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Chemical Engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology

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Chemical Engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology

Every chemical engineering school has its own distinct culture and strengths. We've pulled together some statistics and other details to help you see how the chem eng program at Rochester Institute of Technology stacks up to those at other schools.

RIT is located in Rochester, New York and has a total student population of 16,158. In the 2020-2021 academic year, 44 students received a bachelor's degree in chem eng from RIT.

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

RIT Chemical Engineering Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chem Eng

RIT Chemical Engineering Rankings

Each year, College Factual ranks chem eng programs across the country. The following shows how RIT performed in these rankings.

Note: Although rankings can help you see some information about a school, it's not a good idea to depend on them alone. Be sure to check out other things about the school before making your decision to attend.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The chem eng major at RIT is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Chemical Engineering. 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 Chemical Engineering Bachelor’s Degree Schools 76
Most Popular Chemical Engineering Schools 112

Earnings of RIT Chem Eng Graduates

The median salary of chem eng students who receive their bachelor's degree at RIT is $68,569. This is 4% higher than $66,101, which is the national average for all chem eng bachelor's degree recipients.


Chem Eng Student Demographics at RIT

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

RIT Chemical Engineering Bachelor’s Program

66% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2020-2021 academic year, 44 students graduated with a bachelor's degree in chem eng from RIT. About 34% were men and 66% were women. The typical chem eng bachelor's degree program is made up of only 38% women. So female students are more repesented at RIT since its program graduates 28% more women than average.


About 77% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in chem eng 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 chem eng.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 5
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 34
International Students 2
Other Races/Ethnicities 1

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

Careers That Chem Eng Grads May Go Into

A degree in chem eng 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
Architectural and Engineering Managers 7,330 $161,670
Engineers 4,910 $95,270
Engineering Professors 2,900 $127,010
Chemical Engineers 860 $100,380


*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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