Rochester Institute of Technology

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$38,024

3.9% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$29,111

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

3.24%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

54.9%

19,824 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

16,507

89.6% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

67.7%

1,613 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 (162 degrees awarded), Modeling, Virtual Environments, & Simulation (135 degrees), and Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (121 degrees).

In 2016, 3,976 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Rochester Institute of Technology. 35.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 64.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (2,105 degrees), 4.77 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (441 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Rochester Institute of Technology is $38,024, which is $12,168 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Rochester Institute of Technology is $38,024, which is $12,168 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $29,111.

In 2016, 85% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 66% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$38,024

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Rochester Institute of Technology was $38,024. The cost of tuition at Rochester Institute of Technology is $12,168 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$29,111

2016 Value

1.15%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Rochester Institute of Technology had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $29,111. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Rochester Institute of Technology grew by 1.15%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,918

Room and Board

$1,050

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Rochester Institute of Technology was of $11,918 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,050. The cost of room and board increased by 3.03% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

85%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

66%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

85% of undergraduate students at Rochester Institute of Technology received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 3.66% with respect to 2015, when 82% 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.

3.24%

2015 Default Rate

105

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Rochester Institute of Technology was 3.24%, which represents 105 out of the 3238 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 19,824 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 6.59% annual growth. Out of those 19,824 applicants, 10,889 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 54.9% acceptance rate.

There were 16,507 students enrolled at Rochester Institute of Technology in 2016, and 62% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Rochester Institute of Technology has an overall enrollment yield of 23.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

54.9%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

10,889

Accepted Out of 19,824

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Rochester Institute of Technology was 54.9% (10,889 admissions from 19,824 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 57.3%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 6.59%, while admissions grew by 2.22%.

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SAT Scores

62%

Submission Percentage

1,603

Scores Submitted

62% of enrolled first-time students at Rochester Institute of Technology in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Rochester Institute of Technology has a total enrollment of 16,507 students. The full-time enrollment at Rochester Institute of Technology is 14,789 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,718. This means that 89.6% 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 56.7% White, 6.79% Asian, 6.03% Hispanic or Latino, 4.03% Black or African American, 2.76% Two or More Races, 0.188% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0121% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Rochester Institute of Technology in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (45.4%), followed by White Female (21.3%) and Asian Male (5.29%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (12.4%), followed by White Female (8.87%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (1.03%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

89.6%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Rochester Institute of Technology, both undergraduate and graduate, is 16,507 students. The full-time enrollment at Rochester Institute of Technology is 14,789 and the part-time enrollment is 1,718. This means that 89.6% of students enrolled at Rochester Institute of Technology are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

87%

2016 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 87%. 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

    9,360

  2. Asian

    1,120

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    996

The enrolled student population at Rochester Institute of Technology is 56.7% White, 6.79% Asian, 6.03% Hispanic or Latino, 4.03% Black or African American, 2.76% Two or More Races, 0.188% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0121% 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 51.9% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.36% 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, 1,186 students (7.18%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 1136 fewer women than men received degrees from Rochester Institute of Technology. The majority of degree recipients at Rochester Institute of Technology are white (2,105 degrees awarded). There were 4.77 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (441 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Rochester Institute of Technology is Mechanical Engineering (162 degrees awarded), followed by Modeling, Virtual Environments, & Simulation (135 degrees) and Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (121 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 Technologies (392 degrees awarded), Engineering (786 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (737 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

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, applications & systems software (784,271 people), Miscellaneous managers (560,445 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (334,877 people), Designers (245,507 people), and Civil engineers (240,496 people).

The most specialized majors at Rochester Institute of Technology are Engineering Technologies (392 degrees awarded), Engineering (786 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (737 degrees), Communication Technologies (64 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (445 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 Physicians & surgeons, Economists, Dentists, Chief executives & legislators, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Rochester Institute of Technology are Engineering Technologies (392 degrees awarded), Engineering (786 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (737 degrees), Communication Technologies (64 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (445 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 (928,564 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (462,817 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (327,577 people), Construction (304,357 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (274,584 people).

The most specialized majors at Rochester Institute of Technology are Engineering Technologies (392 degrees awarded), Engineering (786 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (737 degrees), Communication Technologies (64 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (445 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.

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Rochester Institute of Technology was Mechanical Engineering with 162 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 2,556

  2. 1,420

In 2016, 2,556 degrees were awarded to men at Rochester Institute of Technology, which is 1.8 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,420).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 216 degrees were awarded to men at Rochester Institute of Technology in Computer Science, which is 5.68 times more than the 38 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 60 degrees were awarded to women at Rochester Institute of Technology in Photography, which is 1.88 times more than the 32 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

30%

100% Completion Time

65%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 30% 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, 65% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 70% 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.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (89.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Rochester Institute of Technology is Female and Asian (89.3% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 24.5% of graduates (395 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,105 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    441 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    195 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Rochester Institute of Technology is white (2,105 degrees awarded). There were 4.77 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (441 degrees).

11.1% of degree recipients (441 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    1,347 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    758 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Male

    126 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Rochester Institute of Technology is white male (1,347 degrees awarded). There were 1.78 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (758 degrees).

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Operations

Rochester Institute of Technology has an endowment valued at nearly $762M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $19.4M (2.55%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, Rochester Institute of Technology had a total expenditure of $512M. Of that $512M, they spent $262M on salaries and $512M on benefits.

Rochester Institute of Technology employs 285 Associate professors, 282 Lecturers, and 235 Professors. Most academics at Rochester Institute of Technology are Male Professors (184), Male Associate professors(178), and Male Lecturers (165).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rochester Institute of Technology are: Office and Administrative Support, with 487 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 385 employees, and Management with 360 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$762M

2015 Endowment

1.06%

growth from 2014

Rochester Institute of Technology has an endowment valued at about $762M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Rochester Institute of Technology grew 1.06% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $491M 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. $23.5M - Federal

  2. $8.91M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Rochester Institute of Technology received $23.5M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $8.91M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$262M

Salary Expenditure

$512M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Rochester Institute of Technology had a total expenditure of $512M. Of that $512M, they spent $262M on salaries and $512M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Rochester Institute of Technology as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$262M

2015 Salaries

2.36%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Rochester Institute of Technology paid a median of $262M in salaries, which represents 51.1% of their overall expenditure ($512M) and a 2.36% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.11% growth from 2013 and a 4.28% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 206M (43.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$89.5M

Instructional Salaries

1,014

Number of Employees

In 2015, Rochester Institute of Technology paid a total of $89.5M to 1,014 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $62.1M (30.2%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

285 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

487 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Rochester Institute of Technology were Associate professor with 285 employees; Lecturer with 282 employees; and Lecturer with 235 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rochester Institute of Technology were Office and Administrative Support with 487 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 385 employees; and Management with 360 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Male Lecturer

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Rochester Institute of Technology was Male Professor with 184 employees, Male Associate professor with 178 employees, and Male Lecturer with 165 employees.

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

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