Rochester Institute of Technology

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$52,740
5.01% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$39,600
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.865%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
67.2%
23,976 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
16,615
89.9% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
73.9%
1,786 Graduates

About

Rochester Institute of Technology is a higher education institution located in Monroe County, NY. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Rochester Institute of Technology were Computer Science (186 degrees awarded), Modeling, Virtual Environments, & Simulation (152 degrees), and Mechanical Engineering (148 degrees).

In 2022, 3,837 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Rochester Institute of Technology. 36.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 63.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,184 degrees), 6.52 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (335 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Rochester Institute of Technology is $52,740, which is $22,590 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Rochester Institute of Technology is $52,740, which is $22,590 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $39,600.

In 2022, 76% of undergraduate students attending Rochester Institute of Technology received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 54% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$52,740
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Rochester Institute of Technology was $52,740. The cost of tuition at Rochester Institute of Technology is $22,590 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

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Average Net Price

$39,600
2022 Value
13.1%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Rochester Institute of Technology had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $39,600. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Rochester Institute of Technology grew by 13.1%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,432
Room and Board
$1,098
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Rochester Institute of Technology was of $14,432 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 3.26% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,098. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

76%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
54%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

76% of undergraduate students at Rochester Institute of Technology received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 8.43% with respect to 2021, when 83% 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.
0.865%
2019 Default Rate
26
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Rochester Institute of Technology was 0.865%, which represents 26 out of the 3007 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Rochester Institute of Technology received 23,976 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 9.36% annual growth. Out of those 23,976 applicants, 16,105 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 67.2% acceptance rate.

There were 16,615 students enrolled at Rochester Institute of Technology in 2022. 45% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Rochester Institute of Technology has an overall enrollment yield of 19.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

67.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
16,105
Accepted Out of 23,976

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Rochester Institute of Technology was 67.2% (16,105 admissions from 23,976 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 71.4%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 9.36%, while admissions grew by 2.94%..

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SAT Scores

45%
Submission Percentage (2022)
1,448
Scores Submitted (2022)

45% of enrolled first-time students at Rochester Institute of Technology in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Rochester Institute of Technology had a total enrollment of 16,615 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Rochester Institute of Technology is 14,936 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,679. This means that 89.9% 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 54.7% White, 10.1% Asian, 7.94% Hispanic or Latino, 4.56% Black or African American, 4.31% Two or More Races, 0.126% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0421% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Rochester Institute of Technology in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (42.1%), followed by White Female (20%) and Asian Male (7.45%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (15.6%), followed by White Female (12.8%) and Asian Male (2.49%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

89.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Rochester Institute of Technology in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 16,615 students. The full-time enrollment at Rochester Institute of Technology is 14,936 and the part-time enrollment is 1,679. This means that 89.9% of students enrolled at Rochester Institute of Technology are enrolled full-time compared with 77.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

85%
2022 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 85%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84%), 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 (2022)
  1. White
    9,091 enrolled students
  2. Asian
    1,676 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    1,320 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Rochester Institute of Technology is 54.7% White, 10.1% Asian, 7.94% Hispanic or Latino, 4.56% Black or African American, 4.31% Two or More Races, 0.126% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0421% 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 47.5% White, 15.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.58% 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, 1,136 students (6.84%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 1,033 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 (2,184 degrees awarded). There were 6.52 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (335 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Rochester Institute of Technology is Computer Science (186 degrees awarded), followed by Modeling, Virtual Environments, & Simulation (152 degrees) and Mechanical Engineering (148 degrees).

In 2022,  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 (359 degrees awarded), Engineering (791 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (899 degrees).

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 (1,016,172 people), Other managers (464,545 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (408,063 people), Civil engineers (294,169 people), and Mechanical engineers (224,122 people).

The most specialized majors at Rochester Institute of Technology in 2022 are Engineering Technologies (359 degrees awarded), Engineering (791 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (899 degrees), Physical Sciences (131 degrees), and Communication Technologies (36 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Podiatrists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Surgeons, Physicians, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Rochester Institute of Technology are Engineering Technologies (359 degrees awarded), Engineering (791 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (899 degrees), Physical Sciences (131 degrees), and Communication Technologies (36 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (1,056,952 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (504,194 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (374,518 people), Construction (348,250 people), and Management, scientific & technical consulting services (226,791 people).

The most specialized majors at Rochester Institute of Technology are Engineering Technologies (359 degrees awarded), Engineering (791 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (899 degrees), Physical Sciences (131 degrees), and Communication Technologies (36 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (2022)
  1. 186 degrees awarded
  2. 152 degrees awarded
  3. 148 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Rochester Institute of Technology was Computer Science with 186 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

2,435
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,402
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 2,435 degrees were awarded to men at Rochester Institute of Technology, which is 1.74 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,402).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 286 degrees were awarded to men at Rochester Institute of Technology in Computer Science, which is 4.54 times more than the 63 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 63 degrees were awarded to men at Rochester Institute of Technology in Computer Science, which is 0.22 times less than the 286 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

26%
100% Completion Time
73%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 26% 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, 73% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 74% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

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 in 2022 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 (73.2%).

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, 0.448% of graduates (8 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    2,184 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    335 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    253 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Rochester Institute of Technology is white (2,184 degrees awarded). There were 6.52 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (335 degrees).

1.9% of degree recipients (73 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Male
    1,408 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    776 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Male
    202 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Rochester Institute of Technology is white male (1,408 degrees awarded). There were 1.81 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (776 degrees).

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Operations

Rochester Institute of Technology has an endowment valued at nearly $1.26B, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−2.87%) compared to the 1.13% average return (4.2M on 373M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2022, Rochester Institute of Technology had a total salary expenditure of 637M. Rochester Institute of Technology employs 351 Lecturers, 261 Professors and 253 Associate professors. Most academics at Rochester Institute of Technology are Male Lecturer (198), Male Professor (182), and Male Associate professor (160).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rochester Institute of Technology are: Management, with 427 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 426 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 389 employees.

Endowment

$1.26B
2022 Endowment
3.54%
decline from 2021

Rochester Institute of Technology has an endowment valued at about $1.26B, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Rochester Institute of Technology declined 3.54% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $884M higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$305M
2022 Salaries
5.57%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Rochester Institute of Technology paid a median of $305M in salaries, which represents 47.9% of their overall expenditure ($637M) and a 5.57% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 246M (41.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$104M
Instructional Salaries
1,041
Number of Employees

In 2022, Rochester Institute of Technology paid a total of $104M to 1,041 employees working as instructors, which represents 34% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $73.7M (30%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Lecturer
Most Common Instructor
351 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
427 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Rochester Institute of Technology were Lecturer with 351 employees, Professor with 261 employees, and Associate professor with 253 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rochester Institute of Technology were Management with 427 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 426 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 389 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Lecturer
  2. Male Professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Rochester Institute of Technology was Male Lecturer with 198 employees, Male Professor with 182 employees, and Male Associate professor with 160 employees.

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