interdepartmental education initiatives, and more. 

Roughly half of all MIT students are enrolled in an engineering degree program. About a third of the Institute’s faculty are in the School, and their research accounts for 54 percent of MIT’s total annual sponsored projects. 

Faculty 2016–2017
Full Professors 261
Associate Professors with Tenure 38
Associate Professors without Tenure 25
Assistant Professors 55


Degrees Granted 2016–2017
Bachelor of Science 825
Masters Degrees 760
Doctoral Degrees 332


Undergraduate Enrollment 2016–2017
Women / Men 1,143 / 1,336
International Students 222
Total Students 2,479


Graduate Enrollment 2016–2017
Women / Men 957 / 2,306
International Students 1,407
Total Students 3,263


The MIT 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. In its most recent ranking of graduate programs, US News placed biological engineering, chemical engineering, electrical engineering and computer science, materials science and engineering, and mechanical engineering in the number-one spot; also ranked were nuclear science and engineering (2), aeronautics and astronautics (2), and civil and environmental engineering (7). Our engineering programs also place high in most international university rankings.


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 2015–2016 was $393,851,000. Approximately $240,317,000 of this support originated from federal agencies; $88,498,000 from industry; and $65,036,000 from nonprofits, state and local government, and internal sources.


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