Fashion Institute of Technology

Fashion Institute of Technology Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Fashion Institute of Technology ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Fashion Institute of Technology Ranked?

Quality Badge

2022 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Fashion Institute of Technology was awarded 240 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is commercial photography.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked FIT SUNY as #84 out of 2,576 colleges and universities in the country on its 2022 Best Colleges list. This lands it a coveted spot in the top 5% of all colleges and universities in the country. This is an improvement over the previous year, when FIT SUNY held the #433 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 160 colleges in New York, FIT SUNY is ranked at #11.

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Is It Hard to Get Into FIT SUNY?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Fashion Institute of Technology is a competitive 47%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

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Fashion Institute of Technology Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1, Fashion Institute of Technology is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Fashion Institute of Technology is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Fashion Institute of Technology

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 89% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Fashion Institute of Technology enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  89 out of 100

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Fashion Institute of Technology Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 8,508 undergraduates at FIT SUNY with 7,340 being full-time and 1,168 being part-time.

How Much Does Fashion Institute of Technology Cost?

The overall average net price of FIT SUNY is $10,523. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for FIT SUNY

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$7,123 $9,399 $11,644 $12,082 $17,555

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of FIT SUNY, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At FIT SUNY, approximately 40% of students took out student loans averaging $7,872 a year. That adds up to $31,488 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at FIT SUNY is 3.8%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do FIT SUNY Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from FIT SUNY make about $48,900 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is good news for future FIT SUNY graduates since it is 23% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Fashion Institute of Technology make the most money.

Location of Fashion Institute of Technology

Fashion Institute of Technology is a public institution situated in New York, New York. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

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Contact details for FIT SUNY are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 227 W 27Th St, New York, NY 10001-5992
Phone: 212-217-7999

Fashion Institute of Technology Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 12 majors graduated from Fashion Institute of Technology. Of these students, 3,624 received undergraduate degrees and 142 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Design & Applied Arts 560 $38,200
Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing 470 $43,200
Public Relations & Advertising 282 $39,100
Marketing 160 $39,100
Textile & Apparel Studies 76 $39,900
Fine & Studio Arts 26 $19,900
Entrepreneurial Studies 21 $35,500
Graphic Communications 17 $15,200
Arts & Media Management 16 NA
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 16 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Fashion Institute of Technology along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at FIT SUNY

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2018-2019, 2,719 students took at least one online class at Fashion Institute of Technology. This is an increase from the 2,655 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 2,719 210
2017-2018 2,655 204
2016-2017 2,518 183
2015-2016 2,227 185
2013-2014 1,999 172

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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