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Employees

  • 16,185

    Employees
    (including Lincoln Lab)

  • 6,408

    Women

 

Employees by Category, October 2020

Category Number %
Administrative staff 4,462 28%
Research staff 3,694 23%
Other academic staff 2,235 14%
Support staff 1,821 11%
Postdoctoral scholars 1,394 9%
Service staff 1,384 9%
Faculty 1,064 6%
Clinical/Medical staff 131 1%
Total 16,185 101%

In 2020, slightly more than 3,700 staff members had worked at MIT from between 10 and 25 years; another 1,440 had worked from between 25 and 50 years, and almost 50 employees had been at MIT for over 50 years.

International Scholars

Many MIT staff are international scholars (i.e., non–US citizens, non–US permanent residents) from around the world who come to the United States for teaching, research, collaboration, and other purposes. This diverse group of professionals includes visiting scientists, professors, artists, and scholars, as well as postdoctoral fellows and associates, lecturers, instructors, research associates and scientists, and tenure-track faculty. During academic year 2019–2020, MIT hosted 2,237 international scholars (73% men, 27% women) from 93 countries.

  • 2,237

    International scholars

  • 93

    Countries represented

 

International Scholars by Region, October 2020

Region Number %
Asia 1,013 45%
Europe 756 34%
Middle East 165 7%
Mexico, Latin America, and the Caribbean 124 6%
North America 119 5%
Africa 32 2%
Oceania 28 1%
Total 2,237 100%