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Enrollment Statistics

  • 11,254

    All students,
    October 2020

  • 4,361

    Undergraduate students (39%)

  • 6,893

    Graduate students (61%)

  • 3,246

    International students

In 2021–2021, MIT students come from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, two territories, and 123 foreign countries. Women accounted for 48% of undergraduates (2,079) and 37% of graduate students (2,578). Fifty-five percent of undergraduates (2,393) and 20% of graduate students (1,383) self-identified as members of a one or more US minority groups.

 

Undegraduates by School/College, 2020–2021

School/college Majors 2nd majors
Architecture and Planning 57 10
Engineering* 2,370 (1,388) 93 (13)
Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences 86 57
Management 105 15
Science 658 106
Computing* (1,388) (13)

Note: Excludes 1,073 first-years, 11 undeclared sophomores, and 1 special student. MIT students do not enroll in an academic department until the start of their sophomore year, and may defer decision on a course of study until the end of that year.
* Students in interdisciplinary programs are included in the totals of the school or college that administers the program. Students in joint programs with the College of Computing are included in the totals for Engineering (with the number of shared students in parentheses). See the Registrar’s enrollment reports for details.

Graduate Students by School/College, 2020–2021

School Master’s Doctoral Special
Architecture & Planning 313 193 0
Engineering* 894 (278) 2,163** (844) 105
Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences 24 289 0
Management 1,462 (18) 157 (65) 14
Science 3 1,164 1
Computing 77 (296) 34 (909) 0
Total 2,773 4,000 120

* Students in interdisciplinary programs are included in the totals of the school or college that administers the program.Students in joint programs with the College of Computing are included in the totals for Engineering and Management (with the number of shared students in parentheses), but not in the Computing totals. See the Registrar’s enrollment reports for details.
**Includes 177 students working on Harvard degrees only through the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology Program.

US Minority Group Representation among Students, 2020–2021

Minority group Undergraduate Graduate
Asian American 1,411 807
Hispanic 679 421
African American 292 150
American Indian or Alaska Native 8 5
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 3 0
Total 2,393 1,383

International Students

There are 3,246 international students enrolled in degree programs at MIT—450 undergraduates (10%) and 2,796 graduate students (41%)—for the current academic year. Additionally, 334 exchange, visiting, and special students participated in MIT programs.

International Students, by Region, 2021–2021

Region %
Asia 55%
Europe 19%
Latin America and the Caribbean 8%
North America 7%
Middle East 6%
Africa 3%
Oceania 2%
Total 100%