University grew staff size by 1,200 while enrollment barely budged

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(THE COLLEGE FIX) – The Massachusetts Institute of Technology added more than 1,200 new administrative/support staff positions in less than a decade – including six “diversity, equity, and inclusion” assistant deans in one year, a College Fix analysis found. Meanwhile, between 2013 and 2022, undergraduate student enrollment remained basically flat.

The administrative hiring increase coincides with concerted efforts by the research university to “advanc[e] diversity, equity, and inclusion” throughout its programs.

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During the 2022-23 school year, the most recent data available, the university employed 6,693 full-time administrators and support staff, according to information the school filed with the federal Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System.

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