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General Engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology

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General Engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology

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

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 General Engineering section at the bottom of this page.

RIT General Engineering Degrees Available

  • Master’s Degree in Engineering
  • Doctorate Degree in Engineering

RIT General Engineering 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.

There were 16 students who received their doctoral degrees in engineering, making the school the #10 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Engineering Student Demographics at RIT

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

RIT General Engineering Master’s Program

33% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 6 engineering students who graduated with a master's degree in 2020-2021 from RIT, about 67% were men and 33% were women.


In the engineering master's program at this school, racial-ethnic minorities make up 50% of degree recipients. That is 18% better than the national average.*

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

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

Careers That Engineering Grads May Go Into

A degree in engineering 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


*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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