Rochester Institute of Technology

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$44,049
5.48% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$33,744
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
3.33%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
70.7%
19,744 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
16,254
89.8% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
70.1%
1,749 Graduates

About

Rochester Institute of Technology is a higher education institution located in Monroe County, NY. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Rochester Institute of Technology were Mechanical Engineering (166 degrees awarded), Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (137 degrees), and Computer Science (135 degrees).

In 2019, 4,081 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Rochester Institute of Technology. 36.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 63.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,331 degrees), 8.27 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (282 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Rochester Institute of Technology is $44,049, which is $15,549 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Rochester Institute of Technology is $44,049, which is $15,549 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $33,744.

In 2019, 87% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 60% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$44,049
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Rochester Institute of Technology was $44,049. The cost of tuition at Rochester Institute of Technology is $15,549 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Average Net Price

$33,744
2019 Value
6.12%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Rochester Institute of Technology had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $33,744. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Rochester Institute of Technology grew by 6.12%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,046
Room and Board
$1,082
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Rochester Institute of Technology was of $13,046 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,082. The cost of room and board increased by 3% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.5% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

87%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
60%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

87% of undergraduate students at Rochester Institute of Technology received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2018, when 87% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
3.33%
2017 Default Rate
101
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Rochester Institute of Technology was 3.33%, which represents 101 out of the 3036 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Rochester Institute of Technology received 19,744 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 2.12% annual growth. Out of those 19,744 applicants, 13,964 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 70.7% acceptance rate.

There were 16,254 students enrolled at Rochester Institute of Technology in 2019, and 75% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Rochester Institute of Technology has an overall enrollment yield of 19.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

70.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
13,964
Accepted Out of 19,744

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Rochester Institute of Technology was 70.7% (13,964 admissions from 19,744 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 66%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 2.12%, while admissions grew by 9.39%.

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SAT Scores

75%
Submission Percentage
2,012
Scores Submitted

75% of enrolled first-time students at Rochester Institute of Technology in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Rochester Institute of Technology has a total enrollment of 16,254 students. The full-time enrollment at Rochester Institute of Technology is 14,593 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,661. This means that 89.8% of students enrolled at Rochester Institute of Technology are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Rochester Institute of Technology, both undergraduate and graduate, is 56.9% White, 8.59% Asian, 6.81% Hispanic or Latino, 3.78% Black or African American, 3.45% Two or More Races, 0.105% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0308% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Rochester Institute of Technology in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (44.5%), followed by White Female (20.7%) and Asian Male (6.51%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (14.7%), followed by White Female (11%) and Asian Female (1.67%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

89.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Rochester Institute of Technology, both undergraduate and graduate, is 16,254 students. The full-time enrollment at Rochester Institute of Technology is 14,593 and the part-time enrollment is 1,661. This means that 89.8% of students enrolled at Rochester Institute of Technology are enrolled full-time compared with 77.6% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

88%
2019 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Rochester Institute of Technology was 88%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Rochester Institute of Technology had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    9,255
  2. Asian
    1,397
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    1,107

The enrolled student population at Rochester Institute of Technology is 56.9% White, 8.59% Asian, 6.81% Hispanic or Latino, 3.78% Black or African American, 3.45% Two or More Races, 0.105% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0308% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 50.3% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.48% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 873 students (5.37%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 1095 fewer women than men received degrees from Rochester Institute of Technology. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Rochester Institute of Technology is white (2,331 degrees awarded). There were 8.27 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (282 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Rochester Institute of Technology is Mechanical Engineering (166 degrees awarded), followed by Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (137 degrees) and Computer Science (135 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Rochester Institute of Technology, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Engineering (912 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (390 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (832 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Rochester Institute of Technology are Software developers (958,775 people), Other managers (455,574 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (366,869 people), Civil engineers (278,938 people), and Mechanical engineers (217,856 people).

The most specialized majors at Rochester Institute of Technology are Engineering (912 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (390 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (832 degrees), Communication Technologies (50 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (341 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Rochester Institute of Technology are Surgeons, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Rochester Institute of Technology are Engineering (912 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (390 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (832 degrees), Communication Technologies (50 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (341 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Rochester Institute of Technology are Computer Systems Design (1,007,417 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (478,766 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (351,783 people), Construction (347,905 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (297,735 people).

The most specialized majors at Rochester Institute of Technology are Engineering (912 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (390 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (832 degrees), Communication Technologies (50 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (341 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Rochester Institute of Technology.
Most Common
  1. 166 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 137 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 135 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Rochester Institute of Technology was Mechanical Engineering with 166 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

2,588
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
1,493
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 2,588 degrees were awarded to men at Rochester Institute of Technology, which is 1.73 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,493).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 229 degrees were awarded to men at Rochester Institute of Technology in Computer Science, which is 4.77 times more than the 48 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 69 degrees were awarded to women at Rochester Institute of Technology in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.841 times less than the 82 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

28%
100% Completion Time
70%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 28% of students graduating from Rochester Institute of Technology completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 70% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 72% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Rochester Institute of Technology is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 9.32% of graduates (163 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,331 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    282 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    207 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Rochester Institute of Technology is white (2,331 degrees awarded). There were 8.27 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (282 degrees).

3.55% of degree recipients (145 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Male
    1,506 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    825 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Male
    170 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Rochester Institute of Technology is white male (1,506 degrees awarded). There were 1.83 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (825 degrees).

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Operations

Rochester Institute of Technology has an endowment valued at nearly $957M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $55.4M (5.79%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, Rochester Institute of Technology had a total salary expenditure of $593M. Rochester Institute of Technology employs 331 Lecturers, 265 Associate professors, and 254 Professors. Most academics at Rochester Institute of Technology are Male Lecturers (196), Male Professors(185), and Male Associate professors (165).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rochester Institute of Technology are: Office and Administrative Support, with 489 employees, Management, with 424 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 387 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$957M
2019 Endowment
2.03%
growth from 2018

Rochester Institute of Technology has an endowment valued at about $957M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Rochester Institute of Technology grew 2.03% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $646M higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $29.8M - Federal
  2. $28.2M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Rochester Institute of Technology received $29.8M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $28.2M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$291M
2019 Salaries
1.92%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Rochester Institute of Technology paid a median of $291M in salaries, which represents 49.1% of their overall expenditure ($593M) and a 1.92% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.66% growth from 2017 and a 4.32% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 234M (42.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$100M
Instructional Salaries
1,044
Number of Employees

In 2019, Rochester Institute of Technology paid a total of $100M to 1,044 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $71.1M (30.3%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Lecturer
Most Common Instructor
331 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
489 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Rochester Institute of Technology were Lecturer with 331 employees; Associate professor with 265 employees; and Associate professor with 254 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rochester Institute of Technology were Office and Administrative Support with 489 employees; Management with 424 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 387 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Lecturer
  2. Male Professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Rochester Institute of Technology was Male Lecturer with 196 employees, Male Professor with 185 employees, and Male Associate professor with 165 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Rochester Institute of Technology.

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