Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at MIT are predominantly White with a sizeable Asian population. The school has very high racial diversity. 63% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Massachusetts Institute of Technology students
Race Percent of Students
White 37%
Black 6%
Hispanic 15%
Asian 25%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 6%
International 10%
Race Unknown 2%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Medium

There are 51% more male students than female students enrolled at Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a gender ratio of 60% men to 40% women. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, MIT has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of females.

Male to female gender ratio for Massachusetts Institute of Technology students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 60%
Women 40%
Enrollment by gender for Massachusetts Institute of Technology students
Gender Number of Students
Men 6,972
Women 4,602

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very High

MIT serves a very high number of out-of-state students with 93% of the student body residing outside of Massachusetts or from other countries.

Enrollment by geographic location for Massachusetts Institute of Technology students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 7%
Out of State 84%
Foreign 9%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$77,426 per year

17% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
11,574
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 0.7%
Part time Undergrads 0.8%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=166683 IPEDS survey data for Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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