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Employees

  • 15,722

    Employees
    (including Lincoln Lab)

  • 6,335

    Women

 

Employees by Category, October 2021

Category Number %
Administrative staff 4,318 27%
Research staff 3,732 24%
Other academic staff 1,963 12%
Support staff 1,737 11%
Postdoctoral scholars 1,397 9%
Service staff 1,367 9%
Faculty 1,069 7%
Clinical/Medical staff 139 1%
Total 15,722 100%

In 2021, almost 3,700 staff members had worked at MIT from between 10 and 25 years; another 1,467 had worked from between 25 and 50 years, and almost 50 employees had been at MIT for over 50 years.

International Scholars

International scholars come to MIT from around the world to teach, conduct research, collaborate, and for other purposes. This diverse group of professionals includes visiting scientists, professors, artists, and scholars, as well as postdoctoral fellows and associates, research associates and scientists, faculty, and other instructional staff. During academic year 2020–2021, MIT hosted 1,866 international scholars from 83 countries. Seventy-five percent were men and 25% were women.

  • 1,866

    International scholars

  • 83

    Countries represented

 

International Scholars by Region, October 2021

Region Number %
Asia 883 48%
Europe 602 32%
Middle East 133 7%
Mexico, Latin America, and the Caribbean 109 6%
North America 88 5%
Africa 27 1%
Oceania 24 1%
Total 1,866 100%