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Computer Programming at Rochester Institute of Technology

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Computer Programming at Rochester Institute of Technology

If you plan to study computer programming, take a look at what Rochester Institute of Technology has to offer and decide if the program is a good match for you. Get started with the following essential facts.

RIT is located in Rochester, New York and approximately 16,158 students attend the school each year. Of the 2,565 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Rochester Institute of Technology in 2021, 23 of them were computer programming majors.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Computer Programming section at the bottom of this page.

RIT Computer Programming Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Programming

RIT Computer Programming Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the programming progam at RIT compares to programs at other colleges and universities.

Note: While rankings may be a good starting point when you're researching a school, they don't necessarily highlight all of a school's strengths. Don't forget to check out the other details that are available for a school to see if it has what you're looking for in a program.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The programming major at RIT is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Computer Programming. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
Best Value Computer Programming Schools 158
Most Focused Computer Programming Schools 285

Programming Student Demographics at RIT

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the programming majors at Rochester Institute of Technology.

RIT Computer Programming Bachelor’s Program

26% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the most recent academic year available, 74% of programming bachelor's degrees went to men and 26% went to women. The typical programming bachelor's degree program is made up of only 22% women. So female students are more repesented at RIT since its program graduates 4% more women than average.


About 65% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in programming at RIT are white. This is above average for this degree on the nationwide level.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology with a bachelor's in programming.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 6
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 15
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 1

RIT also has a doctoral program available in programming. In 2021, 0 student graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Programming Grads May Go Into

A degree in programming can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for NY, the home state for Rochester Institute of Technology.

Occupation Jobs in NY Average Salary in NY
Software Applications Developers 52,640 $116,830
Systems Software Developers 19,690 $115,120
Computer Programmers 15,380 $91,250
Computer Network Support Specialists 12,930 $79,200
Web Developers 12,030 $79,880


*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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