Facts and Figures

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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 extracurricular 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 2020
Full Professors 266
Associate Professors with Tenure 44
Associate Professors without Tenure 29
Assistant Professors 51
Degrees Awarded 2018-19
Bachelor of Science 840
Master’s Degree 808
Doctoral Degree 362
Undergraduate Major Enrollment 2019-20
Women 1,132
International Students 219
Total Students 2,451
Graduate Enrollment 2019-20
Women 1,024
International Students 1,347
Total Students 3,276
Rankings
The MIT School of Engineering is generally ranked at the top of its field. U.S. News & World Report has given the top spot to MIT’s undergraduate engineering program since 1983. In the 2021 ranking of graduate programs, U.S. News placed aerospace/aeronautical/astronautical engineering, chemical engineering, computer engineering, electrical/ electronic/communications engineering, materials engineering, and mechanical engineering in the number-one spot; also ranked were biomedical engineering/bioengineering (3), civil engineering (7), environmental/environmental health engineering (12), industrial/ manufacturing/systems engineering (6), and nuclear engineering (2). 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 in 2019 was $421,670,021.
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