The Numbers

Faculty & Research

(as of 1/1/17)

Faculty

(appointments/full time equivalent)

  • Total Ladder & Nonladder Faculty: 134
  • Tenured: 80 / 58.75
  • Associate: 7 / 7
  • Assistant: 15 / 13.5
  • Professor of the Practice: 4 / 1.83
  • Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, or Visiting Lecturer: 20/ 11.7
  • Preceptor or Senior Preceptor: 3 / 2
  • Visting Faculty: 5 / 1.625

Joint Appointments

FAS Departments:

  • Astronomy
  • Chemistry and Chemical Biology
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences
  • Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • Organismic and Evolutionary Biology
  • Physics

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Medical School
Harvard Law School
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Diversity

  • Tenured Women: 14%
  • Tenure-track Women: 18%
  • Tenured Asian/Minority: 21% / 1%
  • Tenure-track Asian/Minority: 23% / 14%

Researchers (all areas)

  • Appointed researchers (as of Fall 2016): 555 (includes 198 postdoctoral fellows)

Primary Research Interests

Select Awards

  • Harvard College Professorships (Brenner, Lewis, Mazur, Morrisett, Parkes, Shieber, Seltzer)
  • MacArthur Award (Hau, Mahadevan, Schrag)
  • Guggenheim Fellowship (Mahadevan)
  • King Faisal Award (Capasso)
  • George Ledlie Prize (Hau, Mahadevan)
  • Technology Review TR 35 Innovators List (Ham, Tarokh, Wood)
  • Turing Award (Rabin, Valiant)
  • Dan David Prize (Rabin)
  • Nevanlinna Prize (Valiant)
  • Nobel Prize (Bloembergen, Van Vleck (deceased))
  • IMU Nevanlinna Prize (Valiant)

Academies

  • 16 members of the National Academy of Engineering
  • 17 members of the National Academy of Sciences
  • 28 members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • We also have faculty who are members of the Institute of Medicine, the American Philosophical Society, and the French Academy of Sciences; and fellows of the Royal Society.

Impact

Harvard ranked # 1 in Mechanical Engineering; # 1 in Biotechnology & Applied Microbiology; # 5 in Mathematics; # 3 in AI, Robotics, and Auto Control (Science Watch, most recent data)

Students

Undergraduate Enrollment (Fall 2016)

943 Undergraduate Students (Note: All Harvard undergraduates are enrolled in Harvard College.)

By Gender (all degrees)

  • Women: 27%
  • Men: 73%

Graduate Enrollment (Fall 2016)

  • Total graduate enrollment: 478
  • Master's students: 84
  • Ph.D. students: 394

By Gender (all degrees)

  • Women: 30%
  • Men: 70%

Administrative & Research Staff

  • 183

Alumni 

Financials

  • Endowment: $1.02 billion (Fall 2015)
  • Sponsored Research: $38.4 million (FY 15)