MIT Institutional Research, Office of the Provost

MIT 2014 Alumni Survey:
Measuring MIT's impact on the world

MIT periodically conducts studies on the impact of MIT alumni, including the 1997 study prepared by the BankBoston Economics Department to ongoing research with the 2003 Founders Study.

In early 2014, MIT sent invitations to all living alumni asking for assistance in helping MIT understand and explain the impact of MIT. This work was sponsored by multiple MIT offices, including the Office of the Provost, the Dean for School of Engineering, and the Innovation Initiative. The survey closed at the end of April 2014. Broader results of the survey will be reported before the end of 2014. For more information about this survey, please contact Jag Patel or Lydia Snover.

Survey Instrument Invited/Response Results
2014 Alumni Survey Entire survey instrument
(Word, .docx)


Invitation from
President Rafael Reif


Reminder from Provost Schmidt
Invited ~100,000
undergraduate and graduate alumni,
20% responded overall
Quick highlights (5/12/2014)

Overall frequencies (7/15/2014)
Summary of Open-Ended Questions (7/15/2014)

Additional analyses will be available towards
the end of 2014 from the MIT Innovation Initiative