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IPEDS ID: 166683
OPE ID: 00217800
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139-4307
General information:  (617) 253-1000
Website:  web.mit.edu/
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Campus setting:  City: Midsize
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  11,520 (4,530 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  3 to 1
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Financial Aidsfs.mit.edu/
Net Price Calculatorsfs.mit.edu/undergraduate-students/our-approach-to-aid/net-price-calculator/
Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and Veteranssfs.mit.edu/undergraduate-students/types-of-aid/veterans-benefits/
Disability Servicesstudentlife.mit.edu/sds
Athletic Graduation Rates
Mission Statement
  web.mit.edu/about/#mission
Carnegie Classification
Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
6%
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Navy, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance education – graduate courses offered, programs not offered
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2019Full timePart time
Total faculty5,880699
Instructional1,372340
Research and public service4,508359
Total graduate assistants-3,340
Instructional-680
Research-2,660
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2016-20172017-20182018-20192019-2020% change 2018-2019 to 2019-2020
Tuition and fees$48,452$49,892$51,832$53,7903.8%
Books and supplies$1,000$1,000$800$8202.5%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$14,210$14,720$15,510$16,3905.7%
Other$1,816$1,818$2,098$2,1603.0%
Off Campus with Family
Other$1,816$1,818$2,098$2,1603.0%
Total Expenses2016-20172017-20182018-20192019-2020% change 2018-2019 to 2019-2020
On Campus$65,478$67,430$70,240$73,1604.2%
Off Campus with Family$51,268$52,710$54,730$56,7703.7%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2019-2020
Tuition$53,450
Fees$3,609
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid182574%————
Grant or scholarship aid66660%$33,150,061$49,775
Federal grants21419%$1,746,004$8,159
Pell grants21419%$1,052,004$4,916
Other federal grants17416%$694,000$3,989
State/local government grant or scholarships212%$49,330$2,349
Institutional grants or scholarships66560%$31,354,727$47,150
Student loan aid1009%$856,842$8,568
Federal student loans848%$424,711$5,056
Other student loans262%$432,131$16,620
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid12,981$139,965,056$46,952
Pell grants837$3,951,767$4,721
Federal student loans432$2,616,806$6,057
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2016-20172017-20182018-2019
Average net price$22,230$18,971$20,465
  • Interpret data with caution. The net price displayed does not take into account Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) and veterans benefits, nor grants and scholarships Massachusetts Institute of Technology students receive from outside (private) entities. Including the additional grant resources, the 2018-19 net price for full-time beginning students would be $18,615.
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2016-20172017-20182018-2019
$0 – $30,000$7,432$7,581$4,535
$30,001 – $48,000$4,727$3,343$1,820
$48,001 – $75,000$8,347$2,938$6,049
$75,001 – $110,000$19,156$9,303$14,381
$110,001 and more$40,162$40,757$38,934
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
  • Interpret data with caution. For Title IV recipients whose families are in the $0-$30K income range and have typical assets, the net price is $1,367, and no cost if including private grants and scholarships.
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Fall 2019
Total enrollment11,520
Undergraduate enrollment4,530
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment18
Graduate enrollment6,990
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 99%
Part-time: 1%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 53%
Female: 47%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 30%
Black or African American: 6%
Hispanic/Latino: 15%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 29%
Two or more races: 8%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%
Non-resident alien: 10%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 99%
25 and over: 1%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 7%
Out-of-state: 84%
Foreign countries: 9%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2018.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 98%
Part-time: 2%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 1%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 99%
Undergraduate application fee (2019-2020): $75
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2019
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants21,31214,5226,790
Percent admitted7%5%11%
Percent admitted who enrolled77%83%72%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommendedConsidered but not required
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2019 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT84577%
ACT49345%
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing730770
SAT Math780800
ACT Composite3436
ACT English3536
ACT Math3436
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 99%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2018 and Returned in Fall 2019
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 97 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2019.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 95%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2011]
4-year: 85%
6-year: 94%
8-year: 95%
[Began in Fall 2013]
4-year: 87%
6-year: 95%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2011 or Fall 2013
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 94%
Female: 97%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 75%
Asian: 97%
Black or African American: 98%
Hispanic/Latino: 92%
White: 95%
Two or more races: 100%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 100%
Non-resident alien: 98%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures are also reported for students receiving Pell grants and those students that do not receive Pell grants. These measures provide the 8-year award-completion rates by award level (certificates, associate's and bachelor degrees) after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, or subsequently transferred out of the institution. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2011-12
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 95%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 4%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 91%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 7%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 96%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 4%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2011-12
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 93%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 7%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 100%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 92%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 8%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2018-2019
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctor
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Architecture and Related Services
Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology-473
Architecture5113
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning88112
Real Estate Development-22-
Category total1316118
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General19-38
Computational Biology2259
Neuroscience18112
Category total59659
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business/Commerce, General865316
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other1130-
Category total1968316
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia-4013
Journalism, Other-7-
Mass Communication/Media Studies57-
Category total55413
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General-613
Computer Science37124239
Category total37124852
Engineering
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering465925
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering46249
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering22--
Chemical Engineering283850
Civil Engineering, General9256
Electrical and Electronics Engineering508838
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering9315
Materials Engineering39835
Mechanical Engineering18212260
Nuclear Engineering121414
Operations Research-516
Systems Engineering-1897
Transportation and Highway Engineering-2210
Category total443575325
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing3--
English Language and Literature, General2--
Category total5--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General1--
Linguistics3110
Category total4110
History
History, General0--
Category total0--
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies6--
Category total6--
Mathematics and Statistics
Financial Mathematics11110-
Mathematics, General69225
Category total8011225
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Cognitive Science10-5
Mathematics and Computer Science30--
Science, Technology and Society0-4
Category total40-9
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy2-6
Category total2-6
Physical Sciences
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General-02
Chemistry, General15249
Geology/Earth Science, General213
Geophysics and Seismology-12
Meteorology-14
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical-112
Physics, General67249
Planetary Astronomy and Science-10
Category total849121
Social Sciences
Anthropology0--
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics11125
Political Science and Government, General008
Category total11133
Visual and Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General0--
Music, General0--
Category total0--
Grand total1,1421,850687
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2018-2019
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 22
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 55
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 1
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 2
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution (*)
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $22,158
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $27,847
  • (*) One or more average amounts of benefits/assistance are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
2018-2019 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division III with footballMenWomen
Baseball23
Basketball1914
Fencing1718
Field Hockey21
Football69
Lacrosse3421
Rowing4850
Sailing27
Soccer3030
Softball16
Squash14
Swimming and Diving2736
Tennis107
Track and Field, Indoor4945
Track and Field, Outdoor4742
Track and Field, X-Country1617
Volleyball1614
Water Polo17
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
New England Commission of Higher EducationAccredited since (12/01/1929)06/30/2020
  • For more detailed information on accreditation for this institution, including all actions and justification for actions, visit OPE's Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs: ope.ed.gov/dapip/#/institution-profile/121415.
On-Campus
Criminal Offenses201520162017
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape1489
d. Fondling675
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery100
h. Aggravated assault032
i. Burglary161620
j. Motor vehicle theft322
k. Arson210
VAWA Offenses201520162017
a. Domestic violence579
b. Dating violence863
c. Stalking6814
Arrests201520162017
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.011
b. Drug abuse violations100
c. Liquor law violations000
Disciplinary Actions201520162017
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.101
b. Drug abuse violations556
c. Liquor law violations415232
On-Campus Student Housing Facilities
  • On-campus Student Housing Facilities statistics are a subset of On-Campus statistics.
Criminal Offenses201520162017
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape1477
d. Fondling562
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery100
h. Aggravated assault020
i. Burglary3811
j. Motor vehicle theft000
k. Arson210
VAWA Offenses201520162017
a. Domestic violence266
b. Dating violence852
c. Stalking144
Arrests201520162017
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.001
b. Drug abuse violations000
c. Liquor law violations000
Disciplinary Actions201520162017
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.101
b. Drug abuse violations556
c. Liquor law violations343930
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • The crime statistics displayed only includes On-Campus data associated with the main campus as listed on College Navigator. For statistics associated with each campus location, off campus data, and for additional information covering Hate Crimes, and Fire statistics see https://ope.ed.gov/campussafety.
  • The On-Campus data do not include incidents that: (a) took place on public property, including thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities, that is within the campus, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus; (b) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students, and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201720162015
Default rate1.1%0.6%1.0%
Number in default647
Number in repayment517603648
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)