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Florida Institute of Technology Overview

Florida Institute of Technology is a private not-for-profit institution located in Melbourne, Florida. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

What Is Florida Institute of Technology Known For?

826 Undergraduate Awards
$41,497 Avg Cost After Aid
63% Acceptance Rate
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Florida Tech.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 94% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from Florida Tech makes roughly $56,600 a year. This is 39% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.

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Florida Institute of Technology Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Florida Tech has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#231 Most Popular Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Florida Tech.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Value Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Military Applied Sciences Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Most Popular Air Transportation Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Most Popular Transportation & Materials Moving Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Best Psychology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Most Popular Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Best Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#19 Most Popular Psychology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#141 Most Popular Business, Management & Marketing Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Florida Tech has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#5 Best Transportation & Materials Moving Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual
#5 Best Air Transportation Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual
#23 Best Engineering Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#32 Best Engineering Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual
#39 Best Colleges for Engineering College Factual
#72 Best Computer & Information Sciences Colleges for Veterans College Factual

Where Is Florida Institute of Technology?

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

How Do I Get Into Florida Tech?

You can apply to Florida Tech online at: www.fit.edu/apply/

Admission Requirements for Florida Tech

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations considered but not required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Florida Tech?

63% Acceptance Rate
32% Of Accepted Are Women
55% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at Florida Tech is 63%, which is a sign that the school is fairly selective. While it may not be as hard to get into as other colleges, you should not take admission for granted.

Approximately 68% of accepted students are men and 32% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 65%, and the acceptance rate for women is 60%.

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 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Florida Institute of Technology  ( 580 to 680 )
200
800
Florida Tech received ACT scores from 36% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 24 and 29. Math scores were between 23 and 30. Composite scores were between 24 and 29.

ACT English Scores for Florida Institute of Technology  ( 24 to 29 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Florida Institute of Technology  ( 23 to 30 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Florida Institute of Technology  ( 24 to 29 )
1
36

Can I Afford Florida Institute of Technology?

$41,497 Net Price
53% Take Out Loans
7.6% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Florida Tech is $41,497. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

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 7.6%. 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.

Florida Institute of Technology Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,169 Full-Time Undergraduates
29% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 3,542 undergraduate students at Florida Tech, with 3,169 being full-time and 373 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Florida Tech

There are also 2,480 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 3,169 full-time undergraduates at Florida Tech, 71% are male and 29% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Florida Tech

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Florida Institute of Technology students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Florida Tech Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 76
Black or African American 194
Hispanic or Latino 316
White 1,663
International Students 764
Other Races/Ethnicities 156

Geographic Diversity

Florida students aren't the only ones who study at Florida Institute of Technology. At this time, 39 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 124 countries are represented at Florida Tech. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, China, and Saudi Arabia.

Online Learning at Florida Institute of Technology

438 Took All Classes Online
673 Took At Least One Class Online
-5.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 673 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Florida Tech has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 45th most popular in Florida for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Florida Tech

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Florida Institute of Technology was -5.1%. This is the #2,469 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Florida Tech regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Florida Tech majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Computer & Information Sciences 16%
Engineering 10%
Information Science 2%
Operations Research 22%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Florida Tech ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Florida Tech.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Operations Research #7
Air Transportation #21
Transportation & Materials Moving #24
Systems Engineering #29
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods #43
Information Science #64
Management Information Systems #88
Engineering #128
Information Technology #147
Human Resource Management #169
Health & Medical Administrative Services #394
Computer & Information Sciences #476

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Florida Institute of Technology Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 0 0 26 9 314 8 357
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 38 0 214 28 280
Air Transportation 15 24 79 0 21 2 141
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 100 0 23 6 129
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering 0 0 74 8 30 1 113
Computer Science 0 0 46 0 20 11 77
Electrical Engineering 0 0 40 0 18 11 69
Computer Engineering 0 0 37 0 21 6 64
Chemical Engineering 0 0 37 0 9 1 47
Information Science 0 0 0 0 45 0 45
Engineering-Related Fields 0 0 0 0 39 5 44
Biomedical Engineering 0 0 35 0 7 0 42
Ocean Engineering 0 0 27 0 10 1 38
Civil Engineering 0 0 18 0 15 4 37
Management Information Systems 0 0 20 0 8 0 28
Operations Research 0 0 0 0 18 9 27
Military Applied Sciences 0 0 0 0 24 0 24
Biotechnology 0 0 0 0 23 0 23
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 0 0 0 23 0 23
International Business 0 0 21 0 0 0 21
Information Technology 0 0 0 7 13 0 20
Human Resource Management 0 0 0 0 19 0 19
Marketing 0 0 18 0 0 0 18
General Psychology 0 0 18 0 0 0 18
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 0 10 0 7 0 17
General Biology 0 0 15 0 0 2 17
Astronomy & Astrophysics 0 0 14 0 1 2 17
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 0 12 0 4 0 16
Applied Mathematics 0 0 6 0 3 6 15
Systems Engineering 0 0 0 0 14 0 14
Chemistry 0 0 4 0 4 5 13
Construction Engineering Technology 0 0 11 0 0 0 11
Mathematics 0 0 11 0 0 0 11
Physics 0 0 7 0 3 1 11
Accounting 0 0 10 0 0 0 10
Public Relations & Advertising 0 0 4 0 5 0 9
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 3 0 4 1 8
Health & Physical Education 0 0 7 0 0 0 7
Communication & Media Studies 0 0 6 0 0 0 6
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 0 5 0 0 0 5
Natural Resources Conservation 0 0 3 0 1 1 5
Atmospheric Sciences & Meteorology 0 0 4 0 1 0 5
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 0 2 0 2 1 5
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 0 0 0 5 0 5
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 0 4 0 0 0 4
Other Engineering 0 0 0 4 0 0 4
Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 2 0 2 0 4
Journalism 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 0 0 3 0 3
Natural Resource Management 0 0 1 0 2 0 3
Genetics 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Sustainability Science 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Communication & Journalism (Other) 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Instructional Media Design 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 15 24 787 28 976 112 1,942

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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