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Information Science at Rochester Institute of Technology

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Information Science at Rochester Institute of Technology

What traits are you looking for in a IS school? To help you decide if Rochester Institute of Technology is right for you, we've gathered the following information about the school's IS program.

RIT is located in Rochester, New York and approximately 16,158 students attend the school each year.

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

RIT Information Science Degrees Available

  • Master’s Degree in IS

Online Classes Are Available at RIT

If you are a working student or have a busy schedule, you may want to consider taking online classes. While these classes used to be mostly populated by returning adults, more and more traditional students are turning to this option.

RIT does offer online education options in IS for the following degree levels for those interested in distance learning:

  • Master’s Degree

RIT Information Science Rankings

Note: Rankings don't always give a complete picture of a school's strengths and weaknesses, so it's a good idea to extend your research and also look at other factors when trying to decide if the school is right for you.

IS Student Demographics at RIT

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

RIT Information Science Master’s Program

30% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 10 students who earned a master's degree in Information Science from RIT in 2020-2021, 70% were men and 30% were women.


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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 4
International Students 2
Other Races/Ethnicities 2

Careers That IS Grads May Go Into

A degree in IS 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
Computer and Information Systems Managers 27,070 $190,310
Systems Software Developers 19,690 $115,120
Computer Science Professors 3,030 $105,860
Computer and Information Research Scientists 1,430 $131,220


*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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