HEU processes teaching and administrative staff of 3160 persons, including: 1804 full-time teaching staff, 395 professors, 508 associate professors. Among the highly qualified staff, there are 8 academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chinese Academy of Engineering, 331 doctoral advisors, 108 experts enjoying special government allowances, 3 national outstanding young experts, 2 high-level talented researchers introduced from overseas, 5 "Yangtse River Scholar Bonus Programs" distinguished professors and chair professors, and 21 candidates of "Program for New Century Excellent Talents" supported by Ministry of Education. HEU has 3 national subject innovation bases for introducing talent, 2 Innovation Teams of Ministry of Education, 6 Defense Technology Innovation Teams.
There are 27614 students, including 14350 undergraduate students, 8240 postgraduate students and 856 foreign students in HEU. HEU is one of the first key universities selected in "Educating Outstanding Engineers Program". HEU is listed by the Ministry of Education and the General Political Department into "21st Century Strengthen the Army by Talents Program", which is the only university that educates Reserve MO for the navy in northeast area of China.