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MIT Demographics & Diversity Report

Below Average Overall Diversity
Below Average Racial-Ethnic Diversity
Below Average Male/Female Diversity
Many schools pride themselves on their diversity, but what does that mean, really? College Factual ran the numbers to learn how diverse the typical college campus really is, including race, gender, the ages of the students, and where they're from. Keep reading the MIT diversity report to see how they stack up against the average.

MIT Student Population

11,254 Total Students
4,234 Undergraduates
6,766 Graduate Students

How Many Students Attend Massachusetts Institute of Technology?

MIT total enrollment is approximately 11,254 students. 4,234 are undergraduates and 6,766 are graduate students.

MIT Undergraduate Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Undergraduates

The full-time MIT undergraduate population is made up of 48% women, and 52% men.


For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

MIT Racial/Ethnic Breakdown of Undergraduates

Race/Ethnicity Number
Asian 1,377
White 1,066
Hispanic 661
International 448
Multi-Ethnic 322
Black or African American 282
Unknown 67
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 3

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

MIT Graduate Student Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Graduate Students

About 38% of full-time grad students are women, and 62% men.


For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

MIT Racial-Ethnic Breakdown of Graduate Students

Race/Ethnicity Number
International 2,798
White 2,063
Asian 786
Hispanic 406
Unknown 360
Multi-Ethnic 200
Black or African American 148
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

Racial/Ethnic Diversity

38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities *
Medium Faculty Racial/Ethnic Diversity

MIT Racial Demographics:

Race/Ethnicity Number
International 3,274
White 3,230
Asian 2,218
Hispanic 1,100
Multi-Ethnic 534
Black or African American 442
Unknown 440
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 3

Average Racial/Ethnic Diversity Among Faculty

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Faculty Racial/Ethnic Demographics:

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

Learn more about the faculty at MIT.

MIT Male/Female Diversity

More Male Students
More Male Teachers
This school is more popular with men than with women.


There are approximately 4,657 female students and 6,597 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.


More about MIT faculty.

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

High 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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The undergraduate student body is split among 46 states (may include Washington D.C.). Click on the map for more detail.


Top 5 States

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%.

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


*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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