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Enrollment Statistics

  • 11,934

    All students,
    October 2021

  • 4,638

    Undergraduate students (39%)

  • 7,296

    Graduate students (61%)

  • 3,417

    International students

In 2021–2022, MIT students come from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, two territories, and 131 foreign countries. Women accounted for 48% of undergraduates (2,231) and 38% of graduate students (2,772). Fifty-six percent of undergraduates (2,584) and 21% of graduate students (1,539) self-identified as members of one or more US minority groups.

 

Undergraduates by School/College, 2021–2022

School/college Majors 2nd majors
Architecture and Planning 61 8
Engineering* 2,510
(1,467)
115
(105)
Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences 79 65
Management 109 35
Science 683 138
Computing* (1,467) (105)

Note: Excludes 1,178 first-year students, 9 undesignated sophomores, and 9 special students. 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, 2021–2022

School Master’s Doctoral Special
Architecture & Planning 335 195 0
Engineering* 990
(281)
2,182**
(800)
100
Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences 20 286 0
Management 1,641
(15)
160
(74)
55
Science 6 1,211 0
Computing 87
(296)
28
(874)
0
Total 3,079 4,062 155

* 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 180 students working on Harvard degrees only through the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology Program.

US Minority Group Representation among Students, 2021–2022

Minority group Undergraduate Graduate
Asian American 1,536 874
Hispanic 702 468
African American 336 192
American Indian or Alaska Native 6 4
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 4 1
Total 2,584 1,539

International Students

There are 3,417 international students enrolled in degree programs at MIT—472 undergraduates (10%) and 2,945 graduate students (40%)—in 2021–2022. Additionally, 301 exchange, visiting, and special students participated in MIT programs.

International Students, by Region, 2021–2022

Region %
Asia 54%
Europe 19%
Latin America and the Caribbean 9%
North America 6%
Middle East 6%
Africa 4%
Oceania 2%
Total 100%