MIT is a world-class educational institution where teaching and research — with relevance to the practical world as a guiding principle — continue to be its primary purpose.
Degrees earned at MIT include bachelor's, master's and doctorates. In the 2009-2010 academic year, there were 4,232 undergraduate students and 6,152 graduate students.
Faculty of MIT have won numerous awards, including the Nobel Prize, Medal of Science, John Bates Clark Medal, Fields Medal, PECASE awards, MacArthur 'genius' grants, and many more. Many faculty are members of the AAAS, IEEE, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and other prestigious societies. Students from MIT are regularly named Fulbright Fellows, Marshall Scholars, Rhodes Scholars, Truman Scholars and Gates Scholars.