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Florida Institute of Technology Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Florida Institute of Technology, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Florida Institute of Technology Ranked?

2020 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Florida Institute of Technology was awarded 34 badges in the 2020 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is engineering.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Florida Tech as #408 out of 1,727 colleges and universities in the country on its 2020 Best Colleges list.

Out of the 61 colleges in Florida, Florida Tech is ranked at #10.

See all of the rankings for Florida Institute of Technology.

Is It Hard to Get Into Florida Tech?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to Florida Institute of Technology you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 63%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

Average Test Scores

About 55% of students accepted to Florida Tech submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 550 and 640. Math scores were between 580 and 680.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Florida Institute of Technology  ( 550 to 640 )
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SAT Math Scores for Florida Institute of Technology  ( 580 to 680 )
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Florida Tech received ACT scores from 36% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 24 and 29.

ACT Composite Scores for Florida Institute of Technology  ( 24 to 29 )
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Learn more about Florida Institute of Technology admissions.

Florida Institute of Technology Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Florida Institute of Technology is about average at 15 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Florida Institute of Technology is 94%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  94 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at Florida Institute of Technology

Freshmen Retention Rate

Florida Institute of Technology has a freshmen retention rate of 80%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  80 out of 100
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Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Florida Tech the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 41%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  41 out of 100
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Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Florida Institute of Technology.

Good Overall Diversity at Florida Tech

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 3,635 undergraduates at Florida Tech with 3,269 being full-time and 366 being part-time.

Florida Tech Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

The overall diversity score for Florida Tech is 69.10 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  69.10 out of 100
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How Much Does Florida Institute of Technology Cost?

The overall average net price of Florida Tech is $31,592. 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 Florida Tech

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$26,650 $25,482 $31,438 $33,860 $35,212

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 Florida Tech, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Florida Tech, approximately 56% of students took out student loans averaging $8,214 a year. That adds up to $32,856 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Florida Tech is 8.5%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Florida Tech Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Florida Tech make around $56,600 per year during the early years of their employment. That's great news for Florida Tech students since it is 39% more than the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 per year.

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

Location of Florida Institute of Technology

Located in Melbourne, Florida, Florida Institute of Technology is a private not-for-profit institution. The city atmosphere of Melbourne makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

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Location of Florida Institute of Technology

Contact details for Florida Tech are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 150 West University Boulevard, Melbourne, FL 32901-6975
Phone: 321-674-8000
Website: www.fit.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FloridaInstituteofTechnology
Twitter: https://twitter.com/floridatech

Florida Institute of Technology Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 50 majors graduated from Florida Institute of Technology. Of these students, 766 received undergraduate degrees and 1,079 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
Mechanical Engineering 92 $61,300
Air Transportation 89 $39,700
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering 54 $56,400
Computer Engineering 44 $63,700
Chemical Engineering 40 NA
Civil Engineering 37 NA
Electrical Engineering 36 NA
Computer Science 35 $64,100
Business Administration & Management 31 $36,400
Biomedical Engineering 28 NA

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

Online Learning at Florida Tech

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 673 students took at least one online class at Florida Institute of Technology. This is a decrease from the 832 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 673 438
2016-2017 832 465
2015-2016 924 460
2014-2015 718 716
2013-2014 597 597

Learn more about online learning at Florida Institute of Technology.

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