The MIT Index: Stats On The Students

The MIT Index: Stats On The Students

MIT releases a student's index that illustrate the varying dynamics of the MIT student population.

Don Michael Acelar De Leon

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has recently released an index of students that shares a statistical fact, followed by a link to a student blog, faculty comment, or data. Here are some of the interesting pieces of information that aim to illustrate the varying socioeconomic dynamics of MIT students:

  • Percentage of 18- to 24-year-olds enrolled in college in 1999 and 2009, respectively : 36, 41
  • Percentage of MIT families earning less than $75,000 annually : 27
  • Percentage of all undergraduates receiving scholarships and grants as of 2008 : 52
  • Year graduate students first outnumbered undergraduates at MIT : 1980
  • Percentage of MIT students who report having stayed up all night for academic reasons at least occasionally : 70
  • Chance that an MIT education will change your life : 100%

The MIT Index

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