RIT is ranked 98th as a “National University” in the 2024 edition of U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges, jumping seven spots from last year. This list of 443 includes the nation’s best research universities that also offer a full range of undergraduate majors, plus master’s and doctoral programs, and emphasize faculty research or award professional practice doctorates.
Rochester Institute of Technology is chartered by the legislature of the State of New York and is accredited by The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), a “voluntary, non-governmental, membership association” that assures educational excellence through a robust process of self-study, site visits, and peer review.
AACSB - Top 5%
Saunders College of Business undergraduate and graduate programs are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International, the premier accrediting organization for business schools worldwide. With more than 16,000 schools offering business degrees at the bachelor’s level or higher, less than five percent of institutions have received this recognition.
Saunders College initially achieved this distinction and honor in 1988 and has been reaffirmed several times; most recently in 2020.
To become accredited, a college must pass a rigorous assessment of quality by a team of deans from several peer institutions representing AACSB International.
To maintain accreditation, Saunders must demonstrate continuous improvement and pass a periodic, in-depth assessment of program quality by AACSB International. This emphasis on program quality directly benefits our students. Our integrated curriculum provides students with the tools needed to become successful in their careers while providing the opportunity to continue education at the postgraduate level.
Graduates are highly skilled and are more valuable to employers compared to graduates of non-accredited schools
Faculty are high-quality, delivering relevant and challenging curriculum to students
Students are provided with unique educational and career opportunities
Federation of Schools of Accountancy
The Saunders College of Business is an affiliate member of the Federation of Schools of Accountancy (FSA). The FSA vision is, "to achieve and sustain public trust in the accounting profession through leadership in supporting and shaping high quality accounting education." Their mission states, “we promote and support high-quality accredited graduate accounting programs.”
For further details on the organization, go to the FSA's website.
SAP University Alliance
SAP AG is the world's leading provider of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software. Their programs are widely used to integrate business functions including sales, accounting, logistics, human resources, and manufacturing. The SAP University Alliance is designed to provide university faculty members throughout the world with the tools and resources they need to teach students how technology can enable integrated business processes and strategic thinking.
For further details on the organization, go to the SAP website.