RIT By the Numbers




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Under RIT President William Destler’s leadership, enrollment has reached record levels, selectivity and diversity have improved, the value of research awards has skyrocketed and geographic draw continues to widen across the U.S. and overseas.

Under RIT President William Destler’s leadership, enrollment has reached record levels, selectivity and diversity have improved, the value of research awards has skyrocketed and geographic draw continues to widen across the U.S. and overseas. For more information, go to www.rit.edu/pride.

Here is a snapshot of RIT by the numbers:

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math): RIT is the third largest producer of undergraduate STEM degrees among all private universities in the nation. A sample of primary employers of graduates includes: Amazon, Apple, Boeing, Bose, Cisco, Deloitte & Touche, Ernst & Young, Fisher-Price, General Electric, General Motors, Google, IBM, Intel, Intuit, JPMorgan Chase, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft, NASA, Paychex, SpaceX, Toyota, Wegmans Food Markets, Xerox.

Co-operative Education: RIT annually places more than 4,100 students in more than 6,100 co-op assignments with nearly 2,100 employers across the United States and overseas.

Total Enrollment: (+19.6 percent)

2006: 15,557

2015: 18,606

Undergraduate enrollment: (+17 percent)

2006: 13,140

2015: 15,401

Graduate enrollment: (+32.6 percent)

2006: 2,417

2015: 3,205

Diverse enrollment in Rochester (+56 percent): (The number of non-white, domestic students, so students who are Hispanic/Latino, black or African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, or two or more races.)

2007: 2,052

2015: 3,196

Female enrollment in Rochester (+16.5 percent):

2007: 4,752

2015: 5,537

International enrollment in Rochester (+99.6 percent):

2007: 1,345

2015: 2,685

Enrollment at international campuses (+91 percent):

2007: 921

2015: 1,764

Number of annualized applications for admission to RIT (+71 percent):

2007: 19,193 (graduate, transfer and freshman)

2015: 32,782

Total number of alumni (+22 percent):

2007: 97,605

2015: 119,017

Endowment (+15 percent):

2007: $661.5 million

2015: $762 million

Value of research awards (+57 percent):

FY2007: $39.6 million

FY2015: $62 million

Doctoral degrees awarded:

2007: 7

2015: 33

Imagine RIT:

First festival in 2008: 15,000 visitors, 250 exhibits

2016: 30,000 visitors, 400 exhibits

Gross space:

2007: 5,250,000 gross square feet

2016: 6,050,000 gross square feet

Number of bricks on campus:

2007: 14,867,389

2016: 15,710,693

201605/ritaeriallamark.jpg

Elizabeth Lamark/RIT Production Services

Under RIT President William Destler’s leadership, enrollment has reached record levels, selectivity and diversity have improved, the value of research awards has skyrocketed and geographic draw continues to widen across the U.S. and overseas.