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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
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
8%
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 year2017-20182018-20192019-20202020-2021% change 2019-2020 to 2020-2021
Tuition and fees$49,892$51,832$53,790$53,450-0.6%
Books and supplies$1,000$800$820$8301.2%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$14,720$15,510$16,390$16,000-2.4%
Other$1,818$2,098$2,160$2,1821.0%
Off Campus
Room and board---$8,000 -
Other---$2,182 -
Off Campus with Family
Other$1,818$2,098$2,160$2,1821.0%
Total Expenses2017-20182018-20192019-20202020-2021% change 2019-2020 to 2020-2021
On Campus$67,430$70,240$73,160$72,462-1.0%
Off Campus$50,892$52,632$54,610$64,46218.0%
Off Campus with Family$52,710$54,730$56,770$56,462-0.5%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2020-2021
Tuition$53,450
Fees$3,269
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 (2020-2021): $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) 2019-2020
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-543
Architecture842
City/Urban, Community, and Regional Planning44917
Real Estate Development-32-
Category total1213922
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General30144
Computational Biology17104
Neuroscience1529
Category total621357
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business/Commerce, General-4015
Management Science15632-
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other744-
Category total2271615
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia-3921
Journalism, Other-8-
Mass Communication/Media Studies49-
Category total45621
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General-712
Computer Science39323941
Category total39324653
Engineering
Aerospace, Aeronautical, and Astronautical/Space Engineering, General525219
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering49422
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering11--
Chemical Engineering312035
Civil Engineering, General6315
Electrical and Electronics Engineering337544
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering434
Materials Engineering28321
Mechanical Engineering14513057
Nuclear Engineering71113
Operations Research-815
Systems Engineering-1777
Transportation and Highway Engineering-114
Category total366525246
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing1--
English Language and Literature, General0--
Category total1--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General1--
Linguistics124
Category total224
History
History, General0--
Category total0--
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies8--
Category total8--
Mathematics and Statistics
Financial Mathematics13112-
Mathematics, General64126
Category total7711326
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Cognitive Science, General800
Mathematics and Computer Science20--
Science, Technology and Society0-6
Category total2806
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy3-6
Category total3-6
Physical Sciences
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General-00
Chemistry, General23545
Geology/Earth Science, General519
Geophysics and Seismology-12
Meteorology-02
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical-26
Physics, General67431
Planetary Astronomy and Science-11
Category total951496
Social Sciences
Anthropology, General1--
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics25118
Political Science and Government, General3314
Category total29432
Visual and Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General0--
Music, General0--
Category total0--
Grand total1,1021,828584
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 Offenses201620172018
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape8916
d. Fondling759
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery000
h. Aggravated assault321
i. Burglary162030
j. Motor vehicle theft223
k. Arson100
VAWA Offenses201620172018
a. Domestic violence797
b. Dating violence636
c. Stalking81418
Arrests201620172018
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.110
b. Drug abuse violations000
c. Liquor law violations000
Disciplinary Actions201620172018
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.010
b. Drug abuse violations561
c. Liquor law violations523224
On-Campus Student Housing Facilities
  • On-campus Student Housing Facilities statistics are a subset of On-Campus statistics.
Criminal Offenses201620172018
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape7715
d. Fondling628
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery000
h. Aggravated assault200
i. Burglary81119
j. Motor vehicle theft000
k. Arson100
VAWA Offenses201620172018
a. Domestic violence667
b. Dating violence522
c. Stalking4410
Arrests201620172018
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.010
b. Drug abuse violations000
c. Liquor law violations000
Disciplinary Actions201620172018
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.010
b. Drug abuse violations561
c. Liquor law violations393021
  • 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)