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 2017–2018
Full Professors 256
Associate Professors with Tenure 43
Associate Professors without Tenure 28
Assistant Professors 51


Degrees Granted 2017–2018
Bachelor of Science 772
Masters Degrees 776
Doctoral Degrees 355


Undergraduate Enrollment 2017–2018
Women / Men 1,133 / 1,322
International Students 243
Total Students 2,455


Graduate Enrollment 2017–2018
Women / Men 961 / 2,294
International Students 1,391
Total Students 3,255


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 the 2019 ranking of graduate programs, US News placed aeronautics and astronautics, 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), civil and environmental engineering (7), and industrial, manufacturing, and systems engineering (7). Our programs also also ranked highly 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 2016–2017 was $398,670,000. Approximately $240,234,000 of this support originated from federal agencies; $93,254,000 from industry; and $65,182,000 from nonprofits, state and local government, and internal sources.


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