Florida Institute of Technology

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. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Florida Institute of Technology Ranked?

2022 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 104 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is engineering design.

Overall Quality

Florida Tech is ranked #815 out of 2,576 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2022 Best Colleges list.

Out of the 87 colleges in Florida, Florida Tech is ranked at #27.

See all of the rankings for Florida Institute of Technology.

Is It Hard to Get Into Florida Tech?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Florida Institute of Technology is a competitive 63%, 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.

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 is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At Florida Institute of Technology, this ratio is 14 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

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

The freshmen retention rate of 79% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Florida 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  79 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.

Florida Institute of Technology Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 3,542 undergraduates at Florida Tech with 3,169 being full-time and 373 being part-time.

How Much Does Florida Institute of Technology Cost?

The overall average net price of Florida Tech is $31,097. 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 +
$26,604 $27,860 $30,323 $32,188 $35,539

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

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Florida Tech, approximately 53% of students took out student loans averaging $8,610 a year. That adds up to $34,440 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Florida Tech is 8.0%. 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. This is good news for future Florida Tech graduates since it is 42% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.

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

Location of Florida Institute of Technology

Florida Institute of Technology is a private not-for-profit institution located in Melbourne, Florida. 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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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 58 majors graduated from Florida Institute of Technology. Of these students, 774 received undergraduate degrees and 1,058 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 109 $61,300
Air Transportation 77 $39,700
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering 71 $56,400
Biomedical Engineering 42 NA
Computer Engineering 38 $63,700
Electrical Engineering 37 NA
Chemical Engineering 31 NA
Civil Engineering 28 NA
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 26 $30,700
Ocean Engineering 25 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 learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2018-2019, 605 students took at least one online class at Florida Institute of Technology. This is a decrease from the 673 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 605 457
2017-2018 673 438
2016-2017 832 465
2015-2016 924 460
2013-2014 597 597

Learn more about online learning at Florida Institute of Technology.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*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.

References

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