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RIT points of pride

19 Jan

A world leader in education and access for deaf and hard-of-hearing students.

Rochester Institute of Technology is emerging as one of the world’s most innovative, agile, diverse and forward-thinking universities. At RIT, we forge greatness by being different. We are a world leader in education and access for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. We have students who improve HIV medications in Africa, conduct remote sensing on volcanoes in Iceland, help select the Mars 2020 rover landing site, and win national cyber-defense competitions. And we have faculty who invent wearable technologies that protect soldiers, who work on the nation’s top advanced manufacturing initiatives, and are named U.S. Professor of the Year.

This is just a start. Check out the RIT Points of Pride website.

RIT’s online graduate programs among best in nation

13 Jan

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Rochester Institute of Technology’s online graduate programs in business and engineering continue to be among the best in the nation.

The U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs rankings for 2016 ranked two of RIT’s colleges:

  • 31st in the nation for “Best Online MBA Program,” offered by Saunders College of Business
  • 49th for “Best Online Graduate Program in Engineering,” offered by Kate Gleason College of Engineering

“We are honored to be recognized on a national level for our graduate programs where we emphasize a highly collaborative format that incorporates the latest advances in online learning,” said Jeremy Haefner, RIT provost and senior vice president for academic affairs. “With the breathtaking rapid change in technology and workplace demands, our customized degree options have proved to be a difference maker for students in achieving their professional and personal goals.”

The rankings are based on data collected from the nation’s colleges and universities, which are then weighted by certain criteria, including student engagement, admissions selectivity, peer reputation, faculty credentials and student services and technology. Altogether, more than 1,200 distance education degree programs are cataloged in the searchable directory. All programs are required to be more than a year old with at least 10 students enrolled.

While these rankings only pertain to full degree programs, RIT also offers a wide variety of online education opportunities designed around industry standards, employer demand and the perspectives of our global network through RIT Online.

The full U.S. News rankings are available online at

RIT Ranked a “Best Value” Private University

17 Dec

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Kiplinger’s Personal Finance ranks RIT on its annual list of private universities, liberal arts colleges and public colleges that provide high-quality academics at a reasonable cost. RIT ranked 80th out of 100 on the list of private universities, and 261st among all colleges. More.

RIT Recognized as Best Online College in New York State

7 Dec

Rochester Institute of Technology is the best choice for students working on an online degree in 2016, according to new rankings from The college research website ranked RIT first among the top 25 public and private schools offering undergraduate or graduate programs fully online throughout New York State. The website ranking commends RIT on quality and affordability. More.


RIT Recognized for High Number of Physics Graduates

23 Nov

RIT College of Science

Rochester Institute of Technology has been recognized for being among the universities conferring the largest number of undergraduate physics degrees, according to the American Institute of Physics.

The Physics program in RIT’s College of Science was ranked 20th, with an average of 16 graduates per year. This is the first year RIT has been recognized. Approximately 160 students are enrolled in RIT’s undergraduate Physics program. More.