Rochester Institute of Technology

RIT Demographics & Diversity Report

How diverse is Rochester Institute of Technology? College Factual's 2021 diversity report reveals the facts about diversity at RIT. We analyzed racial demographics, gender ratios, student age ranges, and more.

RIT Student Population

How Many Students Attend Rochester Institute of Technology?

RIT total enrollment is approximately 16,254 students.

12,254 are undergraduates and 2,339 are graduate students.

RIT Undergraduate Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Undergraduates

The full-time RIT undergraduate population is made up of 34% women, and 66% men.

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For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

RIT Racial/Ethnic Breakdown of Undergraduates

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Race/Ethnicity Number
White 7,991
Asian 1,258
Hispanic 993
International 791
Black or African American 522
Multi-Ethnic 506
Unknown 173
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 5

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RIT Graduate Student Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Graduate Students

About 38% of full-time grad students are women, and 62% men.

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RIT Racial-Ethnic Breakdown of Graduate Students

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Race/Ethnicity Number
International 1,515
White 602
Asian 71
Hispanic 60
Black or African American 33
Multi-Ethnic 28
Unknown 28
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0

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Above Average in Overall Diversity Nationwide

RIT achieved a College Factual diversity rank of #714 out of 3,514 total schools in the ranking.

Overall Diversity Ranking  714 out of 3514
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Overall Diversity Score  79.70 out of 100
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College Factual measured the diversity of four different categories: student race/ethnicity, student ages, student genders, and student locations. Colleges that had the most variety in all four categories have the highest overall diversity rankings.

How Does RIT Diversity Compare to National Averages?

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RIT overall diversity is higher than the national average, although some aspects of their diversity may be stronger than others.

Average Racial/Ethnic Diversity

23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities *

RIT is ranked 1,822 out of 3,790 when it comes to the racial/ethnic diversity of the students.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity Ranking  1822 out of 3790
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Racial-Ethnic Diversity Score  51.94 out of 100
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Many students are seeking college campuses with plenty of diversity. Does RIT offer enough racial/ethnic diversity for you?

RIT Racial Demographics:

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Race/Ethnicity Number
White 9,255
International 2,426
Asian 1,397
Hispanic 1,107
Unknown 873
Black or African American 614
Multi-Ethnic 560
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 5

Average Racial/Ethnic Diversity Among Faculty

Rochester Institute of Technology Faculty Racial/Ethnic Demographics:

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Ethnicity Number of Faculty
White 3,172
Black or African American 283
Asian 164
Multi-Ethnic 35
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 7
Hispanic 0
International 0
Unknown 0

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Average Male/Female Ratio

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RIT ranks 2,574 out of 3,790 when it comes to gender parity on campus.

Student Gender Ratio  2574 out of 3790
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Student Male/Female Diversity Score  32.09 out of 100
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This school is more popular with men than with women.

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There are approximately 5,541 female students and 10,713 male students at RIT.

Even Balance of Male & Female Teachers

Reporting of the gender of RIT is unknown or unavailable.

Faculty Gender Ratio  99.45 out of 100.
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There are more female teachers than male teachers at this school.

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There are approximately 2,090 female teachers and 2,067 male teachers.

High Geographic Diversity

Top 10% in Geographic Diversity
49.06% Out of State
6.12% Out of the Country

RIT ranks 235 out of 2,183 when it comes to geographic diversity.

49.06% of RIT students come from out of state, and 6.12% come from out of the country.

Student Location Diversity  89 out of 100.
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The undergraduate student body is split among 42 states (may include Washington D.C.). Click on the map for more detail.

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Top 5 States

State Amount
New York 1,235
Pennsylvania 208
Massachusetts 154
New Jersey 131
Connecticut 72

International Students at RIT

Students from 100 countries are represented at this school, with the majority of the international students coming from India, China, and Saudi Arabia.

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High Student Age Diversity

High Student Age Diversity
59.01% Traditional College Age
The age diversity score this school received indicates it is doing a good job attracting students of all ages.

Student Age Diversity  72.26 out of 100.
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A traditional college student is defined as being between the ages of 18-21. At RIT, 59.01% of students fall into that category, compared to the national average of 60%.

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Student Age Group Amount
20-21 4,982
18-19 4,805
22-24 3,610
25-29 1,586
35 and over 517
30-34 387
Under 18 0

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.

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