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Facts & Figures

The department serves approximately 200 undergraduate students, over five years. There are also approximately 60 graduate students. This sizing allows for a rich learning environment that includes a significant amount of hands-on laboratory experience integrated with instruction and close student-faculty interaction.

The program is designed so that students are prepared for immediate entry into the workplace or graduate study. The program integrates 12 academic quarters with five paid, cooperative education (co-op) quarters over a five-year period to provide invaluable experience and enhance student learning. Co-op salaries average $15/hour, ranging from approximately $10/hour to over $20/hour as students gain more experience. Our students are highly sought after in today's competitive marketplace, and earning salaries well above the national average. More than 1,300 companies come to RIT to recruit our graduates.

ISE student salary data by year and degree program (Maximum and minimum salaries are reflected by range bars).