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Facts & Figures

We enroll approximately 1/5 of all students at RIT!
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About The College

The College of Engineering Technology (CET), formerly the College of Applied Science and Technology (CAST), at RIT has a long-standing reputation of excellence and innovation.  Established in 1972, it is one of the Institute’s largest colleges enrolling approximately one-fifth of all the students at RIT.  The college offers a myriad of dynamic programs—ranging from engineering technology, service leadership and innovation, applied technical leadership, human resource development, packaging science, environmental management and safety, hospitality management, and the Army and Air Force ROTC. This interdisciplinary approach to career-focused education and experiential learning, coupled with international study opportunities, provides our students the very best in academic resources and programming. Additionally, students can take advantage of on-line learning options for individual courses and there are some programs in which you can earn your degree totally online!  We are proud of the collaborative spirit that fuses the diversity of our varied disciplines together and connects our college’s community to support our students’ success!

US News and World Report magazine has consistently rated RIT among America’s best colleges. RIT is ranked 7th in the 'Best Universities' in the North region category.

We remain passionate about what we do here.  Each and every day our students—with skillful guidance and experience-rich mentoring from our world-class faculty—continue to make meaningful contributions to their areas of study.  Our dedicated faculty and staff prepare all our students—from traditional full-time and part-time students to adult and online learners—for lifelong success by encouraging students’ entrepreneurial and innovative spirits to shape their academic experience in the College of Engineering Technology.

Student Enrollment

- 1497 Undergraduate
- 299 Graduate
- 197 International

Faculty and Staff

- 37 Full-Time Departmental Staff
- 75 Full-Time Faculty

Academic Programs

The College of Engineering Technology has many degree types offered across several distinct disciplines such as Engineering Technology, Environmental Management, and Hospitality and Service Management.

- 12 Bachelors (4 and 5 year BS)
- 9 Masters (1 year MS)
- 9 Various Certificate and Advanced Certificate programs

Check our Undergraduate and Graduate listings for more information.