Our Mission

We encourage the creation, development, dissemination, and application of human knowledge in the arts, humanities, and social sciences by promoting innovative teaching, scholarship, and research for all RIT students.

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Maintaining RIT’s upward trajectory will be made possible by working across disciplines to help solve the most pressing issues of our time by offering an education that embraces the future.

By the Numbers

Student Body
Undergraduate 15,741
Graduate 3,222
Male 12,355
Female 6,608
Fall 2019 Total 18,963

Students from across the United States and from over 100 countries attend RIT. Nearly 3,500 students from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds are enrolled on the main campus along with more than 2,700 international students. An additional 2,200 students are enrolled at RIT’s international locations.

Full-time Faculty 15,741
Part-time Faculty 3,222
Adjunct Faculty 12,355
Staff 6,608
Fall 2019 Total 18,963

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Degrees Offered
Associate, Diploma, Certificate 15,741
Bachelor's 3,222
Adjunct Faculty 12,355
Staff 6,608
Fall 2019 Total 18,963

Doctoral (Ph.D.) programs; master’s degree programs: master of architecture (M.Arch.), master of business administration (MBA), master of engineering (ME), master of fine arts (MFA), master of science (MS), master of science for teachers (MST); bachelor’s degree programs: bachelor of fine arts (BFA), bachelor of science (BS); associate degree programs: AS, AOS, AAS.

Diversity and Inclusion

RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity within its workforce and provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, creed, age, marital status, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status, or disability.

The Advisory Committee on Campus Safety will provide all campus crime statistics as reported to the United States Department of Education upon request. RIT crime statistics can be found at the Department of Education website or RIT’s Public Safety Department at 585-475-6620.

Throughout your life, you’ll interact with people from different cultures and from every continent. At RIT you’ll live and study with more than 2,600 international students from 100 countries.

In addition, more than 3,000 students of color have elected to study at RIT, embodying our commitment to diversity. Adding a social and educational dynamic not found at any other university are more than 1,200 deaf and hard-of-hearing students supported by RIT’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf.

The variety of backgrounds and perspectives represented in the RIT community enriches the learning experience for all. As you interact on team-based projects, in residences halls, and in day-to-day activities, we believe you will be enriched and better prepared for the opportunities and challenges of global interdependence.

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Rankings and Recognition

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