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 2021
Full Professors 270
Associate Professors with Tenure 37
Associate Professors without Tenure 27
Assistant Professors 56
Degrees Awarded 2020-21
Bachelor of Science 737
Master’s Degree 747
Doctoral Degree 295
Undergraduate Major Enrollment 2020-21
Women 1,107
International Students 217
Total Students 2,370
Graduate Enrollment 2020-21
Women 1,046
International Students 1,241
Total Students 3,162
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 2022 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 (9), and nuclear engineering (2). Our programs 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 2021 was $415,885,399.


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