Rochester Institute of Technology

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$39,506

3.9% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$31,376

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

3.12%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

56.7%

20,451 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

16,584

90% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

70.1%

1,705 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 (181 degrees awarded), Electrical & Electronics Engineering (125 degrees), and Computer Science (124 degrees).

In 2017, 3,956 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Rochester Institute of Technology. 35.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 64.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (2,141 degrees), 7.99 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (268 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Rochester Institute of Technology is $39,506, which is $13,006 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Rochester Institute of Technology is $39,506, which is $13,006 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $31,376.

In 2017, 86% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 62% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$39,506

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Rochester Institute of Technology was $39,506. The cost of tuition at Rochester Institute of Technology is $13,006 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$31,376

2017 Value

7.78%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Rochester Institute of Technology had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $31,376. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Rochester Institute of Technology grew by 7.78%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,274

Room and Board

$1,050

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Rochester Institute of Technology was of $12,274 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,050. The cost of room and board increased by 2.99% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

86%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

62%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

86% of undergraduate students at Rochester Institute of Technology received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 1.18% with respect to 2016, when 85% 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.

3.12%

2016 Default Rate

93

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Rochester Institute of Technology was 3.12%, which represents 93 out of the 2985 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 20,451 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 3.16% annual growth. Out of those 20,451 applicants, 11,599 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 56.7% acceptance rate.

There were 16,584 students enrolled at Rochester Institute of Technology in 2017, and 62% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Rochester Institute of Technology has an overall enrollment yield of 23.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

56.7%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

11,599

Accepted Out of 20,451

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Rochester Institute of Technology was 56.7% (11,599 admissions from 20,451 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 54.9%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 3.16%, while admissions grew by 6.52%.

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SAT Scores

62%

Submission Percentage

1,719

Scores Submitted

62% of enrolled first-time students at Rochester Institute of Technology in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Rochester Institute of Technology has a total enrollment of 16,584 students. The full-time enrollment at Rochester Institute of Technology is 14,919 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,665. This means that 90% 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 57.3% White, 7.4% Asian, 6.11% Hispanic or Latino, 4.05% Black or African American, 3.11% Two or More Races, 0.151% 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 (45.8%), followed by White Female (20.7%) and Asian Male (5.77%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (12.5%), followed by White Female (10.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (1.05%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

90%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Rochester Institute of Technology, both undergraduate and graduate, is 16,584 students. The full-time enrollment at Rochester Institute of Technology is 14,919 and the part-time enrollment is 1,665. This means that 90% of students enrolled at Rochester Institute of Technology are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

90%

2017 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 90%. 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

    9,507

  2. Asian

    1,227

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1,014

The enrolled student population at Rochester Institute of Technology is 57.3% White, 7.4% Asian, 6.11% Hispanic or Latino, 4.05% Black or African American, 3.11% Two or More Races, 0.151% 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 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% 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, 978 students (5.9%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 1120 fewer women than men received degrees from Rochester Institute of Technology. The majority of degree recipients at Rochester Institute of Technology are white (2,141 degrees awarded). There were 7.99 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (268 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Rochester Institute of Technology is Mechanical Engineering (181 degrees awarded), followed by Electrical & Electronics Engineering (125 degrees) and Computer Science (124 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 (915 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (418 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (745 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 (789,936 people), Other managers (473,265 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (337,966 people), Civil engineers (238,192 people), and Mechanical engineers (187,086 people).

The most specialized majors at Rochester Institute of Technology are Engineering (915 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (418 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (745 degrees), Communication Technologies (57 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (398 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, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Surgeons, Derrick, rotary drill, & service unit operators, & roustabouts, oil, gas, & mining, and Marketing managers

The most specialized majors at Rochester Institute of Technology are Engineering (915 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (418 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (745 degrees), Communication Technologies (57 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (398 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 (931,309 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (456,450 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (345,536 people), Construction (321,218 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (295,996 people).

The most specialized majors at Rochester Institute of Technology are Engineering (915 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (418 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (745 degrees), Communication Technologies (57 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (398 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. 181 degrees awarded

  2. 125 degrees awarded

  3. 124 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Rochester Institute of Technology was Mechanical Engineering with 181 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 2,538

  2. 1,418

In 2017, 2,538 degrees were awarded to men at Rochester Institute of Technology, which is 1.79 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,418).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 232 degrees were awarded to men at Rochester Institute of Technology in Computer Science, which is 5.16 times more than the 45 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 69 degrees were awarded to women at Rochester Institute of Technology in Photography, which is 2.3 times more than the 30 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

34%

100% Completion Time

70%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 34% 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 Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Rochester Institute of Technology is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 12.8% of graduates (219 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,141 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    268 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    218 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Rochester Institute of Technology is white (2,141 degrees awarded). There were 7.99 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (268 degrees).

6.77% of degree recipients (268 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    1,356 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    785 degrees awarded

  3. Asian Male

    129 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Rochester Institute of Technology is white male (1,356 degrees awarded). There were 1.73 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (785 degrees).

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Operations

Rochester Institute of Technology has an endowment valued at nearly $847M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $112M (13.2%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, Rochester Institute of Technology had a total salary expenditure of $573M. Rochester Institute of Technology employs 299 Lecturers, 279 Associate professors, and 243 Professors. Most academics at Rochester Institute of Technology are Male Professors (186), Male Lecturers(178), and Male Associate professors (171).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rochester Institute of Technology are: Office and Administrative Support, with 486 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 381 employees, and Management with 378 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$847M

2017 Endowment

12.8%

growth from 2016

Rochester Institute of Technology has an endowment valued at about $847M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Rochester Institute of Technology grew 12.8% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $561M 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. $29.2M - Federal

  2. $9.48M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Rochester Institute of Technology received $29.2M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $9.48M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$276M

2017 Salaries

4.32%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Rochester Institute of Technology paid a median of $276M in salaries, which represents 48.1% of their overall expenditure ($573M) and a 4.32% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.982% growth from 2015 and a 2.36% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$95.9M

Instructional Salaries

1,023

Number of Employees

In 2017, Rochester Institute of Technology paid a total of $95.9M to 1,023 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $25.2M (35.5%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Lecturer

Most Common Instructor

299 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

486 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Rochester Institute of Technology were Lecturer with 299 employees; Associate professor with 279 employees; and Associate professor with 243 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rochester Institute of Technology were Office and Administrative Support with 486 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 381 employees; and Management with 378 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Lecturer

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Rochester Institute of Technology was Male Professor with 186 employees, Male Lecturer with 178 employees, and Male Associate professor with 171 employees.

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

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