About NTID

The National Technical Institute for the Deaf is one of the nine colleges of Rochester Institute of Technology, and is home to the world’s first and largest technological college for deaf and hard-of-hearing students.

 

RIT/NTID is:

  1. Unique. More than 1,100 deaf and hard-of-hearing students from around the world live, study and work alongside 18,000 hearing students on the mainstream RIT campus.
  2. A place that levels the playing field. RIT/NTID is the most accessible college in the world for deaf and hard-of-hearing students.
  3. A community of people who mentor and inspire. RIT/NTID faculty and staff specialize in educating deaf and hard-of-hearing and deaf students.
  4. An inclusive environment where you will find your fit. A community where you will feel comfortable and make meaningful connections with students like you.
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. 

Gerard Buckley
President NTID/Vice President and Dean RIT

By the Numbers

Enrollment
Total 1,182
Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students at NTID  
Undergraduate 449
Graduate 8
Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students in other RIT Colleges  
Undergraduate 507
Graduate 50
Hearing Students at NTID  
Undergraduate 147
Graduate 21

Learn more about the students, faculty, and staff at RIT/NTID

 

An Affordable Choice

Expenses, Two Semesters

  NTID RIT
Tuition 17,162 45,244
Room 7,902 7,902
Board 5,638 5,638
Fees 646 646
2019-2020 Total 31,348 59,430

1st

College of Its Kind

NTID is the first and largest technological college in the world for deaf and hard-of-hearing students.
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1,100

Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students

More than 1,100 deaf and hard-of-hearing students from around the United States and the world come to campus every year and live, study and work alongside hearing students on the RIT campus.
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96%

Employed

Last year, 96% of deaf and hard-of-hearing graduates who sought jobs found one within a year.
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90%

Receive Financial Assistance

90% of full-time deaf and hard-of-hearing undergraduate students received more than $24.8 million in financial assistance from all sources.
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