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NTID was established in 1965 to provide degree programs designed specifically for deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals to enter technical and professional fields, and to propel them to success in their careers and in life.

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College of Its Kind

NTID is the first and largest technological college in the world for deaf and hard-of-hearing students.


Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students

The number of deaf and hard-of hearing students who come to campus every year from around the United States and the world.



RIT/NTID graduates are successful in a broad range of career fields.


Receive Financial Assistance

The percentage of full-time deaf and hard-of-hearing undergraduate students who receive financial assistance.

Meet the President and Dean

Gerard Buckley

NTID has revolutionized education for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Everything we do is focused on providing the education and experiences these students need to pursue their goals and lead successful lives. No other university in the world provides better support for deaf and hard-of-hearing students, and no other college provides better outcomes.

Gerard Buckley
President NTID/Vice President and Dean RIT

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Latest News

  • August 6, 2019

    Couple stands in front of Pinellas Public Library Cooperative banner.

    Wagners honored as Volunteers of the Year

    Chris ’94 (social work) and Staci ’92 (social work) Wagner have been named the recipients of RIT’s 2019 Volunteer of the Year award in recognition of their efforts. They will be honored at the Presidents’ Alumni Ball during Brick City Homecoming & Family Weekend on Oct. 18.

  • August 6, 2019

    Portait of Stacy Babcock wearing military uniform.

    Alumni Update: RIT alumna is U.S. Army Brigadier General

    Brigadier General Stacy Babcock ’91 (criminal justice) ’96 (educational interpreting) ’98 MS (instructional technology) assumed duties earlier this year as the Deputy Commanding General at the 63rd Readiness Division in Mountain View, Calif.

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