After their first year, 98% of freshman continue their education at MIT. 81 will go on to graduate within four years and 91 will graduate within six years.

MIT puts a strong emphasis on the professors their hire and have about a 3 to 1 student to faculty ratio. Some of their distinguished faculty includes 21 MacArthur Genius Grant Fellows, 9 Nobel Prize Laureates, 2 Pulitzer Prize winners, and more. The school itself has gone on to produce and be affiliated with about 85 Nobel Laureates, 52 recipients of the National Medal of Science, 34 astronauts, 19 Turing award winners, and more.

MIT is diverse but a majority of the students come from New York, Massachusetts, Florida, Texas, and California.

Some extra programs the school provides are distance learning, ROTC (Air Force, Army, and Navy), study abroad, and teacher certification.

Academic Profile for 2018

Four Year Graduation Rate
81%

Six Year Graduation Rate
91%

Eight Year Graduation Rate
93%

Student to Faculty Ratio
3 to 1

First Year Retention Rate
98%


Distribution of Students per State

for the first-year class of
1,110
students in 2016

(Hover in each state to view details of distribution)

None
1 To 5
6 To 15
16 To 25
26 To 50
51 and Above

Student Race, Ethnicity, and Age Information


Total Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity for the 2016 school year

Students Total
4,524

Total Enrollment by Age for the 2016 school year

Students Total
4,524

Other Learning Opportunities
Distance learning
Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education
Special learning
ROTC - Air Force
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
Study abroad
Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)


Accreditation

Institutional

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Agency Period of Accreditation Status
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
12/01/1929 - Current
Accredited