EIN 16-0743140

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

IRS 501(c) type
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Financials as of 2019-06
$621m: Prog svcs
$137m: Govt grants
$34m: Grants & donations
$55m: Misc other revenues
$290m: Salaries, non-officers
$229m: Grants, US-people
$50m: Emp benef, other
$228m: Misc other expenses
$871m: Other sec
$657m: Bldg & equip
$249m: Stocks & bonds
$241m: Misc other assets
$239m: Tax-exempt bonds
$179m: Other lia
$47m: Accts pay
$55m: Misc other liabilities
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) is a private doctoral university located within the town of Henrietta in the Rochester, New York metropolitan area. RIT is composed of nine academic colleges, including National Technical Institute for the Deaf.

Program areas at RIT

Instruction and Academic Support - Established in 1829, RIT is one of the world's premier universities with an innovative and creative student body from all fifty states and over 100 countries. RIT total enrollment in Fall 2018 was approximately 19,050, which included approximately 15,950 undergraduate and 3,100 graduate students. Approximately 16,650 students are enrolled at RIT's main campus and the remainder at international locations. RIT is comprised of nine colleges and two degree-granting academic units offering 243 graduate and undergraduate programs. NTID (National Technical Institute for the Deaf), one of RIT's colleges, is the world's first and largest technical institute college for deaf students with approximately 1,200 students from the United States and abroad. Over the preceding 10 years, enrollment has increased from 16,496 students in the Fall of 2008 to 19,047 students in the Fall of 2018, an increase of 16%.
Research and Public Support - RIT engages in public service activities that benefit the general community in which it resides, including training, postsecondary education for the deaf and hard of hearing, and K-12 programs. RIT also conducts research to advance the body of knowledge, enhance student and faculty learning and build its reputation in the scientific and technical communities in support of, or in concert with, the University's exempt mission, while providing positive returns to our sponsoring partners. As articulated in RIT's strategic plan, the University continues to place emphasis on its revenue growth in the research portfolio.
Student and Auxiliary Services - Student services provide students with additional enrichment and educational opportunities. Such services include athletics, student health and admissions. Auxiliaries provide essential services to students in support of RIT's educational mission. These services include housing operations and dining services. Sales and services of auxiliary enterprises generated total revenue of $87.2 million, consistent with the prior year. Surpluses from auxiliary services support the operating budget of the University.

Form 990s for RIT

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-062020-08-19990View PDF
2018-062019-12-27990View PDF
2017-062018-06-14990View PDF
2016-062017-10-05990View PDF
2015-062016-08-02990View PDF
...and 6 more Form 990s

Who funds Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
GrantmakerGrantmaker tax periodDescriptionAmount
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift Fund2019-06For Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$10,183,440
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...and 93 more grants received
Federal funding details
Federal agencyCFDA codeProgram nameAmount
Department of Education84.268FEDERAL DIRECT STUDENT LOANS$85,715,490
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...and 160 more federal grants / contracts

Grants made by RIT

GranteeGrant descriptionGrant yearAmount
Greater Rochester Enterprise (GRE)Sponsorship2019-06$50,000
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...and 9 more grants made

Financials for RIT

RevenuesFYE 06/2019
Total grants, contributions, etc.$170,205,785
Program services$620,953,039
Investment income and dividends$18,120,601
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$20,408
Royalty revenue$232,331
Net rental income$-129,192
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$27,659,425
Net income from fundraising events$-2,309
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$9,201,348
Total revenues$846,261,436

Personnel at RIT

NameTitleCompensationDate of data
Austin W. McChordFounder and Former Chief Executive Officer$02020-06-28
Brooks H. BowerChairman and Chief Executive Officer$02020-06-28
Donald J. TruesdaleChief Executive Officer$02020-06-28
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...and 27 more key personnel

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General information
46 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY14623
Metro area
Rochester, NY
Website URL
(585) 475-2411
IRS details
Fiscal year end
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
B43: University or Technological Institute
NAICS code, primary
611310: Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
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Central organization
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