USI key figures: education

Latest data available.


Study programmes

USI offers also doctoral programmes related to the various areas of scientific research.



  • 2862 Total number of students
    • 2383 Total number of graduate students
      1387 Bachelor students
      996 Master students
    • 273 Ph.D
    • 206 Executive program participants
  • 100 Countries represented

Detailed data on students


Academic staff

  • 825 Total academic staff
    • 321 Faculty (140 ftu)
      115 Professors (90 ftu)
      216 Lecturers (50 ftu)
    • 494 Assistents, researchers (393 ftu)
  • 1/9 Faculty/student ratio

FTU: full-time equivalent units

Detailed data on academic staff


Entry into the workforce

  • 89,6% Graduates employed 1 year after graduation
    89,4% Bachelor graduates employed 1 year after graduation
    89,8% Master graduates employed 1 year after graduation
  • 2 months Average workforce entry time after graduation

Source: Alumni survey 2015, authored by the Career Service.


Academic mobility

  • 80 Partner universities
  • 113 Outgoing USI students
    • 16 Destination countries
  • 93 Incoming students
    • 16 Countries of origin

Detailed data on academic mobility


Graduates and degrees

  • 7367 Graduates
  • 8280 Degrees

Note: graduates are students who have obtained a degree at USI; students who have obtained more than one degree (e.g., Bachelor’s degree + Master’s degree, Master’s degree + Ph.D…) are counted only once; at the Academy of Architecture, students who have obtained only a Bachelor’s degree are not counted.

Degrees are all the diplomas awarded at USI, regardless of the above mentioned differentiations and including the Bachelor’s degrees in Architecture; for the executive programs only the Executive Master / Master of Advanced Studies – MAS degrees are considered (the Certificate of Advanced Studies – CAS and the Diploma of Advanced Studies – DAS are therefore not considered).

Detailed data on degrees and graduates



The data shows to the evolution of scholarships for Bachelor and Master programs granted by the most active private foundations supporting USI students.