Rochester Institute of Technology

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$47,352
7.5% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$36,514
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
2.9%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
73.9%
21,928 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
16,158
88.4% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
72.6%
1,815 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 Computer Science (188 degrees awarded), Mechanical Engineering (185 degrees), and Modeling, Virtual Environments, & Simulation (143 degrees).

In 2020, 4,154 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Rochester Institute of Technology. 36.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 63.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,378 degrees), 7.16 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (332 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Rochester Institute of Technology is $47,352, which is $18,723 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Rochester Institute of Technology is $47,352, which is $18,723 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $36,514.

In 2020, 86% of undergraduate students attending Rochester Institute of Technology received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 58% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$47,352
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Rochester Institute of Technology was $47,352. The cost of tuition at Rochester Institute of Technology is $18,723 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

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Average Net Price

$36,514
2020 Value
8.21%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Rochester Institute of Technology had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $36,514. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Rochester Institute of Technology grew by 8.21%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,540
Room and Board
$1,098
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Rochester Institute of Technology was of $13,540 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,098. The cost of room and board increased by 3.79% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.48% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

86%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
58%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

86% of undergraduate students at Rochester Institute of Technology received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 1.15% with respect to 2019, 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.
2.9%
2018 Default Rate
85
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Rochester Institute of Technology was 2.9%, which represents 85 out of the 2928 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 21,928 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 11.1% annual growth. Out of those 21,928 applicants, 16,196 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 73.9% acceptance rate.

There were 16,158 students enrolled at Rochester Institute of Technology in 2020, and 75% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Rochester Institute of Technology has an overall enrollment yield of 19.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

73.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
16,196
Accepted Out of 21,928

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Rochester Institute of Technology was 73.9% (16,196 admissions from 21,928 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 70.7%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 11.1%, while admissions grew by 16%.

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SAT Scores

75%
Submission Percentage
2,326
Scores Submitted

75% of enrolled first-time students at Rochester Institute of Technology in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Rochester Institute of Technology has a total enrollment of 16,158 students. The full-time enrollment at Rochester Institute of Technology is 14,283 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,875. This means that 88.4% 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 56.8% White, 8.79% Asian, 7.49% Hispanic or Latino, 4.37% Black or African American, 3.7% Two or More Races, 0.124% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0433% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Rochester Institute of Technology in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (43.9%), followed by White Female (21.2%) and Asian Male (6.52%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (16.8%), followed by White Female (13.9%) and Asian Male (2.22%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

88.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Rochester Institute of Technology, both undergraduate and graduate, is 16,158 students. The full-time enrollment at Rochester Institute of Technology is 14,283 and the part-time enrollment is 1,875. This means that 88.4% of students enrolled at Rochester Institute of Technology are enrolled full-time compared with 76.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

86%
2020 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 86%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84.5%), 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
    9,177
  2. Asian
    1,420
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    1,211

The enrolled student population at Rochester Institute of Technology is 56.8% White, 8.79% Asian, 7.49% Hispanic or Latino, 4.37% Black or African American, 3.7% Two or More Races, 0.124% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0433% 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 49.8% White, 15.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.74% 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, 1,057 students (6.54%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 1096 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 (2,378 degrees awarded). There were 7.16 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (332 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Rochester Institute of Technology is Computer Science (188 degrees awarded), followed by Mechanical Engineering (185 degrees) and Modeling, Virtual Environments, & Simulation (143 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 (1,030 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (356 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (861 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 (835,882 people), Other managers (448,409 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (370,256 people), Civil engineers (261,246 people), and Mechanical engineers (198,198 people).

The most specialized majors at Rochester Institute of Technology are Engineering (1,030 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (356 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (861 degrees), Communication Technologies (46 degrees), and Physical Sciences (130 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, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Derrick, rotary drill, & service unit operators, & roustabouts, oil, gas, & mining

The most specialized majors at Rochester Institute of Technology are Engineering (1,030 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (356 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (861 degrees), Communication Technologies (46 degrees), and Physical Sciences (130 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 (940,372 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (473,800 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (356,132 people), Construction (310,362 people), and Management, scientific & technical consulting services (206,246 people).

The most specialized majors at Rochester Institute of Technology are Engineering (1,030 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (356 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (861 degrees), Communication Technologies (46 degrees), and Physical Sciences (130 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. 188 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 185 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 143 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Rochester Institute of Technology was Computer Science with 188 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

2,625
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
1,529
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 2,625 degrees were awarded to men at Rochester Institute of Technology, which is 1.72 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,529).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 270 degrees were awarded to men at Rochester Institute of Technology in Computer Science, which is 4.43 times more than the 61 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 74 degrees were awarded to women at Rochester Institute of Technology in Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities, which is 0.937 times less than the 79 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

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

In 2020, 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (86.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Rochester Institute of Technology is Female and Asian (86.3% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 1.32% of graduates (24 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,378 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    332 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    244 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Rochester Institute of Technology is white (2,378 degrees awarded). There were 7.16 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (332 degrees).

2.21% of degree recipients (92 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Male
    1,532 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    846 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Male
    205 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Rochester Institute of Technology is white male (1,532 degrees awarded). There were 1.81 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (846 degrees).

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Operations

Rochester Institute of Technology has an endowment valued at nearly $954M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $35.2M (3.69%), compared to the 3.48% average return ($10.5M on $302M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, Rochester Institute of Technology had a total salary expenditure of $598M. Rochester Institute of Technology employs 323 Lecturers, 259 Associate professors, and 254 Professors. Most academics at Rochester Institute of Technology are Male Professors (187), Male Lecturers(186), and Male Associate professors (163).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rochester Institute of Technology are: Office and Administrative Support, with 485 employees, Management, with 407 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 383 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$954M
2020 Endowment
0.334%
decline from 2019

Rochester Institute of Technology has an endowment valued at about $954M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Rochester Institute of Technology declined 0.334% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $652M 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. $34.1M - Federal
  2. $15M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Rochester Institute of Technology received $34.1M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $15M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$294M
2020 Salaries
1.02%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Rochester Institute of Technology paid a median of $294M in salaries, which represents 49.2% of their overall expenditure ($598M) and a 1.02% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.92% growth from 2018 and a 3.66% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 238M (43% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$96.5M
Instructional Salaries
1,012
Number of Employees

In 2020, Rochester Institute of Technology paid a total of $96.5M to 1,012 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $69.9M (29.4%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Lecturer
Most Common Instructor
323 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
485 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Rochester Institute of Technology were Lecturer with 323 employees; Associate professor with 259 employees; and Associate professor with 254 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rochester Institute of Technology were Office and Administrative Support with 485 employees; Management with 407 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 383 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Rochester Institute of Technology was Male Professor with 187 employees, Male Lecturer with 186 employees, and Male Associate professor with 163 employees.

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

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