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Florida Institute of Technology Overview

Florida Institute of Technology is a private not-for-profit institution situated 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?

796 Undergraduate Awards
$39,078 Avg Cost After Aid
70% Acceptance Rate
  • The highest award offered at Florida Tech is the doctor's degree.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 94% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from Florida Tech with a bachelor's degree make about $56,600 a year. That's 39% more than those who graduate from other schools.

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Florida Institute of Technology Rankings

Florida Tech holds the #14 spot on the Best Colleges in Florida ranking.

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.

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 Most Popular Military Applied Sciences Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Value Aeronautical Engineering Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Astronomy & Astrophysics Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Ocean Engineering Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Value Ocean Engineering Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Most Popular Clinical & Counseling Psychology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#17 Most Popular Psychology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#47 Best Clinical & Counseling Psychology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#75 Best Psychology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#131 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
#1 Best Engineering Design Doctor’s Degree Schools College Factual
#8 Best Industrial & Organizational Psychology Master’s Degree Schools College Factual
#11 Best Clinical Psychology Master’s Degree Schools College Factual
#11 Best Applied Behavior Analysis Schools College Factual
#56 Best Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology Schools College Factual
#60 Best Psychology Master’s Degree Schools College Factual

Where Is Florida Institute of Technology?

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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

How Do I Get Into Florida Tech?

You can apply to Florida Tech online at: https://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?

70% Acceptance Rate
37% Of Accepted Are Women
75% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 70%, Florida Tech may not be as selective as some schools, but you should not take admittance for granted. Be sure to submit the best application you can.

Approximately 63% of accepted students are men and 37% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 71%, and the acceptance rate for women is 69%.

Average Test Scores

About 75% 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 560 and 660. Math scores were between 570 and 670.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Florida Institute of Technology  ( 560 to 660 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Florida Institute of Technology  ( 570 to 670 )
200
800
Florida Tech received ACT scores from 34% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 22 and 30. Math scores were between 23 and 29. Composite scores were between 23 and 30.

ACT English Scores for Florida Institute of Technology  ( 22 to 30 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Florida Institute of Technology  ( 23 to 29 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Florida Institute of Technology  ( 23 to 30 )
1
36

Can I Afford Florida Institute of Technology?

$39,078 Net Price
62% Take Out Loans
8.0% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Florida Tech is $39,078. 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

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 Florida Tech, approximately 62% of students took out student loans averaging $9,323 a year. That adds up to $37,292 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.

Florida Institute of Technology Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,013 Full-Time Undergraduates
31% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 3,475 undergraduate students at Florida Tech, with 3,013 being full-time and 462 being part-time.

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There are also 3,300 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 3,013 full-time undergraduates at Florida Tech, 69% are male and 31% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 77
Black or African American 165
Hispanic or Latino 330
White 1,659
International Students 623
Other Races/Ethnicities 159

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

1,479 Took All Classes Online
2,031 Took At Least One Class Online
55.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 2,031 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 2019-2020.

Online Affordability Rankings of Florida Tech

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at Florida Institute of Technology was $43,246 for both in-state and out-of-state students. The following table shows how Florida Tech is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Military Applied Sciences #1 #1
Operations Research #7 #7
Military Technologies & Applied Sciences #31 #31
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods #44 #44
Systems Engineering #46 #40
Management Information Systems #74 #74

Online Growth Rankings of Florida Tech

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Florida Institute of Technology was 55.8%. This is the #621 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Florida Tech regardless of major.

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
Business Administration & Management #381
Business, Management & Marketing #496

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 17 0 323 7 347
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 26 0 250 27 303
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 109 0 19 3 131
Air Transportation 15 20 77 0 11 5 128
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering 0 0 71 9 19 0 99
Electrical Engineering 0 0 37 0 14 8 59
Biomedical Engineering 0 0 42 0 9 2 53
Computer Science 0 0 25 0 18 9 52
Computer Engineering 0 0 38 0 9 5 52
Civil Engineering 0 0 28 0 20 2 50
Chemical Engineering 0 0 31 0 10 1 42
Military Applied Sciences 0 0 0 0 34 0 34
Ocean Engineering 0 0 25 0 6 2 33
Systems Engineering 0 0 0 0 31 2 33
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 0 0 0 30 0 30
Astronomy & Astrophysics 0 0 17 9 1 2 29
Information Science 0 0 0 0 28 0 28
General Biology 0 0 24 0 0 2 26
Engineering-Related Fields 0 0 0 0 19 5 24
Information Technology 0 0 0 12 11 0 23
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 10 0 5 7 22
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 0 17 0 4 0 21
Applied Mathematics 0 0 4 0 8 7 19
General Psychology 0 0 19 0 0 0 19
Operations Research 0 0 0 0 15 3 18
Management Information Systems 0 0 7 0 9 0 16
Accounting 0 0 15 0 0 0 15
Marketing 0 0 14 0 0 0 14
Physics 0 0 7 0 5 1 13
International Business 0 0 12 0 0 0 12
Chemistry 0 0 5 0 3 4 12
Human Resource Management 0 0 0 0 11 0 11
Mathematics 0 0 11 0 0 0 11
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 0 10 0 0 0 10
Construction Engineering Technology 0 0 10 0 0 0 10
Health & Physical Education 0 0 10 0 0 0 10
Biotechnology 0 0 0 0 9 0 9
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 0 5 0 2 0 7
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 0 4 0 3 0 7
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 0 0 6 0 6
Atmospheric Sciences & Meteorology 0 0 5 0 1 0 6
Genetics 0 0 5 0 0 0 5
Public Relations & Advertising 0 0 2 0 3 0 5
Journalism 0 0 4 0 0 0 4
Instructional Media Design 0 0 0 0 4 0 4
Sustainability Science 0 0 4 0 0 0 4
Natural Resources Conservation 0 0 2 0 2 0 4
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
Natural Resource Management 0 0 2 0 1 0 3
Agricultural Production 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Communication & Media Studies 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 15 20 761 30 954 104 1,884

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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