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.