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IPEDS ID: 195003
OPE ID: 00280600
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Rochester Institute of Technology
1 Lomb Memorial Dr, Rochester, New York 14623-5603
General information:  (585) 475-2411
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
One but less than two years certificate
Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Campus setting:  Suburb: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  16,639 (13,542 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  13 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Navy, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2015Full timePart time
Total faculty1,032485
Research and public service188
Total graduate assistants-232
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
Tuition and fees$33,258$34,424$35,768$37,1243.8%
Books and supplies$1,050$1,050$1,050$1,0500.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$10,800$11,178$11,568$11,9183.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$10,800$11,178$11,568$11,9183.0%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
On Campus$46,083$47,627$49,361$51,0683.5%
Off Campus$46,083$47,627$49,361$51,0683.5%
Off Campus with Family$36,783$37,949$39,293$40,6503.5%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2015-2016
  • Interpret data with caution. Tuition reported is for Rochester Institute of Technology. Tuition for undergraduate students enrolling through the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) for 2015-16 was $14,570.
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition planX
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2014-2015
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid12,52894%————
Grant or scholarship aid2,47793%$50,166,455$20,253
Federal grants85432%$4,495,876$5,264
Pell grants85432%$3,643,660$4,267
Other federal grants60823%$852,216$1,402
State/local government grant or scholarships88433%$4,571,757$5,172
Institutional grants or scholarships2,41690%$41,098,822$17,011
Student loan aid1,90471%$17,044,269$8,952
Federal student loans1,89971%$13,026,644$6,860
Other student loans2549%$4,017,625$15,817
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid111,01982%$201,784,670$18,312
Pell grants3,96829%$16,685,248$4,205
Federal student loans8,23861%$58,938,345$7,154
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$27,639$27,923$28,779
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2012-20132013-20142014-2015
$0 – $30,000$20,818$21,570$22,215
$30,001 – $48,000$22,455$21,868$22,489
$48,001 – $75,000$22,558$22,243$22,993
$75,001 – $110,000$25,246$23,352$23,936
$110,001 and more$31,556$32,287$33,313
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2015
Total enrollment16,639
Undergraduate enrollment13,542
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment512
Graduate enrollment3,097
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 92%
Part-time: 8%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 68%
Female: 32%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 7%
Black or African American: 5%
Hispanic/Latino: 7%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 63%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 9%
Non-resident alien: 6%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 94%
25 and over: 6%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 47%
Out-of-state: 47%
Foreign countries: 5%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2014.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 80%
Part-time: 20%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 1%
Enrolled in some distance education: 12%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 87%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 11%
Enrolled in some distance education: 16%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 74%
Undergraduate application fee (2015-2016): $60
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2015
Number of applicants18,59812,8265,772
Percent admitted57%56%60%
Percent admitted who enrolled27%28%25%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Formal demonstration of competenciesX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2015 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading540660
SAT Math580680
SAT Writing520630
ACT Composite2631
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 89%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2014 and Returned in Fall 2015
  • Interpret data with caution due to small cohort. RIT has very few first-time students who begin as part-time students.
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 75 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2015.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 68%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2007]
4-year: 28%
6-year: 66%
8-year: 70%
[Began in Fall 2009]
4-year: 34%
6-year: 70%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2007 or Fall 2009
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 66%
Female: 80%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 38%
Asian: 61%
Black or African American: 59%
Hispanic/Latino: 62%
White: 72%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 69%
Non-resident alien: 80%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • Many Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Bachelor-degree programs are five years in length as they feature RIT's cooperative education program. Given this, RIT's overall graduation rate, which includes both 5-year and 4-year programs, is understated.
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2014-2015
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramAssociateBachelorMasterDoctorUndergraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Architecture and Related Services
Category total--4---
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
Deaf Studies----1-
Category total----1-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General-22----
Biomedical Sciences, General-74----
Category total-1527---
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping3---0-
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General6-----
Business Administration and Management, General123790---
Business/Commerce, General7-----
Finance, General-3819---
Hospitality Administration/Management, General-28----
Human Resources Development--17d--1d
International Business/Trade/Commerce-14----
Management Information Systems, General-32----
Organizational Leadership--14d--0
Project Management-----24d
Research and Development Management--7---
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General-45----
Tourism and Travel Services Management5-15---
Category total33227172d-025d
Communication Technologies/Technicians and Support Services
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects-30----
Graphic Communications, Other-010---
Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician and Assistant-0----
Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design-29----
Category total-5910---
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication, General-4----
Mass Communication/Media Studies-113---
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other----0-
Technical and Scientific Communication-----1
Category total-2813-01
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General14--9--
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance-459--2
Computer Science-99148---
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications-3727d--5d
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration-----16
Information Technology Project Management--1---
Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation-1418---
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design-----1
Category total14386242d9-24d
Art Teacher Education--8---
Secondary Education and Teaching--18---
Category total--26---
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering-12----
Chemical Engineering-41----
Computer Engineering, General-5616---
Computer Software Engineering-7010---
Electrical and Electronics Engineering-9873d---
Engineering, General2-48--
Industrial Engineering-4142---
Manufacturing Engineering--18d---
Mechanical Engineering-16566--0
Category total2483229d8-0
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Automation Engineer Technology/Technician1-----
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician8-----
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician-52----
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician-19----
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician033----
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology-220---
Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology-2427d---
Industrial Technology/Technician----0-
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician-105---
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician3123----
Packaging Science-437---
Quality Control and Safety Technologies/Technicians, Other----1-
Telecommunications Technology/Technician-236---
Category total1232875d-1-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Facilities Planning and Management--12d---
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General-25----
Category total-2512d---
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation-29----
Category total-29----
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer----2-
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician-31--3-
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management--11d---
Medical Illustration/Medical Illustrator-360---
Medical Informatics-21---
Physician Assistant-27----
Category total-9612d-5-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration-29----
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies--2---
Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management----0-
Category total-292-0-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other24d133d----
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies10-----
Category total34d133d----
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General-19----
Computational and Applied Mathematics--7---
Computational Mathematics-10----
Statistics, General-923d--4d
Category total-3830d--4d
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
International/Global Studies-6----
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other--34d---
Museology/Museum Studies-8----
Sustainability Studies--104--
Category total-1444d4--
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science-53---
Category total-53---
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Category total-5----
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General-137---
Materials Science--9--0
Physical Sciences-1111d11--
Physics, General-16----
Polymer Chemistry-0----
Category total-4027d12-0
Precision Production
Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machinist Technology/CNC Machinist10-----
Furniture Design and Manufacturing-41---
Category total1041---
Experimental Psychology--4---
Psychology, General-36----
Psychology, Other-----1
School Psychology--17--12
Category total-3621--13
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Policy Analysis, General-24---
Category total-24---
Science Technologies/Technicians
Science Technologies/Technicians, General9-----
Category total9-----
Social Sciences
Economics, General-1----
Political Science and Government, General-6----
Sociology and Anthropology-4----
Urban Studies/Affairs-3----
Category total-14----
Visual and Performing Arts
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics-43---
Cinematography and Film/Video Production-6322---
Commercial and Advertising Art1937----
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other-33---
Fine/Studio Arts, General-125---
Graphic Design-6137---
Industrial and Product Design-4914---
Interior Design-12----
Metal and Jewelry Arts-37---
Visual and Performing Arts, General----2-
Category total1936796-2-
Grand total1332,5001,03033967
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2014-2015
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 187
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 25
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 5
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 1
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution (*)
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $15,796
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $12,922
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $3,550
  • (*) One or more average amounts of benefits/assistance are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
Full-time students: 81%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2014-2015 Varsity Athletes
Other DivisionMenWomen
Ice Hockey2622
Swimming and Diving2731
Track and Field, Indoor8748
Track and Field, Outdoor7540
Track and Field, X-Country2023
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Middle States Commission on Higher Education1/1/1958 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Didactic Program in Dietetics2/1/1976 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1966 -  Accredited
Teacher Education Accreditation Council, Accreditation Committee
Graduate Teacher Education Accreditation Council (GTEAC) - Graduate programs6/28/2007 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2014 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201220132014
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations200
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations100
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible1014
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Statutory rape0
Aggravated assault320
Motor vehicle theft110
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible1012
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Statutory rape0
Aggravated assault310
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • As of the 2015 data collection (2014 data onwards), statistics for Sex offenses - Forcible and Sex offenses - Non-forcible are no longer collected. Rape, Fondling, Incest and Statutory rape statistics were not collected prior to the 2015 data collection.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201220112010
Default rate4.2%5.2%4.8%
Number in default142153137
Number in repayment3,3112,9212,822
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)