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MIT Demographics & Diversity

Cambridge, Massachusetts

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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 people of color (BIPOC). 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%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 39% more male students than female students enrolled at Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a gender ratio of 58% men to 42% 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 58%
Women 42%
Enrollment by gender for Massachusetts Institute of Technology students
Gender Number of Students
Men 6,931
Women 5,003

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very High

MIT serves a very high number of out-of-state students with 92% 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 8%
Out of State 79%
Foreign 13%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$77,426 per year

20% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

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.