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Computer Engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology

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

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, 180 of them were computer engineering majors.

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

RIT Computer Engineering Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in CE
  • Master’s Degree in CE

RIT Computer Engineering Rankings

Each year, College Factual ranks CE 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 CE major at RIT is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Computer 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
Most Focused Computer Engineering Schools 12

In 2021, 52 students received their master’s degree in CE from RIT. This makes it the #21 most popular school for CE master’s degree candidates in the country.

How Much Do CE Graduates from RIT Make?

The median salary of CE students who receive their bachelor's degree at RIT is $77,470. This is great news for graduates of the program, since this figure is 11% higher than the national average of $70,001 for all CE bachelor's degree recipients.


CE Student Demographics at RIT

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

RIT Computer Engineering Bachelor’s Program

11% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the most recent academic year available, 89% of CE bachelor's degrees went to men and 11% went to women.


About 72% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in CE 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 CE.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 25
Black or African American 3
Hispanic or Latino 10
White 130
International Students 4
Other Races/Ethnicities 8

RIT Computer Engineering Master’s Program

15% Women
6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 52 students who earned a master's degree in Computer Engineering from RIT in 2020-2021, 85% were men and 15% 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 CE.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 3
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 20
International Students 29
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

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

Careers That CE Grads May Go Into

A degree in CE 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 Network Architects 8,660 $113,300
Architectural and Engineering Managers 7,330 $161,670
Engineering Professors 2,900 $127,010


*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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