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MIT Demographics & Diversity Report

College Factual's 2021 diversity analysis highlights the racial demographics, age range, gender ratios, and geographic origins of MIT students.

MIT Student Population

How Many Students Attend Massachusetts Institute of Technology?

MIT total enrollment is approximately 11,520 students.

4,501 are undergraduates and 6,862 are graduate students.

MIT Undergraduate Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Undergraduates

The full-time MIT undergraduate population is made up of 47% women, and 53% men.

MIT Gender Ratio

For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

MIT Racial/Ethnic Breakdown of Undergraduates

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Undergraduate Racial-Ethnic Diversity Pie Chart
Race/Ethnicity Number
Asian 1,330
White 1,293
Hispanic 693
International 472
Multi-Ethnic 359
Black or African American 279
Unknown 63
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 3

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

MIT Graduate Student Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Graduate Students

About 36% of full-time grad students are women, and 64% men.

MIT Graduate Student Gender Ratio

For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

MIT Racial-Ethnic Breakdown of Graduate Students

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Graduate Students Racial-Ethnic Diversity Pie Chart
Race/Ethnicity Number
International 2,898
White 2,093
Asian 784
Unknown 386
Hispanic 375
Multi-Ethnic 177
Black or African American 140
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

High Ranking in Overall Diversity Nationwide

MIT achieved a College Factual diversity rank of #7 out of 3,514 total schools in the ranking.

Overall Diversity Ranking  7 out of 3514
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Overall Diversity Score  99.83 out of 100
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This college ranks above average in overall diversity, which means there is high variety on campus in racial/ethnic diversity, ages, gender, and location.

How Does MIT Diversity Compare to National Averages?

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MIT is considered to have excellent overall diversity when compared to the nationwide average.

Extremely Racially/Ethnically Diverse

37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities *

MIT is ranked 146 out of 3,790 when it comes to the racial/ethnic diversity of the students.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity Ranking  146 out of 3790
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Racial-Ethnic Diversity Score  96.17 out of 100
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High racial diversity in the student body means plenty of opportunities to interact with and learn from students with different backgrounds and cultures than you.

MIT Racial Demographics:

MIT Undergraduate Racial-Ethnic Diversity Pie Chart
Race/Ethnicity Number
White 3,459
International 3,387
Asian 2,141
Hispanic 1,082
Multi-Ethnic 541
Unknown 465
Black or African American 424
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 3

Average Racial/Ethnic Diversity Among Faculty

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Faculty Racial/Ethnic Demographics:

Racial-Ethnic Demographics of MIT Faculty
Ethnicity Number of Faculty
White 8,939
Asian 1,055
Black or African American 532
Multi-Ethnic 174
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 9
Hispanic 0
International 0
Unknown 0

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Near Even Male/Female Ratio

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MIT ranks 515 out of 3,790 when it comes to gender parity on campus.

Student Gender Ratio  515 out of 3790
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Student Male/Female Diversity Score  86.43 out of 100
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This school is more popular with men than with women.

MIT Male/Female Ratio

There are approximately 4,652 female students and 6,868 male students at MIT.

Close to Even Balance of Male & Female Teachers

Reporting of the gender of MIT is unknown or unavailable.

Faculty Gender Ratio  80.89 out of 100.
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There are more male teachers than female teachers at this school.

MIT Faculty Male/Female Ratio

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There are approximately 5,543 female teachers and 8,162 male teachers.

High Geographic Diversity

Top 1% in Geographic Diversity
90.14% Out of State
11.17% Out of the Country

MIT ranks 11 out of 2,183 when it comes to geographic diversity.

90.14% of MIT students come from out of state, and 11.17% come from out of the country.

Student Location Diversity  99 out of 100.
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Where are MIT Students From?

Top 5 States

Where are MIT Students From?
State Amount
California 180
New York 96
Massachusetts 95
Texas 81
Florida 54

International Students at MIT

Students from 134 countries are represented at this school, with the majority of the international students coming from China, India, and Canada.

Learn more about international students at MIT.

High Student Age Diversity

High Student Age Diversity
36.64% Traditional College Age
The age diversity score this school received indicates it is doing a good job attracting students of all ages.

Student Age Diversity  76.89 out of 100.
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A traditional college student is defined as being between the ages of 18-21. At MIT, 36.64% of students fall into that category, compared to the national average of 60%.

MIT Student Age Diversity
Student Age Group Amount
25-29 3,394
22-24 2,262
20-21 2,171
18-19 2,030
30-34 931
35 and over 522
Under 18 0

Notes and References

Footnotes

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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